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Moving From Employee Engagement to Employee Experience

Each season brings the next flock of employee engagement “must-have’s.” A new perk, paid laundry service, extra vacay time, surprise gift baskets—if it has not been tried yet, it will be soon. Toe the line or lose your talent to your competitor. The 2017 Global Human Capital Trends from Deloitte reads, “employees expect a productive,…

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Your Engagement Strategy Starts with the Recruiting Cycle

Care taken during your recruiting cycle pays off in higher retention and better engagement rates down the line. Recruiting processes can stagnate over time. When hiring, many companies pull up old job descriptions, throw in the kitchen sink, and post a one-size-fits-all advertisement on job boards to see what they can find. Recruiting software cuts…

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The Secret Sauce of Employee Engagement –  Your Recruiter

If you are looking at high turnover and low retention rates, at least part of the issue could be with the candidates you consider during your recruiting cycle. It is simple math—the applicants you hire become the workforce that carries your company. Not-so-good hires can lead to friction, reassignments, and eventually, one or the other…

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How Do You Really Measure Employee Engagement?

When you want to get serious about engagement in your workplace, how do you really measure it? As recruiters of professional and tech talent, we have a pretty good view of the importance of engagement and how it affects the performance and productivity of your company. From our perspective, engagement starts with the candidates we…

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Engagement Equals Higher Retention

You rarely hear that someone loves their job so much that they decide to look elsewhere. If your retention rates are lower than you want, it is worth your time and money to find out why. In September, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the median number of years that employees (of any…

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When Engagement is up so is Productivity

When people like what they are doing—and where they are doing it—they tend to be more productive. That is what the term and business of “engagement” is all about. For today’s skilled worker, engagement is as important as salary. Just a few years ago, engagement was a relatively new buzzword that spawned a wave of…

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Turnover is Costly—Know the Value of Employee Engagement

You already know that employee turnover is expensive. But knowing the real numbers is a key to understanding the total costs of candidates who do not prove to be a good fit or hiring decision for your company. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) explains the true costs of high turnover, which include the…

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System Admin

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UI Developer

UI Developer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/twO4l Job Summary: UI Developer  Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/twO4l

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Data Quality Manager

Data Quality Manager Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/HjdMv Job Summary: Primary ObjectiveThis role will be responsible for establishing components of a master data program that includes data quality standards, metrics, rules, policies, and monitoring. Objectives will include leading the development of Master Data quality standards, and the selection and implementation of tools to facilitate effective…

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Sr. Software Engineer Python

Senior Python Fullstack Developer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/CVJ6n Job Summary: Sr. Software Engineer As a part of the software development team, you will be creating and maintaining software that enables users of the messaging platforms to directly connect and interact with their users. Essential Responsibilities: Implementation as per coding standards Defining and carrying out…

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Software Developer

Software Developer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/9eyAa Job Summary: Software Engineer  Nexben – Minneapolis, MN 55401  $50,000 – $70,000 a year About Nexben: Nexben is a technology company, born and raised in Minnesota. We provide innovative technology solutions to the Health Insurance Industry. We work primarily in the small group environment but our system was built to…

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Senior Healthcare PM

Senior Healthcare PM Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/BkGpc Job Summary: An experienced Senior Project Manager is needed to plan and lead the Imprivata Reset project resulting in the reconfiguration and changes of a large, integrated system.  This position is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of complex, large projects within a program and is…

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Senior Full Stack Developer (Python)

Senior Full Stack Developer (Python) Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/Ogv6D Job Summary:  Looking for a Senior or Lead Development professional who enjoys solving problems, designing advanced solutions, writing elegant code and building developer tool-kits for advanced mobile messaging solutions including developing APIs working with 10 code, seven code, then moving into Apple phone IP style messaging.…

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Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/eRKDs Job Summary: Viking Engineering & Development Position:  Electrical Engineer Viking Engineering & Development is the leader in the automated wood fastening industry since 1975. The Viking team is personally invested in the success of their employees and customers. As the industry leader with global presence, Viking’s commitment to…

