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Leadership: Why you should be General George Meade


by Rich Williams
Director of Training & Development at Charles Aris Inc.

June, 1863.

President Abraham Lincoln, the most troubled man in the Western Hemisphere, has just received a telegram from General “Fighting Joe” Hooker, the commander of Lincoln’s Army of the Potomac, tendering his resignation amid the American Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy. General Hooker had done this before; in fact, feigning his resignation had become…

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Who owns your production schedule?


by Blair Bass
Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

We just spent several hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars implementing our new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. We paid consultants to come in to help us setup Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) groups. We have master schedulers, forecasters, production planners, etc., all forecasting, building, analyzing and executing our daily production plan. Why do we still end up with fire…

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Spotlight: Growth mindset guides Charles Aris H.R. leader Myron Pearman


by Joe Metts
Marketing Associate at Charles Aris Inc.

As an organization that thrives thanks to the strength of its people, Charles Aris Inc. is proud to highlight its outstanding team members. In our Spotlight series, we look into the lives, experiences and expertise of Charles Aris all-stars in an effort to share more about who we are individually and collectively. 

Much of the foundation for any high-performing organization lies in the attraction…

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Charles Aris unanimously approved as InterSearch shareholder


by Joe Metts
Marketing Associate at Charles Aris Inc.

Charles Aris Inc. has been unanimously selected as a shareholder of global executive search alliance InterSearch Worldwide.

The news came following the completion of the InterSearch Global Conference held in Krakow, Poland from May 18 to May 21. The conference welcomed 64 delegates from around the world – including Charles Aris founder and chairman Mitch Oakley; his wife, Betsy Aris Oakley; and Charles…

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Six best practices for writing a résumé


by Steven Stewart
Vice President at Charles Aris Inc.

As a career recruiter, I’m often asked by candidates to provide feedback on their résumés.

“Is it too long?”

“Is it the right level of detail?”

“What do you think of the ‘Summary of Qualifications?’ ”

“Do you like this font or that one?”

Candidly, I think too much emphasis is placed on the résumé. The greatest résumé in the world may secure an interview, but it will never get…

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"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.