Category: Human Resources

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…

In 2017, Delmarva Power purchased $83 million in goods and services from diversity-certified suppliers.  That’s $31 million more than the year prior and 23 percent of the energy company’s total annual purchases. Delmarva Power has increased spending with women- and minority-owned businesses by 200 percent since 2011. “We are very proud of our commitment to…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Chief of Police Robert J. Tracy on Tuesday announced a decline in crime rates, suggesting new strategies may be paying off. Some positive trends include a 22 percent drop in violent crime, 63 percent drop in gun homicides, 61 percent drop in shootings, and an eight percent drop in overall…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Throughout February and March, a series of nor’easters ripped across the East Coast and disrupted workplace commutes from Maine to Virginia. Delaware got the brunt of several storms, but employees of CSC, the Delaware-based provider of business, legal, tax and digital brand services, were prepared for whatever…

The Dow Chemical Company has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, an initiative to increase diversity and the progress of women at work. “As we build and evolve for the future, we must reflect the world we compete in today and will compete in tomorrow,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer-elect for Dow and…