How to Retain Your Employees

3 November 2008

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A few months ago, I was approached by Peter Fretty, an author with Business Connect, to discuss employee retention tools employers can take advantage of. I shared a few things with him which I am glad to say were published in this month’s magazine along with some other good, insightful thoughts from both local and […]

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What it Takes to GO BIG

1 October 2008

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A great post came across my twitter radar today, written by Sam Lawrence, forwarded by Chris Brogan, then Jason Alba. Sam’s Blog, Go Big Always, pushes the envelope just by its nature. He hits right at home when he says, “Companies are so highly matrixed and political that they make sticking your neck out nearly […]

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Listen To Your Coach

5 September 2008

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A friend asked me last night for some advice in his job situation.  He’s been there only a short time, and interested in long-term salary increases and other promotions, etc. He was, in effect, asking me how and when to negotiate your next moves within a company. How to do this? LISTEN TO YOUR COACH […]

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Utah Geek Dinner at My Thai – TONIGHT 9/4

4 September 2008

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Come and geek out (or just hang out) with fellow geeks, bloggers, etc. Find more info at Codeaway.org and RSVP at Upcoming: September’s Utah Geek/Blogger Dinner is this Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. We are having it at My Thai, which is a new Thai restaurant in the Salt Lake […]

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Utah Open Source Conference: Aug 28-30 at SLCC Redwood

15 August 2008

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Utah Open Source Conference Thursday August 28, 2008 – Saturday August 30, 2008 Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus 4600 S Redwood Road Salt Lake City, Utah 84130 Website: http://2008.utosc.com The Utah Open Source Conference 2008 will be held at the Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Road campus from August 28 – 30, 2008. The […]

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Geek Dinner Thursday 7-31 at Paradise Bakery

27 July 2008

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Looking for the Utah geeks, bloggers and coders? You’ll find them at the Utah Geek/Blogger Dinner. This month, we’re meeting at Paradise Bakery. If you have been feeling lonely for computer conversation in the Salt Lake Valley, you’ll find it all here! THEY HAVE WI-FI, so you can bring your laptop if you want! RSVP […]

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Utah Jobs Growing

12 July 2008

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Matthew Reinbold was kind enough to use a few of my comments in a recent piece on Utah Job Growth at UtahPulse.com. Here’s some of the takeaways: “Unemployment is still below the generally-accepted measure for ‘full-employment’ of 4-5%,” Robert Merrill, Technical Account Manager for SOS Engineering and Technology, said. “This means that people who would […]

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Utah Tries Four Day Work-Week

2 July 2008

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On August 4th, Utah will begin its move to a four-day work week, a move that should save up to about 20% of the state’s expenses by 2015. The change will apply to about 17,000 employees, roughly 80% of the state workforce, [Utah State Governor] Huntsman says. Public universities, the state court system, prisons and […]

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Job Trends: Moonlight, Part-Time Desired by Candidates

12 June 2008

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It’s likely a result of the current economy, but we have noticed a very high percentage of people coming to us and looking for part-time or extra work on graveyards/evenings/weekends. These are generally very talented individuals who like their current job/employer, but are looking for additional work to take on. Likewise, these same people are […]

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Wanted: Real, CREATIVE ways to cut commute costs. NOW.

9 June 2008

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I saw an email from Yahoo’s Hot Jobs career center just now and clicked hoping for some great advice on cutting my commute costs. Well, lets just say what I read was, um, more of the same: Take the bus Carpool Ride your bike Telecommute With oil predicted to hit $150/barrell in a month, and […]

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