Watching the news every night and the news talk shows on Sunday, you might be confused as to where we (as a country) are now and where we are going. I’m not a politician or an economic expert, by any means, but I do use common sense and bit of … [Read more...] about Recipe for Success
When you think of the phrase, “back to school” it can bring up several images – it could bring up memories of when you were a youngster, enjoying the summer and all of a sudden faced with the reality that school would be starting up again very … [Read more...] about Back To School – Already?!
I was the VP of HR for a fairly large organization several years ago when the terrible unexpected happened.You always think, "This can't be happening to us" only to find that it can and does happen. What is it that happened? The second in command, … [Read more...] about Do We Need Succession Planning?
The economic crisis of 2008/2009 has many companies looking at ways to save money and get through the hard times. What this normally means is that they look to lay off people, cut back benefits (which make good employees look at other … [Read more...] about Engagement, Performance, Retention – Where do Your Employees Fit?
A 2006 study conducted by Cornell University associate professor Christopher Collins, Ph.D., in effect showed that small businesses could grow if they are more effective in managing their employees. As a small business owner and a Human Resource … [Read more...] about The Importance of Employee Management
With Labor Day on the way and summer behind us, employers and employees alike look forward to a long weekend holiday. It's so easy to motivate your employees to get their work done before a long holiday weekend. The good feeling of self appreciation … [Read more...] about How to Re-motivate Employees Back to Work After A Holiday Weekend?
Image via Wikipedia Is this the time to start a new business? Having been a banker for over 35 years, I can tell you that some of the best companies were started during a recession because they addressed a need during an economic downturn that … [Read more...] about Starting a New Business in a Recession