On May 12 Western New York is still on lockdown and only those businesses that Governor Cuomo deems essential are allowed to work. The following are my notes taken from our one-hour conversation today. In New York State, Erie County Residential construction remains shut down Home Depot (appears) to be at full capacity regardless. They […]
How many people would show up at your funeral and say that they would not be who they are today without your leadership? It’s a difficult question, but one worth considering.
I’ve followed Nicks blog for more than a decade and admittedly he’s taught me some things over the years. If I am not mistaken, Mr. Corcodilos has more than double my experience in the recruiting industry. I’ve been so impressed with his insight that at one point I had as many as 14 blog posts […]
I work for a company called Squarefoot Tradesmen. We are located here in the WNY area and have been in business for almost 20 years. We are essentially headhunters for all things construction and skilled trades related. We find (Our goal is) permanent placement for entry-level folks all the way up to Project Managers. Along […]
In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then you might gain that rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you’ve had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that makes […]
I recently attended a breakfast seminar titled Leading Across Generations. It was hosted by Business First and presented by Andrew Terranova of Dale Carnegie. Andy opened by discussing a problem that so many organizations face in that many of their employees are disengaged. The percentages from a variety of studies that were sited ranged from 26% to 63%. […]
I’ve interviewed thousands of people over the last 18 years. It’s become increasingly clear most folks fall into one of two camps: those who continually give up and those that persevere. I’m not sure who started the rumor that success can be had quickly, but for most of us it’s not true! Most of us have to […]
For most of us, we begin our career focused on making enough money to pay the rent and put food in our bellies. If we’ve played our cards right, and made good decisions along the way, we will eventually find ourselves in a job that makes our brain smile. The cruel reality is that 7 […]
All I am asking is that we vote for the right reasons and stop fighting amongst ourselves. The real enemy is our government and the corporations that tell them what to do.
I’ve been doing this job since 1998 and have finally reached a point of frustration on a particular issue. What’s the issue? Why does it appear that most of the skilled tradesmen in Western New York and Buffalo, are white? Of course I wouldn’t pose the question if I didn’t think that I already knew the […]
Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the country’s metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, has spent years studying the history of residential segregation in America. “We have a myth today that the ghettos in metropolitan areas around the country […]
I get this email in response to an eblast that I sent out advertising a warehouse position that we were trying to fill: i want to let you know i have sent my resume to your company, i have extensive concrete, and building trade experience, as well as a degree in civil engineering, i called […]
In his book, Rich Habits, author Tom Corley examines the lifestyle differences between the rich and poor and it’s pretty interesting. Some things seem like common sense, others a bit more surprising. Will better habits make you more successful? Probably not. But it could be a start 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food […]
A letter to the guy who called our office (twice) and screamed at us because we were offering a drywall job that paid $17 to $20 per hour.
When I talk to someone who is unemployed and I bring up a ten dollar an hour opportunity it’s really hard for me to not get upset when it is dismissed as “not worth someone’s time” because I know from experience how much trouble that attitude has cost me. When I finished college I was […]