Dr Ira S Wolf
A prolific writer and sought-after-expert on hiring and workplace trends, Ira S. Wolfe has been aptly described as a “Gen Y masquerading in a Baby Boomer body.”Ira, the author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How...
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A prolific writer and sought-after-expert on hiring and workplace trends, Ira S. Wolfe has been aptly described as a “Gen Y masquerading in a Baby Boomer body.”
Ira, the author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace, is a business columnist, business blogger, public speaker, and consultant on generational crowding, workforce trends, skilled worker gaps, and best practices in hiring and succession. His other books include The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0, The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book, Understanding Business Values and Motivators, and Coming Job Boom.
In addition to being interviewed regularly by journalists, reporters, and bloggers, he appears regularly as the go-to expert on TV and public service radio stations speaking on topics of generational crowding in the workplace, the rise of female breadwinners, fans and foes of social media in the workplace, the threat of the “gray ceiling,” and hiring trends for 2010 and beyond.
Ira serves as president of Success Performance Solutions (SPS), a pre-employment and leadership testing firm he founded in 1996. His clients, primarily based in the United States and Canada, include small and mid-sized businesses in the energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, construction, and distribution industries.
An engaging and entertaining speaker, Ira captures his audience’s attention with a common-sense approach, dry sense of humor, and compelling command of workforce and demographic trends. Ira is a Vistage/Canada TEC resource speaker and repeat 2009 presenter for the National Association of Home Builders, Clemson University, and many Chambers of Commerce and other associations. He is a columnist for the Business2Business magazine, blogger for Bizmore.com, and is quoted regularly in stories published in the Central Penn Business Journal , Sales and Marketing Management, and many regional and national magazines. He has been a frequent guest on Pennsylvania Cable Network discussing skilled worker shortages, pandemic flu and the economic impact of workforce trends. In July 2007, Ira delivered the keynote for a special PA Chamber Foundation Roundtable about the Skilled Worker Crisis in PA. The 3-hour event was televised by PCN. He has also appeared on CN8, hosted a radio talk show, and has been quoted in Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeekOnline. In the June 2003 issue of Workforce Magazine, Ira was one of several expert consultants interviewed for 25 Trends That Will Change The Way You Do Business .
In 2003 Ira received trademark status for his job benchmarking, employee selection, and performance management system called CriteriaOne.
As a result of his leadership, direction, and innovation Success Performance Solutions has attracted clients from its corporate home in Pennsylvania to all over the United States,
Canada, Hong Kong and Cyprus. These clients include manufacturers, hospitals and health care systems, retirement communities, distribution centers, call centers and technology firms as well as many entrepreneurs and consultants.
Ira has been an active director on several boards including the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ephrata Community Hospital. He was chairperson of the Entrepreneurial Task Force for Lancaster Prospers, an initiative to connect investors with entrepreneurs, from its inception in 2004 to 2008..