Archive | December, 2010

The Job Seeker’s Game

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, companies are beefing up their recruiting staffs as hiring demands increase.  We’ve got three tips that can help job seekers become job candidates in the eyes of recruiters… and any hiring person for that matter. During a job search process, the little things can make or break […]

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>Our Wish for You This Holiday Season.

> May you fully absorb all the lights and good cheer Like you did as a child, near the end of each year When the simplest gifts were the ones you most treasured And time spent with friends was how each day was measured. May traditions recapture your best childhood moments May your gifts all […]

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>Five Common Scenes from the Office During the Holidays

> 1. You play White Elephant.  One co-worker brings a framed photograph of Burt Reynolds; another co-worker brings one of those infomercial devices for which you clap once to turn on the lights, and twice to turn them off.  Someone inevitably brings an enormous holiday-themed can of popcorn.  The lucky players end up with an […]

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>Firms Feel Pain From Healthcare Law

>More uncertainty and scrambling from firms as they prepare to implement the new healthcare law.  The only certain effects are increased costs and administrative burdens, according to this article from Wall Street Journal. A few takes from the article: Companies are hiring more consultants (20% more) to help them sort through the new mandates and enormous […]

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Bosses’ Small Gestures Send Big Signals

From the Wall Street Journal, this article explains why bosses must be extra aware of their behavior.  So many eyes are on these leaders that even the smallest gestures – of which bosses may not even be aware – affect and influence others. . We have some thoughts about this!  But bear with us for a […]

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To Extend or Not to Extend

The White House and Congress have been trying to reach a consensus over whether or not to extend two things: unemployment benefits and Bush-era tax cuts.  As has been the case with much of the legislative discussions during a “divided” time, the two issues are apparently contingent upon each other, rather than the needs of the […]

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Five Sure Ways to Stay Motivated at Work

1. Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish each new day.  Make each task specific and doable, not vague and over-reaching (think, “research the latest industry trends and compile a rough list,” not “do industry trends report”).  Put little boxes beside each item on the list.  This is where your checkmark will […]

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>The 0.7% Non-Solution by CFO Magazine

> CFO Magazine recently published an article by Scott Leibs entitled The 0.7% Non-Solution. 0.7% being the percentage of CFOs who expect their companies to hire new full-time employees during the next 12 months.  It’s a dismal number, and if we’re counting on this number as our hope for improved employment in the United States, well, […]

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