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Wednesday, December 17

National Tech Survey (and the Midwest too)

Posted by: >Brad Nellis

NEOSA has a long, proud affiliation with the Technology Councils of North America (aka TecNA); it’s an association of tech organizations across the US and Canada.

Among other things, we participate in their surveys and studies, by encouraging our members to share their data. Most recently, a few months ago, TecNA commissioned its third annual National Survey of Technology, Policy and Strategic Issues. More than 1,500 technology businesses participated, including nearly 350 from the Midwest.

Some of the key findings:

  • Positive business sentiment is trending upward for the tech industry, by more than 7 points in the Midwest

 

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Tuesday, December 02

How does leadership affect attracting and retaining talent

Posted by: >Patrick Antos

This is a great question isn’t it?

Leadership can drastically impact the attraction and retention of employees, and there are many businesspeople we can look for case studies on leaders who have succeeded at the talent game.

The example I’d like to focus on Warren Buffet, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.  While you don’t have to emulate him 100% (though wouldn’t be all love to achieve his net worth?) you should look to him as an example of an effective leader who works to find and retain the best talent for his many companies.

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Thursday, October 30

NEOSA: Strategic Plan Update

Posted by: >Brad Nellis

Last year, we worked with the NEOSA board to develop a strategic plan, one that enables us to better serve our members and the tech community. Throughout 2014, we’ve been working to deploy elements of the plan, and we provided an update back in June.
We thought it was a good time to provide another update on our progress.

 

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