A new survey reveals some of the things that drive employees crazy and could eventually lead to their leaving an organization. One human resources professional offers tips to soothe the sore spots and keep staff happy.
Even though federal agencies are staying away, Las Vegas is holding its own as a meeting and convention destination. Still, Sin City thinks it can do better, and it’s using two new ad campaigns to bring in new meeting business.
For years, the entertainment industry campaigned hard against consumers who engaged in illegal file-sharing of copyrighted material, suing thousands of individual users over that time. Now, the American Bar Association is encouraging those groups, and ABA members, to take a different approach.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a recent interview that the city would be better served by having one united police association, instead of its current four groups. The race-based associations involved said they just aren’t ready for that yet.
With a third announcement in less than a month of a casino set to close its doors, the Atlantic City gaming industry has a serious problem on its hands. While many believe a saturated market did the resort town in, the American Gaming Association said stifling regulation is to blame.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to open its first office outside the DC area, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The group hopes its deep roots in lobbying and advocacy can attract Bay Area-techies as they look to navigate national policy issues.
When she was hired as the new executive director of the Wood Component Manufacturers Association in April 2013, Amy Snell, CAE, took over for an organization that needed a new lease on life. Her first year on the job offers lessons for other association leaders championing change.
In 2000, the German national soccer team was embarrassed and seemed lost after it was knocked out of an early round of Europe’s biggest tournament. The German Football Association drastically altered the country’s youth development program, and the result was on display at this year’s World Cup. It’s a strategy other associations should pay attention to.
The recent wave of young undocumented immigrants into Texas has created both a political firestorm and a humanitarian crisis, as thousands of children and teens await processing in detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border. Several lawyers’ associations this week put out urgent calls to their members to provide the youths with legal representation.
The process for making and distributing sliced bread hasn’t changed much since it was first sold 86 years ago this week, but the product opened the door to other innovations in the baking industry. What can associations learn from the durability of a simple, yet crucial, innovation?