What's the one statistic that tells business owners if their enterprise is doing well, or is about to tank big time? "It's the canary in the coal mine," says Corporate Synergies Group chief executive John Turner, describing how he uses it to rescue a troubled account.
Members of Local 542 of the International Union of Operating Engineers had been out on strike from June 27 through June 30, slowing construction at least 30 sites in the city and the Pennsylvania suburbs.
Corporate Synergies executive John Turner was a reluctant convert to meditation, but now he uses the Calm app on his phone to help him stay centered. These days, "Calm" is a must for Turner, who as the leader of a company that deals with employee health benefits, must help his clients through the "corn maze" of ever-changing healthcare legislation.
On Wednesday, the 22-member first class graduates from Uplift Solutions' prison-to-productivity pathway engineered as a partnership between Brown's SuperStores, which has promised to hire every graduate, and Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Striking crane operators are "back to work," amid a fragile peace between their union and an organization of building contractors.
When Patrick Sugrue took over as CEO at Saladworks, he had to put some of the company's sacred cows out to pasture. His method? Very West Coast.
The other building trades walked away from the job.
After talks to end a three-day construction slowdown failed Thursday, the union representing crane and backhoe operators said it will protest at the new Comcast tower construction site Friday morning, starting as early as 6 a.m.
When it comes to the food business, Patrick Sugrue, chief executive, has just about run the table. He's worked at wine, soda, ham and pork producers. Now he's in salads. He talks of changing trends.
The measure, which applies to minor offenses, passed unanimously Wednesday.
Talks are set to resume Thursday in the dispute between the General Building Contractors Association of Philadelphia and the union representing crane operators, which has created work stoppages at about 30 job sites.
When West Pharmaceutical Services chief executive Eric Green needs a little stress relief, he pays a visit to his company's laboratories. In a white jacket and safety glasses, the former chemist gets to trade talk of share prices and corporate strategy for the fine points in developing the latest in patient self-injection devices or packaging solutions for sensitive molecules along with a healthy dose of ribbing from his fellow scientists.
Eric M. Green started his career as a chemist, but it wasn't long before he was promoted into management positions.
The disagreement arose from the terms of the January 2016 deal in which the nonprofit Crozer-Keystone Health System agreed to sell its assets, including its five Delco hospitals, to for-profit Prospect Medical Holdings.
Nurses from Delaware County Memorial Hospital said conditions there have declined since a new owner, Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., took over last year. Inside the courthouse, lawyers argued over the terms of Prospect's purchase of the four-hospital Crozer-Keystone Health System.
Hundreds of federal employees are expected to rally Thursday at noon at Independence Mall to protest proposed cuts in federal funding.
Jane M. Von Bergen writes about the workplace — employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.