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Ira S Wolfe

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Ira S Wolfe is a “Gen Y trapped in a Baby Boomer body.” He is a widely respected expert, speaker and consultant on workforce trends and recruiting, selecting and retaining top performers, and small business solutions. In addition to serving as president and founder of Success Performance Solutions, he is a popular speaker at conferences, organizations, and Vistage/Canada TEC groups. For each show, Join Ira each week as he interviews experts and business leaders about best small business practices they use, significant challenges they face, and business mistakes they hope not to repeat. Each show is guaranteed to be filled with practical tips, innovative solutions, and controversial topics. Tune in every week to Workforce Trends or download it as a podcast.

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Building a high performing team for many organizations is just a crapshoot. Business owners and managers often bet the house when they hire the “ace”- a top performing super-star - only to find out he or she doesn’t fit in with the rest... more

Why are some people happy, successful and effective at work while other very capable people fail? What do they know that the rest of us don’t? Join me for this week’s Workforce Trends show when Jay Forte introduces his new book, The... more

Do you know if your company’s intellectual property is protected? Is your social media and online content protected? Who owns the materials generated by employees, contractors, and users? Attorney Erik Pelton, founder of Erik M.... more

Getting people together face-to-face is getting more difficult and expensive. Advances in technology, increases in bandwidth, and affordable solutions are changing the way business schedule on-site meetings, doctors deliver care, and... more

Social media is fun, free and easy. More people use it each day for business as well as for pleasure. But despite the promises of using social media for recruiting, marketing, and employee engagement, employers must not ignore the... more

Out of work candidates complain that employers are offering sub-standard compensation? Employers say candidates don’t have the skills and attitude required to do the jobs? Despite high unemployment, a surprising number of... more

Second Life is a 3D virtual world technology that lets users create digital personas, or avatars, and mingle with others in virtual worlds. Many executives and business owners mock Second Life, but real-life organizations like IBM,... more

Executive time has become more precious. Companies have become more widely dispersed. Travel is more challenging than ever. As companies look to boost business productivity and manage costs, visual conferencing and online... more

Despite prolonged high unemployment, employers are struggling to find qualified candidates? How is this possible? Is the U.S. as poorly prepared for 21st century work as it's reported in the media? Will the U.S. need to learn to live with with... more

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