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How has COVID-19 affected you? We are all living in a different world right now. Things are changing daily, and we are trying to adjust accordingly. Yes, life may be more challenging right now, but how can we grow in this time of change? One thing that has not changed is the season; spring…(Read More)

Resignation Tips

Have you ever wondered about the best way to resign from your job? Rest assured that you aren’t alone in this. Resigning can be intimidating after many years with your company and the strong relationships you have with your supervisors and co-workers.  There are many ways to resign, but remember to resign…(Read More)

It is not uncommon that employees often walk away from what seems to be a great company. There are often factors behind the scenes that drive these key players to leave their company. High turnover rates not only affect your company’s revenue, but it also has a negative impact on employee morale. When talking…(Read More)

Oxford Dictionary states the definition of trust as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.  That is exactly what we strive to do every day at Coley Company, an executive search recruiting firm, we build trust in all of our relationships. After working in the apparel, textile…(Read More)

In today’s tight labor market people seeking a new job may receive multiple job offers. Often we are working with people that have a job opportunity with our client company and then they receive a competing offer from another company. We are asked for guidance on how to best evaluate two different job opportunities…(Read More)

Executive search firm Coley Company recently announced that Ross Coley has earned the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) title from the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), following the successful completion of all certification requirements. Candidates for CPC certification must demonstrate a broad knowledge of employment laws and the legal implications on the work of direct…(Read More)

Time and time again I talk with people who have a hard time trying to decipher if it is time to make a job change. Making a job change can be challenging and scary, but if you take time to critically think through your goals, you may find the right answer. It may be time…(Read More)

This summer I will celebrate 30 years in executive search. I am thankful for all I have learned and am still learning every day. As I reflect over the years, I have seen a lot of changes in executive search for the apparel, textile, and nonwoven industries, but there are several things that have stayed…(Read More)

My textile roots took shape when I was in third grade, when I toured the Dan River Mills Plant in Danville, Virginia — my hometown. I got to touch the raw cotton piled high in the bins lining the plant floor. The plant manager described the process of growing cotton and how it takes root…(Read More)

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