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  Most companies are acutely aware of the financial costs of employee overtime. Paying a minimum of time-and-a-half to have workers on-site adds up fast, but this isn’t the only aspect of these extra hours that is affecting your bottom line. Overtime has numerous drawbacks that can significantly harm your profitability, and they aren’t all… Read more »

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  When you are on the hunt for a new job, your primary goal is to convince a prospective employer that you are the best person for the role. Typically, this means that you need to be highly persuasive, so you can shape the hiring manager’s perception of you as a candidate. There are people… Read more »

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  The vast majority of companies know that biased hiring practices aren’t acceptable. There are numerous laws and regulations that dictate what can and cannot be taken into consideration when evaluating candidates, and most businesses do a good job of adhering to these standards. But, unconscious bias can be harder to control, as many people… Read more »

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  Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience. Often, there is a significant amount of anxiety that comes with sitting down across from a hiring manager, especially if you really want the job. And, from time to time, your nerves are going to get you, and you end up leaving that light industrial interview wondering if… Read more »

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  Millennials are officially the largest generation in the workforce today, and many of them have begun to push towards the rank of manager as their careers move forward. But many of them aren’t fully aware of how to oversee co-workers their own age, and this leaves them vulnerable as they step into these supervisory… Read more »

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We were so excited that our HR Coordinator, Heather Fisher was able to meet Cy Wakeman today at the THRAC conference.  Cy was the keynote speaker who presented “No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut The Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results!  The management team of The Advance Group are big fans… Read more »

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We will be doing smaller fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for next year’s Race for the Cure. Please share this flyer with your family, friends, employees, etc. For every person that goes to the Monroe Escape Room(address below) during the month of November and mentions “The Advance Group fundraiser”, our team will receive… Read more »

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  Sometimes, an employee with all the right skills ends up not working out. It often has nothing to do with their capabilities; it’s due to the company’s culture and a general sense that they don’t fit in. While corporate culture is hard to define, it generally represents the overall working atmosphere. Everything from the… Read more »

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  Sometimes you start your first real job only to quickly realize it doesn’t meet your expectations. Maybe the work was misrepresented in some way, and you didn’t discover the discrepancy until you were in the position, or you thought the job was something you wanted to do, and later figured out it wasn’t. While… Read more »

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  When it comes to attracting candidates, your job ads are a powerful tool in your recruitment arsenal. But, depending on how you structure them, you might not be bringing in the diverse group of professionals you’re hoping to find. Everything from the language you choose to the job boards you use can impact who… Read more »