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Best of Westborough 2011 Award for Human Resources Consulting Services

April 27th, 2011 by Accurate Resource Group

Metrowest HR Firm Receives Honor from National Organization-Third Consecutive Year

Westborough, MA – Accurate Resource Group, Inc. (ARGI), a human resource solutions company headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts was recently honored for the third time with the Best of Westborough 2011 Award for Human Resources Consulting Services by the United States Commerce Association (USCA). Less than 1% of companies qualify for three-time winners of this award according to the USCA statistics.

“This is a wonderful award and we are thrilled to receive recognition for the third year in a row ,” said Kathy Barron, ARGI founder and president. Our firm has been committed to providing our clients with industry best practices and the most comprehensive human resource services . We continue to provide quality services throughout the challenging economic recovery. It is very rewarding to receive acknowledgement for the third consecutive year in being recognized by this national organization. We are very pleased to be honored by the United States Commerce Association and thank our many clients for their trust and partnership over the years.”

The United States Commerce Association is an organization based in Washington, D.C., that advocates for small and medium size businesses and entrepreneurs throughout America. The USCA “Best of Business Awards” recognizes outstanding organizations throughout the nation in various industries.

Accurate Resource Group has been providing outsourced human resource services including consulting, retail outplacement services and executive search services to companies throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that are predominately staffed with between 20 to 400 employees, and often larger organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

Over the past two and a half decades, the firm has evolved to meet the changes in the industry and the challenging demands placed on human resource professionals. Recognized for its expertise in human resource management and recruiting, the firm has helped hundreds of organizations and their management team and has consulted to many human resource professionals in the region as well.

“We continue to do our best to meet the growing demands placed on CEOs, presidents and owners of small to mid sized companies that need help in staying abreast of the rapid changes in health care, employee management, compliance regulations and a host of other human resource management areas.” Said Barron.

Barron states “As the economy continues to recover, one of our newest areas of service is in helping corporations with their displaced workers. We help them find re-employment through our retail and new career stage outplacement programs”. We continue to support clients through all stages of their business cycles and will continue to design programs to that end” concludes Barron.


March 2nd, 2011 by Accurate Resource Group

The infamous groundhog did NOT see his shadow this year, so they tell us… and so we are hoping for an early spring! After January’s weather, not a bad deal.

If it were only that easy to predict our economic recovery here in MA and the region…

Here is to a continuing recovery and increasing levels of hiring out there in the Massachusetts Marketplace of Employers!

As The World Turns….in MA

February 28th, 2011 by Accurate Resource Group

According to a recent AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) 2010 HR Practices Report that you may have read, 61% of employers in MA report current business conditions are good to excellent!

In the same report companies reported modest increases in salaries in 2011 and less companies freezing and lowering salaries as in the past two years.

In addition, the report talks about companies are putting dollars into training, but still have challenges taking the employee off the job to do it. They also have questions about what program is best and the cost. For more details, click here.

All of this is good news and identifying top talent is a key to maintaining good business levels.

Did you know that 80% of your new hires will turn out NOT to be top performers within the first 12 months of hire?? What can you do to prevent that from happening to your company??

Talk to us about how we can help reduce that number significantly… After all, you have made it through the recovery so far, we can help you avoid that financial drain.

New Year, New Budgets, New Business, New Growth…

January 26th, 2011 by Accurate Resource Group

We are seeing more hiring happening this month than last year at this time… Indeed the economy is moving forward and it has evolved. With the new economy comes not only a challenge but many opportunities for growth! If we can readjust our business “lens” then we may be able to look at them as opportunities and drive our companies forward!

Here’s to a clear lens for your business in 2011!!

You will be seeing some new services from Accurate as we adjust the focus on our lens and offer more and new value to our existing and new services!!

Giving Thanks…Right From The Heart!

November 24th, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

Maybe it is easier as the economic times have been challenging, to stop and be thankful for all the GOOD that we have in our lives! The economy has given many of us a good mirror to reflect on the abundance we have, although it may not be what we have seen in the past. Maybe it is less or maybe more, but despite the artificial measuring stick of “things” that we have…we have many people in our lives to give thanks to…!!

My personal “thanks giving” list is long and I wanted to also give much deserved thanks to all the wonderful people whom I have known in business over the last 24 years, who have supported me, our staff and ARGI. Without YOU; our client, we would not be here today.


