In the guest chair: 

Nancy Rafuse and Dana Barrett

Nancy Rafuse and Dana Barrett

Nancy Rafuse, Atlanta Managing Partner with Polsinelli and regular show contributor joined Dana on air to discuss best hiring practices for employers from their recent webinar series,  “The Life Cycle of an Employee.”

Plus, Adam Gajdharsingh of joined the show for our weekly Work Hard/Play Hard segment, highlighting weekend events in Atlanta.

Polsinelli is a national law firm with over 740 attorneys located in 19 offices.

In the headlines:

  • East Atlanta has been named the third hottest neighborhood in the country according to Redfin Corp.’s Hottest Neighborhoods report.
  • Department store, Von Maur will be taking the empty spot left by Nordstrom at the Mall of Georgia.
  • Fashion entrepreneur, Vince Camuto has passed away from cancer. He was 78.
  • Did you know that most of the stadiums with retractable roofs rarely open them? Yup. The plan is for the University of Phoenix stadium to be open for the big game, but apparently they don’t open it very often. Interesting – because we’re building one of those puppies here that we may also rarely use. Is the retractable roof just a cool gadget and one that cities really shouldn’t bother investing in?
  • Governor Deal is asking lawmakers to continue to fund criminal justice reforms. He says “helping prison inmates get jobs will not only help them and their families but reduce crime.” This may be true, but would you hire a convicted criminal that has done time?

Other stuff:

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