How to Win the ‘War for Talent’
Doesn’t anybody want to work anymore? It’s not just a rhetorical question. More than 50 percent of those surveyed by Pew Research said they believed they would get ahead in their careers by working harder. I was heartened to see that, because my personal mantra for success has always been that working harder is the first and best way to solve most problems.
How to Communicate With Your Audience During Crises
Responding with empathy, action and clarity
In times of crisis, CEOs, business owners, government officials
and other public figures have a responsibility to effectively
convey important — and sometimes life-saving — information to the
public. Understanding how best to deliver that information could
make or break your reputation and your organization.
Could ChatGPT Replace Comstock’s Writers?
AI is a unique innovation that seems to be taking off like a rocket with plans to replace many otherwise human-developed work; but in the end, it could spell disaster to lots of today’s industries if we lose sight of the fact that it needs to work for us, not the other way around.
Speaking Up About Autism
Opinion: Dr. Lorerky Ramirez-Moya shares her experience as the mother of an autistic teen
To mark World Autism Month, Dr. Lorerky Ramirez-Moya of MindPath Health in Roseville offers a guest contribution reflecting on her experience as the mother of a teenage autistic son.
Respect in the Age of New Professionalism
How do we show respect when strong handshakes and fancy titles don’t mean anything?
In an age where yoga pants and T-shirts are acceptable work
attire in many organizations, what does professionalism look
Trade Schools Offer a Career Path to Our Youth
For some, learning a trade they can rely on is more satisfying than earning an academic degree. Career Technical Education programs in community colleges are one path for students to learn those skills.
A Region Full of Stars
It really wasn’t so long ago that women had to fight to enter businesses that were dominated by men, reflects Comstock’s Editor Judy Farah. In her March letter, she celebrates the women who have broken barriers in the Capital Region along with the fresh perspectives they’re bringing to their work.
Perspective: California’s Long and Complicated History With Water
The battle for more water has been fought for decades with no solutions
From 19th century battles between farmers and hydraulic gold miners over debris polluting rivers to 21st-century political duels over spawning salmon, Californians have squabbled incessantly over how water should be captured, allocated, conveyed and priced.
Who Will Save (Not Stop) the Rain?
California has always been celebrated for Innovation, yet we can’t budge our elected leaders to truly innovate much of anything, states Comstock’s president and publisher. In this month’s letter, she considers the complicated issue that is our state’s water dilemma.
An ‘Ounce of Prevention’ Is a Good Rule to Follow – Even With Recession Fears
Opinion: a workplace safety expert offers tips for preventing injuries and saving expenses
Despite the rarity of pandemics, businesses have always had to deal with some degree of uncertainty. Here are 10 tips for navigating shifts in the political, economic, environmental and technological landscape.