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Breaking News: Employees Want Respect

23 March 2009

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In other news, sky is blue and water is wet. I will never forget the day I came around this corner in Boston near the Bell Atlantic building (Now Verizon) on my way to work and found hundreds of 411-information workers picketing. This was late summer 1998. The economy was booming beyond its bounds. The […]

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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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Appreciating Your Interviewee

11 August 2008

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Bottom-Line Up Front: Most managers don’t prepare well for their interviewees… That’s why most managers suck at it make mediocre hiring decisions. You’re a busy professional. You have a lot on your plate, your team is working overtime, and that ugly deadline is fast-approaching. Finally, the recruiter calls you with an interviewee. They send over […]

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4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

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There’s no question something interesting is happening with Utah’s professional/technical workforce right now, and I think there are no less than four competing factors at play any business-owner should be paying very close attention to: Real and Wage Inflation Intense Competition for Talent Corporate cost-cutting High Energy/Commute Costs The hardest part to pin-down is that […]

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Four-Day Workweek Gaining US Popularity?

31 May 2008

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Photo by Yandle. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0. The Green Autoblog reports that the US workforce may be switching to a four-work-day week in response to higher gas prices and pressure to be smarter about requiring commutes. They point to this reuters article explaining how the four-day week is becoming a benefit in otherwise […]

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Developing a Network of Passive Seekers

6 May 2008

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I saw this plate the other day… A few days ago, I wrote about how hard it is for good, employed job seekers to search for new work while retaining anonymity. But what if a candidate is not really “looking”, but also wouldn’t pass up the right opportunity if it, well, fell in their lap…? […]

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Anonymity Challenge for Passive Seekers

29 April 2008

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Today, I listened to Peter Clayton’s Total Picture Radio interview with Jim McGovern of ItzBig.  In the interview, he addressed something in a way–I am embarassed to admit–I never fully grasped before: The Anonymity Problem for Job Seekers The simple fact of the matter is, the Recruiting Industry has long been too sympathetic to the […]

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Law of Attraction

10 January 2008

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Betty Mann reposted the following ad she found from The Long Tail blog post “For those of you who didn’t get Rock Band this Christmas” which requires linking both to TheLastMinute and AdGoodness. It’s a pretty funny ad, but you instantly… I mean INSTANTLY get what it’s saying… while you’re laughing about it. We (the […]

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Tiffany Fallon Was Fired Because She’s Millenial

4 January 2008

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The Donald made a big mistake last night firing Tiffany Fallon and not Omarosa (links to video), but I don’t blame him. Everybody’s doing it. [NOTE: I really have no idea if Tiffany Fallon, the first Celebrity Apprentice contestant to be fired (last night) by The Donald officially fits in the age category of “Millenials” […]

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Why Startups Need Recruiters

2 January 2008

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Occasionally, I will get a note from a startup or other early-stage company in response to my inquiry about recruiting for them that will say, in essence: “Currently, we’re not using external recruiters, but as we get more established, it’s something we might look into…” Which is secret code for: “No.” Which is secret code […]

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