Minority Contracting Demands for Obama Center
By Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.
The Obama Foundation on Wednesday announced firms in the running to manage the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, along with the demand that the winner commit to minority contracting and hiring goals designed to benefit struggling residents on the South and West Sides of...
10 Important Skills you Need to be a Great Leader
By Inc. Staff
Inc. asked the nation's fastest growing, private-company CEOs to answer a series of wide-ranging questions about their early days and their biggest struggles. Here's how they launched and how they stay motivated, as well as what keeps them up at night."
How 4 Changes in Your Approach Can Stop Employees from Quitting
by Rieva Lesonsky, Small Business Trends
Transformations such as globalization and automation have workers feeling somewhat disposable. While most of the employees in the survey feel loyal to their employers, they’re also watching out for their own interests, ready to run to greener pastures if they appear."...
Historical Leaders can Teach Small-Business Owners a few Lessons
Article from Entrepreneur by guest writer, Kimberly de Silva
They exhibited such exemplary leadership skills, their personalities could not remain isolated within their times. These leaders have greatly impacted many of the modern leadership learnings, that have been absorbed by small-business owners to even top level corporate CEOs....
Staffing Implications the Flexible Overhead
Skoda Minotti article by Roger Gingerich, CPA/ABV, CVA, CCA
An argument can even be made that Flexible Overhead might serve to at- tract millennial workers. While this generation has generally migrated away from construction trades, contract work provides millennials the opportunity to work within reasonably flexible hourly...
Labor Unions in Cincinnati are dying slowly
Jobs and Economy Reporter, Fatima Hussein from Cincinnati.com
Between 2005 and 2015, union membership has declined in Ohio from 16 percent of the state's working population to 12.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Create a Safer Workplace Using These Four (4) Resources
By Joshlyn Ross, Contributor for U.S. Small Business Administration.
In honor of National Safety Month, we would like to highlight four resources that will help you identify unsafe behaviors, create opportunities for improvement and help you (and your employees) make well-informed safety decisions on a daily basis."...
Collaboration and Communication Builds Bridges with Professional Organizations
Author Tony Hunley (Lexington, KY) article on Stantec talks about the making of Bridge Seminar Day.
It’s been used as a model for other targeted seminar days and has helped to increase communication and collaboration across Kentucky’s entire bridge industry."
Ethics in Construction
By Thomas Shreves, Executive Director, National Association of Electrical Contractors, Greater Cleveland
Let me get this straight right off the bat, I own a striped shirt but I’m not a referee. My job is not to settle real or perceived beefs caused by someone’s opinion that another’s ethical standards aren't...
Wellness Initiative Programs Added to the BWC's Budget Bill
BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison announced the wellness initiative at an event in Columbus.
The $44 million initiative, funding for which will come from the bureau's investment income, would launch in January and include $6 million each year for a health and wellness program for Ohioans at small employers in high-risk...