Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wages Climb While Hiring Rests

The last month of 2010 ended on a high note for small business employees, with pay up 0.6 percent over November, according to the Surepayroll Small Business Scorecard. There’s no doubt we can attribute much of December’s increased pay to … Continue reading

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How to Destroy Morale-Courtesy of Ken Wright and Nina Spencer

Note:  A good friend of mine sent this to me and it struck a real chord when I read it.  I suspect many firms have forgotten how to keep their employees engaged and enthusiastic during this economic downturn and those … Continue reading

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Understanding the value of Education-From “Stones into Schools” to the States

Education is an issue that always weighs heavily on my mind and the current time is no different.  The reason I am writing this post is to compare two issues that are only casually related, but that both truly matter … Continue reading

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Things I am thankful for

It is not often that I take the time to reflect on where I am and what has influenced me during the recent past.  Now is one of those times and I hope you will allow me to reflect publicly … Continue reading

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Career plans for the new year

We talked about resolutions in the previous post and I have constructed a simple poll that will allow you to select an option regarding your career plans for 2011. Take a moment and vote-you will see the results immediately.

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Resolutions for 2011

We have all heard the term “New Year’s Resolution” but I wonder just how many of us make them.  I have copies of mine from many years, but there have been years where I neglected to make them and this … Continue reading

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How Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have changed the world

Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook less than 10 years ago on the campus of Harvard as a 19 year old student.  He is the Time man of the year in 2010.  What an amazing story! You can read the entire story … Continue reading

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Burger King Cuts Fat in Massive Layoff | Franchise Blog

Burger King was gobbled up by private equity firm 3G Capital in a $4 billion deal earlier this year. Now, the new owner is cleaning house, dismissing 413 people company-wide, including 261 at corporate headquarters in Florida. The burger chain … Continue reading

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The Optimal Present for a Job Seeker

I work with many people in job transition and I always wonder what I can do to make their search more successful.  It is hard to empathize with someone in transition unless you have been there, and the emotions that … Continue reading

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Brazil surges ahead in top executive salaries, but lags in perception

Top executives in the Brazilian capital of Sau Paulo are reportedly earning higher salaries than their counterparts in the global financial powerhouses of New York, London and Hong Kong, according to a survey by Brazilian executive search firm Dasein. The … Continue reading

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