August 3rd, 2010
4imprint recently published a Blue Paper entitled Corporate Involvement in Schools, and I thought it would be very helpful for schools as they plan for the new school year. Although it is directed at business, it can be a great resource on how you can partner with businesses to benefit your school.
Local companies can attend career fairs on your campus, to provide details on their industries or specialties to students. You could also work with a business to set up a work shadow program, which would allow students to follow local professionals for a day or two, to understand what is all involved in a career that interests them. Beyond career information, there are also opportunities for collaboration on fundraisers, student performance incentives, and sponsorship opportunities. The business that you partner with benefits by becoming more visible in the community, promoting their name, and possibly tax benefits from donations to the school, so teaming up becomes a win for both the school and the business.
Take a look at the Blue Paper, or listen to the Podcast. There may be some ideas you want to pursue.
July 17th, 2009
In a worldwide economy with rapidly changing conditions, when competition for business is not only fierce, it can be deadly for organizations that enter the battlefield unprepared, it’s more important than ever to make certain your employees are ready. Many companies have encouraged their employees to stretch themselves mentally and hone their skills with continuing education.
July 17th, 2009
Job stress comes with a hefty price tag, costing American businesses more than
$300 billion a year. Just how do all those dollars add up? Stress impacts our ability to perform, leads to workplace turnover, and is a direct contributor to medical and insurance costs.
June 28th, 2009
All the great conversation and thinking about topics related to people/business/culture inspired by the SHRM Conference prompted me to pull together this quick list of several Blue Papers (which are our version of white papers, but if you’ve seen our Blue Boxes around, you’ll know why we chose blue instead!) we’ve published.
These papers will get you thinking – and maybe even implementing – which is a good thing given the critical nature of the topics involved!
April 8th, 2009
We’ve added several new ‘Blue Papers’ (our version of white papers) for you on a wide variety of topics. None of them are out to sell our products – they are 100% useful, actionable content for your organization. Topics range from ‘Getting Started with Word of Mouth Marketing’ to ‘Memory Training’ and ‘Wellness Programs’ to ‘Teamwork’. We’ve got more than 40 of them out there – all free and no strings attached (won’t even ask for your email!). Many of them are available as MP3′s and you can subscribe to the podcast versions on iTunes.
Have a look (or listen!) and let me know what you think. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover let me know that too!
March 19th, 2009
If memory were a muscle, you”‘d enroll your employees in regular strength-training exercises. You might even lead morning calisthenics! After all, memory can help your sales staff seal the deal by forging stronger personal connections with clients.