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How to Find a Job as a Veteran in Minnesota

Your military experience makes you an excellent candidate for a wide variety of civilian jobs. It’s frustrating when you know you have a lot of training and skills but can’t find the right job. Qualified veterans sometimes struggle to find employment, but there are many programs working to correct this and encouraging employers to hire […]

Ways to Improve Company Culture to Increase Employee Engagement

A company’s culture directly correlates with its employee engagement, so when one is lacking, the other has hindered success. There are numerous solutions that, when implemented, cultivate a strong culture to ultimately improve overall employee engagement. It can be as simple as defining core values, providing proper training for leaders, and implementing tech-based tools. Below […]

3 Soft Skills to Mention During Your Next Interview

Most job openings list certain criteria the employer is looking for in an applicant, such as years of experience, level of education and board certification. But many applications also include other features they’re looking for in a candidate like strong work ethic, good communication skills, and excellent teamwork. You know how to prove the first […]

Tips for Finding Seasonal Work During Minnesota Winters

It feels like summer just ended, but companies are already hiring seasonal employees to help out during the busy winter months. While we all want to bundle up during the cold Minnesota winters, there are plenty of opportunities to earn extra cash through seasonal jobs that will help get you through the holidays and beyond. […]

Why Now is the Perfect Time for an Apprenticeship in Minnesota

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to advance your career and get paid to learn. They help employers create a strong talent pool for finding new employees and help workers gain experience in highly skilled work. It’s no surprise that apprenticeships are on the rise, especially in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Institute of Economic Policy, […]

How to Survive at Work When Your Coworkers Talk Politics

We’re still more than a year away from another presidential election, but plenty of candidates, pundits, and even your coworkers are making their political opinions known. As Midwesterners we’re taught it’s polite to avoid certain topics like politics and religion; however, it may seem unavoidable nowadays when everyone is constantly plugged into the news and […]

Giving Your Employees the Benefit of the Doubt

When you’re an employer, there’s a lot you have to take into account every moment of every day just to be able to run your business. Bringing employees into the equation makes things even more complicated. How do you know you can trust an employee? Unless you have good reason not to, giving them the […]

How Twin Cities Companies Deal with Angry Employees

An angry employee can quickly upset an otherwise positive work environment and, if ignored, can escalate into violence. This can be a difficult situation to handle. Here are some practical pointers to help. It always starts with communication and communication begins with listening. This doesn’t mean you forget your role as manager, but rather that […]