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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TED Tuesday: David Autor— Will automation take away all our jobs?

"Here's a paradox you don't hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years."

Good Morning Folks,

Here's a startling fact: in the 45 years since the introduction of the automated teller machine, those vending machines that dispense cash, the number of human bank tellers employed in the United States has roughly doubled, from about a quarter of a million to a half a million. A quarter of a million in 1970 to about a half a million today, with 100,000 added since the year 2000.

Why hasn't human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer. Says David, "I don't have the guts to take that bet against human ingenuity. Look, I can't tell you what people are going to do for work a hundred years from now. But the future doesn't hinge on my imagination."

Have a look.

Have a GREAT day,

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form.TED Tuesdays on highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

National Expansion; Future Leaders Promoted From Within And Other Thoughts For A Cold and Snowy Hump Day

Image: Forbes
"Matt has impressed me with his ability to dive in and learn the Records procedures and details of our system. When issues arise he consults me appropriately and together we resolve them. I look forward to further work with Matt. Thanks for hiring an experienced Records Manager who hit the ground running and brings a lot to the table."

Good Morning Folks

I hope you are all off to a WONDERFUL week so far.

I have been zipping across the country for the past few months and it has been wonderful to see our Personal, Passionate and Productive culture alive and kicking across the nation. Thank you to each and everyone of you for representing FSO with positive energy, smiles, amazing hospitality and customer service.

One of our 2014 goals is to have the most inspired, motivated and best trained employees in the industry. FSO is based on some very solid beliefs that are centered around building a career path for the passionate people who consistently do a great job for our clients.

Nothing is more important than having great people who care about the service they provide to our customers. Identifying and finding great people starts with knowing exactly what you are looking for - that fire in the belly, skip in the step and twinkle in the eye. Our Future Leaders must have the desire to grow and be a part of something amazing, something BIGGER.  

Everyday the Executive Leadership Team are thinking about how we can further expand growth opportunities, career paths, incentives and success with us. I am so passionate about the FLP Program and promoting from within, I want to ensure those who have grown and flourished with us are given the first opportunity to move up in their careers with us.

Another top goal of our organization is ensuring that we launch each new site with an FSO EM or Lead -- at a minimum! In other words, we will not open an account without an FSO person. Our goal  of ensuring perfect implementations will only be achieved by having as many FSO employees go to new sites as possible, and we will backfill them with new FSO employees in their current site. Simply put, this provides the opportunity for growth & advancement for all FSO employees.

You know that I am personally invested and CARE about every person in our company. It is part of the personal touch we brings to our prospects and FSO clients. Did you know that hundreds of our corporate and field staff were uncovered and/or promoted through me alone! Pretty impressive and we’ll only get stronger and better with a well-oiled FLP.

There are 2 ways for existing FSO employees to become a part of the FLP:
If YOU are a top performing employee, you have the fire, skip, twinkle, AND you are interested in being a part of the FLP (which will likely require leaving your current site), speak up! Call me or Denise directly and let us know you want to grow your career with FSO!  We want to hear from you to fulfill your dreams!  
If you are an EM, EAD, ED, RD, or a member of the PS or ELT and you know an employee who has the fire, skip, twinkle AND they are interested in growing their career with FSO, call me or Denise directly!
If this sounds incredible and impressive to the forgotten hourly employees stuck in dead-end jobs elsewhere, and the kind of career path and commitment you would like to be assured in return for your investment working hard every day, please send your resume to Kshepherd (at)

I am personally committed to (re)IMAGING our FLP to enhance the FSO Employee Experience. 

I’m only one person and know I can’t do it alone. I need your knowledge, expertise and experience. 

We are family & it’s all about TEAM WORK!

Have a GREAT Day. Love Life.

I'll be a seeing you soon.

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Why Isn't Anyone Reading Your Resume? Your LinkUP To Job Search Success

"As a trusted business partner and friend I am seeking your recommendations of highly motivated people who are looking for a new opportunity and bright future in the field of Human Resources.. ASAP"

Good Morning Folks,

Sorry to hear about the continued snow and cold around the USA. I myself had some major delays last night and had about 3.5 hours of sleep but I'm inspired and totally on fire.

Since FSO is conducting a nationwide job search for marketing and HR talent, and it's been too long between LinkUps— I thought I would share more broadly some of the career advice that I have been posting recently on LinkedIn.

It's not you: Why no one's reading your resume
Why isn't anyone reading your resume? Here are some ways to navigate recruiters' Applicant Tracking Systems and get yourself noticed.

Spending on Corporate Training Soars: Employee Capabilities a Priority
Corporate training is always a very good indicator of economic activity:  when companies slow down they often cut training spending, and then as business grows they ramp back up to train new hires, sales people, and leaders. This is among the most discretionary of all corporate spending areas, so it is an excellent bellwether for business confidence.

If I Had a Hammer
The automation of today and the future requires a (re)IMAGINED approach to job search and preparation

The Basics of Not Bombing and Interview
It doesn’t matter if you have 20 years of experience and a letter of recommendation from the president of the United States — if you bomb the interview, you’re not getting hired. Here’s what you need to consider

8 Tips To Dress For Interview Success
Struggling to decide on an outfit for your upcoming job interview? What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire.

These are the 50 best places to work for 2014 

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People
Hiring Managers cite the number one reason in competitive races for one position, it's the Likability factor or as better known in singing competitions the "X" factor that decides.

5 Steps to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation
Beyond what you provide a recruiter, they will go to your LinkedIn page to do reference checks. Are yours in order and the best they can be. The time to ask for recommendations is when you are ion your game not the day after you've been swept up in an unexpected restructuring that can happen to anyone.

Should you or someone you know of make a GREAT fit for FSO's Personal, Passionate & Productive culture, please contact me directly (mweiner at or send resumes to Lindsay Gallagher (lgallagher at 

When it comes to delivering our services, our people are the driving force in making the difference. Our goal has always been to ensure that the staff we have are so passionate and are armed with the tools and knowledge to succeed in their ultimate career and life goals. 

Have a GREAT Day. Love Life.

I'll be a seeing you soon.

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

About the Author:
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