<![CDATA[Workplace Business News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:25:04 CST Workplace 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Missouri needs highway maintenance workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article92638187.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:02:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article92638187.html Resume tips to win the system’s love http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article92335577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:29:41 CDT

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Overland Park executive search firm finds new niche in tennis http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article91900377.html#storylink=rss Steve Snodgrass, president and founder of the Overland Park firm, has a long tennis background

Christa Townsend is also involved in the tennis practice

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Democratic union leaders hang on as members look to Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article91848472.html#storylink=rss Democrats worry union workers will desert the ticket for Trump

Party has relied on labor for votes and work for decades

But the number of union households has dwindled, making labor less important in some elections

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Big job fair set for Wednesday in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article91743357.html#storylink=rss About 50 employers are scheduled to attend

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Hospital CEO says health care system broken, favors Medicare for all http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article92070732.html#storylink=rss CHICAGO - Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for a single-payer "Medicare for all" health system during his presidential campaign didn't have a lot fans, even among fellow Democrats. But Bill Kottmann, president and CEO of Edward Hospital in suburban Chicago, is sympathetic to the idea.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By AMEET SACHDEV ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article92070732.html
Have a big presentation? Learn to ice the cake http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860072.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Doug Carter likens public speaking to cake. All of your knowledge and experience help create the message you're giving, or the cake's inner layers. Your ability to deliver that message is the icing.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MATTHEW GUTIERREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860072.html
When opportunity bounced, he took it http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860077.html#storylink=rss PHILADELPHIA - Gerald Shreiber's 11-year-old daughter wanted a waterbed - and that's how Shreiber wound up as the founder and chief executive of a publicly traded company that sells nearly a billion dollars of soft pretzels, icy drinks and churros a year.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANE M. VON BERGEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860077.html
Fledgling franchisees use Uber to make ends meet http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860082.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - For the first time in 25 years, Erik Lingren was out of work but overqualified.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LINDSAY MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860082.html
Your Office Coach: Sit-down meetings with staff will help newly promoted manager get off to smooth start http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860312.html#storylink=rss Q: In my new supervisory position, I will be managing two people who may already resent me. "Grace" worked with my predecessor for 20 years and says they are best friends. "Becky" applied for the job that was given to me. Fortunately, the third employee is a recent hire who seems perfectly happy. How can I get off to a good start with this group?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860312.html
Liz Reyer: 'Employee of the year' nominee fears he's getting credit for team's work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860317.html#storylink=rss Q: I am the manager of a small department and have been nominated for an "employee of the year" award. A lot of what was called out in my nomination is based on the hard work of the individuals on the team. How do I keep this situation from hurting morale?

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860317.html
Diane Stafford: Working 9 to 5? You must be kidding http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860322.html#storylink=rss Even if you have a regular full-time job, where you go to a work site for specific hours five days a week, you see the change. It's not your father's (or mother's) workplace anymore.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91860322.html
Working 9 to 5? You must be kidding http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article91021322.html#storylink=rss Traditional workday is a dying breed

New normal includes overtime, night shifts, freelance, part-time work

The always-on work environment causes special stress

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Advertising exec looks to remake retail agency http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463357.html#storylink=rss MINNEAPOLIS - Lynne Robertson is famous. At a time when many advertising agencies have consolidated, she bucked the trend when she purchased the Minneapolis retail agency Fame, which she had been leading, from its owner, the Omnicom Group holding company. A year later, Robertson said she has no regrets as she remakes the firm. She expanded its client base and recently relocated to a new office. The 20-person agency added 11 clients this past year, including retailers, restaurants and health care businesses. "I'm really delighted that we have been able to continue to attract good business and that we continued to build our talent pool," she said. "I didn't think we wouldn't, but you never know. You step off that precipice, and it's a leap of faith."

