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2010 Greater Syracuse Business of the Year
C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.
Certified NYS Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

How Employers Can Help Attack Obesity

In a  recent survey of employees at various organizations, workers said that they could do more to eat better and be more active at work, and that employers could do more to increase health and wellness in the workplace. Human resource experts also say that if companies provide the resources for… Read More »

Common Workplace Annoyances

Do you ever feel that work would be pretty dandy if it weren't for, well....your co-workers? They can be so annoying at times. The gum popping. The Facebook surfing. The messy desks. The gossip. The backstabbing. If you do sometimes wish your co-workers would just stay home more often than not, you're… Read More »

Telecommuting Alleviates Worker Stress

If you have employees who telecommute "to" work, they're likely less stressed and enjoy their jobs more than people doing similar work at your firm on site. Such is the finding of a recent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) study. Researchers compared those workers who worked from home at least three days… Read More »

Using Recognition to Maintain Employee Morale

A recent survey of about 200,000 employees shows that employee morale is the lowest it’s ever been.  Employees report job satisfaction is minimal. In order to help raise the level of worker morale and motivation, one important tool that some HR specialists advocate is using praise and recognition.  The lack of… Read More »

New Trends in Hiring Using Social Media

Companies will be ramping up their hiring once the economy really starts to recover, but the way they do it may include some different techniques.  Because of cuts to recruiting offices during the recession, companies are looking for more cost-efficient ways to recruit.  As a result, they are turning more… Read More »

The Value of High-Level Contract Staff

When companies think of hiring temporary workers, it’s usually clerical or mid-level managers that come to mind.  But more and more in the fast-paced business world, companies are turning to contract employees to fill executive level positions, including CFOs and CEOs. In today’s business environment, companies often cannot afford to go… Read More »

Getting Along with Difficult Coworkers

As with any place where you have a group of people working in close proximity, there will be people at work who are difficult to get along with. It might be because of work habits, or personality types. Nonetheless, in the workplace, you will have to learn how to cooperate… Read More »

Recession-Proof Résumés: Get Hired Before Everyone Else

How do you write that perfect résumé that will land you the job you want?  Here are a few tips. First, figure out what your job search objective is.  What is the particular job you are looking for?  What is the job you want to do?  Planning your objective will help… Read More »

Job “Trick” or Job “Treat”: A Blog by Marielle Lanoir

With Halloween right around the corner, there are numerous items on everyone’s minds. Costumes, Candy and of course the main issue “How could it already be October 31st?”.  Aside from the pumpkin carving, corn mazes and “trick or treating” that will be going on this weekend, there are other frightful… Read More »

Motivation Secrets: Getting Beyond Pay Raises

It goes without saying that fair compensation for your employees is a necessity for motivation.  But assuming your workers have an adequate -- even excellent -- pay scale, and you want to make sure your employees are giving 100 percent effort, is the answer more money? Surprisingly, no.  While bonuses are… Read More »