Let’s talk about trades.  Roofers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics and any other type of skilled laborer are tradespeople who complete specialized education and or training, making them experienced and capable in their chosen fields. They are the people that repair your leaky roof, install new outlets in your home office, fix your broken toilet, and address…

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Okay, this may seem a bit self-serving, but it isn’t.  As the demands on Human Resources department grow, it’s incredibly beneficial (and increasingly common) for an organization to utilize a consulting firm to help look at problems and goals with a fresh set of eyes.  The right firm will be adept at identifying organizational blind…

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How do you protect your small company culture as you grow? It’s a great question. Now that you’ve hit operational running speed, how do you incorporate the badly needed business processes that will allow you to scale without sacrificing the “startup vibe” that has become your company identity and employer brand? Culture starts at the top.…

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How much do you spend on training your employees?  Is it in a classroom or on-the-job? What do you develop internally versus outsource?  How much control do you want over delivery?  Is it an app? e-Learning? Or, are you still handing out binders? Sick of the mix and remix?  You’re not alone.  Most employees still perceive…

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Do you struggle to set performance goals that your organization understands?  Goals that create alignment to your overall business objectives? We’re not going to talk about SMART goals. Yes, the goals should be specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and time-bound, but you’ve read countless articles on that, so let’s focus on how you’re going to create a…

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