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The Great Workplace 2.0
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2012.09.25

The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.

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2010.04.07

You’ve made the cut. The company's recruiter has called you in to interview for that job you want. Now what? This is an article about what will happen in that interview and how you can best prepare to do your best. There are specific roles of the interviewer. These roles are not super complex, actually they're quite simple. The interviewer wants to find as good a persona as possible, one that is  skillful, adequate and friendly and can ultimately compliment the company in this position. The interviewer will do this in a number of different ways, but will use these four things: 1) Their gut 2) Your Personality 3) Your skills 4) Who you know, who they know (relationships). The truth is that all the theories about the best person for the job, the best qualified candidate for the job, while are nice in theory, are rarely reality. Hiring managers and interviewers will ...
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2010.04.06

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be discontinuing the DFWP program and discount July 1, 2010. It will be replaced by the newly created DFSP. Employers may find themselves eligible for this program. Employers if they apply could receive at the minimum a 4% discount off their base rates. This could be the much needed helpful shot in the arm to Ohio’s employers.

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2010.04.06

The Great Workplace/ Network North East Ohio has a tagline: “Network With Purpose ™”, and I call it “Network On Purpose”. Both are right, and both cover a myriad of directions to those who wish to build solid and profitable business or social relationships. The topic is networking, but before we talk about networking and relationships I need to let you in on a secret. Some of you have probably heard rumblings and rumors around town about the “alleged” recession. I call it “alleged” because while the statistics demonstrate that we’re in a recession, those are just statistics. The reality is that no matter what situation you’re in and no matter what business you’re in, at the end of this “alleged” recession we will still have an economy and industries will not go away. However, the question is, “Who will still be in those industries?” I am Jeff Nischwitz. Many consider ...
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2010.03.29

“Yeah, that job sounds like a good one but if I take it, it’ll hurt my unemployment benefits so I’m gonna have to pass, thanks anyway.” What’s wrong with this picture?  People are turning down good, well paying, permanent job opportunities for fear of loosing their unemployment benefits.  There are jobs out there but the people just won’t accept them. Is this an example of a system gone wrong?  Is this really what’s happening in the employment market because of the extended unemployment benefits? I thought extending unemployment was a way to protect those hurt most from the collapse of our economy.  I was led to believe that the extensions were meant to be short term fixes to keep the economy solvent while preventing deep financial hardships for those employees victimized by the economic turbulence.   But when it is time to put our foot down and say move on? Has our unemployment system, ...
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2010.03.28

Have you ever run a background check on yourself?  Websites such as TransparentMe allow users to find out what is on their background check before applying for their next job! Bad Credit is Blocking People Getting Jobs After 35 years at the same job, now facing unemployment in a dismal economy, Vernita Humphries of Randallstown was elated when she landed a job. But just days before her start date, the chief financial officer telephoned her personally to rescind the offer. Her bad credit, stemming in part from a divorce and the cost to care for her mother after a stroke, had come back to haunt her. Employers’ use of credit histories to screen applicants is turning into one more barrier for the nation’s unemployed-about 15 million people – many of whom end up with tarnished credit when they lose a job and struggle to pay bills, credit cards and household expenses.  Critics of ...
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2010.03.28

“So, tell me about yourself.” “Why should I hire you?” “How does your experience meet our needs?” Have you ever heard these questions during an interview? I guess that depends on the type of position you were interviewing for. If, for example, you were called in for an interview as a fry cook at a fast food joint, then these questions probably never surfaced. However, it is true that employers want to know about you as a person and as a professional. They are interested in how you feel about yourself and why you think you are deserving of the position. They also want to know if you are confident and have what it takes to be successful. There is such a thing as employer standards, and maybe asking these questions of a person interviewing for a fry cook position is a bit extreme. But let’s say you are interviewing for ...
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