Recent Blogs

January 15, 2019 – Tim Winterich

The SAFE Approach to Cyber Threats in the Workplace

Anyone who goes online these days, which is just about everyone, should know some basic techniques for dealing with cyber threats in emails, text messages and web pages.  This article offers some non-technical tips for individuals to handle some of the most common cyber attacks that might land in their email inbox, pop up on web pages or appear in their texts.

In the very early days of the internet, your activity was relatively risk-free and most of us clicked through email and around the web with as much threat of danger as watching TV.  But these days your online activities require the attention and defensive posture that are more associated with driving a car.  

December 07, 2018 – Colleen Niese

Why Won't They Listen To What I Mean?!

Have you ever walked into a staff meeting, convincing yourself that your team is going to follow what you've requested to the letter, only to leave that same meeting wondering what level of compliance you're going to actually see?

October 12, 2018 – Tim Winterich

Partners in Leadership!

Ideally a leader should approach an audience, whether it's a group of people or an audience of one, as a future partner who has the potential to be an effective teammate to help you complete a task, launch a project or contribute in some meaningful way to the company's mission.

September 27, 2018 – Vicki Pero

Talent Acquisition or Recruitment - Are Your Efforts Getting Results?

The activities involved in attracting and hiring candidates for open positions are commonly categorized as talent acquisition or recruitment. While these terms are often considered interchangeable, the tactics associated with each are quite different. As you might expect, they also yield different results. In today's hyper-competitive parking industry talent market, we all need to bring our A game to attract the best candidates, and the best way to do this is through talent acquisition. Read on to see the key differences between the two approaches as compared to your own practices to ensure you're getting the best results from your efforts.

September 13, 2018 – Meghan Maynard

How Your Organization Creates It's Own Culture

 Employers in today’s market strive to create a rich company culture for a number of different reasons:  some believe in the direct correlation between employee performance and profits, others rely on culture to be their guiding compass with decision making and prioritizing strategic goals and most recognize how their employer brand is more and more the key driver to attracting top talent, given career seekers often put it at the top of their list when seeking employment. Our own annual 2018 Parking Industry Career Seeker Survey™ respondents noted company culture as a factor that would raise their engagement (33%), as well as 26% stating that a lack of company culture would be a reason they would leave their current position.The term “company culture” gets thrown around a lot in today’s corporate world, but how do you define it? The term can be difficult to pinpoint at times and even more challenging to decode the exact culture of a company. In business settings, these factors come to mind when discussing company culture:

August 17, 2018 – Tim Winterich

Recruiting, Searching and Serendipity

My greatest passion in work revolves around the search, whether it is searching the web for information, that perfect job candidate to fill an open position, or through books for nuggets of knowledge.

And outside work I also enjoy searching for other things like learning how to fix things around the house, finding facts to settle a debate, or searching for the best reviews about future buying decisions.

One of the great unintended consequences of searching is of course serendipity, where you make discoveries by chance.  Regardless of the goal at hand, that act of accidentally discovering something you never knew existed is always a great feeling.