Category: Advice

  True, not all projects need a Project Manager. But there’s a reason (in fact, lots of reasons) that the demand for Project Managers has been on a steep and steady incline in recent years. And there are no signs of that trend slowing. Nevertheless, there is a fairly common misconception that a Project Manager is an excessive […]

  If you ask the managers at your organization about the top challenges they face, we’re willing to bet that “finding and hiring the right people” would be somewhere near the top. At least we know that’s the case for many of the managers from around The Agora Companies. And yet, there is a proven […]

    There’s a new phishing technique in town, and hackers are having a blast with it. Here’s how the latest shady maneuver is working: Hackers are approaching people and telling them that they’ve hacked into their email and/ or computer and have found some sort of “dirt” on them. Then comes the threat to […]

  If you appreciate a conversation based on practical things like data and analysis, that’s a good thing. And that’s why we have experts like Zeno and his colleagues in 14 West Organizational Development. Among other things, they are partnering with business leaders to help them develop and leverage leadership to support real business goals. But […]

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, […]