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Sr. Electrical Engineer

Sr. Electrical Engineer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/2SK63 Job Summary: Electrical Engineer   Description: The Electrical Engineer will support the Engineering Manager via: Design Engineering, upgrade current design schematics, guiding Jr. Engineers in design as needed. Support Manufacturing & Service via on floor and field support as needed. Troubleshoot electro-mechanical, software issues as needed Delegate…

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Salesforce.com Technologist

Salesforce.com Technologist Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/B6rOM Job Summary: Salesforce.com Technologist We are seeking a business-minded technologist responsible for enabling business requirements through the application of the Force.com platform from system design, development, configuration, testing and support. Our client offers applicants the ideal mix of best in the business experience and practices with startup excitement…

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QA Contract

QA Contract Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/CgraX Job Summary: Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/CgraX

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Sharepoint Administrator

Sharepoint Administrator Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/76ihq Job Summary: Sharepoint Administrator with.Net, C# development background to set up an install and configure client Next Chapter software on Sharepoint. Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/76ihq

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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/jyiZa Job Summary: Information Technology System Administrator Primary Duties:Install, maintain, and upgrade servers and desktop computers, software, and peripheral equipment.Design and implement network infrastructures for new office builds and office moves.Configure, install and maintain Cisco Small Business Routers and Switches.Diagnose hardware, software, printing, and network connectivity issues including LAN, WAN,…

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Program Manager

Program Manager Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/dfkKi Job Summary: Responsibilities Experienced Program Managers to lead complex medical/drug delivery product programs. Coordinate, communicate, and lead project teams, utilizing standard project management processes to successfully develop and transition programs from design through commercialization. Provide a single point of contact for the customer and all Phillips-Medisize facilities providing…

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ABAP Developer

Snr ABAP Developer Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/Xi35T Job Summary: Great opportunity, Organization is big enough for personal growth but still have the ability to be a big fish in a small pond, Currently, on ECC HANA Suite, Opportunity to make a positive impact, transforming the business, grow your skill set and career. Looking for…

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Sr BSA – SAP PP and MM

Senior Business Analyst SAP Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/K8bTQ Job Summary: Primary Objective: Identify, design and lead major business process re-engineering projects, while supporting information systems initiatives worldwide for specific business unit(s). Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/K8bTQ

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Senior Technical Recruiter

Technical recruiter Click here to apply: https://k7y.pl/s/oj3lL Job Summary: Executive Technology / Engineering Recruiter Our growing technology and recruitment and search firm is seeking experienced recruiters with the capability to earn high income (+200K), love to win and are career minded, to join our team. Our environment allows you to set your compensation goals, work…

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CIO Challenge: Solve Hiring Difficulties, Stay Competitive

A recent study explores the trends and challenges facing CIOs—including hiring IT talent.   The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is rapidly changing. Responsible for forecasting and acquiring talent to carry out technical objectives, the CIO also carries overall responsibility for the build-out, maintenance, protection, and function of IT within a company. A…

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Do These Eight Things to Write the Right Job Description

When you need to onboard top IT or engineering talent, be sure your job description is clear and compelling.   Our recruiting group sources professional candidates in the field of business management, IT, and engineering. We work closely with our client companies to fully understand their needs before identifying suitable talent.   Likewise, we nurture…

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Recruiting In The Future Requires A Different Set Of Skills

The future workplace requires a different set of skills and method of recruiting. Are you ready?   Because of the technological talent shortage, present-day IT recruiting is reactive. While longer term planning is taking place, fast talent acquisitions drive the posting of the next job description. IT or project management talent is usually needed yesterday,…

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Looking for a High Performance Candidate? Skip the Job Board

Are job boards irrelevant for finding top talent? Pretty much.   Job boards were the first step past “help wanted” newspaper advertisements. Big boards moved the job marketplace online and gave seekers and employers agility in posting and applying for open positions.   A recent survey of job board operators notes online job postings generate…

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Find the Right IT Recruiter Today

If you are a top-flight IT executive or professional thinking about a job change, chances are good a recruiter can help you open doors. But how do you find the right recruiter?   At present, there are skills shortages across industry at all levels. This means conditions are good for workers seeking lateral or upward…

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Recruitment: Hiring Top Talent Pays Off

