Anchored by the crossroads of Interstate 80 and 380, the Iowa Creative Corridor is steeped in a vibrant community that values economic development in all kinds of disciplines. The area's professional and economic strengths attract a wide range of industries and bring a variety of employment opportunities to the region. Below is a selection of the industries currently blossoming in the region: Logistics/Distribution Because of the ideal vicinity to Interstate 80, the Iowa Creative Corridor area is a great location for jobseekers looking for employment in logistics and/or distribution.Continue Reading
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Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding and keeping great employees is always a key goal of any hiring staff. Many employers are struggling to come up with incentives to keep employees during Covid-19. One way is to offer very competitive wages and benefits to attract good people to your company. The other is to create