No plan, at what cost?

I just spent the month of June on an annual family trip.  For the last 7 years we have taken 3 to 4 weeks each summer and enjoyed a road trip.   This is generally a great recharge time and a true exploration of places we’ve not seen before.  Our journeys have sent us to ...
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Best in Class Recruiters

One of my clients recently contacted us looking for assistance in recruiting employees.  We were able to help them with assessment and selection of sales staff and a network engineer position.  I was pleased but not surprised when I was copied on the following e-mail this morning: “Sally,   Tony is going to start with ...
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Within our organization and in working with client companies the common theme seems to be a guarded optimism as people are seeing a positive turn in their businesses.  Everyone seems reluctant to say the economy is coming back but the signs seem to be there.  The potential pitfall in the reluctantance to accept a return ...
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Motivating A New Generation

One of the most frequent questions I have been asked in the last few years is “What has happened to the work ethic of the younger generation?”  My answer to that question is “Nothing”.  There are varying work ethics in all generations, the younger generation is no exception.  What has changed is the use of ...
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Creating Employee Loyalty

The results of a joint poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos revealed Americans are more loyal to their favorite soft drink, television show or car brand than they are to their employer.  As an employer or manager those results likely elicited a response of recognition, amazement, or denial.  If it was amazement my hope for you ...
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