Companies such as Tyson Foods offer chaplain services to workers, something they say reduces employee turnover, this article says. Chaplains pray and talk with workers about such issues as stress and health and family dilemmas, reaching employees who might shun employee-assistance programs, the article says.
Adecco Group North America surveyed 200 business leaders earlier this year at the World Business Forum in New York about leadership qualities and challenges leaders face. Among the findings of the study: generating revenue is a bigger priority in an economic downturn while retaining staff is a larger issue in an upturn, leaders believe their most important skills are not rewarded and managing change is the toughest challenge they face.
Many people who become entrepreneurs are passionate about making a positive change in the world, often redressing wrongs they personally have experienced. Entrepreneurial coach Steven Berglas suggests that people who are looking for concepts for a new business think about what makes them really mad.
Amanda Austin, NFIB legislative affairs expert, says the organization is interested in flexible health insurance products for small business that still make sure workers are covered. "There needs to be a discussion about the broad variance of mandates across state lines," Austin said.
The Federal Reserve's "beige book," which compiles anecdotes from businesses, indicated Wednesday that "overall economic activity weakened" in nearly every industry in the past few weeks. The report projects that the recession will get worse during the winter.