Effectively immediately, Alice Koehn Benson will become President and CEO of Gatti & Associates, the company reports. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of Chairman Emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to Managing Director. In addition to now leading Gatti & Associates as President and CEO, Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises.
Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter reported on Companion Group whose CEO Chuck Adams emphasized the culture of family, "We're not just a 'family of brands,' we are a family. We started the business back in 1984 (we used to be called Charcoal Companion, but have since evolved). 2014 marks our 30th year in business, yet we feel like we're just getting started. Likes to refer to us as the "first company in grilling." Adams insists that treating people right is fundamental to how we do business. "We treat our customers how we want to be treated. We listen to customer concerns and feedback and are only a phone call or email away. We treat each other like family, and we treat ourselves to a good day's work and regular vacations," Adams shared.
For the second time in three years, salaries in 2014 decreased slightly for quality professionals, who said their organization's quality culture plays a key role in the overall satisfaction of their job and salary, according to Quality Progress magazine's 28th annual Salary Survey. PDP profiled the survey in the company blog. PDP Solutions President, Louise Dickmeyer, highlighted the importance of salary satisfaction is tied to corporate culture.
Raleigh-based staffing agency, Seymour Staffing is proud to welcome Bill Meadors to our team as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Bill comes to our staffing agency with more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership.
Web development is one of the single most important disciplines for a modern business to master, but oftentimes investing in a web department for an SME is beyond their reach. However, with the benefit of an optimized website, businesses could bring in the extra business to justify the investment, creating a catch 22. Gigaquirks offer a unique service in which they will create a website, branding and marketing strategy, then offer recruitment solutions when businesses become successful enough to warrant an in house team.
Yorkshire has been named one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world by Lonely Planet, and is one of the most beautiful, varied and vibrant counties in the country, as well as being the largest. Its job market is competitive, but as with so many places in the north, many struggle to find the careers they want as opportunities are still comparatively few. As such, many ambitious people look to agencies to find them the best opportunities, and Style Recruitment are used by the county's biggest businesses to headhunt the ideal candidates. Their website enables candidates to put themselves forward by updating their positions live on the homepage.
PDP Solutions recently profiled Ram Lonkar, whom revealed three real value added aspects of retaining competitive talent base. PDP Solutions President, Louise Dickmeyer stressed the importance of building and retaining quality employees in the company blog.
Gatti & Associates announced the appointment of Alice Koehn Benson, previously of Coulter Partners, to the position of Senior Vice President, Executive Search. Benson will play a leading role in helping to extend the reach of Gatti & Associates as she focuses on placing Human Resources executives in positions across the country and in every industry. Founded in 1985, Gatti & Associates is one of the nation's leading Human Resources executive search and placement firms.
As a new year starts, many companies are making changes in the office to help their business grow throughout 2015. Often, business owners do not have the time in their busy schedules to personally train each employee on the new procedures. To help companies continue their growth, The Lindenberger Group is now helping companies implement policies and goals for 2015.
Positive Psychologist and happiness expert Aleks George Srbinoski has created The "Happiness Up, Stress Down Challenge" which has been tested to increase overall happiness by 24% and reduce overall stress by 23%. The challenge only takes two weeks, with daily exercises taking only two minutes. Organizations and schools who promise to run the challenge as a group to raise money for charity will be able to receive all the materials for free.
Profit By RPO, a global talent leader, today announced that it has been designated as a Star Performer and Leading South Asian RPO Provider, published in the December 2014 Global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) – Assessment Matrix.
Manufacturing management practices such as just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, total quality management (TQM), statistical process control (SPC), and employee involvement (El) were created more than two decades ago. Manufacturers' Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, will address compliance challenges in the upcoming issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing.
The current Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter suggested modernizing workplace policies and procedures proves beneficial to manufacturers of all sizes. Companies cannot realize full potential unless the talent is optimized, supporting women and overall family needs in the 21st century. The Atlantic Monthly reported that half dozen global studies, conducted by the likes of Goldman Sachs and Columbia University, have found that "companies employing women in large numbers outperform their competitors on every measure of profitability." The number of women who earned a bachelor or master's degree has out-paced men since the early 90's, yet women still do not reach corporate suites (C-suites) or boardrooms in the same proportions. In fact, only 4.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. This startling fact means that companies lose out on talent and profit due to turnover costs. Lost talent and turnover are also symptoms of ignoring the influx of younger workers who want diversity in the workplace and expect modern employee policies.
With the end of another year quickly approaching, many companies are now looking at how they will expand in the next year while maintaining their high-level of performance. Business owners will look to send out job openings, train new employees, and establish a way to guarantee consistency with their current staff. As many companies no longer have a dedicated human resources department, The Lindenberger Group is now preparing companies for growth in 2015.
Over the years, Canada was able to breed more “contract” or “non-standard” jobs as compared to the standard types of job. In the US, the same trend is being observed. Flexibility. This is the root cause of the ever-increasing demand for these contract jobs. The growing number of people who desire to work for contract jobs is brought about by the convenience that flexibility brings to those who need to balance their family responsibilities with their work, to those who need to pursue their studies, and even to those who are on their way to retirement.
Every day a manufacturing plant floor manager acknowledges there is a miscommunication, or at the very least under-communication. PDP Solutions President, Louise Dickmeyer noted in the company’s recent blog, “Those moments are the beginning of an urgent condition, which left untreated, will spell the demise of a manufacturing organization. Gossip, fear, misunderstandings, rumors are exactly the type of communication that can plague a manufacturing enterprise.”
Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies face a host of compliance challenges, most of them driven by globalization. More complex supply networks, greater transparency expectations, increasingly strict reporting obligations, and highly vigilant enforcement combine to make regulatory compliance a key issue for life sciences manufacturers. U.S. based life sciences companies addressed a small number of markets, which mean that the regulatory compliance aspect of their businesses was also limited. This is no longer the case. With emerging markets now representing an increasing percentage of their revenues, the number of markets being sold into has proliferated, and regulatory standards have become a burden.
The recruiting paradigm is shifting; many companies are turning to contractors to create a more flexible workforce.
The current issue of AS411.com featured PDP Solutions’ success with onboarding new manufacturing workers. Manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler, reported on the path toward developing and maintaining positive working relationships. In the article, titled, “The Technology of Onboarding New Manufacturing Workers.”
There is good news for returning veterans; Big Data mapping tools can now highlight the skills possessed by more than 600,000 veterans and the skills employers need. Manufacturers’ Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, addressed veterans in manufacturing sector in the November 11th issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing.
People Driven Performance (PDP) Solutions, a software development company providing manufacturers internal and interactive communications, released a video describing the importance of communication techniques to increase employee engagement and employee retention. To view the video, go to:
Businesses see major reshuffles during November and December. As the financial quarter comes to a close and the New Year looms, many businesses seek to change their goals and find new people who can help achieve them. Ineffective leaders are phased out ready to reinvigorate a business for the New Year. All this leads to a recruiting rush throughout November and December, and PEHHS is experiencing one right now. The recruiting site specializes in top level positions with salaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and PEHHS now has unprecedented numbers of executive positions opening up.
Highly effective CEOs make the kind of investment in organizational communications that will produce a real financial return. Multiple studies show that an investment in communications helps companies outperform the competition, produce higher returns and enjoy higher market premium. Companies that communicate effectively have a 19.4% higher market premium than companies that do not.
Human resources is now one of the most incalculable assets in a knowledge-based economy where talent is at a premium. No one can argue with that.
PDP Solutions was featured in the current issue of Automation.com. The article authored by manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler was titled, “Beyond Manufacturing Automation: Employee Engagement.”