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April 3, 2014

Durham put the “D” in Diversity. Durham, is Durham. Diverse is, as Durham does.

In nature, a healthy habitat  isn’t possible without diversity.  A community operates the very same way.  Corporate America figured this out many years ago, and it’s making its way to Main Street.  Durham has plenty of that fuel! 
Its history is rich in diversity from the vibrant black entrepreneurial community… read more

March 31, 2014

Ready to Collide? Paradoxos is Almost Here.

Join us at The NEXT on Friday April 11th, 9am-Noon at the Carolina Theatre!
Come hear a dynamic set of speakers as the 2nd annual Paradoxos festival in Durham delivers on its promise to collide people and ideas. The NEXT is just one part of this multi-day festival. The NEXT… read more

March 6, 2014

Obtaining the Most Value from an Exit Interview

Who cares what an employee who is leaving a job thinks?  After all, the individual’s opinions do not matter anymore, right?  Wrong.  Feedback from an employee who is departing voluntarily can be extremely valuable, and may provide insight into areas for improvement. 
Below are six tips to help ensure that… read more

January 23, 2014

Anger Management: The Employer Perspective

Employees who seek guidance on controlling their anger in the workplace can find a multitude of resources online, in print, through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or via training courses related to anger management. However, fewer resources exist for employers who want to learn how to cope effectively with anger… read more

December 23, 2013

BYOD: A Vital New Chapter for Workplace Policies

One of the most pervasive workplace trends to emerge in recent years is the use of personal electronic devices by employees to access company networks.  Commonly referred to as BYOD (bring your own device), this practice gives employees the freedom and flexibility to use their smartphones, tablets and notebooks on… read more

December 2, 2013

Coaching: An Ongoing Process

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a popular adage, often found in advice columns.  When it comes to workplace coaching, however, such advice is misplaced. To help ensure ongoing solid work performance, supervisors should coach employees on a regular basis. 
Coaching is a frequently used term, but what… read more

November 27, 2013

Shop Small

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are huge for big box retailers, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to small businesses nationwide. This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 30. Small business is the lifeblood of our communities, so take some time to support a local shop this weekend.  There… read more

November 4, 2013

AW North Carolina announces expansion in Durham

AW North Carolina announced today that it would again expand operations in Durham County at its Treyburn facility. The automotive transmission components manufacturer plans to create 56 jobs and invest over $112 million in Durham. This is AW North Carolina’s sixth expansion in Durham County.
“Durham County is truly fortunate… read more

October 28, 2013

Are Your Employees Prepared to Become Leaders?

In an effort to reward talented employees and move them up the corporate ladder, many business owners promote them to supervisory roles.  Unfortunately, sometimes these employees, although exceptional at their current jobs, are unqualified and not yet prepared to assume a leadership position.  However, with employer support helping new supervisors… read more

October 16, 2013

Durham has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com

Durham was ranked No. 4 on Livability.com‘s Top 100 Best Places to Live. Livability partnered with Richard Florida’s Martin Prosperity Institute, the world’s leading think tank on the role of location, place, and city-regions in global economic prosperity, to produce the inaugural list. Together, the organizations conducted a months-long study… read more

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