Michael Barefoot Michael Barefoot
Michael Barefoot is senior account executive at Red Zone Resources. He can be reached at mikeb (at ) redzoneresources (dot) com.


Don’t Shut Down the Office Yet

We’re in the last quarter of the fiscal year and this is a time when activity traditionally tends to slow down. Colleagues and I in the staffing industry have started to refer to ...

Mid-Year Report: How Are You doing?

July seems to be a point every year in which staffing firms take an introspective inventory to see the traction that they’ve accomplished at this point and strategically determine ...

The Rule of Threes

I’ve been in the staffing industry for several years and almost every month I come into contact with a colleague that feels like they’re doing everything correctly but aren’t ...

Overpromising and Under Delivering

2013 was a year like almost no one else has seen in the modern economic era. For instance, have we have we had three game changers in one year such as the Healthcare Reform Act, the ...

What to Expect Next Year

This year in staffing and the economy as a whole has been full of surprises.  For instance, we’ve experienced healthcare reform, the Sequestrian Act and a government shutdown ...

Overcoming the Purple Squirrel

The purple squirrel is a term that has been used in the staffing industry often over the years but has been more prominently discussed in 2013 more so than previous years. A purple ...

Everyone’s a Customer

Before I got into the staffing industry, my first job out of college sponsored a class teaching mutual respect and that everyone you came into contact with is a customer. Translated, ...
c-level standoff

A Crowded Boardroom: CIOs versus CFOs

The mantra of doing more with less has become more pervasive during the recent dour economy, and the boardroom hasn’t become immune to this cry, either. Trying to find and maintain ...
attract talent

Finding and Losing the Perfect Candidate

The Dow has surpassed 15,000 points, the housing industry seems to be on the rebound and economists are finally deciding to concur that it’s safe to say we’re coming out of the ...
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