23
NOV
2010

Executive Hiring Up; Passing Responsibility Down

‘C’ you soon! That’s right, the C-suite is set for a comeback. Recent benchmark data shows positive trends for executive hiring. ExecNet’s Executive Job Creation Index (EJCI) showed the rate of employers adding executive jobs in the next six months outpaced tho
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19
NOV
2010

New Hires Start on Friday…..That’s The Rule!

At CityMax.com, a build-your-own-website service headquartered in Vancouver, new employees always start on Fridays, not Mondays as most companies do. This is a cool idea that makes sense. Work is less hectic, everyone is in good spirits, and most are ready for the weekend. Friday is a
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18
NOV
2010

Recovery Demands Rethinking the Org Chart

We hear a lot about down-sizing, right-sizing and restructuring these days. In order to meet twenty-first century demands, it seems we need to re-imagine and reorganize everything from the way we produce energy to the way we manage personal networks of friends. The article Thinking HR
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17
NOV
2010

Social Media: The Next Mid-Life Crisis?

In the past, we countered a mid-life crisis by buying a new sports car, changing a hairstyle or making-over our wardrobes. (When I turned 36 I just had to have a Ferrari – so I bought one!) Successful in our careers and young at heart, we were determined to enjoy the best of bot
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15
NOV
2010

10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You…But the Real Professionals Will!

When I came across this article “10 Things Employment Recruiters Won’t Say,” I have to say, some points hit a nerve-the wrong nerve. But rather than let these “insights” ring true “as is,” I thought I would set the record straight. Right off t
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10
NOV
2010

Does Facebook Equal Free Speech for Employees????

We have all heard stories regarding employees being fired from organizations due to questionable comments or behaviors they were foolish enough to place on Facebook, Twitter or other social media site.  My favorite is the story of a junior executive who called his boss to request a da
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10
NOV
2010

Common Sense: Is there an app for that?

For any of us that have been online, watched TV, or know someone that has, we know that the term “app” is short for software application.  The technology geniuses at Apple made this term famous with the introduction of the iPhone and now with the iPad.  Jumping on the band
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03
NOV
2010

Brighter Days Seek Brighter Ideas. Could Innovative Thinking Fix the Economy and Create Jobs?

With the conclusion of midterm elections less than 24 hours ago, we’ve heard a lot about the right and wrong ways to turn around the economy. Two years after the adrenaline-pumping, game-changing 2008 elections, the economy is still in the dumps and the main political issue. Rep
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