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Teacher externships help employers

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Teacher externships help employers

By Greg Gillespie and Paula Hodge Change is happening in business and industry at such a fast pace that high school and college course curriculums can quickly become outdated. Students who are fortunate to obtain internships this summer can be exposed to the latest business advances, but it’s not enough. The reality is that not Read More →

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Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Green Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By Valeria Makarova Since the concept of sustainable development was introduced back in the 1980s, corporations from various industries have been dealing with ever-increasing pressure to address stakeholder social needs and their environmental footprints. The traditional “business as usual” model — pursuing the business imperative goal of profit maximization while ignoring negative social and environmental Read More →

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Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Managing needs of four-generation workforce challenging

By Mark Riley A seismic shift is underway in today’s workplace. Two massive generations — the Baby Boomers and the millennials — with two very different sets of needs and expectations are testing the abilities of even the most adroit human resources department. This is true along the Central Coast, the rest of California and Read More →

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Update business plan often to increase success

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Update business plan often to increase success

By Lee Schuh It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a businessperson asking me, “Why do I need a business plan if I am hitting industry benchmarks?” I tell them the standards are mediocracy and ask them how long they can exist being just like the other companies. Even matching yourself against the Read More →

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Weak job growth, high cost of living spell trouble in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Weak job growth, high cost of living spell trouble in Ventura County

By Tony Biasotti In May, the Ventura County Civic Alliance will release its 2017 State of the Region report. As in past editions of the report, the state of the county’s economy is a large part of the overall state of the region. The state of the economy is decidedly mixed. Ventura County is what Read More →

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