1. Half a Wheel Won’t Roll

    Far too often blame gets placed solely on the manager if things aren’t going well for his/her department or working group.  Of course, managers are responsible for their team, however, they alone cannot ensure success. The entire team must contribute as well. Great managers must know how to creat…Read More

  2. Be Part of a Successful Team

    While reflecting on my past nursing experience, I realize why I preferred working in a hospital setting rather than a solo nursing career (i.e. home health care or private duty nurse).  The reason; working in the hospital setting gave me the satisfaction of being part of a team. Teamwork helps to c…Read More

  3. Creating Positive and Productive Work Environments

    In today’s increasingly competitive business environment, it is essential for employers to effectively leverage the skills and talents of their employees. Listed below are five elements that have proven helpful in achieving this goal. Get Everyone Focused on the Same Goals First and foremost, it i…Read More

  4. People are Key to Company Success

    While there are many variables that determine the success or failure of a business, it is generally acknowledged that having a talented and motivated workforce is one of the most important factors. The following information is intended to highlight several key actions that a company can take in orde…Read More

  5. Five Qualities of a Great Manager

    There are five things that make a good manager great. Let’s look at the following five leadership qualities: Honesty Communication skills Decisiveness Confidence Creativity Honesty Honesty is a critical characteristic that any manager must possess. If a team feels their manager is not telling them…Read More

  6. The Importance of Visible Leadership

    Having conducted hundreds of employee assessments over the years, there are several themes that are constant, one if which is that employees want their company’s leaders to be visible and accessible. Building Relationships and Trust Show People that you Care - Typically, managers who are visible t…Read More

  7. LISTENING is Critical for Success

    I am often asked, “What is the single most important thing a person can do to help their organization improve employee and labor relations?” In one word, the answer is “LISTEN.” Listen to your employees, coworkers, subordinates, union leaders, and superiors; listen to everyone, but you must …Read More

  8. Why are Labor Disputes Between Nurses and Hospitals Increasing?

    It’s about more than money Are labor disputes between nurses and hospitals on the rise or are they simply being covered in the news more often?  Nurses strikes are not new, but they are becoming more frequent. Having worked in the healthcare field for the past 25 years, I truly believe that nurse…Read More

  9. HR Due Diligence for Successful M&A Projects

    Research consistently shows that a due diligence process that includes a careful review of important HR and people-related issues, identifying potential risks and opportunities for improvement, is far more likely to yield a successful M&A outcome. Hutchison Group consultants have decades of expe…Read More

  10. Negotiating Government Incentives for Your Business

    Some years ago, a wise man said, If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else". The same idea applies to obtaining government incentives. If you don’t know what’s available, what you want, or understand past precedents, you’ll probably wind up settling for …Read More