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8 award-winning strategies for building diversity

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Diversity and inclusion programs make companies more innovative. Research proves that. Yet many organizations struggle with building a diverse and inclusive team, especially at the leadership level. Award-winning top companies don’t give up, and they get results. Here are seven proven techniques from award-winning companies you can put to use to improve diversity in your… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Who are Arizona’s most influential Millennials?

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They are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s business world.… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

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In the first half of 2016, State Farm plans to hire 1,000 employees in the greater Phoenix area, and will hold a job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Mesa. The insurance firm plans to add more employees as it expands in the Phoenix area throughout the year. State Farm announced earlier in January it… Read More →

What are the Top 10 hardest-to-fill occupations?

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The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2015, with the 10 most difficult being: Podiatrists Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Occupational therapists Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Psychiatrists Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists Internists, general Physical therapists Speech-language pathologists Occupational therapy assistants During… Read More →

Mobile Mini treats employees to ‘Star Wars’ screening

Chris Miner, Mobile Mini's senior vice president and general counsel, and Ryanne Tezanos, senior vice president of customer and operational excellence, attend Mobile Mini’s screening of “The Force Awakens.” Photo by Erin Davis, AZ Big Media

Businesses around the Valley are hosting holiday parties, exchanging gifts and cookies and wrapping up the year. For Mobile Mini employees today, rather than visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, they experienced visions of lightsabers, Wookies and Jedis instead.   “Our President and CEO, Erik Olsson, is a longtime ‘Star Wars’ fan,” explains… Read More →

Govig & Associates launches college recruitment program

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Govig & Associates, one of the largest privately-held firms in the global MRINetwork of executive search firms, has launched GovigU, a college graduate recruitment program for small- and medium-sized businesses in preparation for the impending shortage of qualified talent. The GovigU team partners with clients to enhance their employer brand recognition amongst the college and university talent market, and coaches businesses on the services and expertise needed to attract college graduates. The program helps companies identify,… Read More →

Sub-Zero Group, Inc. expanding in Goodyear

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Sub-Zero Group, Inc, the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, is undertaking a $34 million expansion to its facility in Goodyear, Ariz. The project is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Goodyear over the next four years. The expansion will add 248,000 square feet to the existing Goodyear factory, bringing the facility to 700,000… Read More →

Human Rights Campaign honors U.S. Bank

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized U.S. Bank with a perfect score of 100 percent in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. “We believe in putting people first, and our dedication to making ethical… Read More →

Aerospace firms make LGBT inclusion a priority

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Aerospace and defense companies continue to work toward LGBT inclusion, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. A full breakdown of the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) scores for the aerospace and defense sector, including ten… Read More →

ESI Ergonomic Solutions creates efficient workplace

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A few simple tweaks to the design of an office space can make all the difference when it comes to employee productivity. Mesa-based ESI Ergonomic Solutions CEO Carol Keogh has launched a national campaign called “Workspaceology,” which focuses on the science of workplace design as it relates to company culture and how designing a workplace that… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative

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Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa hiring 400 statewide

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Massage Envy Spa is looking to hire 400 new employees. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists has a projected growth of 23 percent by 2022 — much faster than the average for all occupations. “At Massage… Read More →