Your Relationship Investment

  As you know I am an HR consultant. I specialize in helping small businesses deal with the highly complex area of employment law regulations they have to deal with on a daily basis. They do this without having anyone on staff really trained in this area. I say this to illustrate that my business …

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Just Because You Are Old Doesn't Mean….

  Many of you will read this and think “That doesn’t apply to me.” For many of you that is true, but if you are over the age of 50 and thought that then congratulations I like your attitude! Everyone should pay attention, but if you are 50 you still have 20, 30 or more …

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At Thanksgiving say Thank you in Fact Say it All the Time

  About 11 months ago I wrote a blog post called Verbal Appreciation is a Big Deal. I was reminded of that as I read two things this week. Many of my Facebook friends are doing “I am thankful for…” posts this month. I started thinking that rather than being thankful for things we need …

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Do You Have an HR "To-Don't" List?

Earlier in the month I got a newsletter from Daniel Pink, which I have just gotten around to reading. He always has good stuff so I made sure I saved it. One of the items he had in this one is something that he attributed to Tom Peters, also a favorite of mine. So I …

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Does Your Job Description Meet the "Resume" Test?

If you are like most HR pros, recruiters or even business owners, you read resumes on a daily basis. If you are on the Internet at all or read a newspaper you see advice all the time for job hunters on how to write a resume and to make it so it attracts an employer’s …

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In Search of Excellence Turns 25

Almost 25 years ago managment guru Tom Peters published In Search of Excellence. This was a groundbreaking book and continues to be an important addition to anyone’s business book library. I think I will reread to book to mark the occasion. However, noting the day is not the sole purpose of this blog. In a …

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