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An Open Letter to Gen Y – #JoinTheCommunity

#WhatTheySay, #DontSellURselfShort

Were you born after 1981? If so, you are a member of Generation Y; otherwise known as a Millennial. Whether you know it or not, there is a lot being said about your generation. If you believed the media buzz, you would think that aside from working at Starbucks, your prospects of career [...]

Finding the Work Inside You

There are so many books, webinars and experts today talking about finding your “purpose.” The word has become cliché, but the thirst we have to find it is no doubt a reflection of the dissatisfaction we feel in our lives and that includes our careers. Perhaps there is no immediate answer and this can leave [...]

Entrepreneurial Hopscotch

Presentation to Kent State University (KSU) Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

by Kathi Crawford, SPHR, IAC-CC

In March, I was invited to speak to the Entrepreneurial students at KSU. This was very meaningful to me on many fronts – my undergraduate degree is from KSU and I am an entrepreneur. It [...]

Case Study – Employee Recruitment and Retention

Staff turnover in catering, as any industry, is high and has been for many years. Given the competitive pressures from other types of work opportunities, the difficulty in the catering industry isn’t just one of finding people for the job – it is finding the right people and placing them in the right job. This [...]

Breaking the Generational Myth: How to use Coaching Skills for Effective Leadership

by Kathi Crawford, SPHR, IAC-CC

A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit today’s age-diverse work force, where the generation gap between the youngest and oldest workers can span more than 40 years. For the first time in history, there are four generations of workers. On one end of the spectrum, there are the 20-somethings, who are fresh [...]