March 2010 Blog Posts (39)


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Added by Eric Standlee on March 31, 2010 at 7:00am — 14 Comments

France Telecom and Employee Motivation

France Telecom announced last week that it plans to begin basing up to 30% of a manager’s bonus on social criteria – which includes employee job satisfaction. It’s a good move, but did it take a rash of suicides for a company to hold managers accountable for creating a positive environment where people enjoy their jobs?



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Added by Gregg Stocker on March 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Will your Company buy Goods & Services from other Small and Med Business?

Can anyone give me feedback on, the lack of support that some companies show other small and med. size companies? Or does the information that they give, is not clear enough? To make a purchasing choice.

Added by Dennis Ford Jr on March 30, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Bad Pay Practices Costing Employers Millions! - The Chronicles: Off-the-Clock Time

In my last post I stated that I would follow up with some of the pitfalls in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Because the law and its regulations are so vast, I’ve decided to follow up with a series of posts in order not to overwhelm readers in one sitting. In this post, I’m going to focus on the way in which employers treat time as work hours and how this is can be a costly…

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Added by Shamanda R. Joseph on March 30, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Local Jobs Ministry Southwest highlighted in Fortune Magazine

JMS has been mentioned in Fortune magazine's April cover story about LinkedIn. See http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybtte7w

Job seekers should know about social media and the way recruiters are exploring new connections. This is a great article that delves into the significance of using LinkedIn for professional connections.

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Added by Doug Thorpe on March 28, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Deciphering the Harrapan Script

"We want to find the bedrock against which all further interpretation of the language should be checked," These are the words of Mayank Vahia, an astrophysicist in the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai.



Vahia is just one of the members in the team of mathematicians and computer scientists from institutions in the United States and India. It was they who opposed and rejected the claims of scholars who declared that the ancient tablet script found in the Indus Valley is… Continue

Added by Jolene A. Sidwell on March 27, 2010 at 1:53am — No Comments

Bad Pay Practices Costing Employers Millions! - The Prelude

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that over 70% of employers are not in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is the law that mandates a minimum wage and overtime requirements for certain employees. Just last week I was casually talking with a business owner about my company and the services we offer with regard to a Pay Practices Analysis. Generally, most people don't instantly relate to our service offerings without some added details. This business owner…

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Added by Shamanda R. Joseph on March 25, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Houston to Fort Hood

I wish I could be a part of this event....my husband is one of the 3500 deployed with the 72nd. He will be home on his r and r during this time, and we will be out of state. I think this is so awesome people are showing their support for our military. I look forward to the welcome home ceremony!

Added by Catrina Tomsich on March 25, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Are You the Scary Old House in the Neighborhood

In my interview with David Meerman Scott

about helping business owners recognize that the landscape of business

has changed and what they need to do so they are position to grow and

thrive their business-I came up with a great analogy to help you wrap

your brain around what you look like online NOW.





Yes, you are right you did what you…

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Added by Michele Price @prosperitygal on March 24, 2010 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

The lessons to business people from ACORN, Tiger and Toyota

ACORN, Tiger Woods and Toyota each tripped and fell, spiraled out of

control, responded poorly, and paid dearly.



The one common thread connecting them is that, as they rose to great success, no one

within their organizations asked - "How do we respond when, not if, but

when something goes wrong and there's a serious problem?"
ACORN, Tiger

and Toyota are proof that suffering a crisis is not a…
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Added by Henry A. de La Garza on March 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Healthcare costs continue to increase while the average household budget remains the same ......

Healthcare costs continue to increase while the average household budget remains the same - that creates a dilemma. MazzGlobal LLC is now working with a health insurance company that has helped thousands of workers and families save on their healthcare needs, nationwide at extremely affordable rates. This includes designing plans thats fits into your budget. Email me: mazzglobal@gmail.com for more information. "Please don't continue to let you or your… Continue

Added by Nicole Howard on March 23, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Is Change Management the Missing Link?

Why do so many strategic initiatives fail to achieve desired results? Whether dealing with lean, best practices, acquisition integration, or other types of initiatives, companies often limit implementation to the technical aspects, completely neglecting the behavioral elements involved.



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Added by Gregg Stocker on March 22, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Imagine ONE place to go on the Internet to be "social" and market for FREE?

Wonder why I posted this here? Like many of you I struggle with not having enough time in the day to finish all my task. I came across this information recently and I believe this is the SOLUTION! Thought I will share this with my peers here.


If you have not looked into this already then I encourage you to check it out especially if you are stretched too thin with your time. I recently attended this AWESOME webinar about this new FREE service coming…
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Added by Suresh Balachandran on March 16, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Union vs Management: Who’s At Fault?

As labor agreements are starting to expire, the airlines are gearing up to battle with unions, who want previous concessions reinstated for members. So who is at fault for letting the situation

deteriorate to the point where the company suffers?





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Added by Gregg Stocker on March 15, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Are over the counter whitening systems safe to use?

The patients in my private practice often question me about tooth whitening products. My response is always the same: how much result are you looking for? If you want to slightly lighten the color of your teeth you could use a safe OTC product like Crest Whitening Strips. A box or 2 and you can get a shade or 2. WARNING: most over the counter whitening systems cotain an acid that will damage the tooth enamel, AND titanium dioxide which is the pigment found in white paints! Not good. The only… Continue

Added by Peter Gambertoglio DDS on March 15, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The Purpose of an Employment Background Check

In today’s business ambiance, background checks among interested applicants in various business establishments, especially those that have high and strict standards, is of the essence to secure the interest of the company as well as to verify whether jobseekers are capable enough to handle the positions they are applying for. Furthermore, it is one of the effective ways on how to find out if interested candidates are reliable and can bring benefits rather than problems with regard to the… Continue

Added by Jolene A. Sidwell on March 9, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments


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Added by Eric Standlee on March 9, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Another Hot Luxury Foreclosure Worth Seeing

If you can imagine, after the sales of luxury homes (priced from $500,000 to the millions) surged 40.0 percent in January, there are still a few foreclosures in Houston's luxury real estate market.


After having received 4 contracts on a foreclosure in the Tanglewood market, we have yet to move another beauty in West Lane Place, which is walking distance to Highland Village.


Where considered a highly desired area, just inside the loop, there sits…
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Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

River Oaks Home For Sale at 2111 Troon

f you happen to be looking for a home in River Oaks, Houston Texas, let me guide you in the right direction.



Our listing is a 7500 square foot Mediterranean style villa that is nestled on a hilltop, one of the only ones in River Oaks. The views from 20 feet above street level are breathtaking sunsets over the incomparable…
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Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Buying A Home

Lets Talk About The Process of Buying a Home



It's not a complicated process, however it is a serious one. Many things should be considered. When we meet with buyers there are many factors that need to be determined and established before beginning the search process. Consider this:



Why are you making the move?

Where do…
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Added by Michele Marano on March 9, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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