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‘KISS’ Flashy Résumé Fonts and Graphics Goodbye!

If the headline has you singing “Rock and Roll All Nite,” our apologies! We aren’t talking about the 70’s rock legends Kiss; we’re talking about the old adage “Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS).” And again, our apologies if we offended you—we were just trying to drive the point home that sometimes, simplicity is more than […]

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Downsides to Candidates Using Recruiting Apps

In the ever-changing mobile technology landscape, mobile recruiting options keep growing. More and more organizations are finding they need to ensure their job posts are accessible on the apps jobseekers use to get enough applicants. Of course, there are pros and cons with jobseekers’ utilizing the most common recruiting apps. Let’s take a look at […]

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How Can You Develop More Effective Teams?

If your teams are at each other’s throats, chances are your bottom line is being negatively impacted. Organizations across the country spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on teambuilding initiatives for the simple goal of creating a more united workforce. So how can you go about building more effective teams for your company or business?

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How Can You Prepare for Future Minimum Wage Hikes?

Sixteen states and at least 10 large cities have increased their minimum wages substantially in 2020, with a majority of them going into effect on January 1. The minimum wage increases are happening in many markets already at or near historic lows in unemployment, which could have a significant impact on employers looking to recruit […]

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Effectively Using Your ‘Digital Real Estate’ to Attract Talent

Constant communication is a great way to create a memorable candidate experience—and what better way than through e-mail? But are you going about your e-mail communications successfully? There’s a ton of real estate in the e-mail space, and if you aren’t using that space effectively, you could be losing candidates’ interest before they’ve even read […]

Cedar Rapids: When Business Conference Debauchery Ensues

Anytime employees are sent on business trips, they represent the company. Often, the sanctity of that responsibility is preserved. Other times, it is not. Today’s column takes a look at a film that heavily follows the latter situation, with many examples of precisely what you do not want your traveling employees to be party to.

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5 Ways to Win with Your Hourly Workforce Data

Hourly-based organizations can collect more data than ever before, but many lack the tools to leverage that information and proactively manage workforce concerns. Although decisions about hours, pay, safety, and performance are critical to the workforce, too many have been left to “I think” rather than “the data tell me.”