9 Google Principles for Success

The Intersect Group’s CEO, Edwin Miller, has written a series of articles focused on nine separate Google principles and how to apply these to just about any working environment. These principles can be overt or disguised, but all are built into Google’s fiber and have afforded them great success. While many other successful companies have …

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Q4 2020 – State of the Market

Check out our Q4 2020 State of the Market Report for the straight scoop and to see it for yourself. We studied U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and regional newspaper reports for this information. And, while we have noticed our clients asking for a lot of candidates with skills in the IT, finance/accounting, and business analytics sectors for about the last …

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The Effects of Work from Home on Worker Productivity

When it became apparent that the Covid-19 pandemic meant that a larger segment of the workforce was now going to work from their homes, one concern was the impact on worker productivity. Would workers who were used to working on-site with in-person supervision, access to familiar technology, daily interaction with their co-workers…

What is Scrum?

Scrum is a process framework used for developing, delivering, and maintaining products. You might have noticed that this definition did not mention either Agile or software. While neither Scrum nor any other framework appears in the Agile Manifesto, Scrum may be the most popular…

BI Like the Big League

Analytics for SMBs For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the ability to extract nuggets of insight from the data their business generates can allow them to create and sustain a competitive advantage. It wasn’t long ago when the cost and complexity of analytical software and skills made it infeasible for SMBs, but this is no …

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Hiring for “Cultural Fit”…or Unconscious Biases?

We’ve been having some lively discussions in recent weeks here at The Intersect Group on diversity and inclusion in hiring. So much so – and so spirited have our talks been – that we thought it would be a good idea to bring this discussion to our blog every couple of weeks.  We also thought we’d start …

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The Ever-Increasing Value of Analytics

The widespread adoption of data analytics by organizations of all sizes… has been growing at an accelerating pace for a number of years – then came the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, organizations had leveraged analytics in many ways including for operational improvements, cost savings, enhanced marketing optimization and performance, market research and competitor …

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Multi-Generational Employer Branding

When it comes to age, today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before. There are the Pre-Boomers, who are also known as the Silent Generation or Traditionalists (born between 1925 and 1945), Baby Boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, Gen X-ers (1965-1979), Millennials aka Gen Y (1980-1995) and now Gen Z, or those …

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