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December 2019 Newsletter

Dec 09, 2019

HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS

As the season’s first snowflakes began to fall here on the East Coast, I found myself taking a quiet moment to pause and reflect on the past year. We’ve accomplished a lot here at Wahve. We provided over 500 pretirees with long-term assignments or projects – a great milestone. We are teaching companies that experienced employees are highly productive when working remotely, whether part time or full time. More companies are recognizing that older workers are valuable and that allowing people to work remotely can benefit them.  
 
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October 2019 Newsletter

Oct 27, 2019

Letting Go of Your Ghosts

As we carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, spread cobwebs over our porches and storefronts, and prepare our children’s spooky costumes for trick-or-treating, many of us find ourselves haunted by ghosts in our closets. And I’m not just talking about the Halloween kind.
 
As working professionals and business leaders, we are often hindered, whether we realize it or not, by our career “ghosts”-i.e., old ways of thinking and executing on the job. As the year marches on, we sometimes become complacent coasting along, doing what we’ve always done and sticking to our original plan and outlook. But now is the best time to look at these “ghosts” and adopt fresh approaches, recalibrating our perspectives for ultimate success.
 
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August 2019 Newsletter

Aug 21, 2019

Never Stop Learning

Each year around this time I get a little bounce in my step. Seeing children and their parents browsing the aisles of school supplies in their local stores brings back fond memories of freshly sharpened pencils, crisp new notebooks, and the thrilling anticipation of original ideas and novel experiences.

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June 2019 Newsletter

Jun 17, 2019

 

The Joy in the New

As we look forward to sunny summer days ahead, fragrant with blossoming flowers and sweet with tree-ripe fruit, we’re filled with joyful optimism. This same joyful optimism infuses our professional outlooks during this season, too. What better time to explore new ideas and uncover better technologies to improve your employees’ and customers’ experience, as well as your bottom line?
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March 2019 Newsletter

Mar 26, 2019

 

The Robots Are Here-to Help

2001: A Space Odyssey. The Terminator. Frankenstein.
The fear of artificial intelligence robots taking over humanity has existed for centuries. In fact, the introduction of the word “robot” into our lexicon can be traced to a pivotal 1920 play, R.U.R., in which technology becomes sentient and ultimately revolts. The word is derived from the Czech word for laborer, robota.

 

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January 2019 Newsletter

Jan 28, 2019

 

A Year for New Paradigms

As the wheels on this 2019 train get rolling and we chug “full steam ahead” into the New Year, I find myself eager to take some of the lessons I learned in 2018 and apply them in the months ahead.

One of the most important is around the concept of aging. I’d been noticing that we, as a society, tend to view aging from an antiquated, negative lens. We think we are living “old” longer, but what is actually happening is we are living younger longer.

 

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November 2018 Newsletter

Nov 21, 2018

Generations of Thanks
It’s that time of year again. The leaves have changed color and fallen from the trees; the air has turned crisp and carries the caws of crows; and warm kitchens everywhere are inviting us in for roast turkeys and pumpkin pies.
During this cozy and colorful Thanksgiving season, we are reminded of just how much we have to be thankful for.

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September 2018 Newsletter

Sep 28, 2018

Riding the Wave of the Living Longer Tsunami: Get Ready to Hire Younger Older Professionals

Everywhere, from popular culture to the medical community, society has picked up on this metaphor for our country’s growing demographic phenomenon – the longer-living, younger, active American.The image is apt, because a tsunami is a powerful force, a massive compilation of otherwise ordinary waves. Rather than something to be apprehensive about, this tsunami is a surge of positive momentum and energy that employers stand to benefit from when they’re savvy enough to jump in and get ready to ride.

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May 2018 Newsletter

Jun 01, 2018

The Emotional Mind

In an age where we leverage technology in the majority of our daily life-which already makes many aspects of our lives better-we need to consider how to use technology to improve our actions as employers and professionals. Specifically, consider the fact that we are not always cognizant of the biases and prejudices that may determine who we hire, how we treat customers or even how employees treat each other. In daily life we constantly judge and categorize one another based on a number of learned implicit beliefs. These judgments, neuroscience shows us, are predominantly steeped in our emotions, rather than our rationality.

