Archive | Company Culture RSS feed for this category

4 Factors Creating Utah Workforce Funk

7 July 2008

4 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Job Trends: Moonlight, Part-Time Desired by Candidates

12 June 2008

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

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

9 June 2008

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Four-Day Workweek Gaining US Popularity?

31 May 2008

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

Developing a Network of Passive Seekers

6 May 2008

1 Comment

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…? […]

Continue reading...

Tiffany Fallon Was Fired Because She’s Millenial

4 January 2008

7 Comments

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” […]

Continue reading...

Favorite Books of Utah Business Leaders

3 January 2008

1 Comment

Connect Magazine recently put out their 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards. For many of the 25 people featured, they each listed an answer to the question: “Which book has had the greatest impact on your leadership style” I thought a compilation of their answers might be interesting: When page loads completely, the links below will take […]

Continue reading...

What’s It Like Working for SOS Staffing…

3 January 2008

1 Comment

I was asked a question from someone who found me on LinkedIn about what it’s like working for SOS Staffing, my parent company. Here’s most of my reply, as I thought it would be valuable. Note also, that this blog and all its content are solely my own opinions, and may at any time prove […]

Continue reading...

Laid Off and Blogging About It

2 January 2008

0 Comments

I’ve spoken about Robert Florida’s awesome book, “Rise of the Creative Class” before. In essence, the take-away for me is that companies do a great job of making widgets that are cheap and efficient, but companies do a horrible job of taking care of people. One thing sure to accelerate the flight of talented people […]

Continue reading...

Re: Gen Y — ‘The Kids Are Alright’

27 December 2007

0 Comments

Thanks to Shannon Seery Gude for twittering about a great read on Gen Y (aka “Millenials” or “iGen”) being really just the same as all other generations. Stephen Lynch writing at the NY Post got fed up with everyone complaining about the entitlement and know-it-all-ness of the globe’s next generation of leaders, movers and shakers, […]

Continue reading...