Tue, 30 October 2018
In 2016, Melissa Dobbins formed an HR technology company to remove bias from the hiring process by shifting the focus from resumes to qualifications.
Removing bias from talent evaluation is more than just opening the door to a wider candidate pool in today’s fierce competition for talent; it drives diversity, efficiency, and compliance as a natural bi-product. Too many companies are attempting to tackle these issues separately, but as long as there is bias in the selection process, these diversity and compliance challenges will persist. Even worse, many companies are turning to technology as the ‘easy way out’ but just end up automating existing biases.
Ms. Dobbins’ company, career.place, tackles bias and the resulting diversity, compliance, and efficiency challenges by removing the bias-laden resumes from talent evaluation and replacing them with a systematic solution that combines the best parts of technology and the human touch to objectively measure a candidate’s qualification to identify those best qualified for the job. Candidates remain anonymous, enabling fair evaluation and comparison of qualifications before names, gender, ethnicity, age, or any other bias-triggering information is shared.
Career.Place, removing bias one hire at a time (and keeping companies out of the news!)
Thu, 25 October 2018
2018 is the Year of the Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner (at least according to Josh Frey and my small-business-owner-friends that he hangs with!). Josh is a business junkie and Kool-aid drinking entrepreneur, having started his own swag business and career at the ripe old age of 22 with no experience, contacts or resources.
He is a front line sales guy who has coached and helped others launch dozens of businesses in the promotional products industry (and other industries), simply by teaching the very same best sales and business practices he uses to support his own family and lifestyle.
In 2012 Josh launched the The Swag Coach™ Program (www.TheSwagCoach.com), a step-by-step guide for "how to start and grow" your very own promotional products business, with the help and support of a 20+ yr seasoned entrepreneur and sales veteran.
His hope is to spawn 250 more entrepreneurs, just like him, in the promotional products industry. To date he has helped launch and grow 20 new businesses (10 currently still standing!), helping them collectively generate over $10M in swag sales since 2012.
Josh still sells on the front line, and has his own clients he services through his distributorship, called On Sale Promos (OSP). This allows him to stay current on industry best sales practices which he brings back to his coaching sessions.
In 1999, Josh's original company was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, as well as a Wharton Business School field study project.
He has personally been featured in the following media publications and groups: The Wall Street Journal, Advantages Magazine, The Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine on-line, Channel 7 News and The Washington Business Journal.
Josh is a regular guest of the GWU MBA Program, sharing entrepreneurial experiences and advice, as well as a guest lecturer to student Entrepreneurship Clubs at Georgetown University, University of Maryland and GWU.
· In 1978 Josh Frey became the Northern Virginia Swimming League record holder for the 25-meter breaststroke. While his record was eventually broken on the league level, the record still stands today at the summer swim club.
· In 1988 he struck out 27 batters while pitching in a high school baseball game.
· In 2006 he helped launched, in partnership with the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, a student-run business model called the Smith Store. In 2007, he launched a second business at GWU called Colonial Promos. Both of these are student run swag businesses.
· Josh has averaged $750K-$1M+ in annual promotional sales for 20+ yrs.
Josh is a native Washingtonian, and lives in the DC Metro area with his wife, 2 kids and doggie. He is an avid sports fan and supporter of the Washington Wizards, New York Yankees, Wisconsin Badgers and Dallas Cowboys. He loves playing golf, baseball, basketball, Fantasy Football and vintage sports video games.
Tue, 23 October 2018
Celebrating 4 years and 400 episodes.
Thu, 18 October 2018
Dwight W. Holcomb is a Member of the Forbes Business Council and the host of the business television show, "SaaS CEO Success TV". The show is set to air on the C-Suite TV Network which has global distribution in over 59 million households and more than 90 million views per month.
Dwight is the CEO of HC Development, providing MaaS CMO™ , Marketing as a Service with Executive oversight to the Software & Technology industry. Dwight speaks Internationally as a Technology Futurist and on the topic of Sales & Marketing Innovation.
The Author of "The Lean CMO" and a serial entrepreneur, Dwight launched several start-up companies in very diverse industries. He is the founding CEO of LifePet Organic, iBuyBaby.com and Millennium Entertainment, earning executive producing credit and pilot work with Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Lovitz and Russell Peters. Committed to helping other executives to excel in business, Dwight sits on the Board of several privately held companies and is a founding member of the UCLA Anderson CEO Forum.
Earning an MBA from both UCLA Anderson School of Management and The National University of Singapore Business School, Dwight is a graduate of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA program, ranked #3 in the world by the Economist. He currently serves as President for the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors and is an Executive Committee Board Member for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Dwight earned a degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University while competing on ASU’s nationally ranked wrestling team under U.S. Olympic Coach, Bobby Douglass. Dwight has over 20 years of global business & executive management experience, working with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, such as Microsoft and AT&T.
Dwight is an avid wakeboarder & snow skier and enjoys traveling with his wife and two children.
Tue, 16 October 2018
Dr. Fred Rouse, CFP (aka: The REAL Money Doctor) is the top Certified Financial Planner®, Money Expert and International Best-Selling Author that has received several national awards for his writing and money expertise.
Thu, 11 October 2018
For this episode Thom Singer talked with Barton Scott, who is a both former Chemical Engineer and Nutritionist, and even actor. Barton is the founder of Upgraded Formulas– A company focused on correcting mineral deficiencies to increase health span, focus, sleep quality, and slow the process of aging. Here’s a note from the Founder - “Our “why” at Upgraded Formulas is pretty clear…
Tue, 9 October 2018
Michael Woodward is the founder and CEO of jumbleThink. He and his team has built over 400 websites and web applications for small local businesses, international non-profit organizations, and Fortune 100 corporations. He has worked on projects for California Community Colleges, Crowdstrike, and Duarte. Michael has also consulted with hundreds of other businesses through the Small Business Development Center at Butte College along with teaching courses on web design / development and marketing strategies. He hosts the jumbleThink Podcast which has hit number one in business on iTunes. His passion is to help individuals and businesses make their dreams attainable through creative thinking / idea formation and strategy.
Thu, 4 October 2018
Check out episode 395 of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do. In this conversation with entrepreneur Mary Goulet you will hear about how she has always created her own path to business and life success.
Tue, 2 October 2018
Joseph Warren is the host of First $100K™ podcast and the owner of 2 coworking spaces in Tampa, FL where he coaches hundreds of entrepreneurs to make their first $100K... or next. His clients include solo-preneurs to small businesses and enterprise companies such as UBER, CISCO, INTEL and more.