ARE YOU AWARE OF THE AFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS?

With families dealing with multiple concerns stemming from the world’s pandemic, though children may not verbalize their thoughts and feelings, you can be sure that they exist, and many reactions may surprise you. When a father came home one evening and shared with his family that he had been downsized, losing his job that he’d … Read more

Characteristics of a Credible and Respected CEO/LEADER

As we initially discussed the idea of starting our own business, my husband, Bill Crigger, encouraged my becoming the CEO.  However, I thought he was joking.  I believed in the purpose and focus of our Human Resources firm, but I saw Bill as being more suited for that role.  Still, Bill insisted that I possessed … Read more

Hiring: Why Job Candidates Fail to Complete the Interview Process?

Since COVID-19 arrived, it is doubtful that you will see any public “Job Fairs”.  And that is only one change.  The pandemic has required a wide range of changes in business.  Interviews can be by phone or internet, or maybe by televised cameras, though more human resources professionals are finding it unusual and rather disappointing … Read more

During this COVID Period, What Else is on Your Mind?

Of course, COVID is an important topic, and most of us want to get it resolved, but that takes “everyone’s cooperation”.  In the meantime, what is something that might create positive thoughts and might be something that doesn’t trigger a debate or argument?  It is definitely not politics!  With Thanksgiving arriving next month, perhaps we … Read more

Which is More Valuable: To Be Rich or Successful? Being Successful Delivers its Own Wealth

What do most people believe is an important goal: to be rich or successful?  Rich is a relative term, that can be interpreted differently.  When my older son was about 9 or 10 years old, he came and asked me if we were rich.  He had noticed that our family had two homes (one was … Read more

Decision-Making: One of the Hardest Parts of Being a Decision-Making Leader

Most Leaders will admit that one of the toughest parts of being a Leader is sorting and screening all data for the best choice of any decision.  Whether selecting a candidate for a position, the ideal location business, or the best approach to a situation, etc., you could likely have times of low self-confidence.  The fact … Read more

As Changes Continue, Note the Toughest Issues, & How Do You Address Them

If you are a business owner during this Coronavirus, chances are your business activity has been significantly reduced, making you think about reducing your staff, and how to make payments to those critical necessities. If you have checked with a dependable financial advisor, you are bound to be aware that this Coronavirus will continue spreading … Read more

A Time to Come Together and Be Positive-Minded and Creative

There have been many times over the past decades and centuries when mankind has encountered excessive and overwhelming catastrophes, and we have been able to keep a positive attitude and pull together to manage our way through each one.   Clearly, this has not been easy, and yet our inner strength has pulled us through them.  … Read more

As the Global Economy Tackles the Coronavirus, How Is Your Industry Affected?

No matter how long I am in this business of “transitions and change”, there is always some kind of “twist or turn” that can leave people scratching one’s head.  The best anyone can do is to think and act “proactively, be flexible, and be open-minded”.  Avoid being stuck in a routine but always look for … Read more

Where Does Mental Health Rank on Employers’ Priority List

In case you hadn’t noticed, there has been a substantial increase in “workplace violence”.  In fact, these have occurred in a wide variety of industries and levels of employment.  The impact of hand guns is not necessarily the basis for this increase. Whether in schools, manufacturing firms, theaters, malls, etc., the increase in anger and violence … Read more