The New Youth Boom in the Workforce

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We have had a lot of generational conversations with our clients over the past few years. Especially now when we have not one, not two, but five generations within our workforce. Millennials have fully taken on the largest portion of the workforce, with Gen Z quickly coming up behind them. We see the tides have turned to the younger worker, …

Attracting Talent in 2022

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2021 was the beginning of a very challenging labor market. COVID-19 created the perfect storm – on the front side, it resulted in a lot of layoffs and the necessity for remote work. On the back side of 2021, it not only left us with a labor shortage, but a shift in work habits with workers desiring more remote work …

Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace

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I can’t tell you how many times in my Executive Search career I have heard leaders admit in private that they are “way over their skis,” including me. Uncharted territory can be a common occurrence unless you are with a long-established company, and even then, new innovations and technology have caused all of us to have to learn on the …

The “She-cession”

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Women have made some pretty significant strides in the workforce throughout history, but particularly from the 20th to the 21st century. We are proud of the number of female leaders that run Fortune Top 50 companies, as well as those who are entrepreneurs chasing their own dreams. Unfortunately, the pandemic has given way to what is being coined a “She-cession,” …

A Day in the Life of Sharon Hulce

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I know plenty of people have read “A Day in the Life” articles or videos for interesting people like Steve Jobs, or at the very least have researched the daily habits of successful people. It’s often hard to relate to these posts because we can’t see ourselves in comparison to the leader’s we deem wildly successful. Which is exact why I …

Midwest Work Ethic – It’s A Thing!

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It’s a well-know fact that Midwesterners are hard workers. For all of my 25 years in Executive Search we have constantly received requests for candidates from the Midwest, because they “know how to work”, especially in our Construction and Manufacturing divisions. I would agree the work ethic demonstrated by our parents from an early age, the down-home values of honesty and …

Dear Sharon – August 2019

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Q. Forgive me for being blunt, but I am unsure of any other way to state my challenge: Doesn’t anybody want to work anymore? A. It’s ok, I get the point. We get this question a lot, and unfortunately there is no magic bullet answer. There are indeed people who will work very hard. But there are a lot of cultural aspects …