Rejection letters, what you shouldn’t say.

Everyone has applied for at least one job; most (especially these days) hundreds. For the vast majority, these attempts at find employment fail. But how can you tell? Two basic ways are silence and the proverbial rejection letter. But which is better? Silence: While you may have met the job specifications 110%, for some unknown […]

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Do you really want to exclude quality candidates from C-Level jobs just because they weren’t in your sub-niche?

I talk with lots of CFO’s, both employed, unemployed, employed but looking and consultants (looking for consulting gigs, looking for employment, both, none; you have the idea).’ I’ve been hearing a practice that has risen to new heights of myopia, the culling of the application pool because the candidate doesn’t have experience in the employer’s […]

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Reinvesting in your business; Human Capital

How many of you reinvest in your business? Sure, you’ll buy new vehicles, production assets, computers and furniture; because that’s easy to see a Return on Investment (ROI). But how many of you invest in your human capital? That’s a politically correct way to say “Employees”. Do you encourage and provide financial assistance for higher […]

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Now that the Class of 2013 is in the marketplace

A recent question posted on Proformative about work. Since we all either hire them, supervise them or interact with them; what are you opinions on the last several classes of college graduates? Specifically: Work expectations (theirs vs yours) Work ethics (theirs vs your values) Preparedness for the job (actual or marketplace in general) General Skills […]

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Overtime, it ain’t over until the payment is made

A recent discussion on Proformative.com centered on Non-Exempt employees and Overtime. This area of Labor Law is extremely confusing; best clarified by both an expert HR Consultant and Labor Attorney; but I will give you a broad-stroke definition. Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees are not. Most employees covered by the Fair […]

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Brave new world for those who are losers

A new world I received a piece of fan mail the other day via VCita. I say “fan” mail, because it really wasn’t. Let’s enter that new world… This is what the person said (typos and lack of grammar as well as thought process are theirs): Just so you know, you are a complete retard […]

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Intellectual Property – Is it an issue?

Intellectual Property (IP) is more than just patents, trademarks and service marks. It can encompass any copyrightable attribute aspect of your company as well as proprietary information that is developed. In recent years, the rate of IP theft and prosecution (either civil or criminal) has increased; and it’s not solely based on industrial espionage in […]

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Business Continuity; it’s more than just IT

When you mention Business Continuity to a businessperson, the usual response is that the IT staff handles that, because it’s all about computers. How far from the truth this is… This misconception can lead to a major business interruption. While IT Data Recovery is an important aspect of any Business Continuity Plan (BCP), how does […]

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