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4 Way Local Businesses Can Keep Employee Morale High

Countless studies have proven that employees are more productive and creative when they’re happy about the job they’re doing. Unfortunately, some jobs are inherently difficult, and in those positions it’s challenging for management to keep employees motivated and inspired to show up for work every day with the best intentions. However, there’s no need to lose hope because there’s always a way to brighten up an otherwise dreary workflow. With that said, here are four proven ways to boost morale. 1. Take Surveys and Feedback It’s hard to tell when employees are displeased and what they’re upset about when you’re…


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Doctoral Student Exchange Program Gets Extension at Yale

It looks like there may be a lot more Yale class rings to be purchased thanks to an extension of the doctoral student exchange program between Yale and the University College London (UCL). The program between the UCL’s Doctoral School and the Yale Graduate School of Arts, which began in 2009, has just been extended. The Exchange Program Works to Advance a Number of Things As representatives from Yale and UCL have explained, the exchange program is meant to increase and expand the collaboration of creativity, provide a more efficient use of resources, help to secure joint funding, and enrich…


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LouisvilleKY Businesses Are Exploring New Ways to Gain Customers

Louisville is the home of many great businesses. Local businesses are enjoying the steady economic growth that has taken place over the past few years, giving them the opportunity to expand and grow alongside the community. The same growth will continue to drive businesses forward for the next few years. What’s interesting about the growth of local businesses is how creative entrepreneurs and small business owners have become in connecting with customers. Aside from catering to communities around them, Louisville businesses are exploring more markets using interesting techniques. To the Cloud We tend to see our community as rather old-fashioned,…


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Trends to Watch in Biometrics in 2017

3 Trends to Watch in the World of Biometrics in 2017 Because of the advanced nature of hacking, identity theft, and other security breaches, traditional authentication methods are now obsolete. As a result, governments and businesses have had to look for a more secure and reliable way to protect data. They have found the solution in biometrics. Biometric technology uses body or behavioral characteristics such as fingerprints and facial recognition to authenticate individuals. Its effectiveness has led to the rapid growth of the global biometrics market. According to a Market Wired Report, the market will be worth US$41.5 billion up…


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Mayor launches startup to help LouisvilleKY companies train and retain talent

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Degrees Work, a city-sponsored startup that works directly with companies and organizations to encourage their employees to return to college and complete a degree. “With today’s low unemployment rates, companies are in a fierce battle to attract and retain talented employees,” the Mayor said.  “Degrees Work offers those companies an affordable way to help more of their employees go back to college to earn 2-year and 4-year degrees – increasing retention and employee engagement while adding skills to their teams.” For the past seven years, Louisville has been working to improve college…


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More Social Work Jobs Are Available

We’re seeing a huge jump in demand for social workers and professionals in the field. There are a number of reasons why the demand for MSW professionals is increasing, but the most prominent one is the fact that jobs, such as diversity and inclusion manager, are now considered more important than ever before. Companies are actively looking for graduates with a master’s in social work and top universities such as Case Western Reserve University are helping students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be the best in the field. There are a lot of interesting jobs and careers in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Coalition for the Homeless and Partners launch new program

  Louisville, KY (January 5, 2017) – The fastest rising group of the homeless population, both locally and nationwide, are young adults age 18-24. From 2008 to 2009, 2009 to 2010, and again from 2010 to 2011, the number of homeless young adults in Louisville doubled, reaching a peak of 562 in 2013. In 2015, 418 young adults age 18-24 were living in adult emergency shelter or on the streets, plus an additional 450 youth below the age of 18 were served by YMCA Safe Place Services of Louisville. In response to this alarming data, the Coalition for the Homeless and a committee of…


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What Will Louisville Look Like Sans Obamacare?

Most people know by now that the Affordable Care Act has provided anything but affordable healthcare and many pundits feel like that is one of the major issues on President Elect Trump’s agenda that won him votes. Premiums are on the rise as are deductibles and many major insurers have opted out of the game. If Trump holds true to his campaign promises and does away with Obamacare, what will the outcome be like for Louisville? Will blue collar workers be insured in the future and what will workers do during open registration? After all, they are being told to…


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Need to Blow Off Some Steam in LouisvilleKY

Need to Blow Off Some Steam? Here Are a Few Things You Should Try Louisville is a generally laid-back place to live, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get caught in the hustle and bustle of everyday life here in the city. While spending time at the office or working towards getting more clients for your business is great, there are times when some time off can really help a lot. These are some of the things you should try to take your mind off of work and blow off steam. Start a Fantasy Sports Team There are a lot…


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Louisville It’s Time to Prepare for Flu Season

Louisville It’s Time to Prepare for Flu Season – What You Should Know Every year about this time the CDC in Atlanta issues a public health statement with its projections for the upcoming flu season along with any changes that have been made in vaccines. Flu shots are already available so it’s time to speak with your healthcare provider about getting vaccinated for the 2016 – 2017 influenza season. If You Don’t Have a Doctor Even with the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, there are still people out there who don’t have a family doctor or a healthcare clinic that they…