5 Simple Ways to Show Appreciation

What’s your reaction when you hear a 5-time Super Bowl winning quarterback state he feels everyone could be more appreciated?  Part of it depends on whether you’re a Patriots fan, but let’s take that out of the equation. As an employer, it hit me like a ton of bricks because Tom Brady is one of[…]

How Leaders Are Empowered by Adversity

Every day we have challenges, some are bigger, some are smaller, and some get to the point where they almost break us, where we feel we can’t take anymore. And yet, that’s where we can experience a fork in the road – one is to crumble and do nothing and the other is to plow[…]

The Power of Communication

When you communicate with someone, what are you thinking about?  Are you thinking about what you want to say or the impact you want to have?  You may feel confident about your message, but will the delivery be received in the manner intended?  Have you considered who your audience is – employees, managers, friends, or[…]

Reflections on Leadership

  The amazing part about leadership is that you can challenge yourself to grow and be better every day. And you can do that easily by leading by example. I am so grateful to work with an amazing group of people.  As their employer, I have a responsibility to provide them with stability, encouragement, growth,[…]

Employment Summary for February 2017

Just two months into 2017, employment data is ushering in business confidence and surpassing expectations for steady job growth. In February, employment in nonfarm payroll grew by 235,000 – with the largest increases seen in construction, private educational services, mining, healthcare and manufacturing, according to the Employment Situation Summary released by the Bureau of Labor[…]

Generalized vs Specialized Recruiters

As the owner of a specialized recruiting firm, I’m so curious and surprised when I meet people who have never worked with a recruiter before. Candidates are astounded to find all the services we provide, at no fee to them! And companies state they have received only a handful of resumes, if even that!  So[…]

Millennial Insights for the 2020 Labor Market

As we move towards the 2020 workforce, companies face an interesting demographic dynamic in terms of talent acquisition – a workforce comprised of Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. While each of these groups has their own generational differences, the most notable are the expectations and approaches to work from Millennials, who are projected[…]

A Tip, A Trend & An Observation

A Tip – The beginning of the new year is an excellent time to review and update your resume. Doing this annually makes it easier to recall and highlight relevant career information. When going through this exercise, take the time to make note of your career goals and how your current role matches your plan.  If you’re[…]

December’s Tip, Trend & Observation

A Tip – One simple way to shine during the interviewing process is to set up news alerts or feeds on the company you are interviewing with. Why is this such a great idea?  For a few minutes of groundwork, you can have instantaneous news.  You can email the hiring manager stating you saw the[…]

A Tip, A Trend, And An Observation

Tip – When asked what frustrates a person most about working with a recruiter, it’s the same response.  It’s that recruiters don’t follow up and people are left hanging.  Having worked with one  long ago, I can relate to this frustration.  However, now that I’m on the other side of things, I hear the same[…]