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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!

Who’s Hit the Hardest By Manditory Health Care.

In recent years, the issue of Health Care has been a serious hot tamale of an issue. As well intentioned as free services for everyone may be, there will be a bracket of people hit the hardest. According to this ...

Forming Connections That Matter on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most important social networking tools to emerge for businesses in the past few years. I\'m sure that all of you (our readers) are familiar with the platform, especially because of the ways in which ...

Joking: I’m Not Joking, the Key to a Higher Salary

Many advise applicants to steer clear of the \"salary discussion\" until their prospective employer has brought it up first. \"Keep that stuff at an arm\'s length or maybe several arms\" they say, but they are woefully wrong. While the ...

A Call to Action for American Employers

Wednesday: hump day. For today\'s half way there addition of the Accolo blog, we have a lovely op ed from CNN Money from one Nina Easton. It addresses the employment gap that exists today in the US labor market. ...

The Concrete Difference in Superior Management

The word \"good\" seems like a simple enough modifier. If I say that \"I have a good sandwich for sale\", you probably won\'t be tempted by a competitor with an adequate, satisfactory or pretentious sandwich. But what then makes ...

How to Spot Bad Management

We\'ve all had those bosses in our lives that seem to inspire more fear than leadership, more confusion than certainty and (more often than not) a whole lot of extra work. Now think about the best bosses you have ...

8 Ways for Managers to Enhance Their Team’s Work Experience

As those of you in management already know, wage incentives aren\'t necessarily the final word in increasing worker productivity and performance. People just aren\'t that simple. As today\'s article from ceo.com says, today\'s raise become\'s tomorrow\'s norm. This effectively means ...

Adaptation Over Innovation

So you\'ve got an idea for a revolutionary product that\'ll make consumers forget they ever had a monthly budget and you just expect to sail on that to retirement? Maybe in the days when microwave popcorn was still hot, ...

Jump in Retail Points to Accelerated Economic Growth

Retail sales jumped up several percentage points in September, a figure that (initially at least) points to increased economic growth. This combined with the falling unemployment rate, 7.8 percent in September, suggests a potential increase in the rate at ...

“Reshoring” of Manufactuing Jobs: Good Signs for the US

In these uncertain economic times, business owners (small and massive) are doing everything that they can to minimize costs and streamline their business model. Nothing new? Think again! Where just a few years ago streamlining operations meant outsourcing overseas, increasingly more ...

Zappo’s CEO Admits We’re All A Little Weird

You\'ve attracted quality talent from your job listings, have conducted pre-screening questions and have interviews scheduled-now what? Time to prepare the questions, but what kinds of questions. Job seekers are well familiar with the quirky questions Google comes up ...

What You May Not Know About Big Data

Chances are that if you\'re in business, you\'ve been hearing the term \"Big Data\" being thrown around with other phrases like \"the future\" or \"crazy-awesome-giant-scary.\" But what exactly is Big Data? Is it bigger than a bread box? Is ...

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

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