About Michael Neidle

Mike Neidle is President of Optimal Management incorporated 1994 (www.optimal-mgt.com), 650-759-9154, mentoring staffing owners and managers to maximize sales, profits and company value. He was Executive VP for Snelling and other staffing firms; CEO, CFO and Marketing Director for start ups to Fortune 500 Corporations. He has an MBA and a chemical engineering degree.


Integration of Resources

  By Michael Neidle  |    Wed Jul 26, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice


Black Swan Events and Their Impact on Business

  By Michael Neidle  |    Wed Jun 28, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

Black Swan events are reshaping our world. By definition, these are events that are rare and usually unpredictable but have a significant impact on society, politics, and of course business. Although these events individually are rare, in our fast-moving interconnected world, the en mass rate of newly hatched Black Swans...

Do You Know What Your Clients Want?

  By Michael Neidle  |    Wed Apr 26, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

Do you know what your clients, prospects, staff, investors, and constituencies want, (defined here as stakeholders) in order to retain them, or winning them over by placing their trust in you? They may say what they want but may actually want something different. Stakeholders may be subjected to “group-think”...

Overcome These Common Fee-Based Objections

  By Michael Neidle  |    Mon Mar 27, 2023

Category: Productivity, Recruiting

Mike, I work on a model that is either an exclusive contingency or a deposit-based search. I’ve been running into situations where companies tell me they only work contingency or a stated fee. What are some of the best ways to respond when you hear those fee-based objections? Common Fee-Based Objections As...

Working With (Not Against) Others

  By Michael Neidle  |    Mon Feb 27, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity, Recruiting

Working on one’s own is easy if you are a hermit and living off the land. Having said this, it is interesting to see how many folks operate as if they are independent of others and don’t cooperate even when it’s their best interest, although this is the basis of...

Employment Shortages and the Supply Chain

  By Michael Neidle  |    Thu Oct 27, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity

EMPLOYMENT SHORTAGES. Although the employment rate is at an all-time low, not seen in 70 years, the number of jobs added is at an all time high, other than the months following the months post Covid. The employment rate for many occupations and the unemployment rate is now negligible....

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