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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!

A Great Job Interview Starts With Great Research

When it comes to pulling off a great job interview, knowledge is power. The 30-60 minutes that you spend with a hiring manager in an initial interview is your one chance to make a great impression and get your ...

Be Memorable In Interviews, Not Pushy

As a job seeker, the interview can be a nerve wracking experience. You want to make a good impression on your interviewer, but have little to no idea of what this person is like beyond this formal 30 minute ...

How to Show Your Employees That You Care

We\'ve talked a lot this week about the policies and practices that lead to higher employee engagement such as selecting managers for their emotional intelligence and creating a strong, welcoming company culture for your employees to be a part ...

Higher Engagement Starts With Hiring

This week, we\'ve been talking a lot about how employers can improve the engagement of their staff. So far, we\'ve been looking at this problem in it\'s later stages, when employees have already begun to withdraw from their jobs ...

How Referrals Enhance Employee Engagement

When you\'re trying to make a hire, you\'re not only looking for somebody to complete the skill requirements of the position but also somebody who will be able to work well with your existing staff. As you\'ve probably experienced, ...

How to Stop “Going Through The Motions”

How satisfied are your employees with their jobs? Do most of your employees display signs of good morale or are you surrounded by people who are just going through the motions? As unpleasant as it is to think about, there\'s ...

Employee Engagement Starts With Good Managers

What do your employees want out of their jobs? If you think the answer to this question is \"a paycheck,\" then you\'re sorely mistaken. Today\'s workforce wants a lot more than money out of their jobs, they want a ...

The Differences Between the Sexes at Work

When looked at through a historical lens, gender equality in the United States has never been better than it is today. That being said, there is still a ways to go before we can even begin to claim that ...

Best Practices for Employee Retention

The relationship that employees have with their employer has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Where before, employers all of the power in the hiring process, today, with the \"war for talent\" still raging, high profile professionals find ...

Managing Millennial Aspirations

One of the qualities that makes an amazing manager is the ability to understand the desires and motivating forces that drive their team. Without this valuable emotional intelligence, a manager can\'t understand what motivates their reporting employees and, thus, ...

Dressing for the Workplace

What do you think of when you hear the term \"professional?\" Do you think of hundred dollar haircuts, thousand dollar suits and million dollar smiles? Though what you wear and how you wear it doesn\'t affect how well you ...

The Trade-offs of Small Business

When you\'re trying to find a company that\'s a great fit for you, there\'s a lot to consider. For one thing, there\'s the product or service that the company provides. Is it a different industry than you\'re used to ...

Bee’s Knees: A Small Business Success Story

Going into business for yourself is no picnic. In the beginning, it\'s entirely possible that the only people that you have to help are the unfortunate friends and family members that you\'ve roped into working for you. Then there\'s ...

What Makes a Small Business?

When you think of a small business, what comes to mind? Do you envision the classic \"mom-n-pop\" shop on the main street of your town, complete with delightfully elderly owners and bright eyed young clerks? Do you picture a ...

How Small Business Stacks Up Against Big Business

How small are small businesses? While this might sound like an open and shut sort of question (small businesses are small, everyone knows that), the reality is that small businesses have a rather large effect on our country\'s economy ...

This Week is National Small Business Week

The United States is one of the most entrepreneur friendly countries in the world. I mean, they don\'t call it the \"American Dream\" for nothing. All that you need to be a business success in this country is a ...

How to Attract and Keep the Right Employees

Half of the fight in the war for talent is attracting great candidates to your company. The second half is getting them to stay once you\'ve found the right person for the job. In today\'s hyper-connected age, it\'s entirely ...

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

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