Introducing "Nectar": Sweet, White Glove Service in High End Furnished Housing, with Ken Flornes

Today host Ed Cohen interviews long-time housing specialist Ken Flornes, CEO of Nectar FA.

According to the Nectar FA website:

We specialize in providing comfortable exclusive high-end furnished apartments in New York City

We offer high-end New York City apartment rentals in one of the richest and most PROSPEROUS cities in the world today.

New York City is a cultural leader in fashion, music and entertainment. With nice people, rich history and beautiful architecture, New York City is sure to please all who visit.

You’ll feel right at home here!.. Stay with us for one month or one year — you’ll be happy you’re here.

Call us today and let’s discuss your plans!

Furnished apartments
Corporate housing
Short term or long term
Concierge services available
White glove service and 24 hour maintenance



Part 2, PWC’s Saratoga Report

PWC PlaqueHost Ed Cohen gives us a concise look at Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Saratoga Report, delivered in 2 parts. This article and podcast cover part 2.  See Part 1 write-up (just prior to this one) for the report link on PWC’s website.

Part 1, PWC’s Saratoga Report

pwclogoHost Ed Cohen gives us a concise look at Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Saratoga Report, delivered in 2 parts. This article and podcast cover part 1.


Below is PWC’s summary from their website. And, you can follow this link to PWC online for more information.

As the US economy recovers from recession, organizations are experiencing several positive outcomes. For example, employee productivity has increased for the first time in five years, and hiring is trending upward.

These successes, however, put pressure on organizations. The employment uptick brings higher turnover rates, leaving HR departments to address retention and hiring quality challenges. While organizations consider strategies to engage and retain their high performers and pivotal employees, traditional rewards, compensation, and benefits packages are shrinking in real terms. Increased turnover also requires organizations to boost hiring, which often reveals process weaknesses in recruiting and onboarding.

This whitepaper summarizes results from PwC Saratoga’s 2013/2014 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report, combining analysis and objective data from more than 300 organizations. We offer observations that may help organizations understand the dynamics at play in the labor market today.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Employee productivity has risen for the first time since the recession.
  • Key employee retention is fast becoming a major challenge for organizations.
  • Healthcare costs have continued to rise and erode the value of other benefits provided to employees.
  • Hiring process quality has fallen for the first time in five years.
  • Diversity programs are helping to ease the strain of higher turnover.
  • Investment in HR has continued to increase, rising by almost 20% per person in 2012.

Joe Stubblebine, Vice President of Talent Solutions at

Joe Stubblebine serves as Vice President of Talent Solutions at Joe is responsible for the development and execution of corporate outreach initiatives to increase awareness of the brand to HR professionals and industry influencers, while also leveraging his extensive industry expertise and relationships to support several key areas of the business.

Joe works closely with the marketing team to provide creative influence on various projects, and to increase awareness of the brand through speaking engagements, conferences, thought leadership and other communication efforts. He also contributes to the business development team’s efforts to build partnerships that capitalize on’s high quality traffic offerings, and assists the employer sales team in establishing and strengthening relationships with strategic alliance partners. An advocate for businesses to embrace social media as a tool to increase sales and engage with employees and customers, he is a frequent speaker on the topic.

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