With a tightening candidate pool, desirable job applicants have their choice of employers—and recruiters. As a consultant to C-level professionals, I routinely work with exceptional candidates seeking exceptional opportunities. Building high-level teams requires an understanding of high performing talent and the ability to recruit for outcomes and employment satisfaction.   What is “top” talent?  …

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C-Suite Talent: Advice for Your Map to the Top

When your career objectives include the C-suite, be sure to use the right map. LinkedIn researchers compared the profiles of more than 400,000 management consultants to find out what it takes to get to the top level of management and professional positions in the United States. Their study results confirm what recruiters already know—the path…

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Gender-Skewed Job Postings: What Does that Mean?

Despite the “war for top talent,” some employers looking to fill high level technical or business positions just do not “talk the talk.” What do we mean?   An October 2016 report from the White House discusses the preparations needed for a future deeply impacted by new and coming developments in technology like artificial intelligence…

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I Wish I Were a Purple…Squirrel? Maybe Not so Much

As an IT, tech, or business professional, do you sometimes wish you were a purple squirrel?   In the natural world, purple squirrels do not exist. In the recruiting world, they don’t really exist either—but every once in a while, someone spots one. Highly qualified in a specialized way, purple squirrels are industry lingo for…

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Hiring for the Long View—Re-skilling for the Future

The future workplace requires a different set of skills and method of recruiting. Are you ready? Because of the technological talent shortage, present-day IT recruiting is reactive. While longer term planning is taking place, fast talent acquisitions drive the posting of the next job description. IT or project management talent is usually needed yesterday, but…

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Do These Eight Things to Write the Right Job Description

When you need to on-board top IT or engineering talent, be sure your job description is clear and compelling. Our recruiting group sources professional candidates in the field of business management, IT, and engineering. We work closely with our client companies to fully understand their needs before identifying suitable talent. Likewise, we nurture the career…

Read More

CIO Challenge: Solve Hiring Difficulties, Stay Competitive

A recent study explores the trends and challenges facing CIOs—including hiring IT talent. The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is rapidly changing. Responsible for forecasting and acquiring talent to carry out technical objectives, the CIO also carries overall responsibility for the build-out, maintenance, protection, and function of IT within a company. A recent…

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Recruitment: Hiring Top Talent Pays Off

Top tier talent drives marketplace differentiation for companies looking for capability, innovation and revenue.  What defines “top tier,” and how do you attract high performance talent? With a tightening candidate pool, desirable job applicants have their choice of employers—and recruiters.  As a consultant to C-level professionals, I routinely work with exceptional candidates seeking exceptional opportunity. …

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Talent acquisition management: Tips for attracting applicants for high performance IT work

My business helps corporate teams meet goals, improve IT processes, and optimize staffing opportunities.  Problem solving for Fortune 500 and medium-sized enterprise means we continually work with the best innovators and creators—in those looking to hire, and candidates thinking about a change. Recruiters are a crucial business partner.  Companies challenged by talent poaching and declining…

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 Change is good—with the right recruiter

As a tool to leverage growth, a job change can help you advance—or potentially slow you down.  Be sure to understand the tangible and intangible costs of a job change.  The larger the change—the bigger the impact on your life, or work/life balance.  Consider these questions: Are you ready for a job change or different…

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Find the Right IT Recruiter Today

If you are a top-flight IT executive or professional thinking about a job change, chances are good a recruiter can help you open doors.  But how to find the right recruiter for you? At present there are skills shortages across industry at all levels.  This means conditions are good for workers seeking lateral or upward…

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Tech recruitment: right place, right time, right channel

First of all, the impact of Big Data on IT recruiting is significant. Expanding technology has created job boards, filtering and data tools that help people find hundreds of job openings with potential employers. In addition filtering and data tools help everyone in the job hunting and IT headhunting space. New ways of prospecting for candidates…

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Looking for a High Performance Candidate? Skip the Job Board

Are job boards irrelevant for finding top talent?  Pretty much. Job boards were the first step past “help wanted” newspaper advertisements.  The job marketplace moved online and the big boards gave seekers and employers agility in posting and applying for open positions. A recent survey of job board operators notes online job postings generate 11…

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