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Aureus Group Announces Q4 Employee of the Quarter

It’s been proven time and time again that engagement results in increased productivity, happy employees, and satisfied customers. Leaders and managers need to embrace new ideas and be sure communication with employees is clear. As a result, every employee will hopefully understand how his/her role impacts the bottom line and helps achieve the company’s goals. While many factors contribute to overall employee engagement, I believe a key element to engagement is recognition.

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Economic Recovery Brings New Staffing Challenges

Although the economy won’t completely recover this year, the SI Review and Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as staffing analysts expect it to greatly improve and we are already seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As I mentioned in last month’s article, an increase in temporary orders and use of a contingent work force has historically been a sign of growth in all industries. However, the turn from contingent employees to a full-time head count will most likely be slower than in the past due in part to the many challenges facing businesses right now.

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Keep your career vibrant

The end of the year is often a time of reflection on the past and planning for the future. Some of us make our New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, read more, or a variety of other things to improve ourselves in one way or another. But, are you neglecting your professional health? Taking an inventory of where you are in your career and assessing your professional needs for the future will have a lasting effect on your overall well being.

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Planning and Forecasting with Contingent Workforce in 2010 and Beyond

We are wondering what 2010 will bring. Recession has turned to recovery, and the economy is now growing again. The pains of the labor market will soon be healed by higher productivity as consumer demand increases across the board. One of the elements that may influence the pace and direction of hiring during the recovery is actually the way jobs were cut during the recession. Companies seemed to cut much faster and deeper during this recession than previous ones, quickly moving through contingent workers into core full-time jobs. Many experts who follow trends in the staffing world believe that companies will have a higher dependence on contingent staff who will allow organizations to more strategically re-integrate staff into organizations not just in 2010, but beyond.

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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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Aureus Group Honors Employees at Annual Awards Luncheon

Aureus Group recently celebrated employee successes at our Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 6 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in LaVista. Nearly 400 employees throughout C&A Industries (parent company of Aureus Group) attended the event, which was kicked off with a keynote presentation by Scott Christopher, co-author of the best selling book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up, who spoke on the importance of having fun at work.

Aureus Group was the proud winner of several awards including the team Business Builder Award for the Executive division and individual awards for Mike T. with the Finance and Accounting division, who won the Rising Star award, Jon D. from the Executive division, who won both the Highest Gross Margin and President’s Club awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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