3 July, 2018
What do you think about when you hear the term, “Company culture”? Do you think of casual Fridays? Do you think of health benefits? A culture exists no matter which company you work with, and the connotation of the term is widely varied. Proactive companies work to incorporate a specific company culture that satisfies employees and attracts job seekers. For example, Google has a floor in their Googleplex that is a gym. They want to offer a worry-free environment for their employees. I mean, if you go to the gym on a regular basis, wouldn’t it be cool to go during your lunch break and not take time out of your morning or afternoon? With characteristics like these, Google has become one of the most sought out companies to work for.
22 May, 2018
Developing leadership skills is an important and necessary process in today’s workplace. For most of us, there will be a point in your career when you’re going to be asked to take the lead in an initiative or be offered a higher position earlier than expected. As this new opportunity comes about, you may wonder, “What are some key leadership skills I need to form a strong foundation?” At the start of my career, I thought you had to be the industry expert to be eligible to lead. Though knowledge is useful, the reality is that you must have people skills. Here are the four fundamental skills I’ve learned during my time with the Chamber.
4 May, 2018
The Garland Chamber took National Small Business Week April 30 through May 4 as an opportunity to celebrate business owners, and highlight the range of free, relevant resources available to them.
25 April, 2018
As tough as it is to admit, at some point we are all victims of poor time management. Managing your time effectively is important in balancing the various demands throughout your day, and though the concept of time management may sound simple, the actual practice is what can be difficult. Identifying the right tools is crucial, so here are a few useful tips that may be right for you.
28 March, 2018
Change is inevitable. In a society that constantly looks for sustainable opportunities to grow, innovate and improve, it’s unlikely that you or your business will ever get to stay “the same” for long. It’s only human to be afraid of the unknown, and change is often accompanied by uncertainty, so one of the most important steps to adapting to change is to look ahead and prepare yourself for what’s to come.
6 March, 2018
In the Garland Chamber’s mission of providing leadership in development of the local economy, we are drawn on an increasing frequency into the discussion on workforce. In today’s world, having a sustainable, trained supply of workers is the single most important element in attracting and retaining business in any community. At a recent workforce pipeline summit sponsored by the Chamber and DCMA, City Manager Bryan Bradford said, “The first question that a company asks when considering moving to Garland is, ‘Do you have people ready to go to work?’”
6 February, 2018
2018, a new year filled with tons of business opportunities. The score sheet is dialed back to zero and you are going to crush it in the marketplace this year. But how can you consistently be at your best when the business world is always changing?
2 February, 2018
The Garland Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 200 of its members to celebrate a year of success at the organization’s 86th Annual Banquet, sponsored by BB&T.
4 January, 2018
Knowing that a need for a highly-skilled workforce pool is a tremendous asset to a community, the Garland Chamber and Garland ISD work diligently to educate the next generation and prepare them for career opportunities right here at home, in Garland, Texas. In 2014, the two entities partnered to launch a Career Expo that would purposefully connect District high school students with local employers.
2 January, 2018
Setting a goal is easy. Achieving a goal is hard. Whether you're striving to lose weight in the new year, or working toward a promotion in your job, saying you want to do something is only the first step in actually getting it done.