Is There a Labor Shortage, Lack of Skills or Other Factors at Play

By Jim Lotz | May 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

During a recent Public Policy Forum luncheon in Milwaukee, Froedert Health president and CEO Cathy Jacobsen talked about a shortage of medical staff and professionals at a time when the need for patient care is increasing due to the aging baby boomer population. “I’ve got nobody to do the work.  Who’s going to be working? …

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Faking It: Why Employees Call in “Sick”

By Jim Lotz | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A CareerBuilder study found that 35 percent of employees called in to work sick this year when they were actually feeling just fine. December is the most popular month for employee sick days, followed by July and January. Not surprisingly, Mondays and Fridays are when workers most frequently take sick time. Even though many workers…

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Ten Interview Questions That Scream ‘You Don’t Want This Job’

By Jim Lotz | May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: Liz Ryan , Contributor Forbes Fear is the most powerful force in the universe that no one talks about. Fear has tremendous influence over our career decisions. When you’re afraid of your boss (as many if not most working people are) you keep your mouth shut at work when you really want to speak.…

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Would You Buy Your Company’s Product?

By Jim Lotz | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: Erv Raasch Enterprise Account Executive, JellTech Consulting In a recent discussion with one of my customers, we discussed the status of the company. I asked how they were doing. The answer, shortened for this topic, was that they were struggling with Sales. I have been in business development for quite a while and came…

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The Real Reason Employers Love ‘Passive Candidates’

By Jim Lotz | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By: By: Liz Ryan It is shameful but true that many employers prefer to hire currently-employed job applicants over applicants who aren’t working. Beyond that, many employers prefer to reach out to currently-employed people and ask them “Would you consider working for us?” These folks are called “passive candidates.” They aren’t even candidates for a…

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