Category: Human Resources

It goes without saying: the world has changed dramatically since March. It will only continue to change more and more and rapidly as we continue to progress through our continuing to change new world. And as part of the overall change that has taken place over the last four months, we’ll venture a guess that…

At ECS we’ve been fielding a lot of questions on how to handle all different aspects of business in light of our current environment. This is new territory for us all. No topic is more important than HR, as great people are the engine to your business and do truly help fuel our economy. HR…

If you run a mid-sized business, hiring a CFO for the long-term success of your company is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make.  A strong CFO will help drive the business to your vision, and will provide you with leadership and guidance necessary for your team to get to the next level. How…

Our driving principle at ECS is to always to add value to our clients’ businesses. So, a few years back, one of our clients challenged us to help support them in the hiring of their field-level support without the normal 24% base salary fee. We heard the recurring story that it is a struggle to…

Running a business is never easy. New challenges pop up every day – sometimes every hour – and you and your team must wear multiple hats in order to get everything done. It’s the “all hands on deck” scenario. You’ve likely thought about how to improve this situation, where it becomes clear we see the…

Being a CEO is tough.  Being a new CEO is even tougher. There are lessons to learn, often complicated by your own team members. I was having lunch with a recently appointed CEO of a small manufacturing company and I asked “How are sales?”  The answer in a nutshell: “Not good.” She explained that sales were…

The title of this post was inspired by a collaboration between Dave Bookbinder, Valuation Expert and Best-Selling Author; and David Nast, Talent Optimization Consultant, Workplace Behavior Expert and Award-Winning Business Coach (plus co-author of the following article). Adding value to our customers is at the core of everything we do. Whether it’s a blog post,…

Marketing truly is at the cross roads of all internal departments in an organization. Marketers closely work with all functional areas – which is one of the reasons that marketing is the most exciting profession of all. (No, there is no bias on my part with that statement. None at all.) What do I mean…

HOLY COW – the unemployment rate just keeps falling! It fell yet again in May, to 3.8%, down from 3.9% in April. I know these are just numbers, but it is significant to note that it was just back in October 2009 when the rate hit 10%! If you’re like a lot of companies out…

If you haven’t noticed, the business world is changing at an ever-quicker rate each year. And these rapid changes are particularly difficult on small- and medium-sized business. By the time you catch up to the latest customer wants, technology or marketing approach – the world has advanced one more time, and you’ve fallen behind yet…