Category: Advice

Whether it be a small upscale private dinner, a large conference, or a black tie holiday party, we’ve done it. For nearly 40 years, The Agora Companies have held events of all sizes for all types of reasons in all types of places. And still today – as a global organization with businesses in 15 […]

Finding candidates that really excite us is not an easy task. Believe me when I tell you that the 14 West Talent team knows all about this struggle. But we’ve found that social media is making it a lot easier to not only find more people… but find the right people. To us, it’s just […]

Right now, The Agora has over 100 exciting career opportunities. Yes, you read that right… ONE HUNDRED. And we want to share them with you. But not just you… We want you to think about the last person who impressed you with their wit and determination, and share this with them. Whether they’re 18 or […]

There’s no denying it, folks. LinkedIn has positioned itself as the business tool for the modern day professional. Whether you like it or not, your profile is speaking loud and clear on your behalf. And if you’re thinking you’re off the hook because you don’t have a profile, you’re wrong. Your absence on LinkedIn can […]

Last year, the 14 West Talent team introduced a new and improved Summer Internship Program for The Agora Companies. 22 resourceful, driven young people from 16 different universities arrived on our Mount Vernon campus and were put to work across 8 of the companies we support – a number of which have been named as […]

We’ve told you a bit about our Employee Wellness Program in the past. You might wonder what makes our program any different from other workplace wellness programs. The first thing you should know about how we run our program… we never lose sight of the fact that in order for the program to be successful, […]

This post is merely a courtesy for those of you haven’t had the time to tear through the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – all 1,097 pages of it. The majority of you have probably tuned into a broadcast or two, but have been too preoccupied with…well, life… to make heads or tails of it. […]

Being an employee of one of The Agora Companies comes with a number of perks. Opportunity (if you are smart, and willing to push yourself and others) is one you hear a lot about. But this holiday send-off from one of the organization’s leaders was the perfect reminder of another pretty major privilege: realness from […]

Millions upon millions are still feeling the sting of the Equifax breach… even months after the news broke on basically every front page and cover around the world. The harshest part of this unfortunate reality is that they could be fighting this battle for the rest of their lives. As many as 143 million consumers’ personal information could be compromised – including […]

We recently talked about an Aesop fable that we’ve used to help boost revenue. What did we learn? ”Please all and you’ll please none.” Managers everywhere can relate. Understanding how to work with different people who need different things to grow, develop and perform… it’s not easy. And sometimes it feels like you simply cannot win. Should […]