Saturday, December 20, 2014

Best of breed, worst on your resume

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:46 PM
No one told me to write this blog post. I'm self-motivated and a hard worker, also a team player, because when I write a blog it contributes to the overall success of my company. Maybe you could call me a go-getter or a go-to person, because I proactively decided to write this blog, hoping that it... Read more

The trauma of layoffs

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:20 AM
As a division leader at Toll Brothers Inc., the home-building company, Jeffrey A. Bartos had a front-row seat for the collapse of the housing market, with the horrible job of laying off the company's workers as business conditions deteriorated. "You never get used to it," he said. "A lot of times driving... Read more

Setting boundaries with the boss

Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:20 AM
Maybe it's a characteristic of the CEO species, but many of them work incredibly hard, on duty most of the time, and compensated more than accordingly. Should chief executives expect the same drive from their employees? "That's a great question," Mark Group CEO Jeffrey A. Bartos responded during our... Read more

SEPTA: New money only goes so far

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 3:30 AM
Now that SEPTA’s got some money, there’s a lot of clamoring, general manager Joseph M. Casey said, for projects that would extend SEPTA’s reach into the suburbs in various ways. Even then, the question is how to get riders from the nearest SEPTA stop, be it bus or rail, to their offices... Read more

SEPTA: Speaking of bathrooms

Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:15 AM
When Joseph M. Casey first became SEPTA general manager in 2008, he quickly learned how to score points as the new guy in charge. “One of the first visits I had was at the Callowhill depot,” Casey told me during our Leadership Agenda interview published in Monday’s Philadelphia... Read more

In honor of Judge Brotman, appreciate your colleagues

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 4:35 AM
U.S. District Judge Stanley Brotman was a lucky man. Judge Brotman died on Friday and his funeral was Tuesday, but a few months before he died, he had an opportunity that very few people have. In September, when he finally retired, after closing out a long-standing case in the Virgin Islands, where... Read more

Nonprofit keeping track of doing good

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 3:55 AM
Most nonprofits are eager to tout the number of people served, so it probably wasn't the greatest news that when Congreso de Latinos Unidos started more carefully measuring its results its client numbers actually went down. "The number of people we served actually shrunk dramatically when we started... Read more

Advice to women: Are you ambitious? Talk it up

Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:00 AM
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Cynthia Figueroa heads a $25 million nonprofit, and she said, it didn't happen... Read more

Sasso: Golf -- with clients, friends -- is his vacation

Monday, February 17, 2014, 4:15 AM
No doubt, as chairman of the 200-attorney Philadelphia-based law firm, Stradley Ronon, William R. Sasso is a wealthy man, yet he rarely goes on vacation, even for a week. "I just can’t relax for long periods of time. I guess," Sasso told me during our Leadership Agenda interview, published in... Read more

CEO's challenge: Dealing with his weight

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 3:25 AM
Talk to these CEOs long enough, and you can't help but be impressed with their hard work and discipline. Often, like Irvin Richter, the chairman and chief executive officer of Hill International Inc., they founded their companies and built them up to multi-million dollar enterprises. Richter grew up... Read more
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Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

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