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November Memo from Mike

Wages: Where are they now? All the time when I’m watching TV in the evening I’ll have a thought like, “I wonder where contestant X is from Top Chef Season 8?” I’ll then whip out the phone and do a quick search in Google or IMDB. The nerd-alert admission on my end is I...

October Memo from Mike

The Golden Rule – Not So Golden in the Workplace I remember growing up a lesson instilled in pretty much everyone was, "treat others how you want to be treated." It is an important moral lesson in empathy and one that will hopefully be taught to children for...

September Memo from Mike

2% - Why This Career Center Looks Different In my work with industry throughout the state and the country I have had the pleasure of touring some truly state of the art training facilities. These modernly designed, beautiful, engaging, and well-equipped spaces seem...

July Memo from Mike

Title: Hamilton Co Has 16,000+ Open Jobs…. Breaking Down the Data When considering how hot the labor market has been over the past year it seems like a wild time to be saying we've hit a new peak. The goal of federal action on interest rates to combat inflation was/is...

June Memo from Mike

Housing, Homes and Hopes My internal monologue on housing often serves as a lesson on the conflicting nature of self-perspective. I live in a beautiful home in Carmel that I love with my wife and two girls (and two cats) and the recent increase in home values has been...

May Memo from Mike

Quits Aren't Slowing Down… and That's Why Every Job Should Have a DRS Zone Living in the Indy region in May it is hard to not have motorsports on the brain… at the same time the latest JOLTS data showed a record 4.5 Million Americans quit their jobs in March. ...

April Memo from Mike

Are your people actually quitting their job? My real question for today… are people leaving your organization leaving the position (or even type of position) they had before the pandemic? The Great Resignation, as the massive migration within our economy has been...

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