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You carefully recruited, screened, and tested several applicants for that new position. When the time came to make a hiring decision, you confidently selected the most qualified candidate. But two months later, the new hire resigned, confessing that she “never felt part of the company.” The right first impression is everything, and a poor employee… Read more »

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As Kearney, Lexingtong, Holdrege, Gibbon, Wood River and beyond suffer from the flood, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, stay safe.

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With 4th of July week here, we want you to be safe and ensure your Independence Day is filled with celebration and not regret. Here are some very good firework guidelines provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are… Read more »

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Finding work can be difficult, and the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it becomes. Many employers are skeptical of job seekers who have been unemployed for a long period of time.  Here are some tips to break out of the unemployment line. Remain Optimistic Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… Read more »

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Emergencies are frightening. Whether you are at home or on the job, feelings of panic, turmoil, and fear are often associated with an emergency and are not a fun experience. However, the best way to protect yourself and others is to prepare for an emergency before it happens. The first thing to do is a… Read more »

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by Sharlyn Louby from HR Insights Coworkers play a huge role in the employee experience. For example, a growing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so that candidates can meet some of the people who may be their future colleagues. Many companies have incorporated new-hire “buddy” programs into the welcoming and socialization… Read more »

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In this frenzied, digital era current job seekers are exposed on their social media pages.  Whether your social site of choice is Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or another, anything you post online is conceivably going to be seen by hiring managers or HR directors at the companies you are applying to work for. Social media… Read more »

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Building trust during the interview process is critical. Trust is a huge component needed in valued employees. How, though, do you convey that you are trustworthy? Here are some body language tips for your next interview. • To begin the interview, a firm handshake is in order. A loose handshake comes off as timid, or… Read more »

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With low unemployment rates, hiring can be a battle!  To circumvent the possibility of making poor hiring choices based only on passing filters through  qualifications, it is important to look for quality employees, and not to lose a possible perfect organizational fit due to an outdated hiring filter. Employers can make a tough situation worse… Read more »

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Have you applied for a job that you feel under-qualified for?  What happens when you land an interview?  If you find yourself in this situation, there are simple steps you can take to sell yourself for a position you may lack some credentials for.  Here is how: Research the job and company Analyzing the job… Read more »