How Can You Get Staff to Stay Long Term? Advance Employees Answer

Retention is often a top concern for companies. Every employer wants to keep their best and brightest on staff, so they often seek out opportunities to enhance the employee experience and encourage skilled professionals to stay long-term. However, figuring out how to approach retention can be a challenge. Not every professional wants the same things,… Read More »

30 Years of Advancing Our Communities: Why Being a Reputable Firm Matters More Than Ever

This year, The Advance Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. That’s three decades of helping our communities thrive, advancing the careers of job seekers, and enhancing the operations of area companies. We couldn’t be prouder of the work we get to do, supporting people and businesses in ways that really matter. By partnering with The… Read More »

Here’s How COVID-19 Changed Job Search Etiquette

COVID-19 had a significant impact on job searches. Core portions of the recruitment process had to be altered to account for shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, and general safety. As a result, specific approaches that were once considered best practices don’t work in today’s landscape. Changes had to be made. As a result, job search etiquette… Read More »

Burned Out from Working at Home? Try This!

COVID-19 led to an unprecedented situation. As shelter-in-place orders began to emerge, many companies had little choice but to send their employees home, launching telecommuting programs to maintain operations. While many professionals thrive when working remotely, the stress of the situation and lack of in-person contact can be draining. As a result, burnout is also… Read More »

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Unemployment may still be high, but that doesn’t mean great workers are easy to recruit, motivate and retain. In this video interview, Stacey Bigelow explains why becoming an employer of choice is critical to attracting and keeping superior employees right now:   Video Transcript: Mandy Wittschen: What does it mean to be an employer of… Read More »

3 Signs You May Have Become a “Toxic” Manager

If you ask a manager to describe themselves, the odds that they’ll label themselves “toxic” are pretty slim. However, it can be hard to see yourself accurately. Even if you believe that you’re making sound leadership choices, your employees may view your actions differently. Ultimately, whether you are toxic depends more on their perspective than… Read More »

Now Is the Perfect Time to Find a New Temporary Job

Many people are surprised when they hear that now is an excellent time to find a new temporary job, but it’s true. Companies are hiring, and there are opportunities available in a variety of industries. Plus, many short-term positions are offering higher pay rates than usual. That means finding a temporary job today could be… Read More »

Happy 6th Anniversary, Renee Trombly-DuBois!

  To celebrate Renee Trombly-DuBois’s 6th year with The Advance Group, we sat down with her for a Q & A session.  Here are a few highlights to enjoy:   Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given? A: “Just Because Life Gives You A Cactus, That Doesn’t Mean You Need To Sit On… Read More »

Emotional Intelligence Tips for Every Employee

Navigating the professional world can be tricky. While a person’s technical capabilities are critical for their success, emotional intelligence is just as essential. Without emotional intelligence, interacting with others effectively is challenging. With it, you’re better equipped to understand your feelings as well as the emotions of others, enabling you to consider them as you… Read More »

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Kaydee Forgette!

  To celebrate Kaydee Forgette’s 2nd year with The Advance Group, we sat down with her for a Q & A session.  Here are a few highlights to enjoy: Q: What are the last three items you purchased on your credit card? A: L’ange hair products/ hair tools, clothes & fall throw pillows. Q: What’s your… Read More »