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Introducing Inclusivity Choice™

8/20/2013   For decades corporate America has found attracting, nurturing, promoting and retaining diverse talent to be a challenge, leaving an ongoing void in mid- to senior-level positions. Ashton212 has a uniquely different way of envisioning a diverse workforce. Read More


The Connected Consultant

8/15/2013   We know that a strong business network is invaluable to building a consulting career. But not just any network. A strong business network means being connected with the right people and engaging with those contacts on a reasonably frequent or regular basis. Read More


The Power of Teams 

The Power of Teams (Part 1)

7/29/2013   You’ve probably never heard of Charles Batcheldor, John Kreusi, Ludwig Boehm or Francis Upton, but it was their teamwork under the great Thomas Edison that led to an astonishing stream of breakthrough technologies and products including the phonograph and the light bulb. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine that Steve Jobs could have built Apple to its current success without those early days alongside the four man research team that came up with the original Macintosh computer, a turning point in the history of personal computing. Read More


Step Away from the Office 

Step Away from the Office!

7/15/2013   If you're a consultant, finding a good time for a vacation can seem impossible. Sheila takes a look at the good reasons why you should book that time off. Read More


Do the Right Thing

7/9/2013   Mary Ann takes a look at whether consultants are bound by more than legal agreements and the role of ethics in building a consulting practice. Read More


Making the Leap from Employee to Consultant – 5 Things You Need To Know

5/15/2013   Most Ashton Associates didn't begin their professional lives as consultants; instead, they most often held full time positions in business before making the transition to consulting. If you're thinking about making the leap, We've got five tips to help make your transition to consulting go as smoothly as possible. Read More


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Imagining the Future of Staffing

11/29/2012   We love to talk about trends and theorize about how we'll help our clients meet future challenges. But you can't understand the future without a firm grasp of where we've come from. So we asked Mary Ann Munro, one of Ashton212's founders how her knowledge of the staffing industry helps Ashton212 stay ahead of the curve. Read More


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Where Talent Matters | A Bold Faced Blog Series … Meet Ruth Ross

10/31/2012   Terrific consultants are so much more than the work they do and we love to find out what other talents and passions motivate them away from the office. This time, we’re talking with Ruth Ross – an accomplished human resource professional with a new message about employment. Read More


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Contingency Workforce Important Part of Long-Term Business Strategy

10/1/2012   A recent report from Randstand shows 67 percent of U.S. companies using a mix of permanent and contingent workers, of whom nearly one quarter (21 percent) expect to expand their contingent workers over the next year. Read More


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