We've seen the survey that suggests up to 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged to "moderately" engaged in their work. That in itself is a stunning number but how does that impact productivity and the bottom line? Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources has some answers and some pretty simple suggestions as to how to fix an issue that is costing American business billions of dollars.
Telemedicine has become an attraction for patients and providers who wish to cut costs and have the ability to communicate using the Internet. But there has been a question of security and ease of delivery. Meet Ben Lefever the creator of Certintell a new startup in the delivery of telemedicine. We spent some time asking the questions and getting some solid answers. Here is that conversation.
She has been in the United States for thirteen years from Columbia and now assists businesses in better understanding the Latino Market and how to market to this growing demographic. Meet Clemen Wilcox from Clemen Wilcox and Associates. Wish we knew more Spanish!
We met Juli Accola at a Polk City Chamber meeting and were captivated by her electric personality and dedication to her job with Ankeny Sanitation. We asked if she would be interested in coming on the Business News Hour to talk about a world few of us know much about....trash. Here is that conversation.
For all the talk about large corporations the vast majority of businesses in the United States are small. In this interview Michael visits with Amelia Lobo from the Iowa Center for Economic Success about targeted micro-loans of $5,000 to $50,000. Spend some time with them to learn if you qualify.
At the beginning of each week our own Laura Kinnard visits the studio with the Des Moines Business Calendar. Her top picks of business events and networking functions happening in the Des Moines Metro.
Security breaches...it's all over the news. What can your company do to minimize your exposure and...you don't have to be a large box store to take action. Dave Nelson made a visit to talk about it. A fast paced conversation with the CEO of Integrity.
The Des Moines Performing Arts casts a wide net as they work to assist high schools in a 125 mile radius of Des Moines with their plays and musicals. Karoline Myers is the Education Manager who explains what it is they do and the event that is scheduled for June 1 to showcase these talented high school students. Tickets are here!
Here's Sheryl from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines with her list of "Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro this weekend! Have a listen to her, DJ T-Hack (Tyler Hackenmiller) and Michael and make your plans to enjoy the long weekend.
Our regular contributor Desmund Adams began the conversation remembering Dr. Michael Ferrari, the former president of Drake University, who played a major role in Desmund's life. We then spoke about the ABC's of career development from a speaking engagement he did this past weekend in Minnesota. Here is that conversation: