Our blog articles cover topics such as succession planning, ethics, economic trends, compensation, employee engagement and recruiting. New posts are added each month by firm Principal, David Magy.

Latest Posts

  • Certificate In Family Business Advising

    The employment marketplace - more complex every day.  Since the start of the pandemic, every person has had a chance to reflect on work, life, balance, etc.  The outcomes for each individual are as diverse as the people themselves.  What we have found -...

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  • What 25 Years of Executive Recruiting Has Taught Us

    Our 25th anniversary celebrations continue!  As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we have created a list of 25 bullet points representing some of the lessons we have learned and observations we have made over the years. Last month, we shared the...

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  • Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

    We have reached a very exciting milestone here at Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates: We are proud to be celebrating 25 years in business! The idea to establish the firm came about in 1996. Then business partners at Career Dynamics (a career management...

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  • Being Prepared for an Active Job Market

    You weren’t expecting a key position to become open, but it is happening with greater frequency. In a ‘normal’ economy with low unemployment (think pre-COVID), it is considered a sign of confidence in the market when people leave their jobs voluntarily and...

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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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