October Update: Ghosting & Goblins

October is the month where darkness creeps in shortening our days and lengthening our nights. This month also contains a peculiar holiday that celebrates all things spooky. Little ghosts, goblins, witches, and black kitty cats can be seen scurrying around...

September Sustainability

How does one stay marketable during economic times that are forever changing in an ever-increasing competitive workforce environment? How can we sustain our quality of life and our values? Just as the leaves fall and the cold winds of change blow in, so do we change....

Low Unemployment – Efficient Hiring Process

  Low Unemployment – Efficient Hiring Process   If you have been unlucky with great job seekers not accepting offers, perhaps it can be resolved with a more efficient hiring process.  With unemployment being less than 4% it is imperative that companies have...

Building a Great Team

Over years of successes and failures, we have developed a process, both internally and externally, to identify stealer employees. We have an unconventional approach to growing our database of candidates.   Instead of taking on each and every applicant, we carefully...

Giving Feedback without Creating Fireworks

Happy July! This month, I want to discuss helpful and appropriate feedback.  Giving frequent feedback—good and bad—is important to the growth of your employees. Many employers unfortunately wait until the end-of-the-year reviews to consider successes and failures. I...

Luck in Hiring

Happy March!  Spring is upon us!  With March also comes St. Patrick’s Day. How often have you heard about the “luck o’ the Irish” at this time? This made me think about the need for luck in hiring. Strong companies rely on solid employees if they want to...