Human Resources

Barron Guss, President and CEO, Altres

The talent management and outsourcing veteran speaks candidly on how local companies excel – and fall short – at recruiting, retaining and inspiring workers.  Q: Why is recruiting such a headache? Guss: Businesses are doing what you think should be…

Supporting Financial Literacy

Q: What can I do to help my employees improve their financial literacy? A: Companies are becoming more attuned to the fact that their employees’ financial well-being is inherently tied to their performance at work. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently found that nearly one-third…

How Engaged is Your Workforce?

Employee engagement is measured by the commitment level an individual has in helping a company achieve its business goals.   Engagement in the American Workplace Benefits of An Engaged Workforce An engaged workforce leads to improved productivity, stronger company performance,…

Reversing Hawaii's Brain Drain

Five steps local leaders are taking right now to persuade bright young kamaaina to stay home or come back Tony Marzi is the kind of kamaaina that Hawaii’s business and community leaders hope will come home. The 32-year-old grew up…

Restoring Memories

The JamBio for JamBios goes a little like this: An entrepreneur with successful ventures sees ideas everywhere. As she walks down the street, Beth N. Carvin pulls ideas from her surroundings, her daydreams, and the people and things in her…

Secrets of Headhunters

Sandra Ohara and Chris Cruthers Adams don’t miss a thing: The conversations in the outer office. Smiles. No smiles. Chaotic piles of desk papers. The easy way employees communicate. Or don’t. In short, they explore the culture of a workplace…