Article of the week: Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How to Develop it)Wednesday, 25 March 2015
We all have IQ (intelligence) and we've learned about EQ (emotional intelligence), but how strong is your CQ, or cultural intelligence?
Employees with cultural intelligence play an important role in bridging divides in an organization. These employees educate their peers about different cultures and help build interpersonal connections and smooth the interpersonal processes in a multicultural workforce. This week's article will help build your CQ to benefit you both professionally and personally.
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Welcome New Members!Monday, 23 March 2015
Please welcome the following new members who have joined the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber. Be sure to introduce yourself at upcoming events!
- Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea
- The Community Preservation Corporation
- Line to Line Pavement Marking, LLC
- Cogent Technologies
If you're a future member interested in joining, or you're a member who knows of a great prospective member, please contact the Chamber at 518.274.7020.
Article of the week: The New Age Of SEO & Why Your Approach Must ChangeWednesday, 18 March 2015Google, Yahoo and other search engines are evolving and it is important to adapt to these changes when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) and best practices. This week's article gives specific changes comparing past vs. present best practices and what search engines are looking for on your website.
Say Hello to Our New York!Tuesday, 10 March 2015Say Hello to Our New York - The Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN) has produced a fast-paced, four-minute video proving the lifestyle young professionals are looking for is readily available in the Capital Region! This is why we Love New York:
Article of the week: Tips For Dealing With Employees Whose Social Media Posts Reflect Badly On Your CompanyWednesday, 11 March 2015
Great follow-up from Tuesday's Social Media and Legality event!
Are employees' off-duty social media actions grounds for termination? They can be, but be sure to understand the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and keep in mind the tips outlined in this week's article.
Article of the week: Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work EnvironmentWednesday, 04 March 2015
For entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders and employees, your organization's profitability is directly correlated with your productivity. In this week's article, Entrepreneur asks four key questions to help you boost productivity and optimize your work environment.
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Article of the week: Generational Sticking PointsWednesday, 18 February 2015
There are 12 sticking points that cause generational conflict in the workplace. This video provides 5 steps to implement that will help you through generational conflict and build better working relationships.
Article of the week: How to Get Along Better With Your Multigenerational CoworkersWednesday, 11 February 2015
This week's article written by a leading expert on generations, Haydn Shaw of FranklinCovey, provides four takeaways that will protect your from stereotyping and help you work cohesively with your multigenerational coworkers.
Article of the week: 8 Ways to Become a Better Storyteller Through Social mediaWednesday, 04 February 2015Your clients, prospects, colleagues and friends are on social media. The power of visual storytelling is undeniable. The eight tips included in today's article of the week will help your company stand apart from the rest, increase your customer engagement and strengthen your brand recognition.Click here for the full article.
Article of the week: How Smiling Changes Your BrainWednesday, 28 January 2015
Why is smiling so powerful?
How can smiling be beneficial both professionally and personally?
According to Fast Company, putting on a happy face doesn't just make you happier; it makes you healthier, good for both your career and personal well-being.
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