Monthly Archives: April 2015

Three Easy Ways to Create a Lean Office Environment

April 30, 2015

"Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material." – Henry Ford Lean manufacturing, or lean production, is a waste reduction method first introduced in the automotive industry in the late 1980’s. A common misconception is that lean principles are specific to the manufacturing industry when, in fact, they can be applied to every kind of business. An example of a successful adoption of Lean methodology can be found in ...

EctoHR, Inc. Welcomes Jacque Carah!

April 16, 2015

  EctoHR is pleased to announce the addition of Jacque Carah to its internal team as an HR Manager. She has over 17 years of experience, including 7 years of direct HR support and leadership with Dart Container Corporation and 10 years  in customer relations roles. Jacque earned her Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management from Baker College. Jacque and her husband, Trevor, have been married for 10 years and live in Howell. They have two young daughters, Elizabeth and Emily, and one dog, Liberty. In her spare time, Jacque enjoys traveling (specifically road trips with her husband), watching scary ...

Talent Management and Succession Planning

April 2, 2015

Talent management and succession planning are subjects that are often avoided or tabled in the business world, taking a back seat to seemingly more pertinent things. The result of this inaction is having no plan at all and may lead to a business being caught in a jam when unexpected changes come about rapidly, such as a loss of a key leader or changes in market demands. EctoHR, Inc. has found that businesses that make this topic a priority have more seamless transitions when the time comes for a change in executive management or business ownership. Below are some recommendations to generate conversations ...