Recent Blogs

December 07, 2018 – Colleen Niese

Why Won't They Listen To What I Mean?!

Have you ever walked into a staff meeting, convincing yourself that your team is going to follow what you've requested to the letter, only to leave that same meeting wondering what level of compliance you're going to actually see?

September 13, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

How Your Organization Creates It's Own Culture

 Employers in today’s market strive to create a rich company culture for a number of different reasons:  some believe in the direct correlation between employee performance and profits, others rely on culture to be their guiding compass with decision making and prioritizing strategic goals and most recognize how their employer brand is more and more the key driver to attracting top talent, given career seekers often put it at the top of their list when seeking employment. Our own annual 2018 Parking Industry Career Seeker Survey™ respondents noted company culture as a factor that would raise their engagement (33%), as well as 26% stating that a lack of company culture would be a reason they would leave their current position.The term “company culture” gets thrown around a lot in today’s corporate world, but how do you define it? The term can be difficult to pinpoint at times and even more challenging to decode the exact culture of a company. In business settings, these factors come to mind when discussing company culture:

August 03, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

Parking Industry Workforce Trends Revealed

This past June we invited over two thousand parking professionals to participate in our 2018 Parking Industry Career Seeker SurveyTM, and with nearly 600 responses received, we're excited to help you put what we learned to use.  

One eye-opening parking career trend revealed...

Given 48% of those surveyed said they are looking to change jobs in the next 12 months (90% of which are from operations - gulp) parking organizations would be wise put a bright light on their talent retention strategies in order to mitigate turnover and associated consequences while keeping top talent engaged and productive.  

For those of you looking for a new opportunity, we're excited to share what your peers had to say when it comes to evaluating and selecting a company and role where you will be happy and engaged.

December 14, 2017 – Tim Winterich

Tis The Season For Making New Goals

Helping your employees set new goals for 2018 is a great way to motivate your workforce and accelerate their professional growth for career advancement. When all levels of the organization buy into a common set of goals it also improves employee engagement and creates a more positive work culture.

August 17, 2017 – Colleen Niese

Advance Your Leadership Craft From Parking Pro's

I can sum up in one phrase what leadership entailed when I first came to the parking industry: "Tell 'em what to do and if they don't like it, tell 'em they can leave." It's kinda comical some twenty years later to think this was the essence of leadership and at the same time amazing how far the industry has come in supporting our parking leaders to better their ability to drive results through their teams' performance.

June 22, 2016 – Colleen Niese

What Can A Leader Learn from the NBA Champs?


While tempted to write a page and half about how amazing it is for a Cleveland fan to finally see “the curse” lifted with the Cavs winning the NBA Championship this past Sunday, I think as importantly is to acknowledge the lessons any leader who is interested in improving her craft can glean from this particular finals series.