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 »

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 »

Which Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Apply to Your Business?

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world. Companies and employees faced challenging situations, often with little notice. Now, most of the initial adapting is over, and businesses are reaching a level of homeostasis. As a result, it’s possible to take some time to reflect, allowing everyone to examine any lessons they learned along the way that… Read More »

Healthy Ways to Cope with COVID Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful event. For many people, their life changed fundamentally, practically overnight. Additionally, job losses were widespread, schools suddenly closed, and it isn’t clear when “normal” will once again be achieved. Finding ways to deal with the uptick in stress is a must. Otherwise, there can be short- and long-term… Read More »

Happy 6th Anniversary, Andrea Niceley!

To celebrate Andrea Niceley’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 quote do you live by? A: “Everything happens for a reason.” Q: What do you do with your downtime? A: Play volleyball, attend country concerts… Read More »

Why Manufacturing Companies Need to Focus on Company Culture More

The manufacturing industry has long been a part of the American economy. While it suffered greatly during the last major recession, the sector ultimately rebounded. Many of the lost jobs eventually returned, which initially seemed like a boon. However, many manufacturing companies struggle to find and retain skilled and dedicated employees. Engagement often wains for… Read More »

When Corona’s Done

Linda Roth, our Operations Manager commissioned a song for the staff of The Advance Group.  Stacey Bigelow has always had the motto, Work Hard, Play Hard.  The video that Linda created is a real look at the “play hard” side! 😊 A special Thank you to Linda for this gift and to Ryan Dunlap for… Read More »

Don’t Fall for These Business Culture Mistakes

  Company culture has become increasingly important in the eyes of candidates. Most professionals want more than just a solid salary and comprehensive benefits package; they also want an environment that meets their needs, the right amount of support, and access to opportunities. Certain business culture mistakes can be incredibly harmful for both recruitment and… Read More »

Does Your Workplace Focus on Well-Being?

    Employee wellness is critical if you want your company to thrive, and it is not an issue you should expect your workers to address only during their off-hours. If your organization is not focused on the well-being of your staff, preventable problems may occur that harm productivity and morale. Luckily, your company can… Read More »