Keeping It Real – What each city’s tallest building says about that city.

Keeping It Real – What each city’s tallest building says about that city.

Posted On November 29, 2018

Keeping It Real – AL Public Radio Air Date: 11/30/18 I remember a college professor saying that each city’s tallest building reflected what that city’s character was, even what they worshiped. So I look around this fall during my travel to San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Atlanta…

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Staying Competitive in the Extraordinary New Orleans Music Scene

Posted On November 26, 2018

Staying busy and relevant in the New Orleans music scene isn’t easy. It requires talent and commitment because there is always someone in the wings waiting to replace you, especially in New Orleans – one the the nations busiest and most competitive music scenes. How John stays sharp is a lesson for all of us, and how he feeds energy to his bandmates and how he takes their inspiration is a message we can all benefit from. John knows What’s Working because he’s doing it every day. Besides all of this, he may just be the coolest guy I’ve ever… Read More

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We’ve seen the millennial office, but what will an iGen workspace look like?

Posted On November 26, 2018

We’ve spent a good bit of time in this space discussing the aspects of a millennial workspace. But perhaps, with iGen now starting to enter the workforce, we should consider what they will want in an office as well. Beatriz Sanchez, a contributor at, did just that recently, and the picture she paints is quite a bit different from the trends we’re seeing now. Instead of the open, collaborative spaces millennials crave, iGen employees are looking for predictability and structure, Sanchez says; they’re independent and like to have their own workspaces. They prefer face-to-face communication to the email and… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, iGen, Workplace

Reverse Mentoring – Fad? Or a True Workplace Benefit? (Replay)

Posted On November 21, 2018

Mark Tibergien is a titan in the financial services profession. He’s “industry famous” for his deep understanding of how the investment community should grow their companies and their people. And he was then paired with Kayla Flaten, a Millennial, to be mentored. It’s called reverse mentoring and Mark though initially skeptical, has become a disciple of the process and he and Kayla walk us through what it is, how it works, and how we should take reverse mentoring to heart. Check out this episode!

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Keeping It Real – AL Public Radio – Broadcast Date: 11-16-18

Posted On November 16, 2018

Keeping It Real AL Public Radio Maybe I’ve Been Rushing Things

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Try and hire: Temporary staffing in a run of low unemployment

Posted On November 14, 2018

We have addressed, in previous blogs, how the current low level of unemployment is affecting companies looking to hire new staff. But what about companies whose job it is to provide staff, or recommend new hires, to other companies – temporary staffing agencies? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” is Liz Freeman, president of Long’s Human Resources, who shares with us how the current economy has affected her temporary staffing business. Freeman says her firm is working a lot more of late with permanent direct placements, where her agency acts as a headhunter of… Read More

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Workplace

Co-Working Spaces and Urban Redevelopment for Offices

Posted On November 12, 2018

Those old retail buildings in so many tier 2 and 3 cities that have been unoccupied forever? Well, they’re in demand again. This time as offices space for co-working sites or office spaces for hip, new, agile thinkers. The co-working spaces offer community to small businesses or regional outposts who are tired of spending their work days at their kitchen tables. They share thoughts, ideas, and become social colleagues in what would otherwise be a lonely existence. And the retail spaces are great offices spaces for companies interested in investing in  their community and for employees who want to live… Read More

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AL Public Radio – She decided to make her children’s lives harder – Air date: 11/9/18

Posted On November 9, 2018

Keeping It Real Alabama Public Radio Aired 11/9/18

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Are millennials killing Hooters too? Not so fast.

Posted On November 7, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this, but guys still like eating chicken wings and looking at scantily clad women. Hence, despite what Business Insider would have us believe are millennials’ best efforts, reports of the Hooters restaurant chain’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Business Insider, which seems to blame millennials for killing off a different industry every other month, reported last year that Hooters was in trouble. The chain, known for its waitresses and their short shorts and tight, low-cut tops, had seen its U.S. locations decrease more than 7 percent from 2012 to 2016 and sales were stagnant…. Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials

The Temporary Staffing Industry Continues to Thrive

Posted On November 5, 2018

What are employers looking for? What are the biggest mistakes people make in interviews when they’re looking for a job? What types of questions should employers ask to get the best understanding of a job candidate’s abilities? These questions and more with Liz Freeman who is third generation in the family’s temporary staffing industry. Check out this episode!

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