Why We’re Thankful

As the holiday season approaches we at Aureus Group are feeling very grateful to have such strong business partners and teammates as we head into this new and undoubtedly prosperous new year. We’ve all made it through one of the most challenging economic periods in history together. Here are a few of the reasons why we are thankful:

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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 historically been known for relocating people back to the Midwest after they left to gain experience and live the big city life. Staff, senior level and executives with roots in the Midwest usually come back. The difference today is that individuals who have never lived through a winter or experienced a city without a subway system are actively searching for a new career in the heartlands.

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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 professionals are using online social sites to network, find jobs and promote their personal brand at increasing rates. With this, how can busy professional ensure they are using social networking sites effectively? Where do we even start?

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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 more than the simple action of check writing (although impact full never-the-less). For C&A employees, social responsibility has become part of who we are as a company and is ingrained into C&A’s corporate culture where it can make the biggest impact.

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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 has driven companies to reorganize and realign recruitment efforts, leading to how Aureus Group will soon help our clients with the potential increase in positions.

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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 and harness unique opportunities for upward mobility. Talent management is a huge variable that will continue to rise to the forefront as an area where opportunities can be gained.

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