This is Why You Hire Mature Workers

With all the talk of talent scarcity, there seems to be one demographic that is overlooked – mature workers. In this episode, Jim Stroud discusses the pros and cons of hiring older workers with Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of Hire Maturity LLC. Tune in for a fascinating debate!


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An experienced leader for intellectual property, education, human capital and media businesses. Offers a deal orientation with solid knowledge of private equity, venture capital, start-up and turnaround management perspectives. A strong passion for mentoring and developing people.

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The Long Trend of Collecting and Leveraging Employee Data

Amazon just patented a device that tracks their workers’ hands in order to nudge their hands back into a more productive direction. If you are surprised by that, you should not be. Why? Simply put, it is only one development in a long trend of how companies have collected and leveraged employee data for the past decade. Tune into this episode for the details. | If you like what you’ve seen, please support my work by buying me a cup of coffee.

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Sologamy, Self Marriage and Alternative Weddings

If you can’t find the perfect partner in someone else, why wait for the ring when you can get hitched to yourself? That, at least in part, seems to be the thought process behind “sologamy,” or the act of marrying oneself. People — particularly women — are participating in the marriage trend that’s billed as a practice in self-love. And just in case that concept is just too weird for you, Jim Stroud discusses other alternatives to traditional marriage. Tune in for the details!  If you appreciate my work, buy me a cup of coffee? Thank you in advance.

Links cited in this video:

# What Is ‘Sologamy’? People Are Now Getting Married To Themselves
# Is Getting Married to Yourself the Next Hot Self-Esteem Trend?
# Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement
# Wedded to art: Jennifer Hoes, the woman who married herself | Art & Perception
# Italian woman marries herself in lavish ceremony, which is one way to end marital spats!
# WATCH: Feminist Marries Herself In ‘Sologamy’ Ceremony
MARRYING YOURSELF: San Francisco website caters to sologamy movement
# Wedded to art: Jennifer Hoes, the woman who married herself | Art & Perception
# This Woman Likes Tetris So Much She Wants To Marry It
Engineer ‘marries’ robot after failing to find a human wife
# Find out why this Russian man married a pizza
# Young brides marry trees in bizarre mass wedding performed by a ‘priest’
Woman gets engaged to 90-year-old chandelier
Woman marries train station
# “Tug o’ War

Part 3 of my Black History mini-series is now online

Historians have long debated the reasons behind the demise of slavery (and everything else that lead to the civil war in America) however, there is one VERY controversial theory that rarely gets discussed. By far, this is the most controversial episode in the series. Make sure you are sitting down when you watch this one. (You’ve been warned.)
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