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Employees and Employers | Investing in the Relationship

Mutual investment of time and money may be necessary to maintain and/or develop a successful, long-lasting working relationship between employee and employer. Dollar amounts attached to the investment, or the cost of not investing, may be a difficult pill to swallow. Research suggests...

Future Workforce | What Does it Look Like?

By the first quarter of 2015, there were 4 very different generations in the workforce. Millenials (age 18-34) surpassed the Boomers (age 51-69) late last year but included in the mix were Gen-Xers (age 35-50) and the Silent generation (age 70-87). The future workforce is...

Employee Benefits | Change is Good

Employer analysis of how to hire and retain top talent began years ago. In 2012, employees made it clear; 49% said that benefits attracted them to an employer, where 60% said it was part of why they stayed. Health benefits are no longer...

Donating to a Cause | Where Does the Money Go?

So, you've already completed copious amounts of research prior to determining which charitable organization will receive your donations.  At this point, you know that its practices are transparent – even down to how the money/donations are spent. Make it good practice to check in with a charity...

The Importance of Giving Back | Good for Business?

Why should companies give back to their local communities and what are the benefits? Giving back can be measured:  Involvement – Employee donations in corporate programs account for $ 4.8 billion each year. Change - When a corporation makes the decision to donate, to be successful, some have...

Social Media | Impact

Companies have found social media marketing to be an important tool in growing their businesses. They have discovered that by harnessing the power of social media, they have been able to substantially raise product awareness and increase revenue. Developing a strategy to best utilize this...

Virtual Interviews | What Works?

Advances in technology have greatly changed the dynamics of the interviewing process. Virtual interviewing is something that employers are relying on more and more to find the best person suited for the position because it allows them to speak with candidates in any location. Just as...

Social Media – Is it Preventing You from Landing a Job?

Social media is an excellent way to disseminate information. However, when we post information on the internet, we may be releasing that information to an audience much larger than anticipated. Did you know that employers can Google you and find out about your personal life? Social...

Getting the Job | Do This, Don’t Do That

You’re not the only person looking for a job. Join the ranks of some incredible people who want to find a great job, just like you. For those of you that are mid-career or need a little guidance in landing the perfect job, I spoke with...

Independence Day

Happy 239th Birthday America!! Independence Day-This is a significant holiday in the United States. How will you celebrate? Many of us enjoy a long weekend, perhaps at a destination or backyard barbeque with friends and family experiencing great food, drinks, people and ultimately, fireworks. Usually an expensive...

Leadership | It Takes a Village

Throughout our leadership series we’ve made mention of attributes that successful leaders have. Do the same attributes apply when speaking about a leading organization? You bet. Included in The Top 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Organization are: Effective sharing of goals High employee morale Leadership Clearly defined structure The article speaks...

Leadership | By Example

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.”  Charles F. Kettering   The National Center for Fathers has an inspiring write up by their CEO, Carey Casey. Here is a bit in brief: (to read more, click...

Leadership | Burnout – Are You in the Know?

burn·out noun 1. the reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion. "good carbon burnout" 2. physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. "high levels of professionalism that may result in burnout" Business leaders recognize the word burnout. This is because they have...

Leadership | What Makes a Leader Someone to Follow?

Delegate, delegate, delegate. That’s all people in leadership positions do, right?  Actually, no. Leaders inspire. Leaders are dialed-in to their employees’ talents, weaknesses and emotions. They constantly communicate the strategic path of the group and involve everyone in collaborative efforts to complete tasks. They typically have...

Memorial Day | Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

On Monday, May 25, the US observes a federal holiday, borne out of the Civil War, to honor our fallen soldiers. Many people use this day to gather with family and friends for outdoor activities, hoping for a warm, sunny day after enduring the cold winter...

MythBuster | A Master’s Degree is the Golden Ticket

MythBuster | A Master's Degree is the Golden Ticket If you have a master’s degree, do you get hired first from the candidate pool? Can you advance your career at a faster pace? Is your salary higher than those without an advanced degree? Is it worth...

MythBuster | Mass Distribution of Your Resume Will Get You the Job

MythBuster | Mass Distribution of Your Resume Will Get You the Job You must have applied to a couple hundred jobs, have a great resume and present well but you’re not getting any offers.  Is there a secret to this?! Not really.  Business has changed in the...

Accuro Welcomes Marlese McLaughlin

Accuro Welcomes Marlese McLaughlin Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company serving Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Marlese McLaughlin has joined the firm as Administrative Assistant. In her role, McLaughlin will be responsible for assisting Accuro’s...