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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Minnesota companies have been struggling for the past decade to replace retiring skilled laborers. There is plenty of work available, but there aren’t enough people to complete jobs for clients. Despite federal and state efforts to place more people in skilled labor jobs, a disconnect remains. People outside of these industries may think automation is […]
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, […]
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 […]
The United States is currently experiencing a blue-collar labor shortage, and Minnesota companies are feeling its effects. Across all industries, there are currently more open positions than there are job seekers. Economists predict Minnesota will need more than 3 million workers by 2022 to keep up with the state’s economic growth but will likely fall […]
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 […]
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 […]