Monthly Archive: April 2011

Who is Phil Blair?

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 Mr. Blair is one of San Diego’s most visible and respected business leaders. Since 1977, he along with partner Mel Katz, have built Manpower of San Diego into the largest Manpower franchise in the U.S. with annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Manpower provides quality employment opportunities, training and workforce solutions. It has become San […]

Photos

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Manpower San Diego has a great history. Myself and Mel have been close friends for more than 30 years. I’ve decided to include some unique photos below of Manpower’s evolution for your enjoyment.

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All Work and No Play?

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All play and no work seems to be the motto of some members of Gen Net. Those employees glued to their computer screens all day may look like they’re hard at work—but chances are, some of them are hardly working. Instead, they’re spending hours surfing the Internet for their personal pleasure: shopping, trading stocks, playing […]

Is returning to school right for you?

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If you are thinking about going back to school you should ask yourself: Why do I want to go back to school?  Can I make the time and financial commitment to go back to school? Is this the right time for me to go back to school? Higher education can mean higher income. According to […]

Tips for Your New Job

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You might be lucky enough to immediately and effortlessly make lots of friends at your new job, handily accomplish all tasks assigned and be generously granted frequent pay raises.   And why shouldn’t you?  But luck doesn’t have to be the deciding factor in the success of your new job.  You’ve worked hard to get […]

10 Tips to Avoid Being Swallowed Up

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Keep your firm flexible in all areas, not just staffing.  This includes raw materials, inventory and even office supplies.  Anticipate busy periods and staff up accordingly. If your company manufactures a product, see if you can build to order rather than stock piling inventory.  Work towards becoming a partner with your customer.  Relationships become all […]

Is Someone After Your Job?

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By Phil Blair, president, MANPOWER SAN DIEGO The era of long marriages between employer and employee is over. The relationship today is more like long-term dating. The average length of time that an employee stays with one company is five to seven years. This is a far cry from the 35 years to retirement at […]