A frequent topic of debate when discussing brand (what a company, product, city, university or person is known for) is character vs. reputation. Most will agree that character drives reputation, but in this new world of fast-moving decisions and nonstop information, people don’t always have the luxury of time to learn about your character before deciding if they want to do business with you.
How does having more national dollars flow through Fallon and Churchill County sound? Local marketing business Lumegent is doing just that. The local company works with large clients — 200-300 locations usually — nationwide, but found that Fallon was the place to call home.
We all know that veteran employee who has an encyclopedic knowledge of an industry, or has handled so many complex transactions that he can guide you through the process effortlessly. Well, that employee and about 9,999 of his or her cohorts likely are retiring each day. Baby Boomers, who make up 79 million veteran employees across the American workforce, are reaching the age of 65 at a clip of 10,000 per day, according to the Pew Research Center.
A commitment by the University of Nevada, Reno to foster science, technology and entrepreneurship has garnered international attention and an increasingly beneficial partnership with Israel-based HIL Applied Medical.
By all accounts, the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming. In part 1 of this series, we pointed out areas that are important to tech-savvy job seekers. These job and career factors are the initiating motivation for interviewing with your company. For out-of- town candidates, other critical factors also come into play. Immediately after deciding they are interested in your company, the candidate will start considering lifestyle, housing, cost of living, and family factors.
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.
Reno Engineering, a development services company and engineering firm, has been operating locally for more than 20 years. The company is run by owner Vince Griffith and his daughter Britton Griffith-Douglass, who serves as vice president of operations. The company mainly focuses on development in downtown Reno and the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).