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Strength in Generations: The many benefits of age diversity in the workplace

Today’s workforce spans five generations — which can be a recipe for conflict when each generation comes to work with different worldviews, values and communication styles. But it’s also an opportunity to foster collaboration and leverage each generation’s strengths. “Sometimes we’re just tripping over each other or walking on eggshells because we don’t understand each other and we put wrong

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¡Bienvenido a Branson! To close a workforce gap, Branson employers turn to Puerto Rico

As a famous destination for country music and family entertainment, Branson thrives on tourism and hospitality. It’s a huge industry — one that long ago outgrew the capacity of the local workforce. Employers in the area have compensated by looking outside the country for seasonal workers via the federal H-2B visa program. This approach was working well until 2017, when

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Missouri ranks among top ten states for diversity in tech

It’s official: Missouri ranks 10th in the nation for the diversity of its tech workforce. As for percentage of women working for tech companies, Missouri has the 6th highest rank nationally. That’s just two of the findings in the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s new study, the Technology 2030 Report. The report dives deep into the workings of our state’s tech sector

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