Recent Blogs

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.   

April 27, 2018 – Colleen Niese

Three Tips To Engage Employees When It Comes to Technology

#JohnVanHorn from #ParkingToday asked me to present at last month's 2018 #PIE Conference on how to engage employees when it comes to implementing technology based solutions. As he put it, "To be blunt, it’s still pretty common in our world to work with front-line managers who couldn’t build an Excel spreadsheet if their lives depended on it."

March 29, 2018 – Vicki Pero

Three Ways to Influence Others At Work. Even If You're Not in Charge.

Everyone has an opportunity to influence others in the workplace. Employees who are not in a leadership position, often believe they don't have a say, and this can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Ineffective leaders ironically don't have as much influence as they think. If you don't believe me, consider the worst boss you ever worked for - how much influence did this person have over you day to day?

March 16, 2018 – Tim Winterich

Saint Patrick and Parking?

How many ways can we see St. Patrick appearing in the world of #parking today!?