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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OR they find themselves dealing with competitors, who have the “new trend” and feeling that they are appearing to be “outdated” or “boring” compared to their competitors.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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WHAT DO COMPANY LEADERS BELIEVE IS NEEDED IN MOST ORGANIZATIONS

Some major companies are selecting interesting candidates as their new leaders, meanwhile other outstanding leaders are exiting/retiring.  Though colleges, universities, and tech schools are producing some quality talent, there seems to still be a substantial need for those with “skilled labor skills”.  This is especially true in states that are experiencing a lot of growth …

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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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It is So Important to Think of Others

  Everyone has a lot on their plates, and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.  However, the fact is there are many with even more pain and heartache.  As we work with many people who have lost their jobs, many of these people already have many other troubles and problems that others may not …

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What is More Pressing in Business: Politics, Economical Events, or Increased Workplace Violence?

There are numerous concerns in business today, and more will develop with time.  The political issues being discussed seem to get a lot of people worked up, which includes “what is our Congress doing about the increasing costs of healthcare?”  Health Insurance costs have become outrageous!  Not to mention the costs of medications!  It seems …

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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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What Are the Top Issues & Concerns of Businesses Today

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to reflect on our many blessings and thank those who have contributed to that.  That is especially true to thank our relatives who have done everything possible so that we can live in a country with so many freedoms.  All are encouraged to thank all those wonderful and generous …

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How Have the Skills of our Workforce Changed and Continues to Change

With each generation, skills and personality traits change. There has been a lot of discussion about the differences for instance in Baby Boomers verses Millenials. For instance, the Boomers are usually willing to work long hours verses the Millenials prefer working their specific work hours and clock out. In addition, Boomers take pride in their …

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