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How Guanxi can be the Wind in your Sail

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By Catherine Lam, CPA, CMA

Have you heard of Guanxi? Chances are, you might have encountered this term in passing when talking about business. If you grew up in a Chinese household like I did, you’d definitely grew up with it. It’s the Chinese term for relationships. The term guanxi (pronounced ‘gwon-shee’), is usually used in the context of doing business. Read More…


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Temps for vacation coverage Y/N?

Right off the bat let me start by saying, “Yes!  Almost always yes!”  I might be biased because my world is temp-focused, however, there are many advantages to having a temporary employee join your team!

 

“I don’t have time to train”

This is the most common statement I hear. And most of the time it can be correct. Read More…


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Are business cards a thing of the past?

By Cat Lam, CPA, CMA,

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In the past few weeks, I attended an extraordinary number of networking events. One thing that is synonymous with networking is, of course, the exchange of business cards. Now, you might as well know. Ask me what I do with these business cards afterwards, and I’ll show you the top left corner of my desk where a pile of them sit collecting dust. Read More…


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How to Make a Smashing Introduction

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Guest Post by Cat Lam, April 2017

 

If you’re anything like me, I’m naturally an introvert. I am uncomfortable in large group settings. However, I know that if you want to build your network, there is only so much you can do online. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to suck it up and interact with people real time. Read More…


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Millennials: Can’t live with them… pass the Pomme Frites.

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Millennials are generally defined as “a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000”… As an elder of said generation, I feel it’s important to understand why Gen Y, those born in the 1980’s and 1990’s, is of particular interest in Pop Culture, Marketing and specific to my current thesis, the workplace.pommes-firtes

For a hiring manager, whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X or even a Millennial yourself, how to motivate, engage and retain the Millennials will be important –It’s not a reason to change your business, your hiring practices or your beliefs but “they” say that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030… 75 PERCENT of the workforce – that’s a staggering number!  Read More…