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5 Top Lessons From the Most Notable Workplace Trends of 2015
Inc.: This Inc. roundup of workplace trends of 2015 features research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that identifies key characteristics of a “better” workday break. Their research, which shows that people benefit from mid-morning breaks and breaks that feature activities they enjoy doing, received national and international attention.
Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application
U.S. News & World Report: This article, which is about the rigorous and competitive process to get into business schools’ master’s degree programs, quotes Laurie Wilson, director of graduate business degree programs at Hankamer School of Business, about effective ways to apply and ensure a good fit with a program.
5 Tips to Improve Writing in Online Classes
U.S. News & World Report: This article references 2014 research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which showed college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their mobile phones.
Options Still Available for Couples to Boost Social Security Benefits
Kiplinger: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in an article about changes in social security benefits. “One-earner couples may lose the most under the new rules,” Reichenstein said. “With the new regimen, the cumulative lifetime benefits of these one-earner couples would be higher if they did not wait until age 70 to apply. These couples may be better off collecting a couple of years earlier.”
More than Two Dozen Baylor Students Help Syrian Refugees
KXXV-TV: Thirty-two Baylor students from Antioch Church in Waco went to Athens, Greece, and the Greek island of Lesvos during their winter break to help serve the thousands of refugees who have fled from the civil war in Syria. Quoted are Baylor volunteers Sydney Findley, a senior recreation major, and Jack Steadman, a senior Baylor Business Fellow. "The whole time while I was over there I was thinking, ‘Man, what would it be like if I was all of a sudden uprooted from my home in Waco, Texas, and I was forced to go along a refugee trail and put in refugee camps where I don't have any of my resources?’” Steadman said.
Students at Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling Engage in a Day-long Sell-off Competition
Baylor Lariat: Students at Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling converged at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation Friday for a day-long sell-off competition. The annual in-house competition challenges those majoring in professional selling at Baylor by placing them in a mock sales meeting with a company executive playing the role of a company CEO.
Allergan considers Waco plant for big expansion
Waco Tribune-Herald: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his recent study – an examination of the economic impact of pharmaceutical company Allergan on Central Texas.
Baylor Survey Launches Next Chapter
The Baylor MBA Focus Firm project has officially begun Phase II of the project with North Bay, Ontario. Nineteen graduate students from Baylor are steering the next chapter which will focus on the key areas of opportunities identified in Phase I of the project - the development of strategic priorities, as well as the need for enhanced communication, retention and promotion.
Should You Bring Up ‘Multitasking’ During an Interview? Not If You Want the Job
TheStreet.com: Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert in this story about the myths of multitasking – and why jobseekers should avoid listing it on their resumes. "Employers are more interested in outcomes than efforts," Grinols said. "Multitasking refers to the latter."
Chipotle in Waco to Stay Open While Chain Polishes Image in Wake of E. Coli Outbreak
Waco Tribune-Herald: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert in this story regarding Chipotle’s attempts to rebuild its image and its brand following an E. coli outbreak. “Once the public gets the idea your food is not safe, it’s a hard road back,” Roberts said. “Loyal customers will save Chipotle. They are so in love with the restaurant that they are willing to give it a second chance. But they’ve got to make sure they don’t mess up again.”