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, […]

Can Algae Revolutionize Dietary Supplements and Food Ingredients?

(DGIwire) – Do any natural products offer a host of advantages that could substantially improve the quality of today’s dietary supplements and food ingredients? According to a recent article in Food Manufacturing, indeed there are: certain strains of algae. As the article reports, these algal strains—which incorporate unique blends of protein, fiber, micronutrients and non-starch […]

Furniture Sellers: Why Older Homeowners Are Worth Marketing To

(DGIwire) – Which segment of consumers is most likely to furnish their house with the most prestigious offerings? Hint: it’s not newlyweds in a modest starter home. Sellers of furniture and other luxury home products are much more likely to find satisfied customers—and substantial sales—among the silver-haired portion of the population. Yet to a large […]

3 Things to Know About Indoor Air Quality

(DGIwire) – Recent years have witnessed a rising level of attention to the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), with high-profile reports in outlets ranging from Newsweek to Consumer Reports focusing on the various contaminants that can degrade the health of residents and workers. Here are a few things to know about IAQ: Many factors […]

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: The SEC Weighs In

(DGIwire) – It has never been more important for organizations to know which of its workers are independent contractors (IC) and which are fully fledged employees. As recently reported by Employee Benefit News, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) drove this point home via guidance it issued about a new rule for public companies: […]

Misclassifying Independent Contractors: The Costs Add Up

(DGIwire) – When it comes to utilizing independent contractors (ICs), organizations are well advised to pay close attention to federal and state guidelines. The risks of misclassification of ICs can be many, and legal claims can entangle any company—even those that are careful to engage their workers in a compliant manner. September 2017 saw three […]

Get Ready for the Algae Revolution in the Kitchen

(DGIwire) – Algae are easy to grow and packed with protein, reports Fast Company—attributes that could fuel what the magazine calls an “algae revolution” in people’s diets. Algae is already used into baking mixes, cookies, milk, nondairy creamers, vegan eggs, salad dressing, ice cream, smoothies and protein powders, to name a few products. Why is […]

For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks

(DGIwire) – As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Ordinarily, this would represent a challenge to North America’s home inspectors, whose ranks number 18,000, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. But new testing technology is now making it possible […]

Choosing A Public Relations 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 […]

Unwanted Guests at the Stadium: Drones

(DGIwire) – When baseball fans look up into the sky at a stadium, what they want to see is a fly ball—not a drone. But as recently reported in Venues Today, a drone crashed into the upper deck of San Diego’s Petco Park early in the 2017 season. Previous drones had crashed into Pittsburgh’s PNC […]

Using Algae to Promote Animal Health

(DGIwire) – In the ongoing quest to improve animal health, one of the most promising avenues involves phytogenics: the use of plant-derived products in animal feed. A recent article in Animal Pharm spotlighted how algae can be harnessed to develop a pipeline of beneficial product candidates. According to the magazine, significant strides have been made […]

close