Category Archives: Retention/Keeping Your People

Afraid of Losing Your Remote Control?

As I write this the sky is grey and pregnant – “a snow sky,” as New Englanders call it. And, the first flake has just crashed to earth in my back yard. I’m also listening to the constant hammering of … Continue reading

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Put the Training Wheels On

It’s the beginning of September in Boston.  The weather is gorgeous, the Pats start their season tomorrow night WITH Mr. Brady in the line-up, thank you! The Sox are  . . . Well, we won’t talk about the Sox this year! And, as … Continue reading

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Be Generous with Employee Time Off

The day after Thanksgiving my whole family convened at my mother’s house to get a first glimpse of the newest member of the clan – seven week old Grace.  It was a fun afternoon, not only because little Grace was … Continue reading

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The Constant Gardener

WEEKEND VS. CONSTANT Rain is the bane of the weekend gardener. I know. I was one of them until this year. I have finally (after 30 years!) figured out that if I do my gardening a little bit each day … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Woody

I brake for Woody Allen movies. Or, more accurately, I break for Woody Allen movies. Let me explain. Last Wednesday, realizing I had booked myself into phone interviews from 3-9 pm, I decided to treat myself to a movie during … Continue reading

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Keep Employees Connected

I am eating a very mediocre salad with the ubiquitous sliced chicken breast on the top. I am drinking an even more mediocre (yet considerably expensive) glass of white wine. Yes, I’m in an airport terminal – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) … Continue reading

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Why a Great Benefits Package Is a Valentine

By the time you read this, the big red hearts and cupids with arrows on every storefront window will have been replaced with a big green shamrock! But, I don’t care, because the whole month of February is the “month … Continue reading

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They Took My Kodachrome Away

This past Christmas, one of my favorite gifts was from someone who knows me very well and always gives me exactly what I want – ME! Yes, I am one of the millions of Americans who, while Christmas shopping for … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons Best Employees Leave Your Company

This coming spring will be my twentieth year as a recruiter. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. In fact, I’m astounded! With few exceptions (like being wife, mother, calling my mother and balancing my checkbook), I haven’t done … Continue reading

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Candidates Who Believe in Continuous Improvement

Hanging Out on the “Okay Plateau” I love sushi. I have been known to drive considerably out of my way for sushi. Years ago, when I was visiting Japan, I actually DID eat sushi three times a day! So, when … Continue reading

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