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  • Employment and Unemployment

    If you follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter (and thank you for doing so), you know that I post economic updates.  My posts include links to the Employment Trends Index® (from The Conference Board) as well as government unemployment numbers.  I don’t pretend to...

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  • Half Way Through 2021 (2020 – a year to ‘remember’ AND forget at the same time!)

    2021 – I remember the excitement of ending 2020 (‘thank goodness that’s over!) and the hopeful way in which we entered 2021.  The pandemic is still in our (recent) memories.  Things seem to be opening up cautiously.  Some things are more open than...

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  • Honored and Humbled – Thank You!

    Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates has been named to the Forbes' 2021 America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms list. We are proud to have been recognized on this list for the past five years (and we are the top-listed Minnesota firm). See ...

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  • Live Meetings!

    Yesterday, I had a LIVE coffee meeting with a Human Resources Leader.  Tomorrow, I have a live breakfast meeting scheduled with a colleague and a late afternoon cocktail meeting scheduled with another Human Resources leader. Are you vaccinated? A...

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  • Time To Renew Zoom!

    So many reminders that the pandemic has been part of our lives for just over one year . . . . . . I received my Zoom ‘Standard Pro’ annual auto-renewal notice yesterday.  (Zoom was a ‘baby technology’ one year ago.) Harvard Business...

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  • Family and Privately-Held Businesses

    One of the focus areas of Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates is working with family-owned and closely-held businesses. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with newer family enterprises, as well as those with long and proud histories. Clients have...

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  • 2021 Terminology – and NEW Interpretations!

    Who knew that the names Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting would become part of our vocabulary – and our lives.  (Does anyone use Skype anymore?)   Each year (or two), I update a list of terms that are somewhat trendy – and definitely...

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  • Things To Be Thankful For!

    2020 . . . . . it has been a year to remember – and forget – all at the same time.   (Who would have thought that one of the more normal parts of 2020 would be Tiger King?)  I don’t know too many people that would want to repeat 2020, but...

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  • Labor Market Information

    Yesterday, I ‘attended’ a Webinar on the Labor Market (and its Short Term Outlook).  It was presented by The Conference Board (see https://conference-board.org/us/).  While there were three presenters, the main...

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  • Ethics – Still in the Forefront

    This year has been ‘different’ – no matter who you are or what you do, the rules have changed.  We go into buildings wearing a mask (who ever thought that going into a bank wearing a mask would be acceptable behavior).  We silently judge people when they...

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