Author Archives: Bob Skidmore

You’re probably answering these 5 common interview questions wrong

Some of the simplest interview questions are the trickiest. By Judith Humphrey – 4 minute Read No matter what sorts of jobs you applied for, you can expect certain interview questions to pop up again and again. But just because … Continue reading

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Five Things Every Recruiter Needs to Know About First Impressions

 Gregory Lewis – December 2018 We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. And we all do it anyway. For you, the impulse to make snap judgments may kick in the moment you lay your eyes on … Continue reading

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Idea of the Day:

“Good leaders know that in developing others the focus should be on the one you’re helping… how often do we find ourselves being more preoccupied with our own wisdom, rather than the person who sought out that wisdom.” leadership coach … Continue reading

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Women 50+: Declare Your Independence and Start a Business

8 tips on how to become a successful entrepreneur in midlife One of the best decisions I ever made was to declare my freedom from my full-time job as a columnist for a national newspaper and start my own business … Continue reading

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What’s Keeping You From Starting a Business in Retirement?

By Jessica Thiefels  December 29, 2016 Credit: Getty Images Part of the America’s Entrepreneurs Special Report Retirement is a great time to start a business, when you no longer have the financial, family and time obligations you once did. But … Continue reading

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Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality

February 07, 2018 Bain report By Karen Harris, Austin Kimson, Andrew Schwedel  Executive summary Demographics, automation and inequality have the potential to dramatically reshape our world in the 2020s and beyond. Our analysis shows that the collision of these forces … Continue reading

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Which channel is best for your ROI?

This is a great article about measuring the ROI between SEO, Paid search, Display ads, Social media and E-Mail alternatives.  They say you can’t manage what you can’t measure and it seem marketers have a bit of difficulty on that … Continue reading

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SWOT: Revisiting an old friend

It’s and old familiar friend and most will concede the SWOT analysis is invaluable when making a big decision to purchase a new business or restart an existing one.  However, its great for making other strategic and tactical evaluations as well.  It’s … Continue reading

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Five Finer Points of Succession Planning

From starting line-up to bench strength  Succession planning is the backbone of strategic human resources management. Its primary purpose is to provide information for the identification of candidates for replacement of managerial and other “key and critical” positions within the organization. … Continue reading

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The Four Categories of Employee Costs

If your business only hires a new employee once or twice a year, the list of costs associated with hiring, on-boarding, training and retaining good people might seem incidental. However, if you, like one of my clients, who employs hundreds … Continue reading

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