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Layoffs and Restructure at Google

20 January 2009

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Google announced on their blog recently that they’ve not only reduced the number of contractors they’re employing but they’re now reducing the number of recruiters on staff by about 100: Our first step to address this was to wind down almost all our contracts with external contractors and vendors providing recruiting services for Google. However, [...]

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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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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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Laid Off and Blogging About It

2 January 2008

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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 [...]

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Utah Unemployment Death-Grip Loosening?

11 October 2007

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Wow, what an amazing year this has been. The very tight unemployment rate seems to finally be seeing a little light with some well-known Utah companies laying off employees, other movement of employees from company to company still strong, and the relative salaries being paid seeming to stabilize instead of the spiraling out-of-control, even excessive [...]

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How to Use LinkedIN

14 September 2007

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Jason Alba, who created the Jibber Jobber Career Toolset, recently wrote a book, “I’m on LinkedIN –Now What??“. Well, I just bought my copy and noticed you can get yours on Amazon… if you want. Review pending… as soon as I consume and digest all of Jason’s delectable networking knowledge. Related Posts:Calendar: Personal Branding Summit [...]

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Bozofication Alive and Well: Utah Companies Will Pay for Stupidity

27 June 2007

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UPDATE: Please leave comments about BOZO things you have experienced at your or other companies! Anonymous submissions OK I hate to say it, but I am seeing some of the most foolish and downright stupid things coming from Utah companies these days. These things may not be approaching the Yee-Haw ‘Bozofication’ problems that Guy Kawasaki [...]

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Did You Hire a ‘Dingbat’?

1 November 2006

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I got the following passed along to me from Jeffrey Gitomer’s Sales Caffeine e-zine.  Sadly, he doesn’t have a blog, so I can’t link directly to the article. Here is a link to the original article. When managers tell me they have "dingbats" working in their office, I am surprised because they are the ones [...]

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