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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!

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 ...

Verbal Oversight: Things Bosses Shouldn’t let Slip

One of the most important qualities that someone who\'s in charge of other people should possess is the ability to hear themselves talk. Strength as a leader doesn\'t lie in preoccupation with the things that you say, but in ...

It’s All Over: Apocalyptic Pudding Commercial Analysis

For a nice, light, end-of-the-world edition of Accolo\'s blog, we have an article on brand topicality, specifically the increase of apocalypse-related advertising and branding that has emerged in the shadow of the supposedly catastrophic date: December 21, 2012. An article ...

2013 Workforce and Salary Trends

2012 saw more than a few politicians talking about their grand plans to fix the job market. For the 7.7% of the country that is unemployed, this sounded great. People in power were taking an interest in their plight, ...

Top Regrets in Business

As the cold clutch of winter flows in over our brittle little bones this December, it is important to reflect on the past in order to plan ahead out into the chilly months before us. Regret is a waste ...

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Can Get to Know

A new study out of Northwestern\'s Kellog School of Management indicates that hiring managers are more likely to hire employees with whom they feel a common bond over a more qualified candidate with whom they share no common interests. ...

Accolo Ahead of Industry for 2013 Hiring Metrics

At Accolo, we\'ve always thought ourselves to be on the right track to innovation within the RPO industry. Bringing you a better hire faster and for cheaper has always been the name of the game; but our eyes have ...

Who’s Hit the Hardest By Manditory Health Care.

In recent years, the issue of Health Care has been a serious hot tamale of an issue. As well intentioned as free services for everyone may be, there will be a bracket of people hit the hardest. According to this ...

Forming Connections That Matter on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most important social networking tools to emerge for businesses in the past few years. I\'m sure that all of you (our readers) are familiar with the platform, especially because of the ways in which ...

Joking: I’m Not Joking, the Key to a Higher Salary

Many advise applicants to steer clear of the \"salary discussion\" until their prospective employer has brought it up first. \"Keep that stuff at an arm\'s length or maybe several arms\" they say, but they are woefully wrong. While the ...

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

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