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January 18, 2019
By James Moore
Not getting the response you expected from your employee giving campaign?
Don’t just assume your employees aren’t motivated to give. Over $4 billion is raised every year from workplace giving. Employees, for the most part, are ready and willing to give. And while there are probably a few employees who need some motivation, most will give on their own if you have the right strategy.
So what does that look like? Here are a couple of tips.
Make it Easy
Even the best intention to make a donation can get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life. A successful employee giving campaign is one that can be done easily, without hassle.
December 14, 2018
That’s why so many businesses choose to join a chamber of commerce. These resourceful organizations are made to help local businesses thrive.
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
Local chambers tackle both issues and trends taking place in their community as well as offer resources and services to help local businesses succeed. It isn’t just a goodwill effort, but an effective strategy.
Consider these statistics from American Business Magazine:
Leander was featured in Neighborhoods.com article “5 Affordable Austin Suburbs for Homebuyers”!
November 30, 2018
SafeWise has released its annual “50 Safest Cities in Texas Report” for 2018.
Leander ranked #50 this year!
Here’s a link to the full report: https://www.safewise.com/blog/
KVUE’s Christy Millweard gives us a look at the growth in Leander in their Boomtown series.
A company receives an average of 250 resumes for each job opening it posts, according to Glassdoor. If you’re one of the lucky 2 percent that land an interview, you’ll have to convince the hiring managers that you’re the best candidate for the job. Impressing prospective employers requires more than a firm handshake and a professional appearance. If you want an interview to end in a job offer, you need to go in prepared.
These are the tips every candidate should follow when preparing for a job interview.
Research the Company’s Work
An informed candidate is always more attractive than an ill-prepared one. Do your homework and research the company before the interview. Visit their website to learn about the full […]
October 15, 2018
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.
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 […]
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 […]