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What are Four Soft Skills that Employers Want?

According to Linkedin, 57 percent of the business leaders surveyed said they believe soft skills are most important. Skills and education can be obtained but translating these into influence and results requires more. The most sought after soft skills in 2018 are leadership, communication, collaboration, and time management.

What Does Your Interview Process Look Like?

In this extremely tight labor market you can increase the probability of acquiring top talent and elevating your brand by tweaking a few things.

Help Us Help You

We have definitely felt the market ramping back up after many of our customers, candidates, in-house and contract employees took much needed vacations. We typically see an increase in needs between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Did you know this is the longest period in the corporate world without a recognized holiday?

Fun Facts & Stats About Staffing

How many staffing services are there? This is a common question from our customers. The reality is there is no barrier to entry in this dynamic industry and it seems like a new service pops up every week. The reality is U.S. staffing agencies assign millions of people to millions of jobs every business day.

How Many Jobs Have You Had?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker has 10 different jobs before they turn forty years old. The average tenure is 4.4 years. Considering I've been at Aureus Group since 1994 these stats amaze me. That said, I have noticed this trend in all disciplines and business sectors.

What is Your PTO Policy?

Although there are no federal guidelines requiring employers to provide vacation days, it's a common and necessary business practice to attract and retain top talent. The top three criteria top talent is looking for in selecting their next employer is total compensation

Smart Compensation: Equal Pay, Internal & External Equity

Did you see the 60 Minute special reporting the $6 million spend by Salesforce to create equal pay for women? This bold, courageous, and significant investment in their workforce is already paying off. Beyond the free national press, building this type of employer brand is priceless when it comes to attracting and retaining top innovative

FUN at WORK…Happy Employees = Happy Customers

Warren Buffett & March Madness - $1 Million a Year for Life. Berkshire Hathaway continues to hedge bets with their annual March Madness bracket for employees. Last year a West Virginia factory worker won $100,000 for picking 31 of the tournament's first 32 games.

Staffing Pioneer Joins Chamber’s Hall of Fame – Larry J. Courtnage

There are few times in life when you meet someone who will truly impact your life. I will never forget the day I interviewed with Larry Courtnage. On that November day in 1994 I joined his team and he affectionately became "Mr. C". During my first few years, his guidance in the form of "riddles"

It’s Noisy…Who Will You Listen to in 2018?

As we kick off the New Year, I've been reflecting on the last couple decades. I have experienced two recessions in last 23 years in the dynamic search and staffing industry. Although Aureus Group had a growth year in 2017, it has not been easy.