What Do We Do With Our Children?

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By the start of May each year, my children are well into their scheming on how late they will be sleeping in this summer and how much fun they will have at camps. But not this year. Due to COVID-19, many parents in the Tampa Bay region and across the United States are asking themselves,… Read more »

Finding Top Talent in Tampa Bay in 2019!!!

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Recently there have been a number of media stories promoting the Tampa Bay area as a great place to find a new job in 2019!  This all sounds fabulous until you look at our current unemployment rate of 3.0%. If you are a hiring manager or business owner the fundamental question you are likely asking… Read more »

The Talent Market Is Even Tighter!

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In 2010 American workers were hurting. There isn’t a way to sugarcoat the jobs situation in that time period.  According to the BLS, (https://US Dept. of Labor) the national unemployment rate was 9.5% and people were taking any professional role they could to keep their head above water.  The despair and fear many people felt… Read more »

Remembering September 11th, 2001, From A Washington, DC Perspective

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“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” —former President George… Read more »

Hiring Is Tight And Employees Are Looking To Move!

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“More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018.” That quote was given by Matt Ferguson, the CEO of CareerBuilder (CareerBuilder Annual Forecast) earlier this year. Now that we are almost to the halfway point of 2018, I have to say he was… Read more »

Turnover, Turnover, Turnover – What to do?

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From prospects and clients alike, we are hearing more and more management teams who are looking at ways to slow down the turnover within their businesses in the Tampa Bay area.  They have come to the realization that turnover slows down their business growth, likely reduces their annual profits and leads to additional internal stress… Read more »

Looking to hire in 2018? Be prepared for a tough market.

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If you have been paying attention to trends in the job market, you will know that much has already been said regarding how difficult it is hiring staff today.  As a matter of fact, last week another round of news stories documenting the hiring woes in the US were published when the new jobs numbers… Read more »

Thanksgiving still matters!

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I am not quite sure when the rest of the world decided to skip Thanksgiving and begin the Christmas season immediately after Halloween, but clearly, the world has made that decision! For me, however, I refuse to forget Thanksgiving.  Not just because I have much to be thankful for, but rather, I have always loved… Read more »

Hire Good People, Motivate Them and Keep Them

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“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” –Lee Iacocca If you have been paying attention to the news regarding employment lately, you will notice that our unemployment range in the Tampa Bay area has hovered in… Read more »

A Sports Team and Your Workforce Aren’t Very Different!

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“People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach, Duke University Now if you know me, you know that quoting Mike Krzyzewski is… Read more »