CHUCK CASSETTA understands how people behave at work, and he has developed an intricate and very accurate method of profiling worker talents and abilities.
For the fourth time in five years, Cassetta was invited to speak at the International Winner's Conference of Target Training International, a career counseling company in Scottsdale, Ariz. Target Training International markets his publications and computer programs.
And for the fourth time, the Hampstead resident was selected from a field of more than 3,000 information distributors to receive the International President's Award, the top award offered by the company.
Professionals in the field of employee behavior praised Cassetta at the conference.
Cassetta has developed a computer-generated pie chart of 60 variables of character and personality within corporate subtopics. A thorough questionnaire he developed is used to sift through 39,000 variables to determine where an individual's traits fall. The outcome effectively illustrates whether someone is in the correct niche within a company.
"There's too much hidden talent wasted among good employees," Cassetta said.
Scouts selling mulch
Boy Scout Troop 9 is selling dark brown shredded hardwood mulch. Orders must be received and paid for by April 20.
The Scouts will help load the mulch at Spring Garden Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28. Bulk delivery is available within 10 miles of the school.
Mulch is offered by the cubic yard and in 3-cubic-foot bags.
The cost per cubic yard is $20 without delivery. Delivery costs $15 extra.
Bags cost $3 each and are for pickup only. Nine bags equal one cubic yard.
This is the fourth year the Scouts have sold mulch to support summer camp and outdoor troop experiences. Emory United Methodist Church sponsors the troop.
Information or orders: Scout Scott Laderer, 410-239-7398.
Cleaning products needed
Start spring cleaning by donating cleaning products to the Food Pantry of North East Social Action Program Inc.
The pantry is seeking donations of cleaning products, such as laundry detergent, dish detergent, all-purpose cleaners, paper towels, toilet paper and tissues. Sundries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner are always needed.
Bulk sizes are inappropriate.
If churches or organizations collect a donation, the pantry asks to be alerted before delivery. The pantry is at 1046 S. Carroll St., two doors from Hampstead Town Hall.
Shiloh PTO to meet
Shiloh Elementary School PTO will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 at the school, 3675 Willow St., Hampstead.
A brief business meeting will include voting for officers for 2001- 2002 and a presentation by Mike College of the Maryland State Police. Pupils' technology projects will be on display.
Nominations for treasurer, first and second vice presidents, and corresponding secretary can be addressed until Tuesday to the PTO mailbox at the school or the PTO e-mail address, shilohpto @yahoo.com.
Information: Karen Donaldson, 410-876-1734.
Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.