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Biz gets new boss

Bill Bleakley, president and CEO of Tierra Media Group, the parent company of okcBIZ and Oklahoma Gazette, made the announcement on Jan. 22. “In 2009, Jeffri-Lynn directed the conversion of our biweekly newspaper, OKC Business, to the monthly magazine we know today as okcBIZ,” Bleakley says. “Since then, she has overseen the day-today operations of

Iraq and back

Retired Army Maj. Ed Pulido, an Edmond resident, says such stories are all too common: no work, little help and a huge emotional scar that never will heal. That’s why he started the Warriors for Freedom Foundation last year. The organization focuses on meeting the needs of returning soldiers and their families. “I learned very

Chesapeake offers separation package to some employees

Those receiving the option were identified for their combination of age and years of service at the company. They have 45 days to consider the offer, and if they accept, will separate from the company in February. “This program is designed to give our longer-term employees the chance to benefit from their years of service

Now hiring

“Last year was very busy for seasonal hiring,” says Jackie Morgan, recruiter for PeopleSource. “This year is a little bit less, but it’s steady. We see a need for a lot of general labor and warehouse work. Another client is needing electrical assistance. It’s not just all retail.” WHERE THE JOBS ARE The Express Employment

In demand

Dale Hageman, president of Accord Human Resources Photo by Mark Hancock Recruiting skilled and talented employees is a challenge for executives. In Oklahoma City, where the job market is stronger than the rest of the nation, 69% of executives interviewed say they are having difficulty finding qualified employees. But hiring is up throughout Oklahoma. According

Local blogger makes Forbes’ Top 75 Career Websites list

Launched in 2007, Blogging4Jobs.com is an online workplace resource for managers, leaders, human resources and recruiting professionals that takes its audience to “uncomfortable, yet necessary” places and exposing them to the realities of the workplace without the “corporate sugar coating.” “The list included a number of blogs as resources, which I believe is invaluable to

Say what?!?

A random survey of 1,400 chief financial officers of U.S. companies of all sizes showed that 41% believed that a lack of communication between staff and management is the top mistake companies make in managing personnel. In an age where technology can give even the smallest of businesses a global presence, companies still can’t figure

Executive boot camp

Throughout the school year, Ostas serves as the James J. Harlow Jr. chair of Business Ethics and as professor of legal studies in Norman. But each summer, his law degree and Ph.D. in economics go with him as he meets with his counterparts in Stillwater for the Executive Education Partnership program, created in 1995 by

Quittin’ time

Illustration by Brad Gregg Susan Leonard, recruiting manager at Jacobi Kelley Personnel in Oklahoma City, works with accounting and financial professionals, as well as manufacturing management and engineers. She says employees run the risk of becoming stagnant if they are in a position too long. Continual challenges might be the antidote to burnout. THE SEVEN-YEAR