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  • Vaco Managed Services: providing strategic solutions

    If you’re looking for strategic, long-term solutions at an affordable price point, managed services may be exactly what your company needs.  Vaco Managed Services provides sophisticated and flexible business solutions. Companies around the world rely on Vaco Managed Services for project and q...

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  • The Power of Thank-You Notes

    I’m sure we’re all familiar with the post-interview norm of sending a thank-you note, but in today’s technology-focused world are thank-you notes becoming a thing of the past? I’d say no, quite the contrary. Whether it’s a quick email after an interview or a handwritten note, a thank-you m...

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  • Prioritizing your Roadmaps – Lessons in WSJF

    When asked how feature work is prioritized, have you ever heard the response of: “You expect me to prioritize? Sure! Everything is number 1!!”. The participants in the room all laugh nervously, but it’s quite clear to all – every single feature is urgent and the very last thing they want to ...

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  • How to Avoid Hiring Shock

    If you’ve tried to hire a senior accountant or an accounting manager lately, you may still be gasping for breath. We are sitting in the middle of a full-employment market where there’s so much demand for talent that hiring for new positions is super-challenging and your best people may get up an...

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  • How to Throw an Unforgettable Client Event

    Planning events is like trying to organize chaos, which is why I am here to help! So you want to throw a client event to show your appreciation? Maybe you want to thank them, maybe you’re trying to woo them, but regardless, this has to be memorable and it has to set you apart from […]...

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  • Want to Improve? Pick Dueling Metrics

    Significant focus on analytics has become central to Digital Technology Transformations in the past few years. In these complex days of digital technology and its rapid evolution have many businesses questioning how to best measure success.  From this analytics pursuit, a conversation regardi...

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  • Practices vs. Culture

    I saw a LinkedIn discussion thread that was initiated by Allen Holub. The initial post can be found here. What practices are best at promoting culture? A couple years back, Robert Martin and I had a somewhat public debate about whether culture or practices come first. Bob advocates the shu-ha-ri app...

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  • Seasoned Raleigh Accounting & Finance Executive to Join Vaco

    RALEIGH, NC – October 16, 2019 – Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, today announced that J.R. Shearin will join the Vaco team serving the greater Raleigh market. Shearin previously served as the Managing Partner for Deloitte in Raleigh for the past 20 years and has more tha...

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