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Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she plans to build infrastructure to extend her growing season. McCleary says adding caterpillar tunnels, a cooler and employees will set …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says seasonal hiring is down slightly due to the pandemic. She says companies still need seasonal labor, but the types of jobs have …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

Abe McGull, assistant U.S. Attorney, says employees like to see how much enthusiasm their leaders show for the organization and will mirror what leaders demonstrate. You get what you give. McGull is …

Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, recently hired three women to help her. She says it’s a great opportunity for everyone because they can work while watching the children and …

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says it’s crucial to be responsive in the talent recruitment process. She says compensation is still supreme, but other benefits …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most companies promote good employees to management positions. She says that’s why it’s critical for managers to know the basics of …

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss says you must have a great team supporting you. She says recruiting is easier because of interest in the CBD field, however she also suffered turnover after losing …

Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, says don’t be afraid to bring employees on board. Otwell says you want to protect your business, but the increase in productivity is worth it. Duration: 0:31

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most of her practice deals with helping businesses reduce challenges and implement best practices for FMLA and ADA. Wente is a 2020 Springfield …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says they have been asking staff what they’ve learned working through the pandemic. Fogle says adaptability, dealing with isolation …

Patrick Nett, owner of Thai Express, says keeping a good work atmosphere helps him and his employees keep their minds off the pandemic. He says his family and customers’ appreciation make it easier …

With some employees returning to work after the shutdown, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set requirements regarding what an employer can and cannot do under ADA, the …

Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says transitioning from making liquor to hand sanitizer was a simple transition. The move allowed Pope to keep his staff working and …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says leaders who are new to managing remote employees may worry about productivity. Nielsen says playing watchdog can be counterproductive. Be …

When the pandemic hit, Patrick Nett, owner of Thai Express, saw there was a risk he would have to cut hours or layoff staff. Nett told his staff he would do anything to keep everyone employed. He …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says not all small businesses can afford to stay open by cutting employee hours. Irons says you …

Hold Fast Brewing owners Carol and Susan McLeod turned their fire station brewery into a drive through to accommodate the carry out only rule. The sisters say this is a big financial hit but are …

“I think accountability is profoundly critical in an organization,” says Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage. She says leaders must exemplify accountability if they …

Carrie Tennis, senior director of operations with Family Pharmacy, says focusing on communities, customers and culture is the formula for their success. Practicing kindness is a more than four decade …

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