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Finding the Perfect Candidate

As in any business, timing is everything when it comes to finding the perfect candidate. I’ve lost count of how many exceptional candidates I’ve missed out on due to weddings, the birth of a child, a recent promotion, etc. That said, an employer can still lessen the effects of bad timing by...

The Evolving Definition of “Showing Up to Work”

Growing up, like most people, my vision of “work” was built around what I saw when I went to the office with my father: brick and mortar buildings, a maze of hallways leading to closed door offices with terrible fluorescent lighting. When I embarked on my own career, I found the closed offices traded for cubicles but, for the most part, work was still a “physical” place. Now, when I think of the careers my daughters might have, I wonder what “showing up to work” will mean to them. Read more...

Emerging Opportunities in Sports & Entertainment: Content Creation

Thinking about how much technology has changed in the last twenty five years, the last ten years, and even the last five years, it goes without saying that the way we interact with each other, the conversations we have, and the range of people that we can have them with has been completely revolutionized. No one who walked the earth 100 years ago would have believed that 140 characters of pithy thoughts shared on the web would mean anything, let alone be worth billions of dollars. Thanks to mobile, social, and digital, however, today’s consumers are eating up content 24/7. Read more...

Should Organizations Adapt to Millennials?

Commentary about Millennials in the workplace is nearly inescapable both in the news and in Human Resources departments across the country as organizations look to attract, retain and grow a new generation of professionals. In the sports and entertainment industry, we are not immune to this growing concern, and find both ourselves and our clients seeking to develop unconventional ways to engage with Millennials, and develop environments and cultures that attract and maximize the success of this unique generation. Read more...

The Evolution of Comcast-Spectacor

On April 27th, an announcement was made that will have a resounding impact both locally (here in Philadelphia) and across the entire sports and entertainment industry: Comcast-Spectacor announced it will rebrand its three subsidiary businesses, Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan to Spectra Venue Management, Spectra Food Services and Spectra Ticketing and Fan Engagement, respectively. Read more...

Millennials: Phones Down, Eyes Up!

Millennials often have a negative reputation due to the lifestyle that comes from growing up with technology. We are viewed (perhaps rightly so) as a group that would rather spend time staring at a phone or a computer screen than with other people. For the Millennials that fit this description, this is your wake-up call. Read more...

Win That Interview!

After 25 years of hiring and managing professional staffs, I have seen everything during an interview, from wannabe comedians to buttons popping off a woman’s suit to a young man throwing up. You name it, I’ve experienced it! Based on that experience, I can attest that the classic cliché of “you only get one chance at a first impression” proves most important when interviewing for a job. Read more...

Life After College: How to Position Yourself for Your Dream Career

After spending a pretty penny on a college education and obtaining your degree, the next step is finding a job in your chosen profession. The problem is, though, that there are thousands upon thousands of students in the exact same position, looking for the same jobs you are.

Just How Important Is Your Online Reputation?

Now that we are fully ingrained in the digital age and most people live and breathe the internet, it is hard to keep your name out of cyberspace. If you are even marginally active online, a consequence of this is that whatever you say and do digitally can be tracked… and potentially held against you. Read more...

Are You An Active Manager?

Becoming a manager is often a welcomed addition in responsibility, though in some cases managers forget what the job is all about. It’s the thought of many that managers are there to make sure employees are engaged, but in fact it’s the manager who needs to be actively engaged in order to develop the most effective employees.