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The Joy of (solo) Contact

The Joy of (solo) Contact

(Originally published in Solo Traveler Blog, September 2012)  The  simple approach, like so many others to come, is my first solo lesson of this tall ships voyage: even cruising solo, it’s all about the people you’re with.  I am overwhelmed by the sheer ‘coupleness’ around me: the elegant pair already perched on bar stools, enjoying a …

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All about customer service

All about customer service

Dependable people, job well done! “Installing solar panels was the last thing on our minds – it simply wasn’t on the agenda.” (Original document at: http://www.geminisolar.co.uk/case-studies-caernarfon.php) When John and Alyson first moved to their hillside home in Upper Llandwrog, near Caernarfon, there were so many other tasks that needed doing in their new home that …

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Age is NOT a factor

Age is NOT a factor

You’re 80 years old – so where’s the benefit to you? That was the most common reaction to Vernon Jones’ idea to install solar photovoltaics on his farm near Caeathro, in Gwynedd. However, Vernon did his research, and found great reasons to go ahead with his plans to invest in a system that uses technology …

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The Bonus Conundrum

The Bonus Conundrum

How to be fair and open in rewarding executive excellence (Originally posted on IRC Global Executive Search Partners blog) Executive pay packages are under increasing shareholder – and public – scrutiny. The original objective of the bonus system was to encourage excellent performance. However, as Rohan Carr (IRC Australia) pointed out in a recent blog: …

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By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

‘There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.’ Khalil Gibran in Sand and Foam. Can you imagine life without salt? It’s in us, and all around us in the air and in the ground. Anyone who walks beside the ocean, enjoying that bracing sea air, knows …

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Four Oaks Special

Four Oaks Special

(See this article in its original form in the online The Landscaper magazine, September 2012 issue.) Four Oaks Special The rain held off for Tuesday and Wednesday, ensuring outside exhibitors an equal share of the trade visitors to the 2012 Four Oaks show on September 4th. and 5th. in Cheshire. While some exhibitors felt that …

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IRC builds on strong forward direction and expansion in 2012

IRC builds on strong forward direction and expansion in 2012

Austria-based new member firm adds to IRC Global Executive Search Partners’ diverse industry and global coverage June 2012 “Collective brain power and ideas will define IRC’s future growth and development,” says Sylvia MacArthur, president of the IRC Executive Board. “We’re an expanding global alliance of successful, entrepreneurial business leaders, which anticipates and responds to changes in …

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Bermuda Import & Export: Case Study

Bermuda Import & Export: Case Study

Implement customized Blue Link Landed Cost applications as an integrated inventory tracking, invoice and management solution. Situation: Bermuda Import & Export (BIE) is an importer of produce, seafood, groceries, alcohol, dry and frozen goods, and some dairy and meat. The majority are perishable items. Challenge: Rapid information flow to and from Bermuda customs is essential …

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The Welsh Charles Dickens…

The Welsh Charles Dickens…

“Better than ever!” was the verdict on the week-long Daniel Owen Festival, celebrating the life and work of the prominent author – often described as Wales’ answer to Charles Dickens. A highlight in Mold’s festival calendar, the event ended on October 22 after close to a thousand visitors enjoyed a week of activities based on …

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IRC Global Executive Search Partners expands to South Africa

IRC Global Executive Search Partners expands to South Africa

Innovative Cape Town firm adds unique value to worldwide boutique executive search alliance   IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC), an alliance of executive search firms and a market leader in the global executive search industry, welcomes Cape Town-based Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters as a new member firm. The South Africa company fulfills IRC’s commitment …

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