June is National Employee Wellness Month

Workplace wellness programs — which are incentivized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — are varied in nature and may include everything from blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to participatory groups designed to get employees to maintain a healthy weight or to quit smoking. A recent report by the RAND Corporation found that… Read More »

All Aboard for Onboarding Success

Your new employees arrived on time for their first day of work and are ready to start producing for your company. The hard part of the hiring process is over — but it’s not done yet. Now, you need to figure out how you will train these employees to get them up to speed as quick as… Read More »

Soft Skills as Important as Hard Skills According to Survey

A majority of employers, 77 percent, believe soft skills are just as important as hard skills, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. And 16 percent of employers said soft skills are more important than hard skills when evaluating candidates for a job.… Read More »

IMKO Workforce Solutions to open new offices in Lincoln, NE and Bristol, IN

Saint Joseph, MO February 28th, 2014. IMKO Workforce Solutions Corporate office announced the opening of their new offices in Lincoln, NE and Bristol IN. The new offices will enable IMKO to broaden its efforts to service the expanding local market and strengthen local support to existing clients. By establishing the presence on the ground, IMKO… Read More »

2014: The Year of the Employee

We just completed our ten big predictions for HR, talent, and learning in 2014 and the theme is “The Year of the Employee.” Global economic growth will cause the balance of power to shift, allowing top talent to exert more control. Top people with key skills (engineering, math, life sciences, energy) will be in short… Read More »

Forecasts for the Job Market in 2014

While the job market may not have moved as quickly as many would have wished in 2013, it certainly improved. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 186,300 jobs were created per month on average from January to October of this year, up from 172,700 during the same period in 2012 and 169,900 in 2011.… Read More »

Writing a Resume for 2014

One of the best pieces of advice I received many years ago was  “Always learn something new that you can add to your resume.”  Adding new skills to your resume is something we should always be doing however what are other things that you should include on your resume to let a future employer know… Read More »

Majority of employees to seek new jobs in 2014

A vast majority of North American employees plan to actively pursue new job opportunities in 2014, but the percentage is down slightly from the previous year, according to a poll by Right Management, a division of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). A Right Management survey found that 83 percent of the workers surveyed said they intend… Read More »