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5 Tips for Providing References

A couple recent requests for references put me in an awkward situation.  One issue was the prior employee had not listed clients or roles that I could identify.  The other issue was an unrealistic timely response expectation.  Both happened in the same week, so…

Why do Recruiters only post the “Region” of the Country for opportunities?

Almost all recruiters provide details on opportunities including a vague description of the actual location of the client. The issue is that not everyone uses the same language to describe the “regions” or states within that region. I was recently asked if I could…

How much “Consulting” do we actually do as consultants?

A candidate recently called me and mentioned that she thought the engagement opportunity sounded more like a temp job than a consulting opportunity. After thinking about it, she might be right, many of our opportunities are like temp staffing placements vs a true consulting…

How are Epic Trainers being impacted by Quarterly Upgrades?

There has been a lot of conversation around analysts completing work associated with Epic’s quarterly releases. We are coming up on another release and several clients are still looking at variations of project vs maintenance staffing models to meet their needs. For an analyst,…

J.D. Power Airline Satisfaction Results – United in Dead Last (again)

  The J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study was released yesterday. I look forward to seeing these results every year so I can remind myself that my loyalty and decision to exclusively fly Delta continues to be the right choice. The big…

Drug Testing…a Cannabis discussion for Consultants

While I don’t use any cannabis products I have a lot of friends and professional colleagues who do.  I was thinking about the impact to those in our industry of consulting and client policies regarding use and screenings.  There are tons of articles on…

Does this drive anyone else crazy??

After years of being handed two sets of keys that are bonded together, I finally inquired at National by simply asking…WHY?? The answer still has me dumbfounded.  The attendant stated, “All cars have two sets of keys and we need to keep them together.” …