How to Ruin Your Interview in Just 3 Steps

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Meeting a potential employer can make or break your career, so the interview is a crucial step in your path to success. To make a positive lasting impression, you need to cover your bases. The fastest ways to fail in an interview setting are often the most simple. If you’re wondering how you ruin an… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Job Search From Employers

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Searching for a new position while you are employed offers you many benefits. You prove to potential employers that you have a stable employment history, you are able to negotiate benefits from a point of strength, and you won’t suffer from a gap in income until you find a new position. If you want to… Read more »

4 Tips to Keep Employees Motivated During the Summer

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As summer approaches and the weather gets better, keeping employees motivated and productive can get more difficult. The lure of being outside during the summer months can take a toll in the workplace.  Here are some tips to keep employee morale up and make sure work doesn’t suffer this summer. Offer incentives.  The summer is… Read more »

Denver: Top Place for Business and Careers

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When it comes to working or operating a business, there is no better place than Denver. Recently, Forbes named Denver the 6th best place in the country for business and careers. It was the second largest city in the top ten. The list surveyed the country’s 200 largest metropolitan areas, and looked at numerous factors,… Read more »

Colorado Business Index Belies Brisk Hiring

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The Colorado Business Index As mentioned in earlier blogs, the Colorado Business Index is a monthly report of expected Colorado business activity.  This index jumped to 56.5 in August, up from 54.8 in July, before dropping more than 4 points – to 52.2 – in September.  Despite the slip, the state is still poised for… 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 »