What do you want first: the good news or the bad news? We’ve all faced this question before, and depending on who it came from, we’ve answered with an anxious smile or an indifferent shrug. Our reaction was based on an immediate calculation–just how bad could the news be? From the perspective of the person […]
About Tom Branson
Tom Branson joined ExactHire in October 2014 as our Digital Marketing Coordinator after eight years in Non-Profit Institutional Advancement. In November 2016, he was promoted to Digital Marketing Manager. Tom is here to attract, inform, and delight ExactHire clients by collaborating with other members of the ExactHire team in the development of engaging content for our digital space.
Prior to joining ExactHire, Tom served as Director of Institutional Advancement at Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis. In this role, he was responsible for leading the marketing, communications, student enrollment, and fundraising initiatives of the school. More recently, as Director of Communications, he managed the institution’s website, social media, email marketing, and fundraising event initiatives.
Tom holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Purdue University and is proficient in the Spanish language, having studied in both Valencia, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
In addition to his passion for content development and marketing, Tom has enjoyed volunteering as a coach for youth sports and serving as an officer with the local division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. His interests include running, reading, the outdoors, and exploring local, independent businesses. His favorite pastime is visiting with friends and spending time with members of his huge Irish Catholic family.
Entries by Tom Branson
Increasingly, people in all areas of society are seeking transparency in leadership. We want to know the “why,” “how,” and “who” of decision-making, especially when those decisions affect us. Furthermore, we want to trust that decision makers are taking our interests into account when arriving at decisions. The desire for transparency is so strong that […]
To say that business leaders have had to scramble over the past few months, is an understatement. Virtually overnight, the COVID19 pandemic forced leaders to change business models and staffing levels in order to survive. The changes were so abrupt and extreme that employers had little, if any, time to plan. They simply had to […]
The term and practice of furloughing workers is often associated with industries such as automotive and construction, or, somewhat recently, the federal government–think “government shutdown.” However, in the past few weeks the COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies in other industries to begin the furlough of employees as well. So what is a furlough, and how […]
Let’s face it, hiring in the restaurant and hospitality industry is never really easy. Even when it’s an “employer’s job market,” filling open positions is a difficult, often times unpredictable, challenge. Today’s tight job market adds more difficulty to this challenge, as most job seekers have multiple job options. According to the Bureau of Labor […]
The world is full of leaders. Some are easy to identify; they may hold political office, run successful businesses, minister at churches, command troops, or quarterback their teams to victory. Surprisingly, however, these highly visible leaders are but a tiny fraction of the women and men who lead. The vast majority of leaders are leading […]
In late September, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that made changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the news wasn’t exactly welcomed by business owners, they likely breathed a collective sigh of relief in regard to the overtime provisions of the FLSA. The final rule updates the salary-level threshold […]
Hiring the right talent for your organization is never an exact science. Hiring managers and teams must seek to make the best hiring decisions with the information they have available. Sometimes this inexact science results in a new hire that lacks certain skills or competence. In this scenario, a poor hiring decision can be overcome […]
The phrase “exercise discipline” can rouse different feelings. On one hand, we dread discipline as a punishment for failure. Parents discipline a child for failing to get off the playground when asked. After failing an assignment, a student becomes disciplined and grudgingly chooses the library over the party. On the other hand, we admire discipline […]