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2017 4Q Hiring Trends Show Signs of Optimism and Challenges

2017 4Q Hiring Trends Show Signs of Optimism and Challenges This summer and early fall, the demand for talent has been very high on the Southside of Indianapolis and surrounding area. The unemployment rate in the area is around 3% as of September, down from 3.4% in August. This is the lowest it has been…

  
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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present Recently, I had a revelation that one of the major reasons difficult things don’t get done is hat most people want things to be easy. We live in a world of instant everything (next day delivery, download it now, on demand TV, etc). We want everything figured out before we…

  
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Back to School- An Experience Worth Remembering

Back to School – An Experience Worth Remembering Recently I took my daughter off to college. It was both an exciting and sad experience for our family. I was so impressed with how Grace College executed the weekend events, so I came back and shared with my team today on how I felt it applied…

  
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Are you mining for gold or a diamond in the rough?

Are you mining for gold or a diamond in the rough? Currently talent is in tight supply and employers are struggling. I wanted to share some of my thoughts on how to look for a “diamond in the rough” individual that may not look good on paper and lacks some experience but would make a…

  
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Call Me, Maybe?

Call Me, Maybe? It has become painfully apparent in our business that there are differences in communication styles with the older and younger generations. Generation Y likes to text, Tweet, Snapchat and instant message.  Baby boomers and older Gen Xers tend to prefer phone calls and emails. On top of that, the younger employees now…

  
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Uncertain Times Require Leaders to Challenge Status Quo

Uncertain Times Require Leaders to Challenge Status Quo It’s almost impossible to be in business today without feeling some uncertainty and things changing almost daily. I recently read Andy Stanley’s Next Generation Leader and it helped remind me about a few things as I look to lead my team through uncertainty. One of the best…

  
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Do You Have the Right Mindset to Attract Talent?

Do You Have the Right Mindset to Attract Talent? In the 12 years I have been in the recruiting business, there have been three tales. When I started in 2005, the economy was strong and the recruitment of skilled workers was tough. Then we went through the “Great Recession” and companies shed employees, closed down…

  
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Leadership Should Be Difficult

Leadership Should Be Difficult   Leadership is difficult—and leadership should be difficult. Why? Because at its heart, being a leader is about bringing people together with a shared vision in order to achieve a goal or solve a problem. It’s about how leaders influence the daily lives of the people who work for them and…

  
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Keep Chopping Wood!

Keep Chopping Wood! Recently, our Operations Manager, Phill Powell, used a video of Chuck Pagano in our annual planning meeting. The video was a highlight reel of Pagano and his “sayings.” He showed this two minute clip of Pagano that was both entertaining and insightful. If there is one thing I agree with that Pagano…

  
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Will Others Become Leaders Because of You?

Will Others Become Leaders Because of You? This past week, our Greenwood office made the move into a new larger space. As I walked into each area the night before we officially moved in and prayed for members of my team and their success, it became very apparent to me that something had changed. The…

  
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