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Is Your Organization Ready for Succession?

Posted: Thursday Jul 29th, 2021

The challenges of the past year have a lot of business owners and nonprofit leaders thinking about succession planning-for themselves and key staff. Our Succession Readiness Assessment may be helpful in defining your approach. Contact us for a free copy.

Let's Talk About Organizational Change

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Jul 27th, 2021

We're seeing it every day, organizational change is at hand. Certainly, the pandemic played a role in accelerating the pace of this change-from how companies are structured to how they engage employees. It's time to talk about this. We can help.

DA Executive Recruitment Update

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Jul 15th, 2021

Our recruitment practice has been really busy the past several months...a good sign of business growth in our region. Check out some of the searches we're currently working on.

Learning Is Key to Success

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Jul 13th, 2021

Providing your employees with consistent learning opportunities is key to your success, but it can be a challenge. We find that businesses need learning and development strategies that can be delivered in a convenient format, whether onsite or remote.

Now is a Good Time for Compensation Planning

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Jul 8th, 2021

It may be time to update your compensation plans. The pandemic and the emerging "work-from-anywhere" environment has increased compensation expectations from top talent.

Looking for a Great Summer Read?

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Jul 6th, 2021

Looking for a great business read for this summer? Check out 2016's "Shoe Dog." It's NIKE founder Phil Knight's account of the challenges of a business start-up. Spoiler alert...everything turns out OK.

Company Culture is Controllable

Decision Associates
Posted: Wednesday May 26th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the critical role culture plays in enabling an organization to successfully make it to 'the other side' of the unknown. In this recent video, Decision Associates' Elizabeth Cipolla and Aaron Phillips share why they believe culture is one of the things leaders can control in the midst of uncertainty.

7 Tips For Managing Remote Workers

Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Posted: Wednesday May 12th, 2021

As you manage a virtual team of remote workers, it is important to be intentional about all of your interactions and planned outcomes. Within this toolkit are some helpful topics for supervisors to consider.

How We Find the Perfect Performer

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday May 4th, 2021

Ready for your next hire? Our recruiting experts at Decision Associates find that hiring based on resume review and interviews has about a 15% success rate.

Tips for a Successful Succession

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Apr 16th, 2021

Ready to step away? Here are six tips for a successful succession.

Tips for Virtual Team-Building

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Apr 13th, 2021

If your company is like many of our clients, you still have some staff working from home. Here are some great VIRTUAL team-building tips (generated by the folks at Museum Hack).

Video: Succession Options for Owners

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Apr 8th, 2021

Succession used to mean that a business owner would exit the business. But that's not the case anymore.

Amerail Systems Featured in Article

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Mar 30th, 2021

It’s always great to see the companies Decision Associates works with be recognized for their innovation and success. That’s certainly the case for our long-standing client, Amerail Systems, who were recently featured in a neat article on As the headline read, Amerail “…aims for Wow!”

Will Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Mar 25th, 2021

A recent survey showed many employers are unsure whether they will mandate a COVID-19 vaccination, but are still considering the possibility.

International Sales Manager Opportunity!

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Mar 23rd, 2021

Our client, Berner International, a global leader in air curtains, invites candidates for the role of International Sales Manager.

Video: Has the Pandemic Changed B2B Sales Forever? Part 2

Decision Associates
Posted: Monday Mar 22nd, 2021

Decision Associates Mike Smiley and Terry Cascioli discuss the many aspects of sales and marketing that have changed over the past year.

Video: Has the Pandemic Changed B2B Selling Forever? Part 1

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Mar 19th, 2021

Decision Associates consultants Mike Smiley and Terry Cascioli discuss the many aspects of B2B sales and marketing that have changed over the past year.

Welcome Amanda Kochirka!

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Mar 18th, 2021

Decision Associates is happy to announce that Amanda Kochirka has joined our team!

Sales Performance Factors Critical to Success

Decision Associates
Posted: Thursday Mar 18th, 2021

In recent months, we have been asked to help several companies, both small and large, with their sales methodology and processes. The bottom line is they want more leads that deliver more quote opportunities that yield more sales (and revenue).

Strategic Hiring Is Essential to Your Next Stage of Growth

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Mar 9th, 2021

If your company is focused on growth, strategic hiring is essential. You cannot afford not to plan for this next "step change" in your organization.

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"We engaged Decision Associates in our search for Executive Director of Erie Center for Arts and Technology. We could not have had a more professional search for the most critical role in our organization. Everything throughout the process lined up better than we expected. The best part of the engagement with Decision Associates was the homework they used to prepare us for this hire. Decision Associates legitimized the search and we feel this attracted the best candidates for the role."

~ Charles "Boo" Hagerty
Board Chair, ECAT

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