I just had a friendly email exchange with a former insurance company executive who was Senior Vice President of operations of a publicly traded company based on the Northeast.
For years I’d call him and leave messages. And for years, he’d completely ignore me.
Now all of a sudden, having changed his career mid-life, he has become my bosom buddy wanting me to coach and train him since --- you’ll never believe this --- he bought himself a recruiting firm.
Given the growing concern among staffing companies about the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, R. A. Cohen Consulting sent a survey to staffing company owners to measure their actions and concerns about this legislation that will go into effect on January 1, 2014. Sam Sacco, one of the partners at the company, recently sent us the results of the survey.
You may have found the past year has been riddled with indecision and apprehension regarding many important issues: the economy, jobs, politics, healthcare, and government spending, to name a few. The list could go on forever. This past year left many people feeling somewhat out of control. In response to everything that was up in the air in December, you may have made a concerted effort to create goals for the New Year that only you can control the progress on.
During my tenure as a CEO, my Board of Directors never challenged me with questions pertaining to corporate culture. I wasn’t surprised in the least. Jacobs Suchard Directors expected me to run their North American operation as an entrepreneurial enterprise, and as long as the returns were acceptable, they assumed I was doing just that.
I’ve got bad news for millennials trying to shake the labels foisted upon them by older generations – I am a living, breathing confirmation of these stereotypes. If you’re not familiar with what folks are saying about millennials in the workplace, the following are some common stereotypes: