Morning Call Colulmn
It is startling how passionate and outspoken many of us have become about politics. With the November midterm election just weeks away, feelings and discussions are heated. Sometimes the political divide is so clear you can practically see the line, though we all see it in different colors. When it comes to talking politics —…Read More
Recently, I was reminiscing about a time when recruiting involved running a classified advertisement and waiting for the phone to ring. That was enough. In a tight-knit community like the Lehigh Valley, applicants may have heard of a company from a friend or relative who worked there, or maybe because of the business’s marketing. Companies…Read More
The Morning Call “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” column: When crisis strikes, will your company continue?
On Aug. 18, 2017, my 35-year-old son passed away. It was sudden and shocking. His widow and two kids reside in Texas. He was the breadwinner. Amid my own turmoil, I had to go to Texas and help figure out finances, find them a new home, arrange a funeral and much more. Then I needed…Read More
Bring up the subject of “branding” at most workplaces and the conversation will likely center on marketing strategy, promoting your company’s products or services, graphic design that will attract new customers and so on. However, marketing only to your customers is one-dimensional thinking. Most companies cannot service their customers without good employees. And with quality…Read More
Many companies are struggling to find good employees. In fact, a survey conducted late last year by the National Association of Manufacturers reported that 73 percent of manufacturers said attracting and retaining a quality workforce was a chief business challenge. Seventy-three percent! Let’s look at some reasons why: Our population is aging out. By 2025,…Read More
We’ve got big news about our boss! “Lehigh Valley Workplaces” is a new column in The Morning Call by myHR Partner President & CEO Tina Hamilton, PHR, SHRM-CP. It will appear every three to four weeks in the Lehigh Valley’s Business Cycle section of the newspaper. Your ideas and comments are welcome for each new article.…Read More