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Congratulations Lindsey Weigle

We are pleased to announce Lindsey Weigle’s promotion to partner at Bluewater Advisory. As partner, Lindsey will serve as lead on client engagements involving strategic and succession planning, talent assessments and job benchmarking, corporate training and other Bluewater services.
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Making Waves!

Welcome to Our New Website! Bluewater is delighted to unveil our new website with an updated design, fresh content and user-friendly navigation. In addition to a new look and feel, we want to provide our visitors with content that paints a clearer picture of the services we offer as well as insight into Bluewater’s mission and values. We pride ourselves on communication and welcome feedback.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please send them our way. We sincerely thank you for your continued business and support!
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Words that DON’T WORK: A Pilot Study Examining Verbal Barriers

Communication is at the core of all that we do as human beings. While verbal interaction may seem to come naturally, it is a rich and complex process. Communication requires us to be aware of and tuned into thousands of data points from nonverbal cues to gestures, and even — subtle verbal cues. While most people can relate to being repelled by various topics of discussion — are there certain words that stop communication from occurring? Words that, when used, cause our minds to close, our mouths to shut and our brains to mentally pack up shop? New findings from
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Why Volunteering Is The Single Most Overlooked Skill On Resumes

Volunteering in your community, giving of your time to a local food bank, spending time with children at a local school or Boys & Girls club, we often overlook the significance of giving of our time. Students in the state of Maryland are required to perform 75 hours of community service before they graduate. Many students exceed this amount and continue volunteering into adulthood. Are you compassionate about serving in your community? Do you currently volunteer or have an interest to volunteer in your community and beyond?  As you will see in the article we are highlighting this month , many
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Sykesville Named ‘Coolest Small Town in America’

Last month, Sykesville, Maryland secured the title of  Budget Travel  Magazine’s Coolest Small Town with a massive win in online polling. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, which encouraged citizens to vote in the contest, captured the spirit of Sykesville this way: “In a state full of small towns with charm, Sykesville stands out. Traversed by the B&O Railroad, which still passes through the town regularly, the town also boasts a beautiful view of the Patapsco River, along with a thriving main street that has given new life to the community as it rebounded from the recession. Along the town’s main
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Ask This, Not That – Legal Questions To Know

  As any hiring manager can likely attest, the laws regarding what you can and cannot ask a prospective candidate can be difficult to understand. Avoiding age, religion and sexual orientation is obvious, but other areas are hazier. In a format that mirrors the “Eat this, Not that” bestselling book,HiringSite produced an easy-to-understand “Ask this, Not that” that hiring managers can start using immediately. Here are our favorite recommendations from the HiringSite’s clever list to keep you out of legal trouble: Ask this: What is your current address and phone number? or Do you have any alternative locations where you
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The Hiring Compass Announcement

Employee retention and engagement are challenges that every executive or hiring manager face. Hiring mis-fires cost incredible amounts of time and money. Founder of Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search, Mark Debinski, authored The Hiring Compass to share Bluewater’s award-winning methodology for employee search and selection. Available now:  www.TheHiringCompass.com  
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Job Benchmarking – as easy as paint by numbers

Hi I’m Mark Debinski founder & president of Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search broadcasting today from beautiful Islamorada, Florida.  What if we shared one tool with you today that would immediately allow you to help your organization do a better job hiring? And what if we told you that it’s as easy as paint by numbers?  You remember paint by numbers when you were a kid and you were given a picture that just had the outline and the outline was segmented into sections and each one had a number and all you had to do to create a great
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Is Emotional Intelligence Required to be a Great Leader?

Hi, I’m Laura Bender, Recruitment Specialist for Bluewater Advisory coming to you today from the beautiful, Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Today’s blog post:  Do you need a high level of emotional intelligence in order to be an effective leader?  The answer to that question is simply, yes.  You do need a high emotional quotient or EQ in order to be a strong and effective leader. Let’s first start off and define what is EQ, Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence.  Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand not only your own emotions but also the emotions of others and your ability to
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Repeat After Me: “DISC assessments for young adults!”

Hi, I’m Ginny Stimpson, Gulf Coast Market Director for Bluewater Search coming to you today from sunny Fairhope, Alabama. Repeat after me – DISC assessment for young adults and teenagers. How would you like to reduce the household drama this summer? Well, TTI has come up with a version of the DISC assessment that is currently being used by thousands of business professionals world-wide on a monthly basis. They have come up with young adult version. This will help you to communicate more effectively within your home this summer and reduce that drama that inherently comes with having teenagers and
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