How Philanthropy and Branding Go Hand-in-Hand

This article originally appeared on stephenkoppekin.org on Nov. 18, 2017. These days, it’s next to impossible to turn away from the seemingly neverending parade of dilemmas plaguing our world. The dizzying speed at which information now travels has borne a new generation of informed consumers, who seek solutions to global issues that only entities with … More How Philanthropy and Branding Go Hand-in-Hand

Why Keeping Calm And Looking Inward Is The Key To Conflict Resolution

This article originally appeared on stephenkoppekin.net on Nov. 14, 2017. Within any group of people who cooperate over long periods of time, some amount of conflict is bound to spring up. An agreement to collaborate on work assignments or live with a spouse is often interspersed with a bit of disagreement along the way. Most … More Why Keeping Calm And Looking Inward Is The Key To Conflict Resolution

A Crash Course in Eight Areas of Employer-Employee Relations: Part One

This article originally appeared on stephenkoppekin.net on Nov. 7, 2017. For countless entrepreneurs, working with employees is one of the major highlights of owning and operating their own business. However, with the advantages of employing workers come serious responsibilities and laws to follow, so employers should do everything in their power to make sure that … More A Crash Course in Eight Areas of Employer-Employee Relations: Part One

The Steel Strike of 1919

This article was originally published on stephenkoppekin.net on Oct. 31, 2017. At the turn of the 20th century, industrial expansion was the apple of America’s eye. Factories churned out products from silverware to guns to cars at a breakneck pace. A web of railroads tied the country together. Cities began to expand not just out, … More The Steel Strike of 1919

Pajama Productivity: How to Optimize Output While Working from Home

It’s true: Working in pajamas can be very satisfying. However, just as essential to the work-from-home formula as a comfy set of PJs, is the ability to manage one’s time. Unfortunately, the latter often poses a challenge, particularly for those new to remote work. Sporadically tackling job tasks in spaces typically reserved for personal affairs … More Pajama Productivity: How to Optimize Output While Working from Home

How Scalability Is Changing the Job Market

This article originally appeared on StephenKoppekin.net on Oct. 17, 2017. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the amount of new companies founded annually increased from around 575,000 in 1994, to 675,000 in 2015. In stark contrast, the number of jobs new businesses create every year has dropped consistently in the last decade, … More How Scalability Is Changing the Job Market

Hoping for a Big Raise This Year? Don’t Be So Sure

This article originally appeared on StephenKoppekin.net on Oct. 13, 2014. Employees expecting to earn the raise of a lifetime next year may be disappointed. A survey published by global consultant company Aon indicates that 2018 salary increases will likely remain as lackluster as this year’s raises. The survey, which polled around 1,000 companies, indicates that salaries … More Hoping for a Big Raise This Year? Don’t Be So Sure

The 34th Annual ADL/El Caballero Golf Tournament

This article originally appeared on Stephen Koppekin’s LinkedIn profile on Oct. 11, 2017. Connect with him! Few things are better than a beautiful day on the links—except, of course, when that beautiful day is spent in the service of a worthy cause. That was exactly the case for the 34th Annual ADL/El Caballero Golf Tournament, which … More The 34th Annual ADL/El Caballero Golf Tournament

Employment, Labor, and the Supreme Court

This article originally appeared on StephenKoppekin.net on Oct. 11, 2017. The Supreme Court’s current term will feature a host of cases concerning labor and employment issues. In one case—where arguments have already commenced—the Court will decide on the right of workers to file class-action lawsuits against their employers, and in another, it will rule on … More Employment, Labor, and the Supreme Court