Category Archives: The Business of Research

Scream it from the rooftops! Market research is cool

Editor’s note: Mario X. Carrasco is managing partner at ThinkNow Research, Burbank, Calif. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Is market research ‘cool’?” What does the future hold for careers in … Continue reading

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The power of purpose-driven employees

Editor’s note: Eliakim Thorpe is a speaker, consultant and founder of the T.H.R.I.V.I.N.G. Organization: A New Philosophy to Transform Organizations.           Matthew and Janice are emerging entrepreneurs who recently went into business together. During a lunch meeting at a local restaurant … Continue reading

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Taking risks to find learning opportunities

Editor’s note: Gregory Lay is a speaker, speaking coach and trainer at AccidentalCareer.com. “What do you mean, I’m not making enough mistakes??” Ron sat dumbfounded at his boss’s desk, wondering if she’d lost her mind. “Take a breath,” she smiled. … Continue reading

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Three words that can spell career disaster

Editor’s note: Todd Cohen, CSP is a speaker, sales culture expert and author of Everyone’s in Sales and Everyone’s in Sales; STOP Apologizing. The English language has an unending supply of words and phrases that are built to create conversations … Continue reading

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10 tips for attracting and retaining Millennial talent

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a full-service commercial real estate franchisor of the SVN brand, released a new report on how employers, in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry and beyond, can attract and retain Millennial talent. The Millennial … Continue reading

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Taking a conscious approach to your hiring practices

Editor’s note: Magi Graziano is a speaker working in employee recruitment and engagement and author of The Wealth of Talent. Many companies – from mega-corporations to neighborhood markets – are still using outdated hiring techniques. Clinging to the ways of … Continue reading

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Online training is the key to employee retention

Editor’s note: Patricia Fripp is creator of virtual training site www.FrippVT.com, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. Successfully tying your shoe laces; learning the Pledge of Allegiance, memorizing multiplication facts or the periodic table; conjugating irregular verbs in Spanish. What do … Continue reading

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What to do when your trusted employees defect to the competition

Editor’s note: James Pooley is an attorney and the author of Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. In today’s competitive global market, managers know that employees (including really valuable ones) are likely … Continue reading

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10 tips for newbie networkers looking to make hot connections this summer

Editor’s note: Alaina G. Levine is the author of Networking for Nerds and president of career consulting firm Quantum Success Solutions, Tucson, Ariz. School may be out for the kids but for adults, summer is one of the best times … Continue reading

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Attracting new talent to MR

As part of a Quirk’s-hosted and Deltek-sponsored Webinar in May, 2015, Joe Rydholm, Quirk’s editor, moderated a conversation with execs from three research firms that explored some of the issues they’re facing running their companies. Panelists were Jim Bryson, CEO … Continue reading

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