Deborah J. Millhouse

About the Author

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Debby Millhouse is the Owner and President of CEO Inc. Founded in Charlotte, NC in 1994, CEO Inc. is a full service recruiting firm providing direct hire placement, temp staffing and human capital services for clients nationwide. Millhouse has been honored as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women by The Mecklenburg Times, inducted into the Business Leader Hall of Fame as one of the top entrepreneurs in the Charlotte area, and given the Women in Business Achievement Award winner by the Charlotte Business Journal. CEO Inc. has also been honored with the Charlotte Ethics in Business Award, Charlotte Best Places to Work Award, and recognized as one of the top 50 diversity-owned businesses in the state of North Carolina. She is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) as designated by the American Staffing Association, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS) as designated by the National Association of Personnel Services. She can be reached at 704-372-4701 or visit CEOHR.com for more information.

The Best Investment Advice I Can Give

At a recent client luncheon, a seemingly simple question was posed to me, “What’s the best business investment you’ve made to positively impact your company?” My initial thoughts involved things like new software programs, high-end laptops, attractive office space, and similar tangible purchases. However, as I began to think more deeply about it,…

Be A Beacon of Light Instead of Another Black Hole

As the national employment numbers continue to improve, job seekers across the country unfortunately still express frustration over the lack of communication in the interview process by hiring managers and companies. The “black hole” has been a commonly used term by candidates to describe the pit in which organizations seemingly hold all information…

Asking Well: The Secret to Successful Lead Gen

Ever see the movie Glengary Glen Ross? You remember — “Coffee is for closers!” If you can stomach the abundant profanity, it’s actually an interesting study of the absolute worst possible approach to sales. The basic storyline revolves around a supply of allegedly superior leads — the “Glengary leads” — that a group…

How To Build a Solid Pipeline Of Great Candidates

As president and founder of a staffing firm that’s celebrating 20 years in business, I’ve experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the recruitment market. A consistent challenge all firms face — regardless of economic conditions — is finding enough qualified candidates to effectively fill our clients’ needs. Nothing is more frustrating for…

4 Ways to Build a Pipeline of Great Candidates

As president and founder of a staffing firm that’s celebrating 20 years in business, I’ve experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the recruitment market. A consistent challenge all firms face — regardless of economic conditions — is finding enough qualified candidates to effectively fill our clients’ needs. Nothing is more frustrating for…

Email Ruling You? Here’s How to Fight Back

All the technology in the world will not help you if you cannot manage your time or tasks. Recruiting is a complex sale, but the process is not rocket science. More than anything it requires organization and focus. Keeping the process as simple as possible means you’ll produce more, better and faster. Without question,…

Simplify to Bill More and Feel Better

Not so long ago, the term “stress” was not part of our everyday language. Sure, we all had problems and challenges, but the prevailing wisdom and expectation of the day was to cowboy up and deal with it. Anything less was considered weak and whiney. I am not sure why, but somewhere back…