Ways Employers Can Support Working Parents

Posted on: January 17th, 2022

Now more than ever, employers have an increased motivation to retain existing employees and recruit new ones. That includes everyone from Millennials to working parents. Parents have been hit especially hard with the demands the pandemic has placed on them, such as hybrid and online school and children needing to quarantine—and that is on top […]

7 Tips for Staying Safe in a Warehouse Job

Posted on: November 2nd, 2021

Warehouse jobs can be physically demanding. They can also present a few hazards while you’re on the job, such as forklifts, falling objects, and electrical shock, to name a few. To avoid injuries in a warehouse job, you’ll want to pay attention to safety training, follow the rules, and learn all you can about safety […]

How to Resign Professionally from a Job

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021

So, you’ve found a new job — congratulations! Now, how do you resign your current job in the most professional way? And why is that important? Let’s review a few things you need to do to make your resignation reflect the professionalism you have shown throughout your time with your current employer. Why Resign Professionally? […]

Should I Apply for a Job if I’m Not Fully Qualified?

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

Almost everyone has run across job ads where they don’t meet the qualifications. You might say to yourself, “I don’t have enough experience,” or “I don’t know that software.” Even so, we are encouraging applicants to cast a wide net, as you may find employers open to providing more training to underqualified individuals. At certain […]

Three Major Advantages to Contract Jobs

Posted on: June 22nd, 2021

Temporary, seasonal or contract jobs offer several advantages to the people who are willing to perform these positions. For one, you can get experience doing different things in a variety of industries. Two, you can choose a shift that you’d like to work. And three, you may step into a temp-to-hire role and find yourself […]

10 Best Working from Home Jobs

Posted on: June 11th, 2021

Is working from home your cup of tea? It isn’t for everyone, but as the past year has taught us, it’s a good skill set to have in your toolbelt, and some jobs are well suited to remote work. With a phone, internet connection, and computer, you can perform many jobs from the comfort of […]

What is it Like to Work in Customer Service?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021

Customer service jobs can be a great way to break into an industry you’re interested in, and there are usually plenty of these positions to go around for people with the right skills. Here are a few things you should know about working in service.  Communication is Key Customer service is all about communication, either […]

How to Hire and Retain Employees Post-COVID

Posted on: March 31st, 2021

The changes of the pandemic have affected nearly every industry from 2020 into 2021. Some businesses have experienced dramatic drops or increases in sales. Others struggled due to fluctuations in the supply chain. While the economy recovers and things slowly begin to return to normal, it is a good time to reevaluate your company’s hiring […]

Why Expanding Your Hiring Pool is Beneficial

Posted on: February 17th, 2021

Quality talent can be hard to come by and harder to retain. Plus, you never know when someone will need an extended absence for family leave or illness. Having access to a larger hiring pool of candidates can be beneficial in a number of ways, and it can help you with temporary positions as well […]

Benefits of Working the Night Shift

Posted on: January 25th, 2021

Have you ever considered working nights? The night shift, sometimes referred to as the third shift or the graveyard shift, offers some advantages to people who can adjust their schedules to working overnight hours such as 10 pm-6 am or 11 pm-7 am. Here in Eastern Iowa, a number of manufacturers, warehouses, food companies, and […]