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Pain to Train

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As the recession is allegedly over and the economy staggers back to a “new normal,” many companies are having to confront the issues surrounding whether or not to train their employees. During the recession, many companies eliminated or significantly reduced the amount of training they provided. Under the belief that training was an expense that […] [Read More]

Folly of Feedback

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Business people are no different in their work lives than they are outside of work in that we all want to be appreciated, complimented, and recognized. In fact, we solicit that and often ask others to provide us with their perspectives and opinions of our performance, behavior, and results.  What sometimes happens though is that […] [Read More]

You Are Your Record

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Although it is far too common for industry analysts, business pundits,consultants,  managers, and entrepreneurs to look for lessons in pro sports and try to apply it to their business with less than consistent results, there is a glaring example that is worth discussing in our local market.  The New York Jets have self proclaimed themselves […] [Read More]

Talent Spiders on the Web

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One of the most frustrating activities for both employers and employees is the hiring process.  It is a process marred by stumbles, trips, and false impressions.  Just like going on a blind date, the hiring company wants to make a good impression to seduce the candidate to want to join the company and the prospective […] [Read More]

Nurse, Purse or Worse

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Small business owners are a rare breed. They are willing to invest their own thoughts, labor, equity, expertise, and all of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations into a business without any guarantee of success.  In return, they anticipate that the business will succeed and provide back to them the satisfacation and rewards they seek. However, […] [Read More]