Michael Neidle Michael Neidle
Michael Neidle is president and CEO of Optimal Management, an advisor to staffing firm owners and managers.

Never Be Complacent


There is an old saying: “Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.” However, that might not be good advice in a highly competitive and dynamic world. Let’s look at ...

Confessions of A Corporate Executive


The political mantra today is to create and retain jobs for the American worker. That is a great and noble idea. This was not, however, ever the charter of American businesses. The ...
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What Attracts Great Employees?


To be a great company one must have great employees. So what seems to be the common denominator in attracting really great people? Consider recognized leaders such as Google (now Alphabet) ...
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How Brexit Can Affect Your Staffing Firm


Even if you were unaware of Brexit before, you know about it now. If you are a small to midsize company not doing any international business, you may believe Brexit may not affect you. ...
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Support Your CEO


A recent book called Leadership Is Half the Story (by Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz) has been making the rounds. The basic tenet of the book is that if one is not the leader ...
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Leadership and Risk


The way a leader fulfills their role, be it at a small company or an elected position, varies depending on the condition of that entity. A leader of a strong, secure and prosperous ...
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When Will the Next Recession Hit?


It is important to know what the economy has in store so businesses can plan ahead — hire to expand or cut expenses, borrow money or payback loans, etc. We have had sustained ...
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Beware of the Paperless Office


Some three decades ago, the mantra was to go paperless. This was to be the office of the future. I remember working at a high tech company then, when the order went out to go paperless, ...
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Selecting the Right Candidate


For most companies, their most important asset is their people. For those companies in the service industry this would appear to be obvious, but the same is true even in production ...
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Retaining Top Sales Reps


In today’s highly competitive world for talent what does one need to do to retain their top people? Everything starts with sales and without top tier business development personnel ...
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