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Compensation – When Does It Make Sense To Take a Step Backward?

March 8, 2016

Can you think of a situation in which you would consider taking a step back in compensation? Can it ever be a long-term, strategic career move?  Most people in Talent Acquisition will probably say that it is never a good idea, but I take another view.  In certain circumstances, it can actually be the best…

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On Compensation, Keeping Great People, and Old World Wisdom

February 3, 2012

I’m one of those lucky people who has a remarkable mentor.  At the end of every single lunch when we get together, I feel buoyed (we always laugh – a lot!), inspired, and that (as quickly as the world changes), there are just some basic fundamentals that never really vary. Bill tells the story of…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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