Ira Wolfe

About the Author

Ira S Wolfe is President of Success Performance Solutions and author of several books including Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 and Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization.

Where to Find Dependable, Intelligent, and Hard-Working Employees

Say hello to your newest employee Baxter. He stands three feet, one-inch tall and weighs 165 pounds. He’s dependable and works well on teams and alone. He’s very productive especially performing tasks most employees don’t like to do such as stocking shelves and order picking. He doesn’t take breaks or vacation and doesn’t…

2 Things You Should Know About the Skills Shortage

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t read a blog, LinkedIn discussion, or business article challenging the existence of a skilled worker shortage. Just last week I presented a keynote address to the Executive Women’s Roundtable in Dallas, Texas. Most of the attendees were shocked by the statistics and trends I presented…

Economy: Heal Thyself Is a Foolhardy Approach

Following the release of the June unemployment figures, House Speaker John Boehner released a statement that began with: “The American people are still asking the question: where are the jobs?” Boehner is not alone. A lot of people of all political, economic, and social persuasions seem to be asking the same question. But…

Are Your Employees Really Cut Out For Virtual Work?

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Telecommuting can attract and retain employees. It can even save you money. But not all employees or companies are cut out for virtual work. Providing the tools and technology are easy. The tough question an employer must answer is: how do we hire and manage the right teleworker? Like employees who fill every…