• Hire Minds highlights: where does technology fit in hiring? - Imani Holmes

    The  2013 Hire Minds summit is the only event held annually that specifically addresses the general practices and challenges of hiring for the hourly workplace. Leaders from different parts of the hourly industry, including restaurants and retail, come together to share and explore the best practices for maximizing the potential of hourly workers and those who employ…
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  • The post-holiday home health boom - Susan Stavitzski

    Busy schedules often keep friends and families from seeing as much of each other as they may like. But at the holidays, we set aside time to catch up. Holiday visits can be the highlight of a person’s year, but they can also unveil some unexpected and sometimes unwelcome realities: that their loved one may…
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  • This election year you’ll win - Susan Stavitzski

    Sound bites that peg political gridlock and indecision for what’s stifling employment in America are wildly off the mark, according to the findings of the Workforce Planning Survey commissioned by outsourcing provider Yoh. Only 9 percent of executives surveyed in December 2011 from larger U.S. companies – companies with revenues greater than $750 million and…
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  • Hiring hundreds doesn’t have to be exhausting - Susan Stavitzski

    It stands to reason: the bigger your business, the more employees you will need to hire to meet customer demand and keep your business profitable (and growing). Some may think that the bigger you are and the more recognizable (and safe) your brand, the easier it is for you to hire. Yes, brand recognition is…
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  • How to please the crowd with your facilities management services - Imani Holmes

    The companies that keep things hopping and the conditions pleasant for stadiums, office buildings, healthcare institutions, school cafeterias, and the wide variety of other places where large groups of people gather have one thing in common: a huge need for an effective hourly hiring process. About half (and in some cases more) of the total…
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  • End “Groundhog Day” hiring - Imani Holmes

    In the movie “Groundhog Day”, Bill Murray’s character is stuck living Groundhog Day over and over again in Punxsutawney, Pa. Living the same events multiple times drives him batty and he ends up doing crazy things like robbing an armored car and kidnapping Punxsutawney Phil. In the end, he learns that he just needs to…
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  • Because not everyone’s cut out for a child car job - Imani Holmes

    There’s more to build up than an immunity to colds when you work at a child care facility.  Building up a tolerance for noise, commotion and fatigue that comes with overseeing the learning activities, playtime and safety of a group of young children is not an easy thing to do. And neither is finding people…
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  • The key to filling automotive manufacturing jobs - Imani Holmes

    People have been sticking with the cars they have, rather than buying new ones, amid the economic uncertainty of the past couple of years. Repair shops and service departments have been doing a brisk business and have been hiring to keep up with it. But leading the news recently are headlines like, “Auto jobs boom coming…
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  • How to find car salespeople who will get the job done - Nadine Jerome

    Leading the news recently are headlines like, “Auto jobs boom coming to Midwest.” The economy is showing signs of recovery, consumer optimism is making a comeback and experts are saying new car sales will rebound to the tune of 13.8 million in 2012. If you want your dealership or lot to drive new car sales, use…
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  • How automotive service businesses can drive great people to apply - Nadine Jerome

    When I was growing up, my parents always had an aging fleet of vehicles (meaning two roughly 10-year-old cars) in the driveway. Seems we were ahead of the trend. Experts say recent economic challenges, restricted financing and leasing options have led to increased vehicle age and longer ownership periods than we’ve seen in the U.S. in many…
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