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Storytelling is the New Business Currency

BY Todd Palmer ON June 10, 2019

In today’s economy, businesses have two main audiences their leadership teams need to connect with: internal customers (employees) and external customers (the people who buy their goods and services). Often times, companies use facts and […]

The Future of Manufacturing — Three Major Shifts Are Upon Us

BY Todd Palmer ON October 23, 2018

Recently, I was fortunate to see a speech from futurist Peter Diamandis. He spoke about what the future world of work would be like, and specifically talked about the workforce within manufacturing. It’s about to […]

The Revenge of Employees: Ghosting Employers is New Norm

BY Todd Palmer ON July 30, 2018

From the days of Ebenezer Scrooge to Bill Lumbergh in “Office Space,” employers are typically portrayed in fiction as having the upper hand in the employer-employee relationship. For most employees, they feel that fiction is […]

How We See the World is How We Manage our Company

BY Todd Palmer ON May 10, 2018

As good leaders and managers within our businesses, we make hundreds of decisions each day. Those decisions typically revolve around strategy, execution, cash, and people. We read articles and books on how to grow our […]

Fail Forward Into Success

BY Todd Palmer ON March 12, 2018

In business and in life, failure is going to occur.  It’s inevitable and its necessary.  It is where the greatest amount of growth, learning and personal development occurs.  Each of us will handle failing in […]

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We Are In The Strongest Hiring Boom In Over a Decade

BY Todd Palmer ON January 18, 2018

Nineteen percent of 11,500 U.S. employers have reported that they plan to add employees in Q1 2018, the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook in 10 years, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released in Dec. […]

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The Great American Employment Disconnect

BY Todd Palmer ON December 5, 2017

Companies don’t pay enough to attract workers, and workers do not invest in their skill sets to justify higher wages to employers.

Watch the Labor Participation Rate, Not the Unemployment Rate

BY Todd Palmer ON November 5, 2017

The unemployment rate dropped because over half a million people dropped out of the labor force, not because the economy is necessarily stronger.

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Skilled Trades: Redefining “Smart” Education

BY Todd Palmer ON May 26, 2017

As Many As 31 Million Skilled Trades Positions Will Be Available by 2020 When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, my parents drilled into my head, “Go to college to get a […]

Find Your Dream Job

Land Your Dream Job Now!

BY Todd Palmer ON January 25, 2017

Looking for your “Dream Job” in the New Year As the New Year begins, many of us take inventory of our lives and look for ways of improvement. Besides joining a gym or signing up […]

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Create a Customer Focused Culture

BY Todd Palmer ON January 5, 2017

Once trained, employees are empowered and encouraged to come up with solutions to help their customers.

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Invest In Employees for Greater Profits

BY Todd Palmer ON August 19, 2015

For the 10th straight year, an annual survey by the ManpowerGroup, a human resource consulting firm, reveals that one in three U.S. employers report difficulties finding employees, primarily due to talent shortages. The data showed […]