Last Wednesday at noon the DAVIS Training Room was booked with employees from all levels of the organization, different departments and locations. This was a voluntary meeting with an overwhelming response rate. The Professional Development team, an internal focus group, has a mission to empower individuals to advance in their careers by providing the tools, […]
As the Summer Olympics came to a close last weekend, many of us found inspiration in the athletes who competed for their countries. Hard work, determination and amazing team work were just a few things that put America ahead of their competitors. We as employees can learn many lessons from the athletes that worked towards […]
Companies often invest a lot more time, money and energy in the professional development and training of new hires than established employees. According to Forbes “spending on corporate training grew by 15% (the highest growth rate in seven years) to over $70 billion in the U.S.” Yes, that’s right, billion with a “B.” It can […]
Most businesses know what it costs them to turn the lights on each month or have enough printer paper. They know what it costs to ship their goods and cover payroll, but it’s surprising to hear that the majority of companies and hiring managers are unaware of their cost-per-hire.
A mentor is defined as a trusted and wise adviser, and mentoring is the act of being an adviser to those less experienced in their career. Mentoring takes many forms and is the backbone of the Big Brother Big Sister program, nursing and teaching programs, as well as, partnering experienced staff with those still learning […]
Olympians are the best of the best when it comes to athletic competition. With the Winter Olympics just over a week away, I want to dedicate this week’s blog to being the best at whatever it is you do. As any Olympian would probably tell you, set goals. Here at DAVIS we set both personal […]