Text Is the New Email: Are You Using It?

In most workplaces, email has long been the standard approach for communication. The issue is, email isn’t what many of today’s candidates and professionals prefer. Instead, many Millennial and Gen Z candidates and employees actually favor texting over email. When a workplace doesn’t use texting, they are missing out on critical opportunities. Their recruitment efforts… Read More »

Does Your Communication Style Hurt Your Company Culture?

Communication is crucial to any company’s success. When information doesn’t flow freely, the resulting bottlenecks and siloes can lead to struggles. Not all employees are working with the most current data, which can lead to issues with output quality, divided priorities, and more. Plus, poor communication harms morale. If employees have to redo work because… Read More »

The Advance Group Attends EOI Pioneer Open House

Mindy VanAcker and Tyler Vanderhorst were honored to be invited to EOI Pioneer’s open house in Dundee, Michigan. “Michigan’s business climate and highly skilled manufacturing workforce provide an environment where businesses like EOI Pioneer can grow and thrive, creating good-paying jobs for Michiganders in Monroe County,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This is great news for working people, their families, and our economy as we continue our economic jumpstart and put… Read More »

5 Uncommon Places to Find Your Next Employee

When you need to find top talent for an open position, it’s common to turn to resources like job boards to find candidates. The issue is, when there’s a talent shortage, traditional approaches may not yield the best results. Instead, you need to get a bit creative and turn to resources that your competitors aren’t… Read More »

The Skill Shortage Is Real. How Are You Finding Top Talent?

Between skill gaps and a general talent shortage, companies are increasingly difficult to find the employees they need to thrive. While the situation can seem dire, that doesn’t mean organizations can’t take steps to stay on target. By using the right hiring approach, securing top talent becomes easier. If you aren’t sure where to begin,… Read More »

What Are You Doing to Meet Workers’ New Expectations?

Today, the landscape is changing. While many assumed that companies would have little trouble attracting and retaining workers after the pandemic, that isn’t what occurred. Instead, the workforce has new expectations of their employers, and the labor market is firmly in workers’ hands for the first time in years. If companies want to attract and… Read More »

Going Forward Every Manager Will Need These 3 Skills

While vaccine rollouts have been ongoing and re-opening processes are well underway, uncertainty remains. Many employees are dealing with a range of fears that weren’t common in the pre-pandemic landscape. Additionally, work paradigms have changed significantly, and many will remain altered for quite some time. If a manager is going to navigate this new world… Read More »

Six Ways to Attract Better Talent to Your Team

When you need to fill a vacant position, your goal is to find the absolute best candidate available. The issue is, if you aren’t attracting the right talent in the first place, find the ideal professional for the role can be surprisingly challenging. Luckily, there are things you can do to improve the quality of… Read More »

Job Seekers Want These Three Things. Do You Offer Them?

Securing top talent for your open positions isn’t something that happens by accident. Keeping in-demand professionals engaged throughout your hiring process and during their time as a new hire is crucial. If you don’t meet their early needs, the odds are high that you’ll lose them. Thankfully, by ensuring you bring the right things to… Read More »

The Advance Group Hired Janet Johnson as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Johnson brings with her nearly 30 years of staffing industry experience from the Midwest markets. She has worked with both government and the private industry. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Public Relations and Advertising from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. In her role prior to joining The Advance Group, Johnson helped grow… Read More »