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Ms. Whyman brings more than a decade of progressive human resource management and consulting experience to her role at McHenry Consulting.

Executive Profile: Joe Carfagno

by: McHenry Consulting
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:17

I was very excited when Joe Carfagno of CLEAR Employer Services agreed to be our executive for this month’s profile. An industry veteran, being part of PEO and payroll for the totality of his professional career, he is the proud founder of CLEAR Employer Services. It's a company he describes as being finely-tuned to provide small businesses with speed and quality.

Carfagno has a passion for the industry and truly believes it is the best tool a small business can leverage to take them to the next level. Clear Employer Services has a customer centric model offering a full suite of services and a partnership approach based on the needs of their clients. Carfagno may be most passionate when speaking about his family and two daughters or his beloved Cowboys, but it is a close second when he speaks about PEO and the team at CLEAR.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:43

As McHenry Consulting celebrates their 15th year anniversary, it had us all talking about the past 15 years to when Barry and Dan first started off. Fifteen years is a long time, considering the average marriage lasts 8 years and the Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that half of small businesses survive five or more years.

So, Congrats McHenry, not only has your union contributed to much success in the PEO industry, just your duration alone is noteworthy. So, should we acknowledge or celebrate this moment. In the wise words of my colleague, Tina Vigoa, “Hell Yea, we should.”

Life Hacks From Tina Vigoa

by: McHenry Consulting
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:34

When I was about 15 years old, I was headed to summer camp in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. It was Camp Windy Gap, for those of you who are familiar with Young Life. Anyway, I was excited and anxious, but my parents decided to compound the issue, by scheduling a quick white water rafting jaunt on our way. For most, this may seem like a great idea, but as a child, I was not necessarily adventurous, so this was not a welcome excursion.

We rode the bus up the mountain, you know the kind of bus I am talking about, and the whole way, I sat in the back, repeating, “I am going to fall out, I know I will fall out.” I was relieved to be in the same raft with the group leader and tour guide, but was still pretty sure I was going to fall out, despite their reassurance that people rarely fall out. I was told, if you do, immediately grab the rope and you will be pulled to safety. I am sure you know where this is going....

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 08:06

Many entrepreneurs have spent a lifetime of building, toiling, and sacrificing to get to this very moment...the transaction event.

Since football season is upon us, I hope that you do not mind if I sprinkle some sports analogies into this conversation.

For those of you that are approaching this part of the PEO lifecycle, you have likely built a business with your sheer determination, perseverance and a quality team around you that has shared your mission and vision. But now that you are considering a transaction, you should consider this the “red zone”. There is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be completed before you should enter the red zone. This part of your planning process, if done well, you will increase the multiple and your “pay day” to cap off a storied career.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:19

Cultivating a thriving work culture and employee engagement are two leading issues that businesses around the globe face today. No matter the industry, size or geography, the influence of corporate culture (or the nonexistence of one) has a powerful impact on the engagement and productivity of your employees.

Prior to joining the McHenry team, I worked for a Global HR Consulting firm and met with companies on a regular basis that were experiencing the signs of a disengaged work culture including retaining top talent, lack of transparency & innovation, and struggling to integrate a multi-generational workforce. These signs are no longer topics brought up by HR, they are now considered critical business issues to organizations around the world.


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