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September 3, 2013

Eight Simple Ways to Green Your Business

It's a sound investment and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these easy steps to make your company more sustainable. 
August 30, 2013

NPR And On-Air Credits: The End of a Thank You

A decision has been reached to end all forms of on-air thank yous because research says it's a turn-off and, in the end, all forms of thank yous are never enough.  
August 29, 2013

New Strategies Around Strategy

The financial crisis turned traditional budgeting and strategic planning on its head. Now companies allow for more flexibility in drafting their plans.  
August 20, 2013

Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It

Whether you're looking for a bookkeeper who can keep day-to-day finances in order, a consultant who can help breathe new life into branding, or a researcher who delivers needed intelligence, I have four ways you can get marquee advice on a modest budget.
August 19, 2013

Donors Call for Measurements That Go Well Beyond Audience Ratings

Foundations and major donors are increasingly asking public broadcasters to demonstrate the impact of their work on their communities, prompting pubcasters to consider new metrics that go beyond traditional audience measurement. The new emphasis by funders has prompted a flurry of activity and discussion as some pubcasters work to identify best practices and standardize measurements, and others debate whether the impact of nonprofit journalism should be quantified at all.
August 19, 2013

Why It Will Be Difficult to Create Secure E-mail

Two major secure e-mail services shut down earlier this month, with the people who run them claiming that e-mail inherently lacks privacy, and to keep operating would give their clients a false sense of security.
August 16, 2013

Temp Jobs Become Way To Go for Many Employers

The number of workers with temporary jobs is at an all-time high nationally, and many are finding that they are part of a cycle of such employment — a trend that labor leaders bemoan but manufacturers see as prudent.
August 6, 2013

PBS Finds a 'Lost Generation' of Viewers, Thanks to 'Downton,' Romney and Mr. Rogers Remixed

Here's a fact that may increase your faith in Americans' viewing habits: PBS is the only broadcast network that is steady in the key 18-49 demographic, up in total viewers and up dramatically in viewers 18-34. PBS can thank that Emmy favorite, "Downton Abbey," and an autotuned Mr. Rogers. And maybe even Mitt Romney, whose call to end PBS's funding last year made the Twitter generation rally around Big Bird.
August 2, 2013

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea.
August 1, 2013

Why HR Needs to Stop Passing Over the Long-Term Unemployed

At least at present — and perhaps because of the depth of the recession — there doesn't seem to be much stigma associated with being unemployed per se. But there is a really big reluctance to hire those who have been unemployed for a while. It's so big that it trumps the concern about having the relevant skills, which news reports constantly suggest is the big challenge employers face.