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MJ Named ‘Best Places to Work in Insurance’

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MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, was recently named one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group. The annual program was created six years ago to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in insurance. To be considered for the award companies had to… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

5 Building Blocks for Thriving Work Culture

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What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of… Read More →

5 Tips To Turn a Bad Customer Into a Good Customer

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A successful business cannot be considered a success without the support of a good customer. How you treat your customers, especially if you own a service-oriented business, can make the difference between a loyal returning customer who will become an ambassador for your business and a lost opportunity or a negative influence for your company… Read More →

NLRB puts thousands of small businesses, franchises at risk

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Need convincing that the National Labor Relations Board is an agency in desperate need of a management change? The NLRB, which ostensibly is charged with protecting workers’ rights and remedying unfair labor practices, has morphed into an arm of organized labor. Consider the board’s hit parade of the last few years: There was the case… Read More →

Department of Defense honors APS

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Arizona Public Service (APS) of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and… Read More →

Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

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Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

Need a High-Tech Remote Office?

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa introduces an innovative new workspace concept designed to offer a place to work efficiently and comfortably. Modeled to support today’s mobile business person, Tangent™ at Westin is an interconnected workspace that features video conferencing, seamless connectivity and collaboration areas. A part of a Westin brand-wide initiative, The Westin Kierland… Read More →

How to Break Free from a Micromanager

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Micromanagers are known for peering over employees’ shoulders, stifling their independence and meddling in the minutiae of their everyday work. And in a recent Accountemps survey, a majority of workers polled said they have firsthand experience with an overbearing boss. Fifty-nine percent of employees interviewed reported working for a micromanager at some point in their… Read More →

Report: Arizona is failing new parents

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A new state-by-state analysis shows how little the nation supports and protects working mothers and fathers when a new child arrives – and Arizona is among the states with the worst records. The study, Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents, is the most comprehensive analysis to date of state laws… Read More →

Boost bottom line by helping workers with personal finances

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Employee productivity can be directly correlated with the overall profitability and general health of an organization. An effective workforce, to no one’s surprise, produces an effective product or service. However, many employers are overlooking one of the top issues negatively affecting productivity – problems with personal finances. According to the 2014 PwC Employee Financial Wellness… Read More →

Dignity Health looking for experienced nurses

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Chandler Regional Medical Center is hosting a virtual recruitment event this week for experienced ICU, ED and OR Nurses to support its expansion and its new designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center. The tower expansion, expected to open this summer, will offer five floors with 96 in-patient beds (bringing the total bed count to… Read More →

Mobile job-search office hits the road

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St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) has taken its successful job-development program for homeless, low-income and disadvantaged individuals on the road with the Mobile Success Unit, the Valley’s first mobile job-search office. The private non-profit organization has outfitted a renovated 39-foot, 2003 Newmar Kountry Star RV with four computers and desk space for clients to use… Read More →

Chandler hosts virtual nursing career fair

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center will be holding a virtual nursing career fair to support its expansion with a 96-bed tower expected to open in the fall. Nurses will be able to “chat on-line” from home with Chandler Regional’s recruiters and directors. The virtual nursing career fair will take place Wednesday, May 21 from… Read More →