If you've been part of this organization for any length of time, it's likely you've had some interaction with our executive director, Marc Saracco. He has done a spectacular job of leading our staff team since NAWLA transitioned to SmithBucklin in 2014, and has become a familiar and trusted face in
I was introduced to NAWLA some 50+ years ago at the age of 12 (please don't do the math!) on a trip to the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada with my father, Bob Boyd. While I wasn't yet involved in the family business, Manufacturers Reserve Supply, it was important to my mother and father that
Employee engagement is lacking in the workforce. According to one survey, only 13 percent of workers are currently actively engaged in their jobs. That leaves a whopping 87 percent of people who dislike the work they’re doing.
Scary thought: Among this 87 percent, some are working for your company.
Employee engagement begins with leaders showing that they value their people and that they are willing to spend time and resources helping them capitalize on their strengths. However, studies show that only a small fraction of today’s leaders are creating an engaging environment for their people.
2018 has arrived, and with it a new round of corporate (and personal) goal-setting, and the prospect of new beginnings and new trends. But it also means we have all aged another year. Specific to the forest products industry, it’s no secret that the next wave of professionals is poised to retire as