October 15, 2018

How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Turnover

2018-10-15T08:58:55+00:00

We all know that no matter the industry, your employees are your company’s most valuable resource. Since we know this, we realize that high employee turnover is a really bad thing.

Yes, some level of employee turnover is unavoidable. There are instances where employees are not the right fit, change careers, or retire. But even in those instances, attrition is costing you.

While all companies know employee turnover problem, most do not truly realize what it is costing them. Do you?

The fact is, any level of employee turnover comes with a price.

Unless you have already invested the time and energy into calculating the cost of your employee turnover, chances are you are underestimating the figure you are putting on it.

To […]

How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Turnover 2018-10-15T08:58:55+00:00

COOL Week for Teachers: Summer Learning for Classroom Enhancement

2018-10-11T13:41:17+00:00

Teachers from all six Leander ISD high schools participated in COOL Week for Teachers, embarking on professional externships to broaden their knowledge of modern industries and how it pertains to their classrooms. Through a grant from the Texas Rural Capital Area Workforce Development Board and in partnership with the Leander Chamber of Commerce, teachers spent several days learning about a local business, including their processes, workflows, hiring practices and more.

“These educators will bring back invaluable knowledge of today’s work environments to their classrooms, increasing connectivity and relevancy in our curriculum,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D. “It’s just another way that our exceptional teachers are working on their craft during the summer for the benefit of students.”

Businesses that hosted LISD teachers included […]

COOL Week for Teachers: Summer Learning for Classroom Enhancement 2018-10-11T13:41:17+00:00

Starting A Home-Based Business: Tips For Making It A Success

2018-10-02T14:19:56+00:00

Starting your own home-based business has never been more attainable; as more people than ever are starting to realize how much sense it makes to work for themselves, small startups are growing by leaps and bounds. Not only do you get to call the shots, you’ll be able to set your own hours and create a thriving business from the comfort of your own home.

However, just because home-based businesses make sense for many people, it doesn’t make them easy to build. Working for yourself may be the ultimate goal, but it takes a lot of drive, passion, and self-discipline to create a successful business. Not only that, it can become difficult to find joy in your hobbies once […]

Starting A Home-Based Business: Tips For Making It A Success 2018-10-02T14:19:56+00:00

September 24, 2018

Leander’s 12 Days of Hope and Giving

2018-09-24T16:51:07+00:00

Twelve Days of HOPE & Giving is a local fundraising campaign in the city of Leander. A community partnership between Brungot Farms and the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. As a team, we address the basic human needs in our community. This annual Christmas campaign is designed to give HOPE (Help Other People Everyday) to our community and its needs, as well as bring a reasonable priced resource of Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths to Leander. Combined this will make the holidays brighter for your family, along with many local organizations that provide for our families in need of assistance.

During this campaign, a portion of the sales from […]

Leander’s 12 Days of Hope and Giving 2018-09-24T16:51:07+00:00

Chamber President Bridget Brandt Receives The Tom Trotter Scholarship

2018-09-07T11:19:25+00:00

Congratulations to our President & CEO, Bridget L. Brandt. She was recently honored with being selected to receive The Tom Trotter Scholarship from The Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB).

Because of his influence on the marketing of Texas and the Texas and travel industry, TACVB established a scholarship in the name of Tom Trotter to honor and support outstanding industry leaders. The scholarship has now been in place for 27 years. Brandt is the 28th receipt of the award.

Brandt shared, “I am incredibly honored to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award. I look forward to carrying his legacy forward as Leander grows and truly becomes a destination for travelers to central Texas.”

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Chamber President Bridget Brandt Receives The Tom Trotter Scholarship 2018-09-07T11:19:25+00:00

August 29, 2018

Your Baby Boomer and Millennial Employees Want the Same Benefits

2018-08-16T12:18:16+00:00

By James Moore

Complaining about other generations is so commonplace it has become cliché.

“Kids these days are so entitled.”

“The older generation is so out of touch.”

It’s nothing new, but it’s time for us to stop. Each generation needs to quit fighting and hating on each other. We are all guilty of it, but that doesn’t make it productive or even acceptable. After all, when it comes down to it, every generation truly wants the same things.

What’s the Real Difference?

When Baby Boomers came into the job market, the economy was entirely different. They got a good job, with good pay, and that was enough – or at least it was expected to be.

Many Baby Boomers feel they “settled” […]

Your Baby Boomer and Millennial Employees Want the Same Benefits 2018-08-16T12:18:16+00:00

Better Business Habits: How to Find and Maintain Success

2018-08-08T16:05:41+00:00

For many professionals, finding success takes years of hard work and dedication; there’s no one right way to be successful, no matter what your business is. However, there are a few habits that you can foster in order to improve your skills, thereby boosting your ability to maintain a business that will continue to garner success. Many of these are personal habits, such as waking up early enough in the day to get a lot done, that will help you stay focused and organized. It’s also a good idea to keep your mental health on track by getting enough sleep and looking for inspiration in order to stay passionate.

Setting daily goals will also help when it comes to […]

Better Business Habits: How to Find and Maintain Success 2018-08-08T16:05:41+00:00

July 10, 2018

Branding and Workplace Culture

2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

The trend toward Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) over the past decade has had a tremendous positive impact on businesses and various charitable causes. There is little doubt that companies grow and communities improve when there is a conscious effort to do more than just make a profit and provide dividends for shareholders. In fact, as the CSR movement matures, we see increasing evidence of the linkage between financial success and being engaged in philanthropic and charitable endeavors within our communities.

The businesses that excel in CSR have developed workplace cultures that bond employees to something greater than themselves or their jobs. But we also find ourselves, as business leaders, struggling to define exactly what is a good work culture. […]

Branding and Workplace Culture 2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

June 29, 2018

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature

2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00
Our online job bank is a free service offered for members that is a great opportunity and easy to use feature if you are looking to fill a position.
How to post a job:
1. Go to the www.leandercc.org homepage and log in to your ‘Members Only’ account. If you do not know your username and password, give us a call at 512-259-1907.
2. After logging in, you will see your member portal. From there, click the ‘Features’ drop down menu and then click ‘View/Add Jobs’.
3. Click ‘Post Job’. Here you will add all of the information required for the position and even have the option to allow applicants to […]

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature 2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00