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Not a Well Kept Secret Anymore: Increased Relocations to the Midwest Improve our Talent Pool

Ten years ago I told my brother (who lives in Florida) that someday people would realize the Midwest is the very best place to live. Even though I said this with a chuckle as we threw our fishing lines into the ocean, I believed it. Today this comment is coming to fruition. Our firm has

Social Networking for Busy People Panel Discussion a Success

With more than 300 million active users on Facebook, according to the Web site’s fact page, and LinkedIn members growing monthly by 1.1 million users, social networking is here to stay, and it’s not just for kids anymore. The fact is more and more businesses are integrating social media into their traditional marketing practices and

Corporate Philanthropy Feels Good

Corporate social responsibility: three words that can make a world of difference to a large group of people. At C&A Industries, Inc., parent company to Aureus Group, corporate social responsibility is more than just the latest buzz word. Here, employees and management give back in various ways, some big, some small, but it is always

SHRM Nebraska Conference a Place to Learn and Mingle

The SHRM Nebraska State Conference last week was a great success! Education, networking, and fun continues to serve and advance the HR profession.

Nebraska SHRM Conference

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is having their annual state conference September 24th & 25th at the Embassy Suites – LaVista, NE.  The Aureus Group has been a supporter of this organization and conference for years.  Over the years, we have presented, exhibited, and sponsored the Grand Prize!  2009 is no different –

Staffing After a Recession

According to a recent article in USA Today, 53 percent of employers plan to hire in the next 12 months. Based on this news and feedback from our clients, contract and full-time positions in the technical, professional, and healthcare industries are poised to increase substantially. This staffing news initiated a discussion about how the economic downturn

Get Creative: Hire for Innovation

We have all received the message that in order to compete in today’s economy we need to be more innovative. Innovative hiring means bringing on “creative” employees, but exactly what sort of “creative” people do we need to attract, hire, and retain?

Moving Up in a Downturn

Downturns are a recurring fact of life in every industry. Sooner or later, the demand for products or services decline or evolve, regardless of the state of the economy as a whole. Some industries and geographical regions have obviously been affected more than others during the latest downturn. But every company/leader should exploit industry downturns