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Today’s companies recognize the importance of conducting employment background checks. Background checks are an important component of most hiring practices. According to a national survey of HR professionals, 96% of employers conduct at least one type of background screening. Whether organizations seek to verify previous employment and educational credentials, check...
Starting a business 2017
We write plenty of business savvy informational articles on our site, but for those of you that don't own your own business, do you ever wonder what it's like to be an entrepreneur in this day and age? Does creating your own schedule excite you? What about not having to answer...
Oil and gas investing
In the new shale-dominated world, we all know that the industry is changing. With threats ranging from geopolitical issues to the rise in electric vehicles and alternative fuel sources, we need repeat investors now more than ever if we’re going to stay in business. If we turn people off...
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Working in the restaurant industry, I’m constantly evaluating all aspects that go into creating a satisfactory dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick delivery on Friday night, a dine-in brunch on Saturday afternoon, or takeout on Sunday, there are several factors that can make each dining...
Military action leading to closure of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Saudi Arabia could seriously disrupt global trade in chemicals and oil products, with a knock-on effect for the world’s already fragile manufacturing economy. The U.S. killing of General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ overseas...
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Fashioning a social media policy in today’s climate can be both challenging and exhausting. With national policy being announced by the President via Twitter, social media touches our lives daily. The law, as usual, lags behind technology, putting employers in a precarious position when it comes to the intersection...
The interactive and rigorous approach taken in the UTSA Honors College’s Tutorial I encourages critical thinking on the part of students regarding timely and relevant topics confronting society In one instance highlighting The University of Texas at San Antonio’s goal of offering experiential learning, the Honors College is now in...
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Let’s face it — housing, especially in areas like the Permian Basin, is hard to come by. Companies in energy, construction and similar industries with the need for short-term housing can find it difficult to locate housing options that are both convenient and affordable.
Blockchain in energy
Blockchain in Energy Blockchain technology is the simplest form of the public ledger and shared database that assists in identifying, tracking and tracing every transaction on the enterprise blockchain network. These transactions are recorded in the form of blocks. These blocks are added to the blockchain in a linear and...
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Jane Gimler Ingleside Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO What does your typical day at the office look like? There is no such thing as a typical day in chamber world; nothing is the same or routine. Since I wear many hats (chamber, marketing, events coordination, visitors center), I can have a...
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