Don’t Get Boycotted

The Urgent “What? Why? & How?” of Company Values We live in a volatile, polarized society now. Most of us don’t want that. Yet it’s a reality of the present. Whatever your views or opinions, you are entitled to them as an individual. As a business owner or leader, it is essential to be proactive ...
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3 Ways to Be 'Irreplaceable' HR!

In my role at ADVISA, I spend a lot of time with CEOs and Human Resource Directors – two potentially powerful leadership roles that contribute to an organization’s level of success.  An article recently on MSN about being an “irreplaceable” employee prompted me to offer three tips specifically for HR Directors to become even more ...
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Top Workplaces – What Is the Competitive Advantage?

Recently, WorkplaceDynamics released their annual survey of over 20,000 employees from almost 100 workplaces in Central Indiana to determine what is critical to dynamics in the workplace – 2012 TopWorkplaces. (I’m proud to congratulate a long-time client of ADVISA, and myself, Schmidt Associates, for being noted a TopWorkplace this year!) Tracking performance of participating companies ...
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Yes, you're growing! But…ugh.

You are growing!  The company is getting bigger, and business has been booming!  What could be better?  There isn’t a cloud in the sky and life is nothing but rainbows and butterflies.  Okay, maybe that isn’t completely true.  But, there are worse problems to have than a company that is growing a little too fast ...
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Better Job Market = More Options

Now that the economy is on the upswing, the job market has improved somewhat. What does that mean for you as an employer? There are more options out there. Now, I’m not implying that jobs are growing on trees. However, compared to what it looked like a year or two ago, the climate is indeed ...
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How Can Human Analytics Improve Sales Performance?

If you have ever been in sales, you’ve probably been through some form of sales training. And, it may or may not have increased your sales. If you manage a sales team now, you may be wondering about improving sales performance, but don’t think anything will help as you reminisce about the sales training curriculum ...
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