Employing Generation Y

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Generation Y – defined as those born between 1980 and 1997 – represents the future of the workforce.  They are also very different from previous generations, and come with both unique strengths and challenges for employers.  Understanding these characteristics and how they translate to the workplace is key to attracting and getting the most out… Read more »

Implementing Social Media Policies in the Workplace

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There remain very few boundaries between our personal and professional lives, thanks to social media. What happens in Vegas really does not stay in Vegas, not with Twitter, Facebook, Vine or even SnapChat. It is for that very reason; you need to design an adequate social media policy for your business.  These policies are not… Read more »

Accidents Happen: It’s What You Do After That Counts

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Accidents- they are bound to happen in the workplace. No matter how many safety seminars are conducted or precautions taken, employees are all human and mistakes are inevitable. While it is crucial to be as preventative as possible, we cannot ignore preparations for what will happen when an accident does occur. Conducting an accident report… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

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The fact is well known – almost 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. Turnover is a huge cost for many companies – one that can decimate profitability.  It is true that there are hard dollar costs – job postings, headhunters, etc. – but there are other… Read more »

How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job

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When you are looking for your next IT opportunity, you do need to visit all the relevant job search websites, such as Dice, CareerBuilder and Indeed.  While these sites all provides viable job posts, using them exclusively is akin to throwing spaghetti against a wall.  You are simply throwing your resume at the site and… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Screen Top Talent

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Can a candidate’s profile on LinkedIn be effectively utilized to screen top talent?  That question is being asked by hiring managers all over the country, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Facebook and Twitter have always played a minor role in the search and screening process; most recruiters do check a candidate’s Facebook profile and… Read more »

Colorado Small Business Sees Growth

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From one Colorado small business to our clients, many of whom are small businesses, we thought you may be interested in the small business outlook lately. Employment by Colorado small businesses rose in August at a modest 0.06% over July. The gain in small-business employment in Colorado followed July’s net 0.02 % rise, no change in… Read more »

Improved Veteran Hiring

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In late August, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – in an effort to improve initiatives aimed toward hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities – announced a “Final Rule” that makes changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 This… Read more »

How to Tell Your LinkedIn Job Search is Working

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It’s easy to invest a lot of time and effort into online networking.  Literally hours of your day can be spent trolling through LinkedIn for contacts and fine-tuning your profile. But, like everything life, this time spent comes with a cost.  Is the time you are spending on LinkedIn worth it?  How can you tell if… Read more »