WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO SURVIVE

Important decisions are not easy but also cannot be ignored. Clearly, many companies have already closed or folded over the past 1.5+ years.  Several industries are faced with economic challenges that are causing 2021 to have a questionable future.  Of course, COVID has been the underlying factor affecting this situation.  Economists have voiced their opinions … Read more

INCREASING COSTS OF EXPENSES IMPACTING PUBLIC

FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE RATE OF INCREASING COSTS There have been numerous factors that have caused the rates of many major expenses to escalate, usually with little or no advanced notice.  Areas that have been said would be increasing right away include:  Gasoline, Lumber, Transportation, Equipment (including computers), Automobiles, Skilled Labor, Taxes and Accountants, pharmaceuticals, … Read more

VIOLENCE: THE SOURCE AND ROOTS THAT INITIATE ANGER

  Anger that Leads to Violence Can Follow Job Loss or Personality Clashes, etc. What will it take for you to stand up AGAINST violence?  If you haven’t been directly affected by the violence all around us, just wait – as sooner or later, you may encounter it yourself.  Don’t wait for that to happen.  … Read more

HIRING EQUATION/DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES EMPLOYER vs EMPLOYEE

There are different perspectives in the “game” of hiring.  And a game is how many employees see this hiring process.  Hiring is very competitive, and though more job openings are developing, the job market is still competitive with many job candidates.  On the other hand, hard skills are sought, but many times, the “soft skills” … Read more

COMMUNICATION CAN EASILY BE THE WEAK LINK

What do you believe is important to relay to your employees in order that they believe you consider them helpful and valuable?  Though a decent salary is appreciated, other forms of support are critical, too.  Most people value being given continued training to grow and be challenged. How do you like being kept involved and … Read more

FACTORS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE

Selecting your Life’s Path What made you choose your career path?  Did it take long to decide?  Your personality should match the career you choose.  A person’s character isn’t determined at the time of their birth, but suddenly some of those basic personality traits begin to form.  There was an old saying “spare the rod, … Read more

Best Approach for a Positive, Productive Outcome

Practice Ethical, Honest Behavior Daily When the topic of “good employers” and “good places to work” is discussed, what is the basis of such a label?  Of course, being paid a good salary is valued, but other high-ranking points with employees include being respected, having wise and effective leadership, provided good benefits, continued growth and … Read more

WHAT CHANGES HAS YOUR FIRM MADE TO SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC?

Practically every person, business, and organization has said they have made some kind of changes to their lives, routine, and products in order to survive this COVID 19.  The pandemic has forced many changes in order to stay alive.  Before the vaccines were available, many people were not even able to stay alive.  Many children … Read more

The Tough Decisions of Business Leaders & Employers

How has your life changed and adapted from January 2020 until now (May 2021)?  Some basis for this could be how you have been affected by COVID or others who are close to you.  Or you may have had your business or employer to have had to close their businesses.  It is devastating enough to … Read more

DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES

Violence Doesn’t Benefit Anyone! What do you want to see happen in our communities today in regards to the response to the pandemic?  Improve mutual respect, true accountability (people doing their jobs appropriately), peace in our neighborhoods, returning our economy to a kind of normal, more dependable and stable jobs, etc.  Obviously, there are other … Read more