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FUN at WORK…Happy Employees = Happy Customers

Warren Buffett & March Madness - $1 Million a Year for Life. Berkshire Hathaway continues to hedge bets with their annual March Madness bracket for employees. Last year a West Virginia factory worker won $100,000 for picking 31 of the tournament's first 32 games.

Staffing Pioneer Joins Chamber’s Hall of Fame – Larry J. Courtnage

There are few times in life when you meet someone who will truly impact your life. I will never forget the day I interviewed with Larry Courtnage. On that November day in 1994 I joined his team and he affectionately became "Mr. C". During my first few years, his guidance in the form of "riddles"

It’s Noisy…Who Will You Listen to in 2018?

As we kick off the New Year, I've been reflecting on the last couple decades. I have experienced two recessions in last 23 years in the dynamic search and staffing industry. Although Aureus Group had a growth year in 2017, it has not been easy.

Healthcare Executives Group Outlines Top Challenges for 2018

You can't go anywhere without hearing more about challenges of healthcare. From Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and the Wall Street Journal to regional and local business journals the articles and blogs are endless. No matter what side you are on the costs and debacles within our government and between providers, insurance carriers, and consumers are mind

Do You Teach Turkeys to Climb Trees or Hire Squirrels

What do you talk about around the Thanksgiving dinner table? Most of us have a tradition of sharing what we are thankful for. My family has a unique relationship with turkeys. My Dad use to raise and give homegrown turkeys to his customers at Thanksgiving time.

Do You Enable or Coach?

On Friday we hosted an event focused on effective coaching vs. traditional performance management. We gathered thought leaders to share lessons learned, success stories, and new ideas. The conversations between employees and leaders are definitely evolving in corporate America. In my opinion, traditional annual reviews focused on the past, merit increases, and dictator leadership styles

What Does a Fantasy Football Draft Strategy Have in Common with a Strategic Staffing Plan?

Talent drives strategy on and off the football field. For the most part, quarterbacks dominate the total points depending on the scoring system, the number of teams in your league, and the number of starting quarterbacks. The crucial conversations surrounding the value of quarterbacks are complicated.

How Performance Management Aligns with Employee Experience – Part II

Let's face it, talent drives strategy and professional development is critical for both employees and employers. We are passionate about our customer's employer brands and believe understanding their culture and values are imperative for us to help people and companies achieve their goals.

How Performance Management Aligns with Employee Experience – Part I

The buzz and research on culture and the performance management topic is inspiring change. Not surprisingly, many studies have found that managers' least favorite workplace function behind firing employees is conducting traditional annual reviews. Employees dislike this process equally or more than their managers.

The Evolution of the Employee Experience

The Employer - Employee relationship continues to evolve, impacting culture and changing how we execute recruitment, retention, people development, and performance management.