The conversation around remote, in-office, and hybrid work has been drawn out for months. There are benefits to being in a physical office space. There are benefits to remote work. Yet, trying to capture both by creating a hybrid environment can be a challenge. So how can companies win with more distributed teams and hybrid work models?
High-performing, high-growth companies are not just on the hunt for skilled talent, they are trying to hire employees for the long haul. So what can companies do to retain the talent they’ve brought in? In an age where workers have more power to make demands of their employer and their workspace, companies need to listen. Create opportunities to elicit employee feedback that gauges satisfaction and ideas for improvement.
If you had to name an American city at the forefront of innovation, which one would it be? It probably wouldn’t be a Midwestern City like Columbus, Ohio, but Columbus is now recognized as a leader in smart technology. The city brought together dozens of key stakeholders and leveraged the award from the Department of Transportation to attract millions of dollars in additional investments to showcase what a Smart City could be.
City leaders should start paying close attention to Tesla. The car manufacturer recently took on a valuation that made it worth more than 4X of Toyota and nearly 10X of Volkswagen. Yet, it makes roughly 1/10 the revenue of Volkswagen and produces 5M fewer cars. So why does this discrepancy exist? Because Tesla is seen as a model for the green future, and Volkswagen is seen as a legacy car company.
Austin’s growth and success can be viewed through the lens of SXSW. Over the years, the event has become essential for startups and innovators, tech leadership, politicians, and more. This steady advancement is a symbol of innovation, tech success, and the growth of a tech hub outside the coasts. Plus, it offers Austin a glimpse of what it’s like to play in the “big city” sandbox and test solutions for rapid growth.
If this is truly one of the most difficult times for companies to hire talent, how can smaller tech companies and startups compete with the likes of Meta, Google, or Amazon? Big companies offer big pay. But smaller companies can still win the talent war by employing new, creative tactics. Learn more about how startups can compete with major tech companies for talent in this edition of The Mid-Point.
Despite claims that the supply chain crisis is beginning to ease, in reality the issue is far from resolved. Prices of goods are rising and supply chains are constantly being disrupted. Offshoring and monopolistic profit-taking have driven inflation, but reshoring manufacturing and re-regulating the price-gougers can beat it back. We built this system, and we have the power to fix it.
Behind every high-tech smartphone, glamorous car, and sophisticated medical tool is a critical building block called a semiconductor. Most companies produce these chips offshore to cut costs and remain focused on their core mission. However, recent factors like the pandemic and a growing tech rivalry with China have created an urgency to move to manufacturing back onshore.
If you’ve ever considered a new career, there is no better time in the history of the US than now. Teams are shifting to fully distributed work, salaries are soaring, and companies are fighting for talent. This is a rare opportunity for employees. And even more noteworthy, this opportunity exists wherever you are, thanks to the rise of remote work.
In the last 6 months, well over 20 million people quit their jobs in what experts dubbed “The Great Resignation.” With soaring quit-rates and a higher demand for talent, a new work dynamic is forming; one where the employee holds the power. Companies need to ensure that they stay competitive in this new environment.
Over the past year, the next version of the American economy has started to come into focus. What started as a temporary response has permanently changed the landscape and now more people in more places are contributing to the innovation economy than ever. The impact of this change is just beginning.
Most people know Columbus, Ohio as the home of the world-class Ohio State University and the seat of government in the state. But as one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., many are discovering that the Arch City has much more to offer. In...
Thinking about Nashville, most people envision Tennessee barbecue, live country music, or any number of cultural activities in the state’s capital city. The richness of talent that exists in Nashville goes beyond those with musical or culinary aptitudes. This year, Nashville was ranked number one for job growth in the tech sector over the past five years.
Remote work is changing where we decide to live. As more people choose to work remotely, many are acknowledging they don’t have to stay in the same expensive cities their employers tend to be based. If you can do a task anywhere and be productive,...
So, you’re thinking of making a career change and veering into the technology field, but you don’t know where to start. Perhaps you’re experiencing a post-pandemic reawakening, or you’d simply like to invest your time and energy into a more...
Why does Nashville consistently get recognized as one of the best places to live in the US? Why is it ideal for young professionals who value fun in their free time? Most importantly, what are the key advantages the city offers in quality of life...
The redistribution of talent post-pandemic has created several new opportunities for cities to market themselves differently, with an eye on attracting workers. While the traditional economic development tactics have focused on business relocation, the strategy has shifted to instead compete for people and the workforce of tomorrow.
The startup scene in Pittsburgh is an intricate ecosystem with abundant resources available to enthusiastic entrepreneurs, small businesses, and scale-up companies. With the right mix of available talent, capital, and community networks, the city has been able to make a name for itself as one of the most innovative hubs for tech.
The startup scene in Pittsburgh reveals an intricate ecosystem with abundant resources available to enthusiastic entrepreneurs, small businesses, and scale-up companies. With the right mix of available talent, capital, networks, and more, the city...
Once upon a time, the office was considered a must for conducting a productive business. Actually, it was considered the default, the only possibility for much too long. As the economy has grown into the 21st century, so has the discussion for new...