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This episode of Management Development Unlocked marks the 50th episode! Eric’s guest is Tom Applegarth. Tom’s entire career has been spent in human resources at multiple companies, both big and small. Today, he is the Vice President of Human Resources for Preferred CFO, which works with about 150 companies to offer outsourced finance, accounting, HR, and payroll for smaller companies.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. The compensation issues new managers should consider when hiring or contemplating merit increases for their employees.
  2. The most common financial mistakes new managers make.
  3. Terminating employees, the issues that can arise in those situations, and one of Tom’s best examples of it.
  4. The limitations of offering references for a candidate and Tom Applegarth’s advice for who you should really be speaking to about someone.
  5. Why the best managers are always recruiting.
  6. What Tom’s company does and makes it unique.
  7. Eric’s lightning round questions for Tom.

View the original podcast here: https://www.girardtrainingsolutions.com/podcast/ep050-tom-applegarth/

About the Author

Jerry Vance Partner Preferred CFO Outsourced CFO Services CFO Consulting Fractional CFO

Jerry Vance

Founder & Managing Partner / CFO Consulting Expert

Jerry Vance is the founder and managing partner of Preferred CFO. With over 15 years of experience providing CFO consulting services to over 300 organizations, and 28 years in the financial industry, Jerry is one of the most experienced outsourced CFOs in the United States.

Prior to specializing as a CFO Consultant, Jerry served as CFO and Controller for a number of public and private companies, some with international subsidiaries.

Jerry is a graduate from the University of Utah. He enjoys serving as a mentor to early-stage companies and is an active angel investor.

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