Next steps in our website transformation

Our technical support team has quickly fixed the hidden glitches on the job board from the website transformation this week.  Job seekers should now have full functionality to find and filter our advertised openings, as well as the option to apply online, via an indeed.com account, or via a linkedin.com profile. We trust that you’re… Read more »

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you are enjoying and exploring our redesigned website for employers and job seekers in greater metropolitan Chicago.  Added content and new features provide you with fresh resources and additional access to our professional staff. New tools for employers include: Option to self-schedule a call with Elyse, one of our staffing consultants. Quick form… Read more »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Getting the Most From Your Temporary Employees

Nearly every business in the world could benefit from workforce flexibility.  But what many professionals don’t realize is that “temps” can be used for more than just fill-ins for sick and vacation time.  In fact, when used strategically, temporary staffing can improve productivity, increase capacity to handle spikes in workload, and provide access to specialized… Read more »

57 years and going strong – Frank’s Employment anniversary

Happy anniversary to Frank’s Employment, recently celebrating 57 years in business serving the Fox Valley area and suburbs of metropolitan Chicago! Our staff surprised Craig Frank with a small party on Friday, March 7th, the actual anniversary. Elyse Williamson is also hosting a 14-day trivia party on our facebook page in honor of this milestone…. Read more »

3 Tips on new employment law – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony Caruso, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, presented “Key Employment Law Developments” as the featured speaker for our February meeting of the Kane DuPage HR Association. Tony’s annual presentation on this topic is always informative and insightful. So it’s a challenge to select 3 “top tips!” The Illinois Workplace Violence Prevention Act, in force as… Read more »

AFK!

Lots of active searches on our desks for mid-February, plus community activities this week and next! Congratulations to Dawn, who celebrates her 6-year hiring anniversary today. We are grateful to have her positive approach, friendliness with clients and candidates, and exceptional attention to detail. Rebecca attended the Valley Industrial Association‘s HR breakfast on Wednesday. The… Read more »

3 Tips on ACA employer mandate – KDHRA luncheon

The employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was the core topic of our presentation yesterday at the Kane DuPage HR Association luncheon. Attorneys Michael F. Hughes and Rebecca Dobbs Bush, partners with Smith Amundsen, led the robust and informative discussion on “Health Care Reform – Developing a Strategy Your Company Can… Read more »

3 Tips on social networking and business – KDHRA luncheon

Helen Mikulski and Julie Belloli (of The Management Association of Illinois) brought a lively and informative presentation on “Social Networking and Presence” to our October luncheon yesterday for the Kane DuPage HR Association. Top 3 tips: 90-9-1 Rule. 90% of people on social networking sites are passively present, viewing your business content but not actively… Read more »

No longer a “buyers’ market” for employers

In the past week, we’ve had three companies miss out on hiring specific applicants for direct-hire positions because other companies grabbed them first. Two of the employers simply didn’t move quickly enough and the third didn’t pay enough. Since 2009, those employers who were hiring had their pick of a large pool of unemployed workers.Now,… Read more »