Turnaround When’s the best time to start the process?

One would think that the term Turnaround is analogous with failing company. In today’s environment you’d probably be correct, but it doesn’t need to be a company that’s failing, in fact smarter managed companies are in or should be in a constant state of flux; terminal turnaround. A friend of my Regis Quirin, the Director […]

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Recruiting Square pegs and round holes (or visa versa) are not equal

I just went several rounds with a potential client. After talking with four people, two at the corporate level, two at the national/subsidiary level, they all voiced similar issues; some more vocal or more alarmed than others. Actually, the corporate people were more alarmed then the national/subsidiary people. Some major areas of the business were […]

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Dun & Bradstreet – Would you trust their data?

Would you trust credit decisions from a company (Dun & Bradstreet) whose data is so corrupt? I was doing a Google on myself and I came across this website: http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2ia9yb/wayne-spivak (as of March 30th, 2017 it was no longer there). The data discovered is very funny: – It states I’m the President and CFO of […]

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Security: Topics the C-Suite shy’s away from discussing.

I belong to a large number of C-Suite on-line groups. These groups consist of CEO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s and all the other ‘C’s’ as well as those who are interested in the conversations. That’s a lot of people, even considering duplication among groups. There are a cluster of topics that just don’t get any play; and […]

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Avon’s Failed SAP Implementation A Perfect Example Of The Enterprise IT Revolution

Fascinating story (albeit a little old) about the failures and consequences of an system roll-out.Âavons Appearing in Forbes 2013, the article describes the trials and tribulations of Avon and the end results. http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2013/12/17/avons-failed-sap-implementation-a-perfect-example-of-enterprise-it-revolution/ What’s more interesting is this quote: “…industry analyst Michael Krigsman put it succinctly: “Basically, users will accept less crap today, when it […]

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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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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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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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