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Adapting your company to the demands of a millennial workforce

Sarah Davis |

Successful businesses in Maine and around the country are seeking out bright young minds who can bring innovative ideas and fill the labor void left by retiring baby boomers. In 2015, Pew Research...

How to: Count steps and create a healthier, happier workplace

Andrew Silsby |

Keeping track of exercise and activity levels using fitness trackers has become immensely popular over the last few years. Harnessing this popularity in the workplace has benefits that...

How to: Manage passionate and emotional employees

Nancy Marshall |

When I was in my 20s, fresh out of Colby College, I was even more full of ideas and energy than I am now. I came to work every day brimming with new ideas on how to make things better,...

Ask ACE: How can we strengthen our team without engaging in partisan politics?

Answered By Nicola Chin, Up With Community |

Q: Our business doesn't take political stands or engage in partisan politics. However, we've noticed an increase in employee distress and concerns in this moment.

How to: Navigate the new minimum wage law

Eric Uhl and Alison Tozier |

There has been a lot of concern expressed lately about the effect of Maine's new minimum wage law on tipped service employees and employers in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

How To: Diversify your investment portfolio

Michael R. Walp |

Many of us today can expect to live many years in retirement. Diversifying money across a range of investments helps protect our portfolios from events we cannot foresee, it reduces the...

Ask ACE: How can I ensure accurate understanding of instructions?

Answered by Jim Milliken, Project Management Consultant |

Q: How can I ensure accurate understanding of instructions? Even when communication seems really excessive, it's hard to get the right result.

What’s the best way to get a new leader up to speed?

Answered by Stephen Jenks Ph.D, Greyledge Consulting |

Q: What's the best way to get a newly hired or promoted leader up to speed?

How to: Make manufacturing cool again

Nancy Marshall |

The "Five on the Future" Event hosted by Mainebiz recently reaffirmed that manufacturers and other businesses are having a hard time attracting employees. What I used to call...

How To: Lead with courage, compassion and wisdom

Jim Bouchard |

There's a lot of talk about courage and compassion in leadership today. That's terrific, these are two essential qualities for effective leaders. I'd add wisdom, too.