Posts by Timothy Carrington

College Internships: A Dynamic Recruiting Strategy

3 minute read | December 14, 2020

Years ago, as a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to work for the water department in my hometown.  My job was pretty much a gofer position, but I learned a lot...

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4 min read | May 25, 2016

Salaries, Timekeeping and FLSA Overtime Regulations: Check Your Tech!

Last week, the Federal Government announced changes to overtime regulations.  Many employers must decide on how to comply with these changes. ... Read More
1 min read | April 7, 2015

Elevator Video Blog: Who Needs a Benefits Plan Document?

Benefits Plan Documents Too many employers offer employee benefits, but do not have the required plan documents.  Without them, pre-tax deductions... Read More
2 min read | March 31, 2015

Personnel Files: What the Records Show (Elevator Video Blog)

The Truth about Employee Records Does your Company have a "personnel file?"  By that, I mean one folder for keeping every important-looking piece of... Read More
1 min read | March 25, 2015

Elevator Video Blog - Why Give Employees Performance Reviews?

Performance Management and Feedback Try playing Football with no yard lines, no end zone and no goal posts (this was actually a fun game I played as... Read More
4 min read | April 2, 2013

Effective Communication in Business: You Own the Message

Communication seems like such an easy thing. You know exactly what you mean to say, and the message is crystal clear in your mind. So, what... Read More
4 min read | March 26, 2013

Where Did All the Employee Ideas Go?

When I was a kid, I remember watching Quickdraw McGraw, a goofy cartoon character (a horse, I think) with a Donkey as a sidekick.  Almost every... Read More
2 min read | March 12, 2013

Self-Awareness: Don’t Be a Manager Without It

I define self-awareness as the knowledge of one’s own strengths, weaknesses and impact others.  Some management gurus take this concept to a... Read More
3 min read | March 5, 2013

Eight Factors that Keep Star Performers on Your Team

Measuring employee attrition is good; planning for retention of top performing employees is critical.  Your best performers have options, and... Read More
3 min read | February 19, 2013

Employee Documentation: Too Important to “Wing It”

After all this time, I finally get it!  You worked hard for a long time to get to a leadership role.  Since you do such a great job of hiring... Read More
3 min read | February 12, 2013

Artifacts, Legends and Rituals: Keys to your Company Culture

Archaeologists and Anthropologists study past civilizations, deciphering clues from what was left behind.  Remember the well-known character in... Read More
3 min read | February 5, 2013

Five Crucial Tactics for Decision Making

Super Bowl XLVII featured a classic matchup between two great teams, led by two great coaches.  The Harbaugh brothers have more in common than... Read More
2 min read | January 29, 2013

Discretionary Effort: Reducing Overhead the Easy Way

A friend of mine has a saying; the “soft” stuff is really the hard stuff.  In other words, some of the “intangibles” have the most direct impact... Read More
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