Productivity Tool from SpringWidgets hosts a multitude of tiny utilities for your desktop or web page. From audio financial blog streaming to football stats comparisons, got something for every interest. Even better, if you don.t find what you want, you can make one of your own. Their Express Widget Maker is a little marvel that lets you make a little feedreader in a couple of minutes. Really. And if a developer, you can get the SDK that lets you make fairly sophisticated widgets. There is no charge for the widgets or for making widgets. As an example, I discovered a handy little job finder from, and a widget of it, downloadable below.

(Originally published 6/16/08 on Human Performance Potential)

Working With An Employment Agency

Today.s Guest Article on

Today I published Working With an Employment Agency – What to Expect by Laura Whitelaw As the title indicates, the article explains the benefits of using employment agencies (also called .recruitment agencies. and .staffing agencies.) as part of your job search. The author also covers strategies for making the process work for you.

I, too, highly recommend employment agencies and management recruiters. They can save a lot of time because they have many job listings that never make any publications, including online job boards, and even if they don.t have a listing appropriate for you right now, they have vast networks of contacts. In the dim and distant past, when I was working my way through college, my day job for about a year was as an employment counselor in an agency. I eventually placed myself in a job that allowed more study time, but I left with great respect for the hard work done in agencies and the variety skills and knowledge the counselors must have. Try them.

(Originally published 6/15/08 on Human Performance Potential)

Just A Note Of Introduction

I’ve just started using WordPress on, and I hope to iron out the wrinkles as I go along. I’ve been blogging on because of difficulties with my now former web host in getting WordPress and will be transfering my posts from there to this blog over the next few days. As my subtitle suggests, I believe a blog is handier for providing content that is too short on copy for complete articles. And it encourages me to write daily — or almost. So look here for quick tips, news, practical tools and techniques for improving human performance and productivity.