3 Tips for employee conflict management – KDHRA luncheon

Thanks to Michael F. Hughes, attorney with SmithAmundsen, LLC, who presented at our October luncheon for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Mr. Hughes spoke about “Effectively Managing Employee Conflicts and Complaints.” Using approaches and methods from mediation processes, he provided several excellent insights. “Clarify what the disagreement is.  Obtain as much information as possible… Read more »

Toward a healthier rapport with recruiters

Leading the discussion of a TriCity Unemployment Group meeting is always a treat and a privilege for me. Our topic last evening: “10 Tips for a Healthier Rapport with Recruiters.” A common disconnect for hiring managers After introductions, I reflected upon the current “disconnect” that is common for managers who are hiring. Many assume that… Read more »

3 Tips for employee onboarding – KDHRA luncheon

The 2014-2014 event season for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association kicked off with a great luncheon this week.  Craig Frank (President, Frank’s Employment) welcomed everyone with summer highlights and a great story.  The staff of newly-opened Riverside Pub treated us to a hearty and delicious meal. Shannon Morgan, Manager of Talent Acquisition Policy for… Read more »

News from the Valley Industrial Association membership breakfast

Dawn and I both enjoyed representing Frank’s Employment at the 2014 general membership breakfast for the Valley Industrial Association.  A delicious buffet breakfast provided by the Q Center, networking opportunities with other professionals in business and industry, as well as plenty of information about initiatives and opportunities in the central Fox Valley area.  Here are… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce luncheon – insights from Peter Roskam

Craig Frank attended the federal legislative update luncheon today, sponsored by the St. Charles and Geneva Chambers of Commerce.  A great opportunity to interact with other business leaders, as well as enjoying the meal at Hilton Gardens. Representative Peter Roskam spoke at the event, with comments focused on how more might be accomplished in Washington… Read more »

AFK for our staff this week!

A busy week ahead for our staff, even with the upcoming end-of-summer holiday. Craig will attend the Federal Legislative Update luncheon on Tuesday, sponsored by the St Charles Chamber of Commerce. Peter Roskam, Representative for the 6th Congressional District, will be the featured speaker. Dawn and Elyse will attend the Valley Industrial Association membership breakfast… Read more »

Win + win + win = Carlton’s job search success

Sometimes simple actions make all the difference for job search success.  “Carlton,” a local applicant whom we recently placed in a great opportunity with a local client, is a perfect example of this. On Friday, he noticed and read our ad for a procurement position.  He tweaked his résumé content to better demonstrate exactly how… Read more »

3 tips for your job search in a competitive market

What do a welder, a fitness trainer, and a managing partner for a technology business have in common? Not much, at first glance. Yet all three were among many people who recently applied for a secretarial position we advertised. Granted, this administrative receptionist position was an excellent opportunity: a well-established and well-respected local firm; a… Read more »