I want to extend Thanksgiving blessings to each and every client who has worked with us and sincerely hope that along the way, we might have made your day easier, made your project more successful, that your ARGI hires have done well in their new roles, and that we have alleviated your human resource challenges and that we have solved some of your problems. I hope that by working with me and ARGI, you are in a better place than you were before we assisted you and your organization. I know on my end, we have had a lot of success, have worked hard, have had some good laughs with you along the way and continue to evolve and look at new ways to solve your human resource challenges.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Thank you for your continuing support.

Talent shortages were a factor prior to this recession…and they continue…

November 15th, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

Prior to the declining economy, top talent was in short supply. The fact that the baby boomers are leaving the market in very large numbers and that business sectors are picking people up again….the shortage will continue and continue to become larger as the economy continues to recover.

Adding insult to injury, the newer talent coming into the ranks is in lesser supply than the drain at the top. Add to that that during an upswing, many employees look at changing positions. Progressive companies are working on strategic plans to retain key employees and ways to attract new talent.

According to an article in Staffing Industry Review last month in September…NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF EMPLOYERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT TOP TALENT LEAVING.

What is your company doing about the drain??

One light at the end of the tunnel is that baby boomers are not all together ready to leave the job market…they just want a different level and job role… and many of them are retooling their skills and doing anything from consulting, internships and part time employment.

If you are interested in being proactive and having us assist ensuring that you have the top talent you need, please call so that we can discuss some options for you.

If you are interested in exploring the options in hiring these experienced top performers in the areas of Human Resources, CFO’/CEO’s, Sales Execs, and other Executive talent, please give us a call to discuss. You might be surprised at the value you would receive for the work that you need done!!

Dress for Success Worcester’s Second Annual Gala

November 1st, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

Dress for Success Worcester’s Second Annual Gala held last month on October 23rd at The Beechwood Hotel WAS a total success!!

We raised approximately double of our income from the 2009 event!! As we are kicking off the Professional Women’s Group in January 2011, it is important that we continue to move forward with our self funding.

Thank you for your support! It allows us to continue to help women (and therefore their families) at the poverty level in Central MA.

Giving Back to The Community

September 29th, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

As a business owner for the last 24 years, I believe it is important to give back to people in the community. I have been very fortunate over the years and feel that there are many less fortunate people that can use support to help them and their families survive and then ultimately thrive. If I can be a part of helping drive that effort, then I am happy to help.

Please join me and the entire board of directors, fund-raising committee and volunteers to help us give back to women at the poverty level and their families and therefore the community in Central MA through supporting:

The Second Annual Dress for Success Worcester Gala!!!

Our Mission in Central Massachusetts is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Since we opened our doors in May 2009, we have facilitated over 500 appointments providing women with business clothes for interviews and employment. We hope that you can join us for this event so we can continue to grow our programs and further assist the women of our community on their path to self-sufficiency.

It’s summertime…and the living is easy…or is it?

June 30th, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

Sometimes it is NOT easy as most businesses are trying to do more with less and now vacation time is here so they are doing more with a LOT less!!

Maybe it is time to consider some health and wellness and other FUN lunch and learns for the staff/managers/execs that are NOT on vacation. Perhaps a 10 minute neck massage and wellness expert giving tips at lunch could work. Or maybe some fun image “makeover” tips with a local image consultant might just be what the doctor ordered!!

I think that the companies who are creative, and maintain their cost effectiveness will be the leaders emerging and moving forward with vigor!

Here’s hoping you enjoy some of the easy moments of summer!

More Compensation Questions Arising as the Economy Recovers

June 23rd, 2010 by Accurate Resource Group

We are seeing more questions about compensation as the local and regional economy recovers. I guess it is no surprise. I believe at least a couple of things are happening here. First, as the economy recovers, companies want to retain good employees/management and executives who have helped them navigate through the last two or more uncertain economic times. Secondly, companies who haven’t hired in a while want to see what salaries are out there in an attempt to pay equitably, but certainly not over pay for their open roles.

Our compensation experts have been working with companies on such questions as:

“I have an employee and they do “everything for me” administrative work, calendar management, keeping my books and more..they are very valuable, but just came to me and pleaded a good case, including a salary survey justification for a 45 percent increase…what do I do now??”

– Partner in a law firm

“We are looking at executive CEO compensation in our nonprofit organization. Can you guide us with what other comparable organizations are paying at this level?”

–President of nonprofit organization

“We are hiring again and are looking for a training manager or director we aren’t sure about the level yet…can you help us with that and the appropriate salary level?”

–VP HR of service organization.

If you have questions like these or others, we would love to assist you in doing the right thing for your team and your organization.