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For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses create exceptional workplaces leading to extraordinary results. As a seasoned consultant, Roberta is considered a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around and is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

How to Capture a Slice of the 2019 Talent Pool

Employers plan to hire 10.7 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than they did from the Class of 2018 for positions in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Here’s what you need to do to capture a slice of this talent pool. […]

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Why Every Executive Can Benefit from a Trusted Advisor

I was speaking to a prospect the other day who confided in me that she’s been considering several key strategical initiatives for months now, yet was unable to make a decision. She went on to say she wasn’t sure she had the right people on her team that could execute her vision. She couldn’t exactly […]

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Can a Bot Really Improve Your Management Skills?

Today’s WSJ contains a story on Robots that Manage the Managers. The idea is that a bot can improve one’s leadership skills. For example, a management coaching app will remind you that it’s time to have a performance conversation with one of your employees. Call me old school, but how hard can it be to […]

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Let’s Get Growing: Evergreen Talent Teleconference

Spring is here. Let’s get growing! You’ve been asking me for this and I’ve finally decided to say yes and share my latest thought-leadership on how to seed, cultivate, and grow a sustainable workforce. My forthcoming book, Evergreen Talent, won’t be out until 2020. However, I’m going to give you a jump start on the […]

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Should You Accept Every Promotion That Comes Your Way? Maybe Not

When it comes to accepting a promotion, any offer is a good offer, right? Not always. If you’re made an offer, it may be tempting to accept right away. But before you say “yes,” assess it thoroughly. Here are some questions you need to consider and the conversations you need to have (both with your […]

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Saying No When You Think You Should Say Yes

I was on vacation last week and reluctantly dragged myself through a museum, because others told me that this was something I couldn’t miss. If you’ve ever attended an event because you were told you must go or eat at a particular restaurant because everyone else was going, then you know exactly how it feels […]

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Why Now May Be The Time To Quit Your Executive Job

General Electric just told the city of Boston that they were scaling back their plans to grow the Boston HQ significantly. While that move alone may not mean much to you, they have to reimburse the state $87M of incentive money given to them when they agreed to move their corporate headquarters from Connecticut to […]

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Amazon Scraps HQ2 Plan in New York: What it Means for Employers Nationwide

Amazon delivered some shocking news last week when the company announced it was canceling its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in Long Island City, New York. Employers in and adjacent to their proposed new co-headquarters city are probably relieved to hear this news, as it’s likely many would have lost talent to Amazon. While they […]

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The Real Truth About Teams

I’m from New England, where I guess you could say we know a lot about teams here. Our New England Patriot’s just brought home their sixth Super Bowl championship and our beloved Red Sox are the number one team in the nation. If you truly have a team, then the team wins and loses together. […]

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How to Be a Great Mentee And Mentor

Many successful people attribute their success to having had a great mentor. But did you know that you can also experience high levels of growth by being a mentor, as well? Serving as a mentor could give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain a new perspective, give back and expand your network. And, who knows—your mentee […]

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