Blog

31
Jul

THE WISDOM OF AGE

There has been a lot written of late about the aging population, baby boomers leaving the workforce, how technology may be outpacing the ability of some older workers, etc.  Consumer products companies, the media and others are changing their marketing efforts to attract and appeal to the younger generations.  Nursing homes and alternative care programs...
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03
Jul

WORK AT BEING PASSIONATE

A question I often ask job seekers who are looking to change careers is “what are you passionate about”?  I am convinced that the secret of being successful and being content in a job is directly related to how passionate are you about what you are doing.  Unfortunately most people spend more time at work...
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01
May

THE DRIVE BEHIND INTERVIEW

I am convinced that the best way to conduct a job interview would be follow the prospective employee as they drive down the road.  The actions that drivers demonstrate speak volumes about who they really are, what they believe, and how they will act on the job. Less than 50% of an employer’s hiring decision...
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09
Apr

FISHING FOR THAT NEW CAREER

  People who know me might say that this article is long overdue.  In my humble opinion, there are many analogies to be made with several areas of life and fishing.  Fishing after all is all encompassing.  This analogy however surfaced while fishing for Snook on a southwest Florida section of the inland waterway but...
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12
Mar

WORKPLACE TALENT SEARCH

One of the first questions both employers and job seekers ask me when they find out that I am a recruiter is “what does the employment market look like and do I need to use a recruiter”? The economy has improved enough that I am very confident when I answer in the affirmative. Despite many...
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13
Feb

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

What Goes on in Vegas… What goes on in Vegas might stay in Vegas is not true when it comes to domestic violence and the workplace.  What goes on at home often shows up at work, and it’s frequently not pretty.  Domestic violence statistics indicate that 25% of all women will be abused at home,...
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16
Jan

SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS HR TOO

At what point does a small business need to recognize the value of human resources expertise? When does it make sense to consider moving your small business in a more formalized direction from a human resources perspective? How can a small business act more like a large company when dealing with employees, and why even...
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12
Dec

INTEGRITY IN LIFE AND THE WORKPLACE

When your life on earth is over, how do you want to be remembered? What would you like to have inscribed on your tombstone for friends, relatives and strangers to read as they stroll through the cemetery? As you run your business, lead your department, call or wait on a customer, what one thing should...
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16
Nov

COMMUNICATE AT ALL COST

The most common complaint I hear in companies of every size and type is that the communication stinks. I’ve conducted employee involvement surveys for over a hundred companies, held several hundred employee exit interviews, mediated employee- manager disputes and listened to way too many employees complain about how bad the communication is at their company....
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