Author Archives: Admin

How Many Businesses Fail to be Honest?

As a business owner for over 25 years, I am concerned to see so many other businesses, who will scam and avoid being honest or be responsible for poor business ethics. In addition, as a home owner, we have had painters and landscape firms to only partially do their jobs or do it incorrectly, still …

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Grab The Brass Ring Now

THE ORIGIN OF ANNUAL REVIEWS: A BETTER VERSION OF THIS PROCESS By ROBYN CRIGGER, CEO Though hard to believe, “Annual Reviews” actually began in 221 A.D., when an emperor used it to determine the “performance of the official family members”.  Robert Owen was believed to have created this process in the early 1800’s to monitor …

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Comparing Charlotte Crime Rates: 1993 vs. 2019

By Katy Solt Charlotte PUBLISHED 4:58 PM ET Oct. 22, 2019 PUBLISHED 4:58 PM EDT Oct. 22, 2019 (Circulated by Compass Career Management Solutions) CHARLOTTE, NC – The number of homicides in Charlotte keeps climbing, with the current total at 88 according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. But is this the deadliest year on …

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Time to Create Your Strategic Plan For A Successful 2020

Take this quieter time after Christmas to think through and review the good and bad choices and decisions you made for your business and yourself over the past year. Use either the 2019 calendar, the past year’s seasons of your business, or possibly the key areas or departments to systematically evaluate what were good efforts, …

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How Do You Feel About Yourself When You Look In The Mirror

We each have hopes, dreams, and goals for ourselves, but the fact is we have little control over much of our lives. Since the majority of people have to work for a living, one very big and important factor or influence in our lives is our “employer”. When an employer or business owner closes their …

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Wise Management Steps Of Employee Reductions

Most employers face an employee reduction or layoff at some point during their ownership.  This is an emotional and stressful experience, as well as including some legal risks, that need to be taken seriously and strategically.  Obviously, the reason for the stress and intensity involves the fact that this transition will be affecting many peoples’ …

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(As a Fellow Citizen…) HOW DO YOU SPELL “H-E-L-P”?

When we were children, our parents, grandparents, friends of the family, teachers, principals, and all who represented “authorities” would encourage you to become a good, hard-working, thoughtful, generous, and supportive person.  That sounds like good advice, and there are many children and young people who are doing just that, and some have even been recognized …

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What To Do If Your Employer Expects To Close?

There are multiple businesses who are said to be preparing to close in 2020. If your employer is one, what are you doing in the meantime? Some employers are providing some type of incentive pay to encourage employees to stay until the closing. However, if an opportunity arises, should you take that or stay until …

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Employers, Do You Provide Key Factors That Attract “Good Employees”?

What do most hard-working adults in the United States seek and consider important and valuable priorities in a reputable and healthy organization or employer today?   Mutual respect Clear expectations (Be upfront and clearly state your expectations of employees) Honest and wise/strategic leadership (Trustworthy) Supportive provisions for employees (including Training & Development) Reasonable and fair …

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The Key to Effective Outplacement

This is not to make the community anxious but to help them to be informed and proactive.  Changes happen!  That’s life!  But be wise and stay informed and prepared to “manage the change”, rather than having the “change manage you”.  Read and learn. Whoever coined the word “Outplacement” has caused much confusion for those in …

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