August 2012 Blog Posts (25)

Politics, Half-Truths and the Workplace

Every night and every day between now and November we will be bombarded with political ads from one source or another regarding the upcoming presidential race. Despite non-aligned groups such as Politico and Fact-Finder stating that the premise is wrong, the campaigns continue to run ads with false data. One campaign pollster even openly stated that in releasing campaign ads we don't care if our facts are wrong. There is a campaign poster running currently which shows grumpy coal miners with…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 31, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Recommendations do they really work???

Recommendations do they really work???







Recommendations are simply, verbal, written and on line testimonials, attesting to the abilities of a person to perform a given job.





Now the big question is where they fit in. This is really pretty simple, as with most things they are a piece of the puzzle. The question is what is important and what is not.





To utilize recommendations right you need to remember the who, what, where, and why of the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 28, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas: Care Packages for College Students Part 3

It’s hard to make the best, green, planet loving choices when going through a major life change.  We remember that being away from home and on your own for the first time is exciting AND hard at the same time.  That's why we at GGN have come up with this list of our favorite, really good Care Package gift ideas for college kids!  We’ve made sure to include things that are good for them, inside and out.   These are little…

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Added by Oelando on August 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Are you ready to be committed?

The play on words, “to be committed”, describes the life of an entrepreneur.  We face so many requirements of commitment in order to find success, that frequently we find the same commitments produce a sense of overwhelm too.

 

Time, monetary investment, education, introspective thought, associations, partnerships and clientele all bring a type of required commitment to the entrepreneurial endeavor.  After all commitment is the key to business success.

 

Are…

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Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on August 27, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Collaborative ideas Produce Increased Results

After many years of being in the competitive corporate sales environment, it took a long time to accept the idea of freely collaborating with others.  In fact, I was very doubtful it would work.  However, knowing risk and trying new ideas is at the core of entrepreneurship, it was in my best interest to consider all the facts.

 

As an entrepreneur, I soon realized it becomes necessary to acknowledge those who excel in an area where we may lack knowledge and that we know we…

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Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on August 27, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

ArtSpeaks: from icon to maverick

This is one of my conceptual art projects. From the Art*umentary in Context series, ArtSpeaks features the iconic Farmer from the famous American Gothic painting telling sharing insights from his journey from art history icon to social entrepreneur innovator.

Inspired by an article I read about farmer suicides and a dream I had about the American Gothic painting. Then…

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Added by Yvette Dubel on August 24, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Finding the time to connect

I don't know about you, but sometimes it feels like real work to make time to network. If you are one of those people with strong introverted tendencies you may know what I mean.

What do enjoy doing when I am not working on client projects, is working on my own creative endeavors. One of them was writing and getting a jingle produced for WebAntiphon. I shared the first version of the song with a collaborating friend and she sent me back this video. Here's a short version:…

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Added by Yvette Dubel on August 23, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Reference checks, Background checks and Recommendations, do they really work???

Reference checks, Background checks and Recommendations, do they really work???

Over the next several posts we are going to discuss Background checks, Reference checks, and Recommendations. Do they really work, how best to do them, and what to do with the…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 21, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Reality Orientation for Dementia

A very important and ongoing strategy for people with dementia is called reality orientation. One technique of particular importance is known as 24-hour REality Orientation. This form of RO, as the name suggests, is meant to be ongoing and incorporated into normal everyday routines.  It involves the continued repetition of information (again focusing on weather, day, date, time, etc.) by staff, or anyone who is interacting with the person who has…
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Added by Johnnie Mesaros on August 20, 2012 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas: Care Packages for College Students Part 2

Good Gifts Naturally has come up with a  list of our favorite thoughtful and caring, good green, healthy" Care Package" gifts for college kids!  We’ve made sure to include things that are good for them, inside and out.  We know that being away from home and on your own for the first time is exciting AND hard.  It’s hard to make the best, green, planet loving choices when going through a major life change.  These good gift…

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Added by Oelando on August 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Reality Orientation for Dementia

A very important and ongoing strategy for people with dementia is called reality orientation. One technique of particular importance is known as 24-hour REality Orientation. This form of RO, as the name suggests, is meant to be ongoing and incorporated into normal everyday routines.  It involves the continued repetition of information (again focusing on weather, day, date, time, etc.) by staff, or anyone who is interacting with the person who has…
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Added by Johnnie Mesaros on August 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

When Your Marketing Fails

If you hang out in various creative online forums, you’ve likely seen discussion about this irate blog post complaining about those lazy and devious con artists known as copywriters. I’ll summarize it for you: the top freelancers in the world were hired for many thousands of dollars to write direct response copy, whereupon some…

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Added by Valerie Fenyn on August 20, 2012 at 1:32am — 2 Comments

Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and thinking differently from most everyone else.  I was relieved to learn in a class that “conventional wisdom” need not apply!

 

Believe in yourself

According to conventional wisdom, we are told the first step to building our business is to write out a detailed business plan.  But most of us are visionaries thinking into the far off future.  So it becomes futile at best case to write out a detailed plan as we…

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Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on August 19, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Memory Lane

Take a look down Memory Lane with the technique of using our five physical senses to help make each experience unique and very enjoyable. This is all about your memories so don't be shy and share what, in essence,…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on August 18, 2012 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Fireman, Strategist or Catalyst - What is the role of HR?

As I attend various HR related events and read the posts in social media there seems to be some discussion as to exactly what HR is supposed to be doing. Have said that I can find some common threads in the discussions.

Some of the individuals believe we are there to be the policy cop's. Our responsibility is centered around the task of keeping the organization out of trouble. In doing that we tend to gain the "we have an app for that" mentality. If a problem arises we have the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 14, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Alienated Me

Alienated Me - Poetic journey into the void cavity of heart, artistic exploration of love and alienation that comes after it.

Added by Dubie Bacino on August 14, 2012 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Hiring Managers and the Matrix !!

Hiring Managers and the Matrix !!







In this, the last of the four part series on metrics' and goals, we will discuss a little know, but important metric. The metrics' by which we measure our hiring managers. That is right; your hiring manager should be goaled on staffing orientated metrics also. After all, they play a very important part in hiring and in the end, it is for them.





In one of my previous blog entries, I mentioned the team "hiring team". This group…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas: Care Packages for College Students: Part One

Being away from home and on your own for the first time is exciting AND hard.  It’s hard to make the best, green, planet loving choices when going through a major life change, which is why we at GGN have come up with this list of our favorite good green, healthy Care Package gifts for college kids! We’ve made sure to include things that are good for them, inside and out. …

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Added by Oelando on August 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Clinical trials of Alzheimer's drug are halted

Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy along with  partner  Pfizer in the Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program) 

have decided to discontinue the development of bapineuzumab IV in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease

based on the…

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Added by Johnnie Mesaros on August 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It's not what you dont know that hurts you, it's what you think is so that isn't

Every morning I get in my inbox an email from the Employment Law Information Network and in the edition from August 6 was a post from Michael Maslanka from Constangy's Dallas office in which he asked the question whether the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause protect gay employees who work for pubic employers. What…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 8, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

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