For years we’ve had new employees participate in an orientation to gain a greater understanding of our Shamrock. This generally happens six months after an employee has been with us. New employees experience a daylong session to learn about each department, how we integrate among departments to achieve specific goals, and how we effectively work…Details
ARE SUMMER INTERNS WORTH IT? In addition to the pleasure of having young, fresh faces to cheer up the workplace, Bob says “yes” to interns.
A good internship creates a classic win-win situation for everyone involved. The biggest benefit for interns is the chance to work with professionals in their field of interest. It also gives them an opportunity to decide if this is the best career choice to pursue. The employer wins, too. Most companies that hire interns say…Details
At the close of this month’s blog topic about influential women, the women of Shamrock came up with their most-admired list and asked me to choose one to focus on for this week. First, there is Spanx’s Sara Blakely, who developed Spanx women’s undergarments. I’ll let the women of Shamrock suggest why she’s so admired.…Details
I DON’T, BUT I KNOW SOME PRETTY INFLUENTIAL WOMEN WHO DO… This week Bob interviews Kasey Crabtree, a local influential “twitter-er.”
I don’t tweet and I don’t have a Twitter account. But I recently discussed the topic with Kasey Crabtree to learn more about who tweets on Twitter and why, since I wanted to learn more and share it on my blog. I learned from Kasey that up until last year most Twitter users were men,…Details
PERFECT BALANCE. This week Bob offers thoughts about the work/life balance working women, and all parents, face.
Earlier this year I talked about work/life balance and the importance of managing the two. While it’s often the woman in a two-career household with children who juggles the most tasks, all parents have to make daily home vs. work life decisions. I’m a big proponent of balance, and I realize how difficult it sometimes…Details
WARM TOAST FOR WORKING MOMS. This week Bob serves up some thoughts on the moms who work at Shamrock.
There are certain pictures of Mother’s Day seared into our brains from watching TV, seeing magazine ads and hearing stories throughout our lives. Breakfast in bed for mom on Mother’s Day. Many of us probably attempted it once or twice before realizing what a mess it is to make mom breakfast in bed. But that…Details
MAY BRINGS FLOWERS, MOTHER’S DAY AND POWERFUL WOMEN. This week Bob provides some interesting facts about women in powerful places.
May, moms and flowers. Since this is the month of Mother’s Day and there’s an abundance of blooming flowers, these three naturally go together. As kids, we always scrounged enough money together to buy a card and flowers for mom. My kids always remember their mom on Mother’s Day, and I hope this tradition continues…Details
DO WE GIVE UP OUR PRIVACY TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA? This week Bob wonders if privacy is a thing of the past in the age of social media.
It was bound to happen. I just read that some employers are asking employees for their social media passwords. Of course, this has ripped open legislator arguments on both sides of the fence. I heard it’s Bill, H.R. 3309, would prevent employers from demanding workers’ social networking usernames and passwords — and would have allowed…Details
HEALTHCARE FOLLOWING THE TREND OF SMART PHONE APPS. This week Bob turns to the Shamrock team for news about an app for patient insurance cards.
A recent Google search suggests that nearly half (46%) of American adults are smartphone owners (as of February 2012). That’s an increase of 11 percentage points over the 35% of Americans who owned a smartphone last May. And healthcare providers are taking notice of this increasing trend for smartphones. One healthcare app for smartphone users…Details
“…If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat…” Taxman, The Beatles This being pay-the-taxman-week, you might be interested to learn how some municipalities are making it easier for residents to pay utility bills and residential…Details