Category: Human Resources

Viewpoint: Little things can mean a lot when wellness is the goal

Businesses understand the connection between employee health, productivity and performance, which is why an increasing number of companies offer some sort of wellness program. All businesses stand to benefit from wellness initiatives through reduced health-care spending, employee absenteeism and turnover. However, small companies have been slower to jump on the wellness bandwagon, not for lack…

A program to tackle both low employment and litter is expanding beyond Wilmington. Gov. John Carney, Mayor Mike Purzycki, and Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohen on July 11 announced the expansion of the Work-a-Day Earn-a-Pay Program Pilot. The $150,000 pilot initiative funded by the Department of Transportation created a partnership with Goodwill of Delaware to…

Some might call it a perfect storm. Extremely low unemployment rates. Lots of underemployed people looking to dig themselves out. Companies that are using technology to increase efficiency. And now graduation (or the end of the sophomore or junior year) is upon us. This column is for them, and for the older executives who can’t get traction and have all but given up their job searches. Please consider sharing if you know one.

What’s inspiring me is a regular feature highlighting the books, websites, podcasts and other media that influence business leaders in Delaware. If you would like to submit your inspiration, please fill out our survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBTInspire William Austin, owner, Austin Signs, Wyoming Favorite book: “Federal Reserve Bank Collusion,” by Nomi Prins. Realize that tightening the…

Workplaces increasingly look and feel like hotels and conference rooms

By Kathy Canavan | Contributing Writer What’s in at Wilmington offices for 2019 is anything that makes workers feel at home while they’re at work. Ergonomic chairs and sit-stand desks dot CSC’s new global headquarters. Incyte employees have a walking trail, a rooftop garden, a putting green and a plant-filled living wall. BDO, the 109-year-old…

As new developments and jobs sweep into Wilmington, the simple economic facts remain bleak, according to a new report. Prosperity Now, a national nonprofit devoted to increasing economic opportunity in low-income communities, today released a report detailing economic inequality in Wilmington. The numbers present a city starkly divided along racial and economic lines. While the median…