Putting the Meat in Team

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Putting the Meat in Team

Posted on May 8th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

There is a growing trend in the private firms of staff development which has shown signs of success.  The lunch meeting with a potential new team member to see how the person interacts with potentially new coworkers has been on the rise.  The theory behind the concept is simple.  Does this person fit?  If so, … Read More »


To Gap Year or to Not Gap Year?

Posted on May 8th, by Jamesa Johnson in education/training. No Comments

Gap Year. Recently these two words have been used, thought about, and planned around more than ever, but what is a gap year actually?  Most people understand a gap year to be time spent post-graduation before pursuing more schooling, jobs or other exciting opportunities. In some cases, it may mean traveling, getting a job … Read More »


Hiring for Cultural Fit

Posted on May 8th, by Chris Hollins in eligibility/hiring issues. 2 comments

They just didn’t work out.

The hardest part of selecting a new hire is figuring whether or not they will fit into your organization. A strong resume and skill set are impressive but most hiring managers would agree that long-term employee success depends on whether a new hire adds or subtracts from the energy in your … Read More »


Reach Your Goals Twice as Fast with Half The Effort

Posted on May 8th, by Noah St. John in Trends. No Comments

Naturally, everyone wants to be more successful by reaching their goals. Whether you want more money, more customers, more profits, better health, or whatever result you’re looking for—what you’re really trying to do is create a new reality for yourself.

Let’s illustrate that by saying that you want to go from your current reality to a … Read More »


The Pursuit of Significance in Mentoring

Posted on April 13th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

“No one can teach anyone anything of significance,” wrote the famed psychologist Carl Rogers in his classic book, On Becoming a Person.  This philosophy is the foundation of effective mentoring.

I learned a lot of insignificant things in grade school.  Even today, I can name the capital of every state; I can tell you that the … Read More »


Recruiters and Older Job Seekers

Posted on April 13th, by Mark Babbitt in education/training. No Comments

We all know being an older Job Seeker is just a state of mind.  Most of us are ready to contribute right now, regardless of our birth generation. However, it seems there is continuing bias against workforce veterans… and that relevancy as a candidate is perhaps determined in large part by their age.

So, how can … Read More »


Public Policy: The Good & Bad

Posted on April 13th, by Stan Skipworth in Trends. No Comments

Local, regional and even national public policy brings both opportunity to grow and evolve, and on occasion, a related opportunity to step back to a previous position or place if a policy doesn’t work.  Two excellent illustrations of ‘the choice after the choice’ I have learned from come from two very diverse settings.

Consider that in 1984, … Read More »


Boomers and Millennials: Gen-X to the Rescue!

Posted on April 13th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

As many are aware, the generations have aligned on the American workplace like the planets in some science fiction movie.  However, this does not have to alert us to the doom of the known world as with so many of those movies.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good “back in my day” … Read More »


Why Women Should Not Shy Away From Leadership Positions

Posted on April 13th, by Valerie Martinelli in education/training. 2 comments

It is a well-known and controversial topic that nationally, we are lacking women in leadership positions both in the public and in private sectors. The campaign to ban the word “Bossy” has received plenty of media attention as has the one encouraging women to lean in. It is important that there are continued efforts, activities, … Read More »


HR Innovation Plan 2014

Posted on April 13th, by Gloria Ramsbottom in education/training. No Comments

Our CEO Stan has started taking Xanax, an anti-anxiety pill

Why is he worried? The revenue stream from new products is only “semi wow “due to limited innovation and feeble leadership provided by R&D Chief Comrade Carl Marks and his hapless team. Since Comrade Carl believes that HR has no “added value”,  I … Read More »