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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Robotics Industry as a Future Job Creator

For this week\'s Fun Friday featured article on the Accolo blog, we have some New York Times coverage on a widely discussed topic in the employment world: automation. A typical argument against the expansion of robotics in the United ...

New Tax Code Weighing Heavily on Silicon Valley

Startups in Silicon Valley have enjoyed the potential for wild success since the time when computers were still only displaying green text, and even before the advent of pre-ripped jeans. You and your friends could take your idea and ...

Improving Office Morale and Other Cultural Standards

Atmosphere, ambiance, culture, vibes: there are many words for the overall feel of a place. There\'s nothing more disconcerting than to discover that someone that you work with dreads coming in each morning and doing their job. As an ...

Wal-Mart Intends to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Wal-Mart announced their plan to help strengthen the U.S. economy by hiring 100,000 veterans as well as stocking its shelves with a higher percentage of goods manufactured in the United States. This act of good faith comes a few ...

How to Spot Bad Habits in Employees Early

Do you believe in love at first sight? How about first impressions? As a manager, do you think that you can tell who is going to work out in your office and who won\'t within a few minutes of ...

The Pitfalls of too Much Social Networking

Utilizing social networks to increase the speed of collaboration between internal employees and external consultants or experts is rapidly becoming the norm for offices everywhere. Email and instant messaging are key, especially if one of your key collaborators has ...

Facebook can be a Hiring Manager’s Gold Mine

Facebook and other social media have become an integral part of most people\'s personal lives and professional toolboxes. Facebook offers companies a platform for direct marketing and recruiting. Basically, if your business isn\'t represented in the social media sphere ...

AIG May Seek to Sue the Fed for “Unfair” Interest Rates

The former Chief executive of AIG (Maurice \"Hank\" Greenberg) is seeking to sue the Federal Government for the apparently criminal interest rates placed upon the 2008 bailout loan. Displaying either short term memory loss or a spectacular lack of ...

Verbal Oversight: Things Bosses Shouldn’t let Slip

One of the most important qualities that someone who\'s in charge of other people should possess is the ability to hear themselves talk. Strength as a leader doesn\'t lie in preoccupation with the things that you say, but in ...

It’s All Over: Apocalyptic Pudding Commercial Analysis

For a nice, light, end-of-the-world edition of Accolo\'s blog, we have an article on brand topicality, specifically the increase of apocalypse-related advertising and branding that has emerged in the shadow of the supposedly catastrophic date: December 21, 2012. An article ...

2013 Workforce and Salary Trends

2012 saw more than a few politicians talking about their grand plans to fix the job market. For the 7.7% of the country that is unemployed, this sounded great. People in power were taking an interest in their plight, ...

Top Regrets in Business

As the cold clutch of winter flows in over our brittle little bones this December, it is important to reflect on the past in order to plan ahead out into the chilly months before us. Regret is a waste ...

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Can Get to Know

A new study out of Northwestern\'s Kellog School of Management indicates that hiring managers are more likely to hire employees with whom they feel a common bond over a more qualified candidate with whom they share no common interests. ...

Accolo Ahead of Industry for 2013 Hiring Metrics

At Accolo, we\'ve always thought ourselves to be on the right track to innovation within the RPO industry. Bringing you a better hire faster and for cheaper has always been the name of the game; but our eyes have ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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