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New Weekly "Ask HR" Webinar Series

Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Posted: Wednesday Apr 1st, 2020

Join us for a new weekly webinar series beginning Friday, April 3rd at 11 a.m.

Do you have the strategies, policies and procedures in place to protect your employees, your customers and your business operations? You don't have to navigate this ever-changing landscape alone. We're here to help.

This weekly webinar will contain 30 minutes of prepared materials by Elizabeth Cipolla, addressing the top workplace issues facing employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional 30 minutes will be dedicated to live Q&A with Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Aaron Phillips.

Decision Associates-The Next Chapter

Aaron Phillips
Posted: Friday Jan 10th, 2020

For more than three decades, Decision Associates has stood by businesses and assisted their leadership teams through some difficult moments. We respect that you have allowed us on your journey, and we stand ready to serve you in the months and years ahead.

Don, Sue and I have practiced what we have helped hundreds of clients work on over the years. Don and Sue Moore have sold the business to my wife Valerie and me. 

How to Have a Jolly Good Time at Office Parties

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Nov 22nd, 2019

'Tis the season for holiday office parties! Elizabeth Cipolla gives some advice on unwinding and enjoying yourself...but not too much.

Don Moore Speaks at NWIRC Exit Planning Series

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Nov 12th, 2019

Don Moore spoke to businesses at the NWIRC series on Developing Your Exit Plan. Don shared his 35 years of knowledge and experience helping companies know their options when it comes to succession.

Underappreciated Potential of Older Workers

Decision Associates
Posted: Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2019

In the last segment, Decision Associates Executive Consultant Elizabeth Cipolla talked about the misunderstood truths about younger workers. In this video, she talks about the underappreciated potential of older workers.

Misunderstood Truths About "Younger Workers"

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Oct 4th, 2019

In this video, Decision Associates' Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP discusses the misconceptions and the truths about the younger generation in the workplace.

Should Employers Remove Marijuana Drug Screens from the Hiring Process?

Aaron Phillips
Posted: Friday Sep 20th, 2019

In recent conversations with business owners, nonprofit executives and other key leaders, Decision Associates is consistently hearing that more than half of applicants who apply for entry-level roles are failing drug tests, primarily due to marijuana usage. This difficulty in the hiring process has led some of our clients to change their drug screening process.

Secrets to Attracting the Best Candidates

Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Posted: Friday Sep 20th, 2019

Are you a leader who is plagued with an ongoing battle to attract quality applicants? Do you spend an unnecessary amount of valuable resources to replace people who are leaving...over and over again?

B2B Sales Has Changed...Have You?

Mike Smiley
Posted: Friday Sep 20th, 2019

Selling to B2B customers is not easy. We talk to our clients frequently about this. What's just as clear is today's B2B buyers now control the process...

Join Us At Nonprofit Day!

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Sep 20th, 2019

Join Decision Associates and the Nonprofit Partnership on Tuesday October 29th for the 19th Annual Nonprofit Day Conference! Decision Associates Managing Partner Aaron Phillips and Executive Consultant Elizabeth Cipolla will be presenting on the topic of Inspirational Leadership.

Welcome Our Intern, Kimberly Mosher

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday Sep 20th, 2019

We are happy to introduce our new intern, Kimberly Mosher! Kimberly is working closely with Human Capital Management projects at Decision Associates and has been a wonderful addition to the team. Please say hello if you see her in the office!

End of Summer and Back to Work!

Decision Associates
Posted: Monday Aug 12th, 2019

Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, of Decision Associates discusses ways you can prepare yourself to stand out to your employer as businesses approach their fourth quarter - most often their busiest time of year.

Maintain Your Networking Skills During the Summer Months

Decision Associates
Posted: Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2019

It's summertime...and the networking couldn't be easier! Executive Consultant Elizabeth Cipolla of Decision Associates discusses how to maintain your networking skills during the summer months. Summer events can be ideal for networking because they tend to be less formal and provide many opportunities to have conversations with key decision makers.

Environment Erie Seeks Executive Director

Decision Associates
Posted: Monday Jul 15th, 2019

Environment Erie is searching for a new Executive Director to manage staff, oversee grant writing and execution, develop and execute fundraising initiatives and oversee program development. 

The Right Time to Fast Track Your Career

Decision Associates
Posted: Wednesday Jul 10th, 2019

If you're thinking of changing jobs or careers, Elizabeth Cipolla discusses the importance of having a personal strategic plan similar to the many business strategic plans that Decision Associates has developed with its business clients. Just as in a business, taking time to develop a personal plan and regularly following and evaluating the actions you have taken to achieve your goals make a big difference towards your ultimate success.

Erie Downtown Partnership Welcomes Decision Associates with Ribbon Cutting

Decision Associates
Posted: Monday Jul 8th, 2019

The Erie Downtown Partnership welcomed Decision Associates to the downtown area on July 2, 2019 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Check out the local media coverage!

Aaron Phillips Named Managing Partner at Decision Associates

Don Moore
Posted: Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Aaron Phillips has been named Managing Partner at Decision Associates. Ten words. Thirty-five years. The baton has passed, the fresh runner surges.

Career Move in a Strong Job Market

Decision Associates
Posted: Friday May 10th, 2019

Elizabeth Cipolla, senior consultant at Decision Associates, discusses strategies for making a career move in a strong job market and shares how Decision Associates helps companies recruit the best candidates. Keys include maintaining a robust LinkedIn profile, networking actively and demonstrating an ability to impact the bottom line.

Secrets to Attracting the Best Candidates

Elizabeth Cipolla, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Posted: Wednesday Mar 13th, 2019

Are you a leader who is plagued with an ongoing battle to attract quality applicants? Do you spend an unnecessary amount of valuable resources to replace people who are leaving...over and over again? Does this confuse you when it seems like your organization has everything to offer that an employee could want?

Welcome Our Newest Consultant

Decision Associates
Posted: Wednesday Feb 6th, 2019

Decision Associates is excited to announce that Elizabeth Cipolla has joined our team as an Executive Consultant in the Organizational Development practice!

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"We engaged Decision Associates in our search for Executive Director of Erie Center for Arts and Technology. We could not have had a more professional search for the most critical role in our organization. Everything throughout the process lined up better than we expected. The best part of the engagement with Decision Associates was the homework they used to prepare us for this hire. Decision Associates legitimized the search and we feel this attracted the best candidates for the role."

~ Charles "Boo" Hagerty
Board Chair, ECAT

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