If you were to ask someone from out of state, what words they would use to describe the City of Detroit, you would most likely hear answers such as: corrupt, bankrupt, impoverished, and dangerous. We are all aware that Detroit has seen better days. What once was considered the “Paris of the West” and “The City of Tomorrow,” Detroit has become a shell of its former self. Detroit used to be a model American city, where innovators like Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers helped to establish a strong economy that employed hundreds of thousands of people. That Detroit has become a distant memory.
Recently, there has been a lot of focus on building a strong company culture. What does that mean, though? Simply put, it is the personality of your company through the sharing of common values and attitudes. “How does this help my company?” you might ask. Fostering a strong company culture can benefit your company in a number of ways:
- Worker productivity
- Retention of employees
- Company reputation
- Quality products and services
The Macomb-OU INCubator recently took home a technology award from the 2015 Corp! Magazine DiSciTech Awards. This award exemplified how Mac-OU INC helps small businesses grow by creating customized success strategies for startup and emerging companies in the niche industries of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology.
We’re so grateful to have been honored with a technology award from Corp! Magazine. This award recognized our support of small businesses and we couldn’t be more proud!
Winning an award is always gratifying, but the credibility a company earns in respect to the award is even more important. Small businesses should pay special attention to this aspect of awards. There is no question that it is difficult to launch a business, become recognized and prove a business’s worth. Awards, especially those focused in a business’s industry, can ease up those difficulties.
Students are polishing up the final touches on their resumes, piecing together their portfolios, completing their due diligence of potential employers, and picking out the perfect professional wear to dress to impress. That’s right, it’s Oakland University’s career fair this week. As a soon-to-be graduate, I’m part of the thousands of students beginning a (hopefully not long) job search.
It’s not just students who are seeking the perfect company to jump on board with. The nerves can run high in boss world, too. Employers are preparing to search for suitable candidates to join their companies. They want the best candidates to apply for a position with their company or at least stop by their career fair table.
Some may think that startups have a bigger problem finding employees than the corporate world does. Startups may not be as well known to career seekers, nor be able to offer the highest pay wage and fabulous benefits that large companies can.