1605, 2023

View from the Boardroom: Doing the Right Thing

By |May 16th, 2023|

Over the last few years, we’ve watched as the world of work has shifted and the ripple effects have played out across multiple industries, organizations and institutions. From the rise of remote work to an increased emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ve learned a fundamental truth: Change is hard, but it’s also good.

When it […]

2003, 2023

View From The Boardroom: Make an Impact

By |March 20th, 2023|

As we mark the third anniversary of the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s abundantly clear that most of us think about work differently now. We see more clearly that our work is interwoven into our daily lives and that our careers have a significant impact on our quality of life — whether we are […]

1502, 2023

Benefit of Counsel: The Big Reveal

By |February 15th, 2023|

2023 is looking to be the year of pay transparency. While employees’ rights to discuss their compensation have long been federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act, employers have held pay information close to the chest. But recently, several states and cities began calling on employers to show their hands, adding significant compliance issues […]

1411, 2022

We Can Do Better

By |November 14th, 2022|

For the first time in nearly two decades, staffing shortages have replaced financial challenges as the top concern among healthcare CEOs, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey. With changes stemming from the pandemic and new career pathways and structures gaining traction, staffing shortages and labor costs have risen, causing a decline […]

1909, 2022

Let’s Grow!

By |September 19th, 2022|

In 2019, staffing industry veteran Dan Campbell mentioned to me a possible leadership opportunity at the company that he co-founded, Hire Dynamics, which had high growth aspirations.  I was no stranger to leading a company through accelerated growth. For the previous 22 years, I had been with one of the largest convenience store chains in […]

1807, 2022

View From the Boardroom: Invest in Great Outcomes

By |July 18th, 2022|

The economic variables in play right now have created a singularly unique set of circumstances. You can call it uncertainty, ambiguity or just plain chaos.

Inflation is increasing the cost of products and services while also adding wage pressure; economic volatility and higher interest rates are making it harder to access capital; and recession indicators are […]

1605, 2022

SIA Musings: Making Room

By |May 16th, 2022|

Do you belong at your workplace? More importantly, do your employees feel they do? Despite a growing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, the concept of belonging still eludes many.

But here’s why it should matter to the employer: Belonging is directly linked to your retention rate. A near-record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in […]

2103, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Bright Side

By |March 21st, 2022|

Our world has been turned upside down and staffing is no different. After buying two companies in the middle of a pandemic, it’s been interesting, to say the least. Going to a remote environment was, in my opinion, necessary to keep my people safe. Over time it has basically been a great adventure, one we […]

1402, 2022

SIA Musings: It’s Day 1

By |February 14th, 2022|

Among many things, Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, is known for his “Day 1” philosophy. The idea is that businesses always have new growth opportunities, no matter how much success there has been in the past. As Bezos bluntly put it, “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, […]

1511, 2021

View from Boardroom: It’s Now

By |November 15th, 2021|

It’s time to retire the phrase the future of work; that future is today’s now of work. Business leaders need to pay attention. It’s long been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. That’s exactly what’s playing out today as many businesses adjust — sometimes scramble — to meet […]