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Vision 2020 - What Is Your Staffing Plan?

Talent drives strategy! As we wrap up Q3 2015, it's time to start the riveting 2016 budget and strategic staffing plan process. In lieu of the market conditions; extremely low unemployment, technology demands, disruptive innovation, and the demographics of our workforce, you may want to consider a 2020 staffing plan.

A four year plan incorporating initiatives, succession planning, acquiring new talent, developing existing talent, and aligning their career aspirations with your company's mission / values is essential for our businesses to succeed...

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Featured Talent

Aureus Finance and Accounting

Payroll Manager/Specialist: Direct Hire/Match Hire®/Contract - $35/hr: This payroll specialist has been completing payroll for seven plus years and has a real passion for it! They have worked with processing semi-monthly payroll for about 150 employees, paid all of the state/local taxes and garnishments, and worked with production and processing of quarterly reports. This professional has good experience with Microsoft Office, Kronos, Keystone, and Integra...

Accounting Manager: Direct Hire - $85K: This candidate is a needle in the haystack that you don't want to miss out on! Their eight years of experience, MBA, and BA with a dual major in finance and accounting has allowed this candidate to very quickly progress from staff level into senior and management positions. This professional also has a solid mixture of IT in their background helping out with ERP system conversions and automating processes and procedures...

Cost Accountant: Direct Hire - $80K: Take a look at this financial accountant with just over ten years of experience, both in public accounting and big business! This is an individual who isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and do reconciliation work or whatever else is asked of them. They have done costing and price analysis for a 4,000+ product line. Don't miss out on the opportunity to speak with this steal of a candidate...

Accountant: Direct Hire/Match Hire®/Contract - $28/hr: Our exceptional candidate is available for contract, Match Hire®, or direct hire employment.  With years of experience, this candidate can bring financial and accounting procedures, payroll, accounts payable and receivables, budgeting, billing and customer service to any stable company. With personality and the willingness to learn, this candidate won't be around for long...

Aureus Systems

Cisco Network Engineer: Direct Hire - $110K: This Senior Network Security Engineer, who was recently part of an acquisition and re-organization, is looking for a long-term career opportunity. With more than 15 years of experience and multiple certifications, their background includes network engineering, network security, firewalls, routing protocols, routers and switches, load balancing, and more. This professional also has security exposure in industries such as financial, technology, and government...

Project Manager: Direct Hire - $105K or Contract - $63/hr: Don’t miss out on this passionate Project Manager with more than 25 years of information technology experience on both complex software and infrastructure projects and nearly 20 years of project management experience with completed certifications as a Certified Scrum Master, PMP and the AIM IT Leadership Academy! This seasoned professional works well under pressure and is a true leader...

Systems Administrator: Match Hire® or Direct Hire - $75K: Hardworking, detail-oriented IT Professional with an extensive background in System Administration and Analysis. This candidate has a thorough knowledge and experience working with various EMR systems including Epic and NextGen and HL7 migrations and has worked alongside numerous medical professionals. Networking side includes experience troubleshooting and maintaining hardware and software servers and workstations throughout the facility...

Lead .Net Developer: Match Hire® or Direct Hire - $110K: This creative Software Manager/Lead is very hands on and is hungry to do more development.  Experience working with C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL, and more, this candidate enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to improve business success and customer satisfaction through the use of technology. Their greatest job satisfaction comes from designing and creating systems that result in better, faster, and less costly ways of doing business...

Aureus Executive

Interim Financial Executive: Interim - $140/hr: Accomplished finance executive with leadership experience in many environments including start-up, turnaround, and growth positions. Expertise in building, training, and developing corporate finance departments. Proven experience in mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting and GAAP/IFRS/Statutory reporting standards for U.S. and international insurance companies. Proven ability to analyze and re-engineer cross functional processes that result in greater efficiencies…

Information Services VP: Direct Hire - $200K: This professional is currently the Director of Information Technology for a company, overseeing 130 employees in the following areas: Business Applications, Clinical Applications, Clinical Engineering, Customer Services and Support, Enterprise Technology, Health Information, Network, and Infrastructure. This individual has delivered on two large scale EPIC implementations both on time and within budget while obtaining Stage 6 HIMSS…

Sales and Marketing Executive: Direct Hire - $150K: Any organization would benefit from this highly-skilled and diverse marketing professional with experience in retail marketing leadership and big CPG. Talented in branding, product strategy, marketing, and much more. Committed to the Midwest for quality of life reasons, and passively interested in making a change...

Chief Compliance Officer: Direct Hire - $160K: A seasoned financial industry compliance professional with more than sixteen years of experience in risk management, banking operations, and mortgage regulatory work is looking for a new challenge. Versed in drafting, executing, and overseeing training and testing programs to ensure compliance with various federal and state agencies, mitigating enterprise risk. Served as contact for auditors and examiners...

Healthcare Administration

Chief Executive Officer: Direct Hire - $130K: This dynamic CEO has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings including large acute care hospitals, critical access hospital, long term care, home health and specialty clinics. A results-oriented healthcare professional with a proven track record of organization success as demonstrated through the turnaround of a $700,000 deficit in less than two years. As an engaged collaborator, this healthcare executive has built strategic relationships with senior executives, physicians, clinicians, boards and committees…

Healthcare Director: Direct Hire - $80K: Patient Access and Financial Services professional responsible for overseeing daily operations of a staff of more than 80 in the areas of patient access, emergency, admitting, and lab registration. Lead the Lean Committee and Six Sigma Committee to improve the processes and communication throughout the hospital. Excels in fast-paced, high-pressure and deadline-driven environments…

Chief Financial Officer: Direct Hire - $130K: Don't miss out on this Healthcare Administration CFO with experience in critical access hospitals! This candidate has their bachelor's degree in Accounting & Finance and offers eight years of hospital experience. Their skill set includes reporting, billing, credit, collections, contracts, cash management, budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and human resources. They also have experience with financial planning and has a strong leadership background…

Chief Nursing Officer: Direct Hire - $125K: Our candidate has several years of experience as a COO and CNO with a Critical Access facility. This individual was given the overwhelming task of overcoming deficiencies in the ER, lack of resources, and a facility in bankruptcy. Through their managerial skills and clinical abilities, they overcame all obstacles, received accreditations for the ER, and resolved deficiencies. In the last eight months this candidate had to act as administrator overseeing and coordinating the actions of all departments and ensuring they function as one…

We have the network in place to identify exceptional professionals based on your unique requirements. Click here to search all available candidates.

Do you have a staffing need outside of Aureus Group’s area of expertise? Our affiliate firms can help. Click on the company name to learn more.

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I welcome the opportunity to discuss your immediate and future staffing needs. Please contact me to arrange a personal visit or an interview with one of our top candidates.

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Chris L. Carlson
Chris L. Carlson, CPC
Managing Director
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  2014 2015
National 6.2% 5.3%
NE 3.3% 2.7%
IA 4.3% 3.8%
KS 4.4% 4.6%
MO 5.8% 5.8%
Metropolitan Areas
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 3.9% 3.2%
Lincoln, NE 3.2% 2.6%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 4.1% 3.4%
Kansas City, MO-KS 5.7% 5.3%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

National unemployment as of
August 2015.

State unemployment as of
August 2015.

Metropolitan area unemployment as of July 2015.

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