The 2020 Workplace – How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today

The workplace of the future is being shaped by the convergence of two emerging trends – Web 2.0 and the emergence of the Millennial Generation in the workforce.  Web 2.0 is a collection of breakthrough social media technologies, while the Millennial Generation is made up of people born between 1977 and 1997. This generation of […]

UNTHINKING: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy

UNTHINKING is Beckwith’s fifth marketing book and is the result of his lifelong fascination with one question: “What unique forces drive us to choose one product or service over another?” His research stems from thirty years of working with hundreds of businesses worldwide, including 24 Fortune 500 companies. Unlike other marketing experts, Beckwith eschews technical […]

Be Careful What You Share on Social Media Sites; It Could Cost you a Job

According to a recent survey commissioned by Careerbuilder.com and conducted by research firm Harris Interactive, almost half of the 2667 HR professionals surveyed use social networking sites to research job candidates, with an additional 11% planning to implement social media screening in the very near future.  According to the study,  “thirty-five percent of employers reported they […]

It Pays to Know the Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards

Bank-issued debit and credit cards are used every day, and have become common in shopping and paying bills. Credit cards were introduced in the 1950s, while debit cards came out in the mid-1970s. By 2006, there were more than 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards in the United States. Whereas debit […]

Celebrate Financial Planning Week October 3 – 9, 2011

October 3-9, 2011, marks the *Financial Planning Association’s  (FPA’s) tenth annual Financial Planning Week! Financial Planning Week is a celebration to help individuals discover the value of financial planning and make smart financial decisions to achieve life goals and dreams.  There are many topics to consider when thinking about a financial planning strategy, including the following: […]