Washington-based Aquor has developed a new way to connect a hose to a house that is designed to provide an alternative to the rusty faucet connections with which some homeowners may be familiar. Aquor is growing at 30% to 40% a quarter, and it plans to move shift production from China to Washington.
Some of the most popular interview questions may be ineffective and could even hurt the chances of a job candidate accepting the position. Sophia Bernazzani reviews 10 of the most common questions and suggests alternatives that provide more useful insights.
Making company values transparent and all-encompassing increases the likelihood that all members of an organization, regardless of their level or physical location, will feel accountable and apply them in their day-to-day work, writes Terry St. Marie.
Vermont legislators have approved a bill to set up a state retirement plan for employees of businesses with 50 or fewer staffers. The plan would allow employers to take part in a common 401(k)-style plan.
Sales skills will eventually come in handy, whether you are selling a physical product or promoting an idea. Experts offer pointers on how to go about sharpening these skills, including practicing your pitches and focusing on the long term.
Eighty-six percent of professionals around the world say email is their preferred communication channel for business messaging, followed by face-to-face at 60% and phone communication at 56%, per HubSpot. Telephone engagement was cited as the most effective way to engage prospects, followed by email.
Card catalogs stopped being printed in 2015, but Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden says the book system is part of an important history. "It was really the first search engine, so I think for younger generations it is an eye-opener to think about the written catalog and how far we have come in organizing data and making it findable," she says.