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Teamwork is important to any organization. In my company I have the pleasure of working with what I consider to be an outstanding human resource and administration team. I love coming to work every day to interact and collaborate with this group of people.
Hiring college students for the summer months has been particularly rewarding for us at NRG Systems. Every year, we look to hire the best and the brightest students who are seeking to gain hands-on experience and eager to learn about our industry.
I have a friend who used to be an enthusiastic goal-setter and self-improvement specialist. She’s read many self-help books, diligently set New Year’s resolutions, and lived in steps (i.e., 5 proven steps to a better night’s sleep, or 3 steps for a slimmer waistline).
Now I sit at a desk at NRG Systems in a community outreach role, after a career in social services and higher education. Like many people of my generation, I left college believing there was an unbridgeable divide between jobs that save the world and jobs that don’t, summed up...
Vermont, where I live and work, is one of the least diverse states in the United States. The percentage of the State's population that is non-Hispanic white just recently dropped to 94%, according to the 2010 US Census.
I’m often asked by individuals I meet outside of NRG Systems to describe our company’s culture. I generally don’t like this question, even though I have an easy answer.
One might think that recruiting the best and the brightest during tough economic times would be an easy task – high unemployment means plenty of well-qualified people looking for meaningful work. In my experience, though, no matter what the economic climate, recruitment is challenging. It’s truly a study in human psychology.
I’m often asked by colleagues and other business professionals how we are able to recruit star candidates and hire to maintain a top workforce. The question that I believe is on their minds but often isn’t asked is, “What’s our secret sauce for hiring and retaining the best and brightest?”
Over a longer-than-I-care-to-admit business career in businesses of various sizes and in various stages of development, my colleagues and I have struggled mightily with the challenge of providing affordable, effective, and fair health care insurance to our employees.
I recently watched a CBS News 60 Minutes show titled "The Age of The Millennials," also known as Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995) and how to understand this generation as they are entering the workforce.