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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!

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 ...

A Call to Action for American Employers

Wednesday: hump day. For today\'s half way there addition of the Accolo blog, we have a lovely op ed from CNN Money from one Nina Easton. It addresses the employment gap that exists today in the US labor market. ...

The Concrete Difference in Superior Management

The word \"good\" seems like a simple enough modifier. If I say that \"I have a good sandwich for sale\", you probably won\'t be tempted by a competitor with an adequate, satisfactory or pretentious sandwich. But what then makes ...

How to Spot Bad Management

We\'ve all had those bosses in our lives that seem to inspire more fear than leadership, more confusion than certainty and (more often than not) a whole lot of extra work. Now think about the best bosses you have ...

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

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