Author: Melissa Ferrigno

Professional-Services Firms Forge Growth in Southwestern Connecticut

Stamford Advocate – The experts are in high demand.

Professional services comprised one of only two job sectors that grew its ranks in the state in August. Stamford, in particular, represents a hub for some of the industry’s top firms, who are attracted by the city’s growing economy and proximity to New York City. A number of those companies are increasing their local ranks and expanding into promising digital fields.

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As Executives Age, Future of CT Family-Owned Businesses Under Threat

Hartford Business Journal – Connecticut’s family owned businesses face an uncertain future in the years ahead due to a confluence of factors, a reality that could have stark consequences on the state’s economy, which has long depended on privately held, multigenerational companies.

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Indeed HR Execs: Employee Engagement is Key

Stamford Advocate/em> – Job-search firm Indeed employs some 5,300 people worldwide — and executives say they want to hear from every member of the contingent.

In a panel discussion Wednesday night at the University of Connecticut’s downtown campus, four of the Stamford-based company’s HR executives outlined their organization’s efforts to engage employees. They said they are making progress on a number of initiatives to allow workers to effectively give and receive feedback.

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