Business

Business news

KWBU Cornerstone & Presidents Circle Breakfast

Dec 5, 2014

KWBU appreciates each and every donor. 

We are inviting KWBU Cornerstone and President Circle members to a special breakfast with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn on Thursday, January 29th (location tba).

Cornerstone memberships begin at $500 with President Circle members giving $1,000 or more annually. 

If you are a current member and would like to give an addition gift to reach either of these leadership giving levels, contact Loretta Howard at 254-710-7887. 

Marketing professor Bill Weeks identifies what drives work performance, as well as commitment to an organization. 


Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor has topped out its new $100 million Business School building at the corner 4th and Bagby—signifying the halfway point in construction. The Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation will add 41 new classrooms and expand space at the school by 40 percent.


In today's multicultural marketplace, brands are using subtle cues and visual diversity to facilitate messaging where groups aren't well defined. 


Assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, Steve Bradley, studies the success and failure of start-ups. While conventional wisdom says the more money the better, surprisingly, Bradley's research shows that sometimes having too many resources can be a bad thing. 


Over the next five years companies will see a fairly substantial exodus of baby boomers from their workforce. Successful internships play an increasingly vital part in recruitment. The more "real life" the work is, the better, says Dr. Andrea Dixon.

 (*ENCORE)


What motivates workers to break the rules? 


Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink, is known as the "Sherlock Holmes of food." Investigating patterns in food psychology, he found clues to eat healthfully without even noticing. (*ENCORE)


Getting off to a fast start in any company begins with making sure new hires are the “right fit” for the organization. 


Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that concerns the hiring habits of Abercrombie & Fitch.

At issue is whether the store discriminated against a woman because she wore a head scarf. Bloomberg explains:

A shift toward workplace wellness is underway across the U.S. Studies show businesses that incorporate comprehensive wellness programs are able to improve the health of their employees and save their company money at the same time. (*ENCORE)


According to research, effects of abusive supervision reach far beyond the workplace. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson calls it "the spillover effect." (*ENCORE)


401kcalculator.org

Local and statewide groups are seeking payday and auto-title loan reform in Waco and McLennan County. Organizers say payday lenders are draining millions from the local economy. 


Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromourapinheiro/

The latest US job report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows only 142,000 were created in August – and the nation’s unemployment rate fell only slightly from 6.2 to 6.1 percent. 

While the August employment numbers for McLennan County and Waco won’t be released until later this month -- how is the city's job outlook fairing so far?


Pages