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March 2018 Newsletter

Mar 27, 2018

 

A Culture of Trust and Hiring & Cultivating a Multigenerational Workforce

A few months ago, the CEO of a corporate network security company, Corey E. Thomas, gave a compelling interview in which he said the secret to professional success was his company’s culture of trust.

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January 2018 Newsletter

Feb 07, 2018

Going Virtual in the Digital Age
Recently I read an inspiring story of a small Baltic nation and its success in making itself a “digital republic.” In Estonia, population 1.3 million, the government has completed a digitizing process that it characterizes as both “a cost-saving efficiency and an equalizing force,” which “saves the country 2% of its G.D.P. a year in salaries and expenses.” This digitizing process makes every facet of Estonian citizens’ civil engagement digitally accessible and incredibly efficient, from voting, to challenging parking tickets, to registering a marriage license, even documenting health records and medical treatment.
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December 2017 Newsletter

Dec 20, 2017

 

The Holidays: A Season of Traditions, New & Old

When I reflect on celebrating the holidays, I think about tradition, defined as “a long-established or inherited way of thinking, a continuing pattern of culture beliefs or practices, a customary or characteristic method or manner.” Tradition means tapping into something larger than ourselves that we belong to — a heritage, a culture, a broader identity and actions than the individualized sense of self and activity that permeate so much of everyday life.

 

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September 2017 Newsletter

Sep 14, 2017

 

What if an Employer’s Next Great Hire is 2000 Miles Away?

There are new workforce trends that make remote work an even smarter solution than ever before. A recent reportDynamism in Retreat by the bipartisan think-tank, the Economic Innovation Group, has identified two economic realities:

 

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May 2017 Newsletter

May 26, 2017

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Something to Make You Smile
The business benefits of happy employees

Happy employees are not only more productive, but also “produce higher sales, perform better in leadership positions, and receive higher performance ratings and higher pay.

 

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March 2017 Newsletter

Mar 17, 2017

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The Power of Control
Allowing workers to structure their own hours pays handsome dividends
WAHVE’s business model is backed by science. Back in 2005, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a large research study to better understand the relationship between work, family and health.
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January 2017 Newsletter

Jan 15, 2017

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The Evolution of Work

There were some remarkable inventions in the 20th century. Radio, television, home refrigerators, electric air conditioning, airplanes, personal computers, rocketry, the internet. These are the widgets and gadgets that have literally transformed how we live — and how we work. (In case you’re wondering why some of the biggies like cars, telephones and photography didn’t make the list, they all predated 1900).

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November 2016 Newsletter

Nov 30, 2016

Professional Perennials

Seeing workers beyond the ageist lens promises rich gains for employers and employees alike
Integration as model for a richer, better-working society relies on a collective understanding and appreciation of the value of people, no matter their age, and of their belonging and contribution to our lives — professionally and privately.

 

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September 2016 Newsletter

Sep 07, 2016

Celebrating the Golden Years
Veteran Olympians are Showing the World Just How Golden Our Golden Years Can Be
This summer, people around the world tuned into the 2016 Olympics hosted in Rio de Janeiro. More than a few news sources covered the impressive and increasing presence of older competitors in these Olympic Games.
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WAHVE Newsletter – April 2016

Apr 15, 2016

 

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Seeing the awesome in the here-and-now

Consider something John Stossel noted in Why “the good old days” weren’t so good:

“In 1956, The New York Times said Elvis had ‘no discernible singing ability.’ The New York Daily News called his act ‘animalism that should be confined to dives and bordellos.’ Even Frank Sinatra said his kind of music is “deplorable, a rancid, smelling aphrodisiac [that] fosters destructive relations in young people.”

Those comments seem ridiculous today, but if you trade out Elvis’ name for one of today’s music stars — Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa — you might feel the same sentiments yourself in 2016.

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