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How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

Diane Abramson |

A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention, motivation and morale. Wellness programs have been...

How To: Turn macro trends into long-term profits

Catherine Reilly deLutio |

The best Maine businesses know that long-term success means looking beyond industry fads to the macro economic and demographic trends that influence long-term profits.

How to: Choose a trustee

Caitlin DiMillo, Mainebiz contributor |

Trusts are used for a variety of reasons. Whether the goal is to reduce taxes on the transfer of family wealth, ensure the intended disposition of assets for a non-traditional family, or...

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |

In August, the Equifax data breach left more than 145 million Americans vulnerable to identity theft. Sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, addresses and consumer names...

How to: Attract great candidates and commit to 'customer-like' communication

Leslie Rothman |

Drawing on data gathered from greater Portland job seekers and clients of Career & Workplace Directions, we've concluded that there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to...

How to: Boost and manage your career

Barbara Babkirk |

Do you cringe at the thought of changing jobs or transitioning to a different career? If so, then you're probably not managing your career or recognizing your professional value.

How to: Get prepared for an I-9 compliance audit

Russell Ford |

For employers and human resources professionals, the employment eligibility verification process can be a daunting one. If unorganized, the process becomes all the more difficult.

How to: Key tenets that will enable nonprofits to successfully manage an endowment

John P. (Jack) Moore |

For some not-for-profit institutions, an endowment can serve as a rainy day fund. For others, it might be their life blood for survival. Endowments serve each institution in a unique...

How to: Evaluate a consulting proposal and make a hiring decision

Steve Musica |

Q: I just received a proposal for consulting services. How should I evaluate the proposal and make a hiring decision?

How to: Make social media part of your networking strategy

Nancy Marshall |

Some believe social media is ruining our personal relationships. I believe the opposite. Thanks to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms, we are able to...