Category: Human Resources

By Christine Facciolo In 1982, the Brookings Institution found that 62 percent of the average company’s values were tied to physical assets and only 38 percent to intangible assets, such as people. By 2003, the ratio had nearly flipped, with 80 percent of value attributed to intangible assets and 20 percent to tangible assets. Employees…

By Mattison Johnson Changing an organization’s culture is never easy. So here are five tips to help you create change and inspire a learning culture in your organization that will promote success for years to come. 1. Get senior leadership involved In order to start an organization-wide culture shift it is essential to have your…

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Colleges and business groups in Delaware offer a range of degrees, certificates and courses at graduate level to professionals seeking to build their knowledge of business-related skills. These range from finance and accounting to health-care management and the latest information technology. Here is a selection: UD’s Alfred…

Chris Burkhard, president of Outside-In Companies in Newark, facilitates CEO Think Tank, an event series for company leaders looking to scale their businesses. We talked with Burkhard about employee retention, attracting young workers and the value of vacation time and health benefits. What is the best way for a small business to keep turnover low…

Keith Hunt believes in the power of accountability

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times As Delaware’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer, Keith Hunt is laying the groundwork for a position that didn’t exist even two years ago. Working in the Department of Human Resources, which formed in 2017, Hunt’s mandate is to improve workplace culture in Delaware through education,…

Who wants to hire young employees who need flexibility for sports, may not be able to work late on weekdays, have little or no work experience, and may need to schedule shifts around family vacations? More and more employers are saying yes and expanding their job opportunities to include teenagers — a longtime practice in…