Four decades ago, a new employee likely expected to spend their entire career with the same company. As the years passed, they might rise through the ranks and receive enough on the job training to succeed in their role. Neither employee nor employer gave much thought to continuing an employee’s education. For this generation, there was a social contract between employers and employees. Loyalty was valued, and it went both ways. Companies rewarded longevity and loyalty and employees put company priorities before their own. It was also industry-standard for companies to offer pensions to attract and retain valuable employees.
An independent, nonprofit organization is now in place, with the sole mission of supporting research, discovery, innovation and commercialization at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation has the capability of holding equity and can expedite commercialization of research discoveries and intellectual property. “Many of this country’s most notable research universities have nonprofit corporations or foundations of this type,” Ellen Purpus, the University’s assistant vice president for enterprise and innovation who guided development of NVRIC, said. “It is a model that has proven to be successful for researchers and entrepreneurs, the universities and regional economies.”
Creating profit in business is linked not only with our economy, or with the owners’ decisions, or with the success of the salespeople, or with the skill of the marketing reps—it’s really tied most closely with the way that owners think about business, money and profitability. From an insiders’ viewpoint, I’d like to share with you several key steps to energize your business, find new ideas and insights and connections, and become more profitable than ever.
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Employment in Nevada’s technology industry grew by 2.7 percent in 2016, as employers added an estimated 804 new jobs, according to Cyberstates 2017, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released April 3 by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology industry association. With an estimated 31,003 workers, Nevada ranks 38th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.