There is more optimism among BV professionals than we have seen for awhile.  The impact of the economic downturn has been blunted and, overall, work is returning to a more steady flow.

As business confidence returns, so will confidence in the employment marketplace.  Your star performers, the ones who have been keeping their noses to the grindstone, could start to get an itch to look elsewhere.  In this issue we include insight on unique retention issues from Bill Barron, a consultant to professional services firms.  We also review a business book that offers unusual perspective on leading star performers.  We discuss the ways in which practices are making more effective use of their “two-position players”.  Finally, we suggest ways to avoid pitfalls when conducting reference checks.

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John Borrowman