(Un)Hired Help: How today’s employees stack up

When Corridor economic development groups re­leased their 2018 existing industry surveys last month, the message was consistent — and bleak. Presenting part two of the CBJ’s new six-part series on Iowa’s workforce shortage.

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Does your company BYOD?

March 22, 2019

Eight years after the business world embraced the phrase “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) for policies covering employee usage of company apps and data on their personal smartphones and devices, it’s still a nettlesome topic that some would prefer to avoid.

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with veteran manufacturing executive Tom Pientok in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.

Although Casey Chosewood, director of the federal Office for Total Worker Health, is a strong proponent of employee wellness programs, he knows of a more effective approach that many employers are overlooking: changing the job itself.

Iowa is in fairly good shape when it comes to the overall state of health care, but that doesn’t mean the outlook is entirely fa­vorable, according to Kirk Norris, CEO of the Iowa Hospital Association.

Re-engineering the gender gap

February 25, 2019

How the state’s universities and companies are working to grow the number of women engineers.


The trust crisis in marketing

March 22, 2019

By Lynn Manternach / Marketing Column
Trust matters for brands. It’s fragile. It’s hard to earn and easy to lose. And it’s incredibly important to consumers. 

Job skills that matter most in the Corridor

March 18, 2019

By Gale Mote / Management Column
There has been much conversation locally regarding the workforce skills gap. I believe there are some truisms to remember when you are on either side of the hiring desk.

Picture this: Compelling local media images

March 6, 2019

By Joe Coffey / The Fifth Estate
Corridor media outlets, please figure out how to put engaging, fitting, real images on the stories you produce.

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