Oct 2017

10 Onboarding Best Practices

Welcoming a new team member into your organization is critical. Follow these 10 best practices to improve the onboarding process to make your new hire’s onboarding experience smooth, welcoming and productive. Put Yourself In Their Shoes: Pretend you are new and think about what you would expect or like to happen on your first day… Read More


Sep 2017

My Worst News Turned Into My Best Decision

I started Proforma in 1978, just one year after graduating from college, in my Cleveland apartment with a $200 investment in a phone answering machine, stationery and a used file cabinet. We grew nicely in those early years. By 1984, we had grown to about $4 million in the Cleveland area. I decided it was… Read More


Sep 2017

Successfully Building a Recruiting Pipeline

In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of building a recruiting pipeline. In today’s world, recruiters are being asked to do more with fewer resources. This is where talent pipelining comes into account. If you want to be a leading employer in today’s market, you need to develop a pipeline of qualified and… Read More


Aug 2017

How the Science of Influence Can Help You Be a More Effective Leader

Now that you are in a position of authority at your job or in your home, your biggest challenge is probably making decisions that everyone can be happy with. While compromise is an important part of leadership, you’ll also need to know how to employ the science of influence in order to get the job… Read More


Aug 2017

The Millennial Myth

I was born into a generation of technology. I am a girl with an Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Pinterest. I am a college student trying to pave my path in the world. I am many things, but a stereotypical millennial, I am not. I don’t sit around all day taking selfies and posting them to… Read More


Jul 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had the pleasure to stay at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, AZ as a part of an industry recognition event. Just prior to staying at the Ritz, we were at a Hampton Inn in Dallas. Both are hotels where their business is housing guests on a… Read More


Jul 2017

Building Strong Client Relationships

Among many employees, clients or business owners we all interact with on a daily basis, I feel we often forget the importance our current clients hold once we’ve obtained their business relationship. Our efforts and attention to detail are still as important several years into the relationship as they were on the first day they… Read More


Jun 2017

Following Up On New Hires

My last blog was about the most underutilized recruitment tool – asking for referrals. Now, I’m going to talk about another underutilized recruitment tool…following up on new hires. Many recruiters don’t follow up with their candidates once the person gets hired. I’m here to tell you that’s the wrong approach. Recruitment never stops! A good… Read More