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Supplier Diversity Food For Thought Part II

Supplier Diversity Food For Thought Part IIby Kenton Clarke by Kenton Clarke In a previous article I wrote titled “Spend Doesn’t Matter”, I highlighted the matrix driven goals followed by most corporations for their Supplier Diversity initiatives. For those unfamiliar with the term Supplier Diversity, “it is a business program amongst Fortune 1000 companies that encourages the use of privately-held companies owned by historically under-utilized businesses when purchasing goods/services.” The fundamental goal of Supplier Diversity is to include businesses owned by diverse people in the supply chain of Fortune 1000 companies to build wealth within those communities. My objective is
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Sit to Stand to Success: Ergonomic Health Leads to Longer Lives and Higher Productivity

Buzz around the office is that sitting has become the newest workplace hazard. Recent research on the effects of sitting for long periods of time on the body all reach similar conclusions: that sitting for more than 3 hours a day causes accumulative damages to your musculoskeletal system1.  In addition, the negative effects of sitting operate independently of moderate to vigorous physical activity around those hours of being sedentary. If you work in an office or spend the majority of your working hours sitting at a desk, this news may seem like a nagging concern you’re powerless against. What can
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Maintaining a Culturally Diverse Educational Climate during an Institutional Consolidation

By Joseph J. Saggio Having spent more than two decades working in American higher education, I feel very fortunate to have chosen this career path.   During that time span I have watched quantum changes in the academic landscape.  Because of the rising costs of higher education, it’s become increasingly difficult for small, highly specialized schools like ours to remain in operation.  Recently, we had to make a major decision to move towards consolidating with a larger, more developed institution, and we wanted to do so without losing the original core values that set us apart as a unique college.  We were
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Wake Up! How to Create a More Engaged Workplace Culture

By Kathy Steele Lack of engagement and poor employee retention rates are growing global issues in the workplace. Studies and reports conducted by Gallup, Deloitte LLC., and Quantum Workplace, chart employee engagement in 2016 at 30-35%. This means nearly 70% of the time employees are disengaged, and this margin is severely impacting companies’ bottom lines. Deloitte’s “Human Capital Trends 2016” report, an annual survey of more than 7,000 HR and business leaders globally, outlines four factors responsible for this shift in work demands. The first is a “demographic upheaval.” Millennials now make up more than half of the workforce, and baby
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Entrepreneurship- Recipe for Wealth Distribution

Entrepreneurship- Recipe for Wealth Distribution Kenton Clarke, Founder Omnikal Our country, the greatest country on the planet, was created, nourished and developed from a spirit of freedom to build and maintain businesses. Professions, developed during the birth of America such as the farmer, miller, blacksmith and trader created the foundation of the economy across America. The deeply rooted belief of ‘opportunity’ in our country for men/women to develop and sustain businesses created the framework for business people to flourish from the onset of our republic. Capitalism and entrepreneurship are what makes America great and continues to create the opportunity to
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