Roberta Chinsky Matuson, President of Human Resource Solutions and Job Search Mentor, has helped companies align their people assets with their business goals for over 20 years. She is considered an expert in generational workforce issues. Sign up for her monthly newsletter “HR Matters” on employee engagement, productivity and profitability. Be sure to read her Fast Company blog, The Management Escalator as well as her Generation Integration blog. Roberta’s forthcoming book, Suddenly in Charge!: The New Manager’s Guide to Influencing Up and Down the Organization will be published in January of 2011. She can be reached at 413-582-1840 or through email.


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  • 5 Reasons Why Nothing Has Changed in Your Organization

    5 Reasons Why Nothing Has Changed in Your Organization

    Business leaders complain all the time that nothing seems to have changed in their organizations, despite their best efforts to make things happen. Yet they continue to do the same things and receive the same results. Well, it's no wonder why nothing has changed! Here are five reasons why your progress may have stalled. 1. You have people on board who ... More


  • 10 Worst HR Practices

    10 Worst HR Practices

    I've been in business for 13 years and have seen my share of mistakes made by business owners - many that certainly could have been avoided. Here is my top 10 list of common mistakes business owners make, along with advice on how to avoid following suit. 1. Failure to hire for fit. Think about a job that you worked in ... More


  • Refining Your Business

    Refining Your Business

    Are you letting business get away because of your processes and people? I received a call this morning from a large tire retailer, who wanted to offer my husband an additional 10 percent off the purchase of the four tires he tried to buy there yesterday. My response was, "Why didn't you offer him your best deal while he was there? ... More


  • 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Toyota

    5 Lessons We Can Learn from Toyota

    I'm pretty mad at Toyota, and I don't even own a Toyota. I'm mad that such a highly trusted company is doing such a poor job of managing their "run away" car situation. There is a lot managers can learn from this situation, specifically when it comes to rebuilding trust. Is it possible to rebuild trust, ... More


  • How to Confront Without Conflict

    How to Confront Without Conflict

    Let's admit it. We all have someone we want to tell off. Now imagine if you could do this in a respectful way and still achieve your objectives? You can! Most people are reluctant to address problems they are having with an employee, co-worker or even their boss. Yet, pretending everything is fine certainly won’t improve the situation. Here is just ... More


  • Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty

    Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty

    This weekend I conducted an intensive job search mentor program with a forty-something year-old woman from NJ. Like many women her age, she is returning to the workforce after raising young children. She's been looking for work now (off and on) for about six months and has become frustrated with her inability to get the results she had hoped for. Many ... More


  • Five Ways to Boost Profitability in 2010

    Five Ways to Boost Profitability in 2010

    It’s a new year, which means we get to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. But where do you start when so much needs to be done? Here are my top five picks on how to boost profitability in 2010. Pick one idea and move forward If you are like most executives, there are at least 20 ideas on your ... More


  • 5 Tips for This Year's Office Holiday Party

    5 Tips for This Year's Office Holiday Party

    I've seen more careers hit the skids during the holiday times than any other time of the year. Here's why. Employees, (particularly younger employees), mistakenly believe that it's ok to let your guard down and have fun during the holiday festivities. I'm not saying that it's not ok to have some fun. However, I would suggest you save your heavy partying ... More




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