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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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  • The Planning of 2020!

    There is an old proverb - 'We plan; God laughs.'  This is a truth we can all relate to for 2020.  Vacation?  Summer getaway?  Reunion?  School?   Things Turned Out Differently We make careful...

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  • We Start Year 25!

    It’s hard to believe – August 1996 was the beginning of Abeln, Magy & Associates (now Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates).  Each day I feel lucky to be part of such a great team and in such a dynamic industry.  Many search firms count recessions...

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  • Bringing People Back TO The Office – Are We Better At Home Or ‘At Work’?

    It’s novel (at least it was) – working from home.  When you joined your employer, you asked about flexibility – hoping that work from home was an option at least some of the time.  Sick child?  Work from home.  Winter storm?  Work from...

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  • Navigating the NEW (and Evolving) Hiring Landscape

    I was reading an article posted on ere.net - Has COVID-19 Made Recruiting Less Important? (by Steve Flook – April 27, 2020).  Spoiler alert – NO! The Economy Will Recover...

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  • Technology – The Positive Impact Today

    I remember when having a computer was still new (no age comments please).  In addition, there were actually ‘machines’ what were really just word processors.  The first ‘Word Processor’ I worked on was the size of a desk – an entire desk.  The...

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