CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2011.02.22

The true answer to this debate is NOT whether you have the God-Given right to have one, it is whether or not your “Individual Right” will hold you back … in your career. Ink yourself with whatever you want. If you want a white-collar career, don’t ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2011.02.21

The Great Workplace 2.0 does NOT look like, act like, nor have the behavior of leaders that a "legacy" workplace has in place. Maybe Jack Ricchiuto of Jack Zen, is on to something here: (Link to JackZen site below) The power of buildership What do these comparisons have ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2011.02.16

Transparency for impact, not just compliance How to be more open in your organization (The Great Workplace 2.0 Note: It is great to see other successful entrepreneurs writing about the fundamentals that make a Great Workplace. We TOOK the liberty of sharing this example) By Mario Morino Smart Business ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2011.02.09

Let me digress a moment to this particular organization’s problems with stabilizing “employment” (keeping people who can do the jobs, and keeping people who WANT to do the jobs): The organization is assembly-line oriented, where hitting hourly/shift numbers of parts made and assembled is the ...

CATEGORY › THE BOOK
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2011.02.01

Myself and my organizations have worked with and interviewed over 1,500 organization CEO’s, hiring managers and HR professionals over just the last four years. Our published results are not just professional opinion, they are based in fact. My goal has been to find out what REAL ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.09.09

In the early 1900’s, my great grandfather made the decision to leave behind his wife and four children with just a few of his personal belongings and a hope in his heart. He boarded a boat that was going across the Atlantic Ocean, an ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.08.25

Sometimes in our own little world we create the illusion that our problems are exclusive. This blog post from Staffing Advisors written by Bob Corlett made me realize that all hiring managers experience the same frustrations, disappointments and difficulties no matter where they are located. ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.08.18

In private, you can be insensitive and stupid. When your responsibilities exceed your own person, like representing your company, a company, a people or a concept … it is critical to engage a thought process akin to a quality inspection, before you open your mouth. We ...

CATEGORY › THE WORKFARCE
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2010.07.07

In a recent CNN article it was noted that factories have jettisoned 2 million jobs over the last (2+) years, but they cannot find QUALIFIED, SKILLED (High Value) workers today. In a related research finding sponsored by The Foundation for Pedantic Information, the Foundation points out ...

CATEGORY › BLUE COLLAR WORKPLACE
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2010.06.23

Blue Collar Interview Killers 1)     Dress like you don’t care, or are going fishing/hunting. Make sure the baseball cap you wear is dirty, or has “Bud Light” on it (Patch or smell), or even worse: “New York Yankees”. Don’t shave, makes you look macho. 2)     Pour that ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.06.08

This is an addendum article to the core of the book and article series on, The Great Workplace 2.0, to define the term "Participant": In The Great Workplace 2.0, we use a term not typically used within “Legacy” (Old Model) organizations. The term is “Participant”. It ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.06.03

“The Great Workplace 2.0” is an ongoing research and discovery project that has encompassed over 500 interviews of CEO’s, Corporate Managers, Innovators, Business and Social Entrepreneurs, the compilation of over 150 recently published books on business management for the new economy and over 100 “White ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.05.26

Over the next several weeks, The Great Workplace.com will introduce North East Ohio to a new set of standards for organizations striving to become noted as a Great Place To Work, or as we call it, The Great Workplace 2.0: Each article ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.05.11

Enough is enough! Let’s simply look at it this way: More people are out of work now than 2 years ago. People are getting hired again. Business is picking up. The government is hiring. People and businesses are cautious. The economy is good and bad, depends ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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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 ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.24

NO CELL PHONES FOR INTERVIEWS!! If you want to make sure you conduct a poor phone interview with a recruiter or hiring authority, use your cell phone. Yes, I’m an old guy. I was around when phones were the “finger in the dial” kind. It made texting ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.17

There is an enormous buzz going around “employment land” these days about Drug Tests, how to pass them, how to squeeze by them, how to skunk them, how to make sure employees are drug free and how to assure a safer working environment…for everyone involved. One ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.17

This will drive Paris Hilton and many more selfish people nuts: The interview really is not about you, if you want to get the job. No Really, The Interview Isn’t About YOU! What a surprise to many, many people. You have been told and trained to REALLY ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.03.09

What the Frick! Where the living hell did all these “Speakers” come from? Is everyone an expert on Jobs, Employment and such? Or even “Social Media”. A friend (who is in another field is speaking on Jobs). Another friend (in another field) is speaking on “Social ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.08

We are speaking about THE best workplaces of today and tomorrow, and how they differentiate themselves from the “also-ran” pack of today and yesterday: Throughout our copious research we found these characteristics to be true: 1)     Their door is “Always Open”: “Discovering” new potential employees, board members, ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.08

This segment is built around a real company, real people, real hiring being done. First, the organization has a great growth track record. They are recognized for it, have trophies and plaques, articles and accolades. (As do MANY companies including my own). They are in a ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.02.16

Over the next several weeks, The Great Workplace.com is going to introduce North East Ohio to a new set of standards for organizations striving to become noted as a Great Place To Work, or as we call it, The Great Workplace 2.0: Each article will ...