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PROACTIVE EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY BUSINESS

Each year companies find themselves either looking for ideas or trends that can boost their bottom line, OR they find themselves dealing with competitors, who have the “new trend” and feeling that they are appearing to be “outdated” or “boring” compared to their competitors.  If this “new trend” is being praised and valued by the …

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WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND THAT HAS YOU DISTRACTED

This time of year everyone has dozens of things on their minds, and most of us feel that we are going to forget something, which is very likely.  I have always been one who makes a list when I have a lot happening.   I don’t want to forget anyone or anything.  I missed lunch with …

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SHOULD EMPLOYERS AGREE TO EMPLOYEES’ REQUESTS FOR TRAINING? OR WILL EMPLOYEES LEAVE ONCE TRAINED?

As many employers have observed, the millennials and other employees tend to only stay with a company for 2-4 years.  The younger generation employees also strongly encourage employers to provide regular training and development.  Such trends make it uneasy for employers to quickly agree to training, which does involve a healthy fee and should involve …

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Considerations & Insight to Preparing for Acquisition or Merger

Have you noticed the increase in acquisitions and mergers lately?  There are many industries who have been facing challenging times and tough competitors.  The economy has been part of “uphill battle”.  Some industries are affected by the international trading differences or disputes.  Some countries use this area of business to play “chicken”, holding a tough …

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How Do You Determine Which Employer Provides the Best Business Practices

When in a Job Search, job candidates should 1) be sure of the type of position that is best for themselves, 2) be clear about what factors are most important in your next employer, and 3) have a list of those top priorities you are seeking for a good work-life balance. As I coach those …

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Note the Leading Transition Needing the Attention of Most Organizations

For a long time companies and numerous organizations haven’t had to give much thought to selecting and developing Business Executives and Leaders for their Succession.  However, the time has come when more and more of our brightest and most successful Leaders/Executives are choosing to “take their leave”.  Rightly so as most have stayed longer than …

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How Can Businesses Respond to Negative Events

If you haven’t noticed, there have been a number of businesses who are reducing workforces, or merging, or making acquisitions, or just closing?  Though this is nothing new, we can’t just scratch our heads and ignore them either?  Of course, with all the politics in the air, you can’t help but wonder what is having …

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What Signs Do You Watch for in Business to Prepare for the Future

As the stock market fluctuates and business demands go up and down, and prices change, various industries question what lies ahead?  Add to that any tension involving trading between countries, and more doubt increases.  One day most of these indicators can seem fine, and the next day people in one industry or another may convey …

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WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT & EXPECT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

The image and role of human resources has definitely changed over the years.  Decades ago HR was referred to as “Personnel” with many of these people being seen as a high-end Administrator, yet making many decisions, which greatly impacted the organization.  Selecting employees for most positions would radically influence the business. Later “personnel managers” were gradually …

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If You Were Beginning Your Career, How Important Would Training Be to You

Whether you have a college degree or received an associate degree or even certain professional certifications, until a person gets into his/her regular, full-time professional career, all the knowledge and data a person has retained is lacking the hands-on experience.  An internship can be very helpful, but even then the role of an intern has …

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