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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Is There a Talent Shortage or a Hiring Deficit?

One of the many peculiar paradoxes involved in the way that humans function is that, generally, a person presented with fewer options is more able to choose one and be satisfied than a person with a whole range of ...

Job Seeking in 2013: Survival of the Quickest

For job seekers who have been on the hunt for some time, the start of a new year is a great time for a re-appraisal of your strategy for getting back into the working world and enjoying the security ...

Employment Report For January: More of the Same

January\'s jobless report comes to us today via the New York Times. Alright, drum roll please...and I\'m being handed the envelope now...here it is! In the United States, employers added 157,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained constant at ...

Tech Professional Shortage in Chicago

IT and other tech professionals have some of the most valuable and sought-after skills for employers in the US. This demand follows a general trend of applicable skills or specialized trades gaining value to employers as well as, according ...

The Expansion of Global Leadership

As markets across the developing world start to grow stronger, ever more companies are seeking to expand in these emerging hot spots for global business. The boards of many Multinational Corporations (like Nestle) are now starting to look a ...

Interview Questions for Marketing Positions

When interviewing a candidate for part of your marketing team, it can be very beneficial to evaluate this person on more than just their employment history. You want to get a feel for them, what their practical, on-the-job presence ...

Creative Resume: Amazon Product Page

Getting noticed can be hard for job seekers, especially when it comes to differentiating yourself from the competition when you\'re all competing with the same tools. A candidate with the right references, resume, or even a lucky tie can ...

Robotics Industry as a Future Job Creator

For this week\'s Fun Friday featured article on the Accolo blog, we have some New York Times coverage on a widely discussed topic in the employment world: automation. A typical argument against the expansion of robotics in the United ...

New Tax Code Weighing Heavily on Silicon Valley

Startups in Silicon Valley have enjoyed the potential for wild success since the time when computers were still only displaying green text, and even before the advent of pre-ripped jeans. You and your friends could take your idea and ...

Improving Office Morale and Other Cultural Standards

Atmosphere, ambiance, culture, vibes: there are many words for the overall feel of a place. There\'s nothing more disconcerting than to discover that someone that you work with dreads coming in each morning and doing their job. As an ...

Wal-Mart Intends to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Wal-Mart announced their plan to help strengthen the U.S. economy by hiring 100,000 veterans as well as stocking its shelves with a higher percentage of goods manufactured in the United States. This act of good faith comes a few ...

How to Spot Bad Habits in Employees Early

Do you believe in love at first sight? How about first impressions? As a manager, do you think that you can tell who is going to work out in your office and who won\'t within a few minutes of ...

The Pitfalls of too Much Social Networking

Utilizing social networks to increase the speed of collaboration between internal employees and external consultants or experts is rapidly becoming the norm for offices everywhere. Email and instant messaging are key, especially if one of your key collaborators has ...

Facebook can be a Hiring Manager’s Gold Mine

Facebook and other social media have become an integral part of most people\'s personal lives and professional toolboxes. Facebook offers companies a platform for direct marketing and recruiting. Basically, if your business isn\'t represented in the social media sphere ...

AIG May Seek to Sue the Fed for “Unfair” Interest Rates

The former Chief executive of AIG (Maurice \"Hank\" Greenberg) is seeking to sue the Federal Government for the apparently criminal interest rates placed upon the 2008 bailout loan. Displaying either short term memory loss or a spectacular lack of ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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