Restaurants Are Using Better Ingredients as a Recipe for Success

(DGIwire) – Consumers are demanding more transparency from their food and restaurant chains are responding by offering better ingredients and healthier options. As a recent article on RestaurantDive.com notes, many chains are also starting to modify their menus to meet a variety of needs such as those of vegans, vegetarians and dieters; removing antibiotics from […]

Strong U.S. Hiring Means a Stronger Climate for Jobs

(DGIwire) – Despite recent lurches in the stock market, the overall jobs outlook in the United States remained strong at the end of 2018, according to The New York Times. A report released by the U.S. Labor Department showed one of the strongest months of job gains in the last decade, with employers adding 312,000 […]

3D Metal Printing Is Ready for Its Big Moment

(DGIwire) – What does the future look like for 3D metal printing? Very bright, according to a recent report from Deloitte. The consulting firm suggests that this technology is poised for growth more than double of that of a few years ago, as companies in multiple industries adopt it for a wide range of tasks. […]

Less Time, More Money: How to Grow Fast Casual Eateries

(DGIwire) – When RestaurantDive.com recently forecast the hottest restaurant trends for 2019, one of the standouts was a surge in fast casual dining. Even though analysts predict flat growth for the overall restaurant space this year, they have also observed an uptick in the fast casual category. As the publication noted, fast casual is taking […]

An Electric Vehicle That Charges in Five Minutes? It Could Be On the Way

(DGIwire) – Filling up at a service station is so easy with a gasoline-powered car: five minutes later, the driver is back on the road. For the electric vehicle (EV) revolution to become a reality, EVs must match this timeframe—or else drivers are unlikely to be willing to make the switch in large numbers. As […]

3D Printing Continues Its Ascent to the Skies

(DGIwire) – In October 2018, GE Aviation’s 3D printing facility in Auburn, Alabama reached a major milestone: it produced its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip. As an article on ECNmag.com recently observed, fuel nozzles may seem like unimposing objects—but their production via 3D printing has not only given rise to some of the world’s bestselling […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

3 Things Businesses Should Know to Attract Top Talent in 2019

(DGIwire) – While it is good news that the U.S. economy is strong, this means businesses are facing a growing challenge. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, a growing number of businesses are reporting their biggest obstacle is finding qualified employees for their open positions. Here are a few pointers on how companies […]

4 Ways That Startup Businesses Can Generate Real Growth

(DGIwire) – Every startup company aspires to be as big as the titans of the tech world and the internet. Yet the very first step to generating real growth for a company is to understand where it comes from in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions for small startups that want to […]

Why Paid Projects Can Pay Off When Hiring an Employee

(DGIwire) –  Imagine interviewing for a job and being asked to put together a large project as part of the process—a project that requires considerable time and effort to complete. As a candidate, you have only two options: decline to move forward in the process, or comply. Some job seekers, particularly in creative fields, have […]

5 Tips to Avoid the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Hiring

(DGIwire) — With the holidays here again, ’tis the season for retail shopping! Holiday teams are vital for merchandising success and now is the time for hiring. This season, online sales are expected to hit $124 billion, a 15 percent increase year-over-year according to U.S. 2018 predictions. Despite recent trends of amplified e-shopping, brick-and-mortar stores are […]

Good News for Contingent Workers: Survey Finds Healthy Staffing Trends

(DGIwire) – Americans looking for work in 2018 may find some recent news encouraging. In addition to plans to hire permanent employees during the year, just more than half of companies—51 percent—will hire temporary employees, according to an annual survey released by the employment website CareerBuilder. An increased reliance on temporary labor will characterize the […]

Thinking of Cooking With Algae? Good Idea

(DGIwire) – Algae has been increasingly popping up in restaurants and supermarkets. From ice cream, vegan egg substitutes and protein powders to sausage casings and sea lettuce, its versatility is broad, as recently noted in an article in The Guardian. According to a nutritionist quoted by the newspaper, algae is a true superfood, rich in […]

3 Things Pharma CEOs Should Know About Classifying Independent Contractors

(DGIwire) – Pharmaceutical companies have more than FDA regulations to think about. When it comes to hiring practices, it is vital for pharmaceutical companies to be cognizant of employment regulations. As noted recently in Life Science Leader, misclassification of independent contractors (ICs) can have a substantial negative impact on a business. Here are three key […]

A ‘Noble’ Experiment: Can Employee Engagement Boost Company Performance?

(DGIwire) – How important is employee engagement to a company’s success? According to a recent article in Forbes by the Forbes Coaches Council, a great deal: Without a motivated staff that is excited about its work, management is likely to find itself stuck with low performance, productivity and quality. To ensure high levels of engagement, […]

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