Category: Human Resources

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…

The Delaware’s Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy, a division of the Department of Human Resources, is now accepting nominations for the 38th Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. “Delaware women contribute significantly to our communities, our workforce, and our culture across the state,” said Carney. “We look forward to receiving a diverse group of nominees…

Consider this: By 2020 Gen Y will make up a third of the global workforce. Every quarter, more millennials move up the management ladder, climbing closer to CEO and other C-Level roles. According to 15Five, a performance management solution that makes continuous employee feedback simple, boomers and Gen X need to communicate their hard-earned wisdom…

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the addition of nine new Women’s Business Center around the country. These centers provide assistance and resources to women entrepreneurs looking to expand into new and existing markets. Delaware hosts The Women’s Business Center at First State Community Loan Fund, which continues to serve as the state’s SBA-backed Women’s Business…

Delaware employers adapt to opioid epidemic

By Christine Facciolo Special to Delaware Business Times Marian Young remembers how surprised she was when a colleague informed her that the construction industry was second only to hospitality in the amount of workplace substance abuse. “I had no idea,” said Young, president and co-founder of BrightFields Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm in Wilmington.…