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How do you make your skill set, job history, volunteering, hobbies and education work for you when job hunting?  You just need to know how to make your skill set applicable to the career that you are aiming for.  Many positions have similar needs; such as, good customer relationship building, time management, and problem solving. … Read more »

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The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group is teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds for fifteen Grand Island children with life-threatening medical conditions. All of these Grand Island children suffer from a life threatening medical condition and are on the waiting list to have their wish granted. The Young Professionals… Read more »

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We have 3 men in the office participating in MAW-vember to support the Make-A-Wish program. With everyone in the office getting into the spirit of things, we wanted to post a preliminary photo of Travis with a not so real mustache. Make sure to tune in to our Facebook page, starting next week, for photo… Read more »

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As companies move from transactional, short-term hiring to longer, relationship-building methods, we see that employer and candidate pass through a clear three-phase cycle. These three phases describe the level and quality of engagement between employee and employer, which we call the Engagement Cycle: 1. Attract. The Attract phase is a long-term “dance” between you and… Read more »

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Happiness may just be the key to a company’s healthy bottom line.  Why is it so important to provide a work atmosphere that promotes happiness amongst employees?  It turns out that when employees feel happy, they become more productive, more engaged, and even more innovative while at work. An increasing amount of research is proving… Read more »

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We are excited to announce the July winners of our safety incentive program. Each qualified employee has the opportunity to win a $20.00 bonus each month. In addition, all qualifiers are entered for a chance to win a 42” flat screen TV that we will be giving away at the end of the year. All… Read more »

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Recently there has been a lot of talk about the new ways of writing a resume. Some of these suggested changes are because of the new Applicant Tracking System (ATS) technology recruiters and hiring officials are using to review and process your resume. Many of these systems will rate your resume based on the skills… Read more »

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On April 25, 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a new guidance on criminal background checks. This new guidance discourages a one size fits all approach for exclusions.  The commission is encouraging the use of individualized assessments (decision matrix) based on the nature of the offense, time elapsed since the offense, business necessity… Read more »

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Recruiting has become increasingly high-tech, between the Internet, CMS and ATS, social media and now mobile recruiting. It’s easy to assume that candidates with technical savvy are the ones we want. But have we come to rely too much on technology and not enough on personality? If you want a successful hire, cultural fit often… Read more »