Category: Human Resources

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…

By Roger Morris | Contributing Writer New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is normally a mild-mannered fellow, but he says he goes a little crazy come mid-March. “I get in a Maize Rage this time of year,” he says, and he’s not the only one who’s seasonally affected. “The county’s head of land use, Rich…

(AP) — Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant. Delaware State Police said Saturday the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009. Police say its initial investigation shows Atlantic Coast Dismantling was performing demolition work at the…

(AP) — Equipment failure at a Delaware refinery caused an explosion that has sent three workers to the hospital. News outlets report the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a release the Delaware City Refinery was the site of a “minor explosion” during equipment maintenance Tuesday. A Delaware City Refining Company spokeswoman says…

The Delaware Department of Justice is sponsoring the 2018-2019 season of LifeSmarts, a national scholarship competition and educational program for middle school and high school students that tests knowledge of real-life consumer issues and aims to create a future generation of consumer-savvy adults. Coaches can now register and create teams, and students may register and…

Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has started his tenure as president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System after serving seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “I am both excited and humbled by the privilege,” Moss said. “It is a challenge to lead any pediatric health system, but at Nemours where I…