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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Is Top Talent Overrated?

Some people believe top talent is overrated. These same people make excuses as to why their mediocre performers are doing mediocre work and providing mediocre service. Think about how different these companies would be if management decided to replace these people with workers who are tops in their field. Companies that have recently fired people […]

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Coming Back Strong From Long-term Unemployment

Despite many years of experience in the medical field, Betty Robinson had difficulty finding a job when she moved to northern New York. During her unemployment, she decided to boost her skills and sought an online degree from Rasmussen College. Armed with her associate degree in health information technology, she secured a position as a […]

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Companies are Hiring Again!

Within the last day, three people (all who were unemployed) told me they had found meaningful employment! So what exactly does that mean? Companies are hiring again! Which means different things to different people. If you’re an employer, then it means you need to start filling some of those requisitions you’ve had on hold before […]

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If You Can Really Fix Things Yourself, Then Why Haven’t You Done So Already?

Yes, I know this pictures is sideways and like the rest of you. I think I can fix it myself! In my line of business, I often hear prospects say they can fix things on their own. Yet nothing changes. If you can really make these corrections on your own, then why haven’t you done […]

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Teach Your Children Well

"He just decided he didn't want to work anymore," was the explanation given to me by a business owner, whose employee failed to show up or call in. This was relayed to her by his friend, who works in the same organization. If there is only one lesson you can teach your children about the […]

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Degrees That Hiring Managers Want

I recently shared insights with Chris Kyle on which degrees can get you hired. Here’s the article in full: Wondering which degrees can get you hired? Why not ask the people who do the hiring? We polled a half-dozen HR managers and experts throughout the country to see what college degrees they want to see […]

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Do Part-time Workers Really Want to Work or is Management Making Poor Hiring Decisions?

I was checking out at the supermarket this morning when I heard three seasoned employees discussing whether or not part-timers really want to work. The oldest employee commented how part-timers don't want to work because many quit after a week on the job. His co-worker, who appeared to be a baby boomer, politely pushed back […]

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Is Multi-tasking Hazardous to Your Health?

I was at the gym this morning on the elliptical doing what I normally do. Working out while watching The Today Show. I always love it when I can get more than one thing accomplished at a time. Out of the corner of my eye, I watched a twenty-something take multi-tasking to a new level. […]

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Bullies in the Workplace

It's back to school time and parents all across the country are concerned about bullies in the school yard. But what happens to these bullies after they graduate from High School? Do they magically transform into the type of people you'd like to take to dinner? Most certainly not. These people move into the workplace. […]

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