From Expedia

The hand shake can help to make or break a relationship from day one. Read More

From Consumer Reports

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're at home or in a coffee shop. Read More

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach Read More

From U.S. Department of Defense

Without knowing the common ways our data is collected, who is collecting it, and where it can end up, safeguarding our information becomes difficult. Read More

From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

It has been an unusual campaign and election for the US presidency. Donald Trump will take office in January and the Republicans will control of both houses of the legislature.

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A Message From Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Since my last update to you on this topic there have been a number of procedural developments of significance to our legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s new overtime regulation scheduled to take effect on December 1st:

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Kevin Chavis of Star Stainless Screw (Commerce, California) was elected to serve a second term as president of the Pacific-West Fastener Association at a recent meeting of the Pac-West Board of Directors.

Chris McCaffrey of R&D Fasteners (Rancho Cucamonga, California) was elected as the association’s vice president, and Ron Stanley of Empire Bolt & Screw (Spokane, Washington) was elected secretary/treasurer. Rick Peterson of All-West Components & Fasteners (Seattle, Washington) stays on the Board as immediate past president.

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From the Disney Institute

 “We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling ‘purpose’ — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another?” Read More

From Harvard Businss Review

We “catch” energy through our interactions with people – something called “relational energy”— and it affects our performance at work. Read More

From Forbes

The geographically distributed future of work raises questions about how, and even whether, employers should invest in their remote employees.  Read More

Washington, DC (September 26, 2016) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence announces Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, the 11th edition in the landmark Facing the Forces of Change® series.  Since its inception in 1982, this acclaimed series continues to provide insights about the overall future of wholesale distribution and the role of wholesaler-distributors.

Quantity discounts apply when ordering two or more copies. Pricing and order information are available at http://www.naw.org/ftf16.

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From Entrepreneur

You don't want employees feeling like their bright ideas just fall into an abyss. Set aside some time for employees (and their ideas) to shine. Read More

Check out this blog post from Pac-West member Hans Fuller, with Fuller Metric. Read more.

From The MIssion

Given the role that time plays in our lives, it would make sense to focus on managing our time instead of our tasks. Using a calendar effectively can help you tap into the power of one focused hour a day. Read More

From Tom Reilly

The brand of computer I prefer to use comes from Austin, Texas. The brand of motorcycle I prefer to ride comes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The brand of beer I prefer to drink comes from St. Louis, Missouri. Okay, with beer, if someone else is buying, I’ll drink their label.

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently disclosed the details of its final revised regulations relating to certain "white collar" salary exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Read More

From World Economic Forum

Workers who successfully combine mathematical and interpersonal skills in the knowledge-based economies of the future should find many rewarding and lucrative opportunities. Read More

From Harvard Business Review

There’s significant potential in developing what is innately right with people versus trying to fix what’s wrong with them. Read More

From Fast Company

For the vast majority of knowledge workers, clocking fewer hours that generate higher productivity is feasible if you keep these tips in mind. Read More

From Quartz

The companies that sell airline tickets, hotel rooms, and car rentals face an uphill battle to get customers to actually complete the purchase. Read More