Insights

Burritos To Clear Out The Fridge

“What are we having for dinner tonight?” The call came in at 2 ish this afternoon. I knew there was a leftover ground beef/veggie mixture in the fridge that needed to be reinvented…. “Burritos.” Lately I’ve been surprised at what my family will consume if it’s rolled in a flour tortilla. We play restaurant while… Read more »

What? Your Staff Doesn't Like Mayo?

A Healthy Alternative to Mayonnaise with Artichokes Last week Lucky’s had artichokes for 69 cents each.  They are tasty.  It looks like a good year for artichokes and avocados – our signature produce! Here is what I often serve with artichokes.  The kids love it and it’s easy on the arteries.  Plus, if they don’t… Read more »

Chine-Easy Dinner

Chine-Easy Dinner It’s back to school and work schedule so I made a quick stir fry tonight, with a twist.  With this blog in the back of my mind, I experimented a bit.  My family members dig beef so I decided to experiment with an inexpensive, thinly sliced round steak I had in the fridge.  The marinade… Read more »

Soup and Sidewalk Tamales

Last Thursday I bought a dozen tamales from a street vendor.  This was out of character for me given my regard for proper sanitation and food handling practices.  As I was heading into the gym on Sonoma Highway for my last workout of the year, I heard a man call out “tamales” as he pushed… Read more »

A "Duckadent" New Year's Celebration

who needs a French sauterne, this was a match made in heaven

Medical Background?

Keep your eyes on this blog.  We have a client that is evaluating operations in their medical office.  We expect to hear from them after the first of the year.  We’ll update you as soon as we learn more details.  Keep your resume up to date!

All I Want for Christmas Is a Job!

As we approach the end of another year, it’s no secret that competition for jobs is still stiff.  We’ve offered some ideas for job hunters before, but it’s worth taking another look from a slightly different point of view. Most often, at least initially in a job search, you will be dealing with the Human… Read more »

How's Your Business Doing?

For the first time since 2007, we don’t have to dread answering that question!  Our summer peak season was a very good one historically speaking, and compared to the last two years it was spectacular.  If you’re wondering:  “Great, what’s that got to do with me and my business?” keep reading. Intuitively, we all understand… Read more »

Can you handle some good economic news?

The American Staffing Association sees steady increase in temporary employment since July 2009.  Check out their analysis. Could temporary staffing be a leading indicator of economic improvement?  Using historical data and near real time input, the authors seem to think so.  If they’re right, we may have been through the worst of the recession. You… Read more »

The New Reality: 95% Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Woody Allen’s famous comment about showing up being 95% of success is no longer true.  In today’s job market, with hundreds of resumes pouring into companies for a single job posting, even if you’re in the top 5%, you could still find yourself competing with five or ten others for the initial job interview.  You… Read more »