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crisis management

Wave of Sex Harassment Issues Offer Stark Reminder

Crises Loom, Yet Organizations Continue to Ignore Threats The wave of sexual harassment-related firings continues, proving on an ongoing basis that no organization is immune to a crisis that can cause harm to employees, customers and communities, disrupt business operations,…


Retirement and Non-Traditional Candidate Pools

There’s no shortage of information about the aging healthcare workforce and large number of Nurses and Physicians that will be retiring over the next decade. More than 50% of nurses are reaching retirement age, while their fellow aging baby boomers…


Winner and Still Champion – Employee Referral Programs

Over my 43 years in recruitment communications you can imagine how many new, exciting resources for discovering, attracting and retaining talent have been launched beyond just employee referral programs. Beyond doubt the introduction of new tools to improve the tedious…


Time to Recharge and Experience Life!

    I hadn’t taken a “real” vacation for a few years.  I’ve used the same excuses as everyone else … not enough time, not enough money, work concerns, etc. etc.  Sure, I’d taken a day off here and there,…


OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK

The Handbook Recruiters Should Not Be Without

Way back in 1948 The Bureau of Labor Statistics started an annual publication called the Occupational Outlook Handbook. For nearly 70 years it has been the go-to source for job seekers to get a sense of the occupations that are on the…


Bring Back the January Job Fair in 2017

What are you doing January Fourth? If you’re like many Americans, you’ll be thinking about finding a new job and possibly attending a job fair. According to Monster.com, job searches spiked by more than 70 percent on the first Wednesday…


reputation matters

Reputation Matters

It’s a small world and getting smaller with technology keeping us more connected every day. Just ask Ryan Lochte, Colin Kaepernic or Anthony Weiner. What we say (and do) matters in a digital world.  Your reputation matters. According to a…


Effective Communication Skills Are Essential

Effective communication skills are important regardless of your profession. Whether negotiating a purchase, interacting socially, engaging in important conversations, or just getting your kids to listen, being able to state your case succinctly and effectively is a skill that will…