Recent Blogs

July 23, 2018 – Colleen Niese

Does Your Headhunter Use an ATS Solution?

When it comes to hiring, some positions are super straightforward to fill while others present challenges each step of the way: a parking operator opening in a new market needing a really strong operations professional, or sourcing for a newly created position (IT comes to mind) and no one within the organization has a clue what to ask or how to write a job ad to attract the right candidates. Never mind that simply between HR and the hiring manager, no one has the bandwidth to vet, interview, or evaluate potential candidates for the best fit.

July 09, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

DISC-overy – How To Influence Others To Meet Your Objectives

Have you ever repeated yourself many times over, but your colleague is still not quite getting what you’re saying? It can be frustrating, and just about everyone has experienced this at one point. While it’s no secret that you will come across many personalities in the workplace, it’s also important to note that all behavioral profiles process information and go about communication in distinctly different ways.

June 21, 2018 – Vicki Pero

What's Most Important to Parking Professionals When It Comes to Job Satisfaction?

The American economy is booming, unemployment rates are low across the country, and in one study, 33% of employees say that they feel high levels of engagement at work.  Employee Benefit News also recently reported it costs employers an average of 33% of an employee’s annual salary each time a position turns over. Clearly both stats speak volumes about the high cost of turnover and employee dissatisfaction to employers in the broad sense when looking at today's workforce as a whole.

June 08, 2018 – Colleen Niese

How To Hire the Best (vs. the "Familiar")

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure in attending my niece's university graduation ceremony at Wellesley College. The energy created from celebrating 500 women from around the world who collectively earned such an achievement through their intellect and effort was inspiring. Given I was about to moderate a panel discussion at the IPI's Annual Conference & Expo, one troubling thought that came to mind that day was what a shame it would be if any of these graduates lost out on a well-earned opportunity simply because of her gender.

May 24, 2018 – Tim Winterich

Memorial Day, Veterans, and Parking!

The Memorial Day holiday is upon us!  This holiday kicks off the unofficial start of summer with such happenings as the release of kids from school, the opening of many pools across the U.S., the running of the Indianapolis 500, and the race to find prime parking spots for all of those Memorial Day events.

May 10, 2018 – Vicki Pero

4 Lesser Known Facts About the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was a hot topic of discussion in 2016 when the Department of Labor proposed rule changes to exempt versus non-exempt employment criteria that were ultimately rejected by the federal court.  While the lawyers duke it out to decide its fate, the FLSA has faded into the background for most employers.  While the bright light on FLSA may have dimmed a bit, here are a few of the lesser known requirements that I will be sharing while facilitating the FLSA workshop session in a few weeks at the IPI Conference and Expo.