Recreational marijuana is legal; now what?

By Jim Annis, CEO You may know it as cannabis, Mary Jane, pot, grass, 420, burnie, and many more creative names. Whatever you call it, recreational marijuana is now legal in Nevada. What does that mean exactly? That is a little more complicated. This article is not about medical marijuana, because medical marijuana has been around […]

Get Creative for SUCCESSFUL HIRING in 2017

by Celeste Johnson, COO   Northern Nevada is now an employee market. Implications for employers include a multitude of things – one being the way they hire. Employers must step out of their box, implementing creative tactics and strategies to find (and retain) top talent. Why is this? The Northern Nevada market is now at […]

Workplace trends in 2017

By Jim Annis, CEO   Sitting around the management table, we are all in agreement about the following factors that will influence the workplace in 2017; however, we are not all in agreement about how they will reveal themselves. Time will tell. Starting a dialogue is a great place to start. Let’s begin … Millennialization […]

The workplace togetherness guide

By CEO Jim Annis How do you approach the times of “togetherness” at your workplace? Open and honest communication helps increase the transparency of the organization and equal truth in my mind. That is one of the elements for a great place to work. We have had several goals for staff meetings over the years, from […]

12 trends in business 2016

by Jim Annis, CEO   Every year we have a little fun marrying a well-loved holiday song and HR trends. Sing the words to the tune of, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Here we go: On the first day of Christmas, My true love gave to me, A Reno-o Re-enaissance. On the second day of Christmas, […]

But vs. And

By Anastasia Warren, Sales and Marketing Manager   “I like that idea, but we need to weigh the pros and cons.” If my upper leadership responds with this, I automatically feel that my input is inadequate. That my solution was the wrong one. That there are too many flaws to my idea. “I like that […]

4 business email etiquette tips

By Jim Annis   “As I said before, I’m sorry if this touches a nerve because I just know you people never read this column all the way to the end.” – The Annoying One How did you react? The sentence encapsulates everything that can go wrong in workplace email communication. It floors us how […]