5 Ways to Overcome Professional Challenges

(DGIwire) – If football’s “big game” between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on February 5, 2017 taught viewers anything, it’s that things are not really over until they’re over. Not only did the Patriots win a game that, by halftime, many were sure was already lost, but they set a record by […]

4 Things CEOs Should Note When Making Key Decisions

(DGIwire) – For CEOs, decision-making is one of the key responsibilities of the job. But making the right decisions can be a tricky process: some require methodical planning while others need to be made very quickly. Nicholas Clark, CEO and Director of Alexium International, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, has valuable insights on this topic and […]

Job Satisfaction: 3 Points to Ponder

(DGIwire) – Everyone wants job satisfaction but nobody is exactly sure how to secure it. In part, satisfaction on the job is dependent on factors that workers can’t control: the work/life balance at their organization; how their managers choose to motivate them; what tasks they are delegated. But that doesn’t mean workers have no control […]

What to Ask When Hiring a PR Firm

(DGIwire)  — Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively-framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments can catapult a company into the minds of their desired partners and customers.  More so, strategic media coverage […]

CEOs and Boards: 5 Ways to Enhance Their Relationship

(DGIwire) – Satisfying many different stakeholders is a major component of running a company—and the board of directors is one of those key stakeholders. Leveraging the board’s diverse experience not only can guide implementation of a CEO’s long-term growth strategies but can also enhance the leadership skills of the CEO and his or her executive […]

Environmentally Conscious Flame Retardants: What’s New?

(DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a critical safety component, particularly in the textile industry, because they can help protect bedding, decorative fabrics, automotive fabrics and outdoor fabrics, as well as military and workwear. However, the quest has been on for a newer and more environmentally conscious set of chemicals. According to the Environmental Protection […]

First Job After College? 5 Tips for Success

(DGIwire) – Every year, a new crop of college graduates begins their first “real” job in the professional arena. According to CNBC, the class of 2016 had something to smile about: U.S. employers were expected to hire about five percent more grads than the previous year. And while they may be unlikely to stay in […]

New Tech Park Bodes Well for Future of Biz Hub Shenzhen

(DGIwire) — The new year is off to an auspicious start in Southern China’s technology hub. On January 4th, 2017, the cities of Hong Kong and Shenzhen announced plans to build a joint technology park on their shared border. The park, called The Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park, will cover a massive 1.2 million […]

Bye Bye Bonus: Why Salary Boosts Might Be Worth More

(DGIwire) – What do fashion industry employees find more valuable: performance bonuses or higher salaries? For those who work at the online clothing-rental startup Rent the Runway, the verdict is clear: higher salaries. As Business Insider recently reported, the company is eliminating performance bonuses and instead incorporating previous bonus potential into each employee’s salary. The […]

Job Hunting? 4 Ways to Work with a Recruiter

(DGIwire) – One of the fastest ways to land a new job is to work with a recruiter. Although some may think recruiters’ sole focus is cold-calling a star employee to lure them to a rival, the term also applies to those at staffing agencies who strive to place the best individual into a given […]

Commercial Office Space That Really Works

(DGIwire) — Finally more corporations are starting to realize that small changes can go a long way toward keeping staff happier and more productive. The key is understanding how to give employees private space but still facilitate easy access to others while working on collaborative projects. Outdated designs based on a maze of gray and […]

Jersey’s Business: The Garden State’s Most Popular Industries

(DGIwire) – How do the types of industries in New Jersey stack up against those in the rest of the nation? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reviewed data from 2015 to find out. Among the findings were that the Garden State had a higher percentage of transportation, chemical manufacturing, and retail food and […]

Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

(DGIwire) – Human resources departments are in a state of flux. According to The Wall Street Journal, some business executives have come to feel that the traditional HR department has assumed so many responsibilities that it can stifle an organization’s innovation and bog it down with inefficient policies and processes. Other companies are striving to […]

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