Creating a Better Work-Life Balance 1

Building the Patagonia Culture

by Corrine Casanova A Patagonia onsite childcare center was created two years ago in the Reno location when nine pregnant women were about to go on maternity leave. The company saw a need and acted upon it even though the move required taking a portion of their retail outlet space. At their main headquarters in…

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How Important is Employee Engagement?

by Corrine Casanova According to Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace report, 51 percent of the U.S. workforce is not engaged essentially meaning they are indifferent about their job. The report also showed that: Only one in five employees strongly agree that their leaders are setting good direction 15 percent strongly agree that their…

Employee Development Brings Bottom-line Results

Employee Development Brings Bottom-line Results

by Extended Studies, University of Nevada, Reno Top-performing companies recognize employee development leads to bottom-line results by staying relevant and competitive in their industry and retaining experienced staff. Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno can deliver targeted courses at your site or ours—designed with your budget, goals and business in mind. In decades…

Executive Recruiting in Nevada in the 21st Century

Executive Recruiting in Nevada in the 21st Century

by Diana Hoffman Nevada is growing rapidly with the infusion of new businesses from entrepreneurial endeavors to major Fortune 500 companies. The need for competent and professional senior management in these companies at the Nevada locations is critical. The availability of such talent is not readily available. The lack of available talent and the old…

Gallup Results Show Western Governors University Leads Way in Helping Graduates Achieve Goals 2

Gallup Results Show Western Governors University Leads Way in Helping Graduates Achieve Goals

by Western Governors University (WGU) When selecting a university, students select the best choice to achieve their goals—especially in regard to careers upon graduation. WGU graduates credit their alma mater with providing better experiences and overall value than the national average, placing large emphasis on the quality of a competency-based education model in which WGU…

A Peek into the World of Mining

A Peek into the World of Mining

By Ashley Staab Mining has touched many of our lives. For some, it’s because our families and friends were employed by one of the many mines in the area and for others it’s because it has boosted our local economy. As someone who is not from northern Nevada originally, this industry was like opening a…