Celebrating 60 years: thank you from Elyse

On March 7th, 1957, Ruby Frank founded Frank’s Employment as a family owned company to serve the staffing and HR support needs for St. Charles, the central Fox Valley, and greater metropolitan Chicago. We’re celebrating our business anniversary with greetings and thank-you messages from our staff. From Elyse, our senior staffing consultant: Thanks to each… Read more »

Celebrating 60 years: thank you from Craig

Sixty years ago on March 7th, 1957, Ruby Frank founded Frank’s Employment as a local, family owned company to serve the staffing and HR support needs for St. Charles, the central Fox Valley, and greater metropolitan Chicago. We’re celebrating our business anniversary with greetings and thank-you messages from our staff. From Craig Frank, our president:… Read more »

3 tips to improve your Excel skill testing

Excel skill testing

Microsoft Word isn’t the only software skill expected for nearly every office position. It’s increasingly common for employers to also expect experience and expertise with Microsoft Excel, even for positions that don’t involve accounting or bookkeeping tasks. Try these three workbook ideas to expand your comfort level with Excel, while also improving your Excel skill… Read more »

3 surprising steps to improve your Word skill testing

Word skill testing

Microsoft Word is the most common software skill requested by our client employers. Even so, each employer identifies slightly different Word functions to target for proficiency for their office positions. The one common requirement is demonstrated efficiency in using Word for business. That’s the focus of our Word skill testing. Try these three basic ways… Read more »

3 simple hacks to prepare for our office skill testing

skill testing

For many job seekers, the prospect of skill testing as part of the hiring process can feel pretty daunting. After all, as adults in the workplace we don’t experience structured testing very often. So this nervousness is natural. Here are three suggestions to help you feel more confident and prepared for our general office skill… Read more »

Move quickly to hire top candidates

Excellent candidates are hard to find.  When you find one, you need to move quickly. The economy has been improving, albeit gradually.  The pace of hiring improved noticeably this year, which has made the labor market much tighter.  Some employers haven’t caught on to this reality, however, and move too slowly to successfully hire the… Read more »

Saying hello in public spaces – recruiting and confidentiality

His email was polite, but pointed: “I saw you at XYZ Restaurant today at lunch. Why didn’t you stop and say hello?” What a great question, especially since I had just interviewed this individual earlier in the week, knew his name, and recognized him immediately. I’m so glad he asked! The short answer to his… Read more »

3 tips on key employment law changes – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony J Caruso, Jr, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, spoke on “Key Employment Law Developments” at our February meeting of the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Tony’s presentations are always filled with humor, concrete examples, and detailed insights. Here are three tips on recent changes that impact local employers. “Ban the Box” – Enforced as… Read more »