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Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?
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Retail Group: Annual Retail Sales to Rise 3.8 to 4.4 Percent

The nation's largest retail trade group says retail sales will increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent this year compared with last year.
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Little Rock Startup Hires Venture Center Exec

RaftUp Technologies of Little Rock announced Monday the hiring of Jessica Johnston-Myers as its COO.
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