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NICOLE NORFLEET ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463357.html
Selling burgers, boiling fish and listening led to career in architecture http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463362.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Long before he became a senior vice president at CannonDesign, Michael Corb made $3.30 an hour flipping burgers at a Wendy's in Louisiana.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MATTHEW GUTIERREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463362.html
Standing desks making big difference for the well-being of many workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463367.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - You may want to stand up while you read this: Studies show Americans sit on average between eight and 12 hours a day. Many sit in the car on the way to work. We sit in our chairs at our desks. We sit down to eat lunch. We sit through office meetings. Then we sit during our evening commute. At the end of the day, we sit while eating dinner, watching TV and surfing the web.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MATTHEW GUTIERREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463367.html
Balancing Act: Workers are dressing more casually. Does that affect productivity? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463632.html#storylink=rss As the summer brings sweltering heat, office dress is shifting. Skirts and sleeves are shorter, sandals are prevalent, and both seasoned professionals and the summer's crop of interns test the boundaries of casual dress.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463632.html
Liz Reyer: Dealing with co-worker who asks your opinion, then argues with you http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463647.html#storylink=rss Q: I have a co-worker who often makes me crazy. She asks for my opinion (maybe only because she feels obligated), but she fights me when I make suggestions. I have substantially more experience, and though we work together, I'm not her boss. How can I handle this?

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LIZ REYER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463647.html
Your Office Coach: What to do about superior's foul language? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463637.html#storylink=rss Q: I work in a very small medical practice where one of the owners has an extremely foul mouth. Whenever "Dr. Smith" is upset, he curses at employees and frequently drops the F-bomb. This is highly offensive to everyone on the staff, but we're afraid of losing our jobs if we complain. What can we do about this?

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARIE G. MCINTYRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463637.html
Diane Stafford: Low unemployment rate signals recruiting difficulty http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463652.html#storylink=rss Low unemployment rates generally are a good thing - but not when they bring on the warm-body syndrome.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DIANE STAFFORD ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463652.html
Rex Huppke: A letter to interns, halfway through summer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463642.html#storylink=rss Dear summer interns:

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REX HUPPKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90463642.html
Equal pay teens Jensen Walcott and Jake Reed to speak at Democratic National Convention http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90344447.html#storylink=rss KCK pizza shop fired them for talking about the 25-cents an hour more he earned

Incident led to a tweet from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and national attention gender wage gap

Walcott’s mom, Julie Adam, said she was speechless when Walcott received the invite

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KC area receives nearly $573,000 in HUD grants for education, job assistance http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article90284642.html#storylink=rss Grants will help families who live in public housing or take part in national housing voucher program

Funding will go to five groups

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Missouri Supreme Court will take up Kansas City minimum wage issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article89929422.html#storylink=rss High court will hear the case Oct. 6

Petition initiative sought 2015 vote to boost base wage

A judge said a Missouri law prevented a higher local wage

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Low unemployment rate signals recruiting difficulty http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article89143702.html#storylink=rss Employers say it’s harder to find qualified people for many openings

Many remaining job hunters have a deficit in skills, hirers say

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Reverse job fair gives those with disabilities a chance to promote themselves http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article89228982.html#storylink=rss At Johnson County’s first reverse job fair, employers visit job seekers’ booths

About 25 people with disabilities hoped to land employment

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Reverse job fair offers employment opportunities for 'overlooked' workers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article89208592.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:50:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article89208592.html Independence police release name of man killed in industrial park fall http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article89010642.html#storylink=rss Michael Wrigley, 58, was killed Sunday in accident at Independence industrial park

The accident happened about 11 a.m. at a business in the Allis Chalmers Industrial Park

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Kansas officials hope new KCK Amazon center kickstarts growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article88991767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:57:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article88991767.html Amazon fulfillment center to open in KCK, bring in more than 1,000 jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article88990502.html#storylink=rss Mayor, governor make it official

The facility will be near Interstate 70 and Turner Diagonal

Entry-level jobs pay above minimum wage, something Mayor Mark Holland said will pressure employers to step up

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