Tag Archives: Efficient

The Importance of Strategic Planning when Preparing for Future Growth

Having moved to Charlotte in the fall of 1980, I can tell you that many of the city planners didn’t have a good understanding of what people wanted who moved here at that time. The Raintree subdivision (residential) was in its early stages, and we were being told by realtors that the city really didn’t …

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How Is Your Business Using Technology to Prepare for the Future Workforce

Technology has become a major factor in business and will continue to play a critical role. However, the question may be how will business leaders and owners manage technology in order to benefit businesses and yet not let technology manage the owners and leaders? (Similar to the question: is the dog wagging the tail, or …

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MANAGING ALL THE UNKNOWNS

Every new year is filled with LOTS of UNKNOWNS! The local and international economy is always experiencing unexpected events, which can be caused by politics, specific industrial events, and even the weather. Those wise business leaders will do all that they can to research and learn as much ahead as possible. A business leader may …

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Leadership – A Critical Priority for Companies & Organizations

Last week the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management had their annual conference in Pinehurst, NC.  Of the many Human Resources Professionals who attended, there were equally as many who did not attend, which is disappointing.  It seemed many companies and organizations did not support their HR Professionals attending this valuable, annual event.  With …

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TOP EFFORTS THAT EMPLOYERS PROVIDE BEING MOST HELPFUL TO EMPLOYEES

When talking with employees, who have experienced supportive employers, a key factor is for employers to not only talk to/listen to their employees regarding their concerns, but for employers to follow up and address these issues. There are multiple efforts and services employers can offer to help their employees, however, MANY employers never “follow through” …

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How Would Employees Rank Your Company’s Hiring Process

The Hiring Process is “no piece of cake”.  Locating appropriate employees with the needed skills, experience, personality, and competencies, PLUS having proper certifications and education AND a clean background check is a lot of qualifications.  Of course, no one is perfect, but with all that some positions require, it may take not just dozens, but …

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The Need for Change in Outplacement — Different Today than 25 Years Ago

When Outplacement was developed in the 1980’s, the loss of a job was not only devastating, but people didn’t know what to do, and emotions were “off the charts”.  Though always an emotional tidal wave for any position, the executives found it especially difficult to land another professional position.  Blue-collar workers found it a little …

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Why Is Team Building Important

Most companies have a process in producing their products or providing services.  In order for products to be made appropriately and with quality, employees need to be trained on constructing the items properly or providing the service in a specific order so the outcome will be as expected, meeting the clients expectations. This sounds easy …

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