vcfo Blog

Welcome to the vcfo blog! Here you will find posts written by our finance, recruiting and human resources experts.

What Your Worst Customers Can Teach You About Loyalty - Part 1

08.19.2014 | Published By:

Jill Griffin

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While often difficult to manage and understand, the toughest customers may be your best loyalty teachers. In this two-part series, Jill Griffin, an internationally-published author on customer loyalty, highlights four difficult customer types and the lessons they provide.

Tags: small business management, customer loyalty

3 Situations Where It’s Smarter Staffing to Outsource

08.13.2014 | Published By:

Craig Jackson, Austin

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Whether you’re seeking recruiting solutions for the entire company, individual business units or a specific project, vrecruiting Managing Director Craig Jackson highlights three situations when recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) may be the solution to your hiring needs.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: hiring methods, tech recruiting advice

Growth Opportunity: The Demand Chain

08.07.2014 | Published By:

Art Saxby

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Is your company aiming to perfect operational efficiencies through the Supply Chain? In this article from Chief Outsiders President Art Saxby, he challenges this thinking and offers a new operational solution—the Demand Chain.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: executive leadership, strategic planning, operational advice

Top 5 Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

07.29.2014 | Published By:

David Solano

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To narrow down job candidates and ensure the perfect fit for your company, Senior Executive Search Consultant David Solano discusses five key tips for hiring managers to consider during the interview process.

Categories: Recruiting, Executive Placement, Recruiting Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting

Tags: hiring methods, executive talent, job interviews

Top Questions for Startup Funding

07.24.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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Seattle Practice Manager John Brenneman answers attendee questions from the "Pitch to Win" webinar Q&A session and provides further insight on how to seek funding for a startup or entrepreneurial venture. 

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: start-up, entrepreneurship

Ranking Your Employees: Use a Little More Science, a Little Less Art

07.08.2014 | Published By:

Amy Thrall

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With a focus on a standardized, objective and quantifiable system, Senior HR Consultant Amy Thrall offers a new method for employee rankings.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: human resources, measuring success, employee retention

Managing Organizational Growth

06.04.2014 | Published By:

Jeffrey L. Minch, Austin

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Company growth is a very good problem to have, but when poorly planned, it is fraught with peril. Jeffrey L. Minch, a CEO coach and advisor, shares his insights on how to best manage a growing company.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership, operational advice

Best Interview Tips for Job Candidates

05.16.2014 | Published By:

Theresa Morgan, Austin

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From recruiter Theresa Morgan, these five interview tips will prepare job seekers to prove that they are the best candidate for the position.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: job interviews, job candidate

Leadership: Getting Others to Follow

04.14.2014 | Published By:

Harlan Oelklaus

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What makes a strong leader? Guest blogger Harlan Oelklaus' past experiences and mentors helped him identify three essential skills: appreciating differences, good communication and inspiring others.

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: internal communication, small business management, executive leadership

The Power of Strong Internal Communications

04.02.2014 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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Consulting CFO Mike Wilfley talks about how a company's internal communication strategy can affect the overall strength of the business.

Categories: Human Resources, CFO Consulting

Tags: advice from consulting cfos, executive leadership, strategic planning, employee retention

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