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Nursery Industry Acts on 2021 Demand 

The nursery industry expects high demand in 2021, and growers advise that consumers order early and stay flexible. Although the industry has greatly benefitted from the effects of stay-at-home orders, inventory is low, and demand is high.   Heightened Demand  According to IBISWorld research, being at home regularly influenced many consumers to look to make “aesthetic upgrades to their homes and yards.” New and experienced gardeners were encouraged to buy plants to beautify their […]

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Gender Diversity Impacts the Workplace

Gender diversity has proven to be beneficial to organizations for a variety of reasons. From job satisfaction and culture to financial stability, when women are involved, company performance improves.   Company Culture  Women contribute to the development of a better work environment. According to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), “having a higher percentage of women in an organization predicted more job satisfaction; more organizational dedication; more meaningful […]

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Winning Your Virtual Interview

Remote work structures and a virtual interview process through online communication platforms have become the new normal for many organizations. While virtual interviews are often conducted with the same structure as face-to-face interviews, they require unique factors to succeed.  According to Harvard Business Review, there are three components to consider to complete a noteworthy virtual interview:   Your Message  Your Setting  Your Delivery  Your Message  Your […]

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FWF Market Insights: February 19, 2021

  Load-To-Truck Ratio (L/T) is the number of loads posted for every posted truck available. It is a real-time indicator of market demand and trucking supply — it tells us how tight capacity is and how rates are going to change.   Load-To-Truck Ratio:  Flatbed L/T increased 181% year-over-year.    From January 25-31 to February 1-7, dry van and reefer L/T increased by 5.1% and 13.9%, respectively. Flatbed L/T decreased […]

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Emphasizing Perspectives: A Diverse Workplace

Diversity empowers employees by appreciating what makes them unique, whether that be their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, education, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion. According to Global Diversity Practice, “Diversity allows for the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.” Organizations that promote diversity acknowledge and appreciate the unique viewpoints of their employees.  Organizational […]

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Realizing Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is the reputation that an individual carries with them. According to SMU Daily Campus, it is the “impression that your skills, experience, actions, and value leave on colleagues, past, present, and future.”  It explains who you are and the story behind your identity.   Building Your Personal Brand  As stated on Learning Hub, “85% of U.S. recruiters and HR […]

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FWF Market Insights: January 13, 2021

BUSINESSES, MASKS, AND STAY-AT-HOME MAPS ECONOMIC ANALYSIS This report serves to help understand the economic trends occurring in the states that are currently open or are in the process of opening up. All data is pulled from external sources, which are given credit throughout.  WEEKLY ECONOMIC INDEX (WEI) The Weekly […]

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