Category: Advice

Whether you’re relying on Zoom a few times a week or multiple times a day every day, we think you’ll appreciate some of these tips on how to ensure the best possible experience. If you’ve been experiencing issues with connectivity or quality audio, there is a very strong chance the answer to your problem is […]

The last week has been an enormous transition as we have moved to an entirely remote workplace. The first major steps have been taken. We’ve got the tools and technology we need, and we’re able to do the work. Now it’s a matter of settling into our new normal and finding our rhythm again. Of course, […]

Cybercriminals are looking to cash in as hundreds of millions of people around the world are being stripped of the security of their physical office and left to their own devices – figuratively and sometimes, literally. Working remotely presents all types of opportunities for gaps or even gaping holes in security. If you are aware […]

My wife, who is a teacher, has spent her entire career lamenting the fact that she cannot work from home. While she has the summers off from teaching, during the school year, she needs to be at work from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM.  Now, all of a sudden, because of COVID-19, she is finding […]

For many, the word “internship” conjures memories of summers spent filing papers, making copies, and fetching coffee. That’s just not how we do things around here. We’ve pledged to the businesses we support that we’ll help them recruit top talent and build long, strong pipelines of talent by investing in interns. But you’ve got to […]

In my line of work as a Product Manager and former Management Consultant, I’ve been given the opportunity to coach and offer advice. I get to help others make their own decisions. I get to help them be successful. Regardless of whether or not you work in a consultative role, if you’re any good at […]

  It’s Almost Valentine’s Day… Love is in the air. A lot of folks are feeling a little starry-eyed… and scammers are taking note. So be on the lookout for some of these tried and true Valentine’s Day tricks. ​The most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards, and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags […]

A few years ago, the 14 West Talent team introduced a new and improved Summer Internship Program for The Agora Companies. That summer, 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 […]

  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about WesTech’s 2020 Objectives & Key Results (OKR’s.) This is the first year our team has decided to build out OKR’s and I already know it’s going to redefine the way in which we do our jobs. I love the way these have taken shape, and I […]

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 […]