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Tumbleweed Center Relocates Phoenix Headquarters

Tumbleweed Logo
by in In The Spotlight

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development will expand and relocate its headquarters from Downtown Phoenix to Siete Square II, 3707 N. 7th St. in Midtown, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Tumbleweed was established in 1972 with a mission to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in the community… Read More →

Wells Fargo Plans 410,000 SF Expansion in Chandler

by in Business News | In The Spotlight

By Eric Jay Toll, Senior Correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange | Special to Arizona Commercial Real Estate magazine   Wells Fargo unveiled its 410,000-square-foot Chandler campus expansion to a neighborhood meeting in the East Valley September 16. Arizona Builder’s Exchange broke the story Monday night that the bank filed a rezoning application with the city… Read More →

Tailoring In The Workplace May Lead To A Better Fit

Tailoring Jobs

A good fit between employer and employee ups the chances that the employee will find his or her job fulfilling and be more productive. This was confirmed by a study sponsored by WorldatWork, “Organizational Culture and Total Rewards: Person-Organization Fit (2010),” which found that employees who share similar values with their organizations tend to be… Read More →

Top 6 Useful Productivity Apps

by in Blogs | Lists | Tech

Evernote Ever have a idea that you need to jot down and not forget? Evernote does this and more. With Evernote you can sync all your notes from your computer, phone and the web. This useful app does more than just note taking. You can type, a note, clip a web page, snap a photo… Read More →

Cohesive Sustainable Workplace Environment

Cohesive Workplace
by in Blogs | Green | Workforce

The summer of fun in Arizona has arrived. What are some of the exciting topics around the water cooler this season? Consider these: A splendid May that has seen unseasonably cool temperatures; our Phoenix Suns vying for a championship; environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico; this little thing called Senate Bill 1070. Did you… Read More →

2009 Large Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Christine Nichols Title: Human Resource Manager Company: Human Capital Strategies Years with company: 1 Years in current position: 1 Company established: 2007 No. of employees in AZ: 980 No. of employees in HR dept.: 2 Christine Nichols has a take-charge attitude that she applies to all her duties as human resource manager at… Read More →

2009 Small Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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Name: Camille McCaleb Title: Vice President of Human Resources and Operations Company: Creative Business Resources Years with company: 4 Years in current position: 4 Company established: 1997 Employees in AZ: 25 Employees in HR department: 3 Progressive companies know there’s more to filling job openings than simply interviewing people and hiring warm bodies. At… Read More →

You Need More Than A Table And Chairs To Make A Conference Room Inviting And Efficient

Table & Chairs alone don't make a workspace comfortable

A 2005 Microsoft Corp. survey of personal office productivity found that people spend an average of 5.6 hours each week in meetings. That meeting time may be spent in a well designed, comfortable conference space. Or it can be in an uncomfortable chair with no plug for the laptop or light to read presentation notes,… Read More →

New Program At Thunderbird Aims To Help Students And Employees Succeed Post-Recession

Students/employees succeed post-recession

Lately, the national and international media have been reporting that the economy is recovering. The chatter is that many of the key indicators (other than unemployment) are starting to predict that we may be just a quarter or two from the “light” at the end of the tunnel. That light, however, could be snuffed by… Read More →

Do You Know What Happens When Your Company Chucks Its Old Computers?

old computers, electronics

It’s time to swap out your old clunker computer for a fast, new one. You discuss your needs with your systems manager, she buys a new machine and makes the swap. Where does that old computer go after it leaves your desk? Do you need to care? Electronics waste, or e-waste, is getting increasing attention… Read More →

Prevent An Operational Nightmare At Your Company

operational nightmare
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Imagine this scenario: Your business has superior processes and efficiencies in place for R&D. As long as payroll is made on time, sales are coming in and operations are otherwise running smoothly, you don’t question what is going on in your non-development related departments. Then, the person who’s been running your human resources department for… Read More →

Customer Service And Reliability Are Two Important Factors In Selecting The Right Telecom Provider

ear, drawing, woman
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

With the evolution of the information age, corporations are continually looking for new ways to increase productivity. Executives are faced with hundreds of service options on a daily basis and need help answering at least one of the many important operational questions they might have: How to choose the right telecommunications provider. When you think… Read More →

Creating More Efficient Workspaces Can Increase Productivity And Reduce Costs

organized desk

Bracing for austere times ahead, office leaders have two obvious places to cut back: payroll and real estate. No one would suggest that cutting staff is an easy or enjoyable thing to do, but it can be an opportunity. Space freed by reductions in payroll can be reorganized to improve workplaces, bolster worker morale and… Read More →

Dial Corp. Gets Ready To Move Into Its New Headquarters

For the first time, Dial Corp.'s research and development will be housed with the company's headquarters.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

By year’s end, Dial Corp. expects to have moved into a new 350,000-square-foot national headquarters in Scottsdale, and for the first time it will house its research and development operations under the same roof. What’s more, Dial Corp. will be the first tenants in One Scottsdale, a luxury retail and lifestyle community at the northeast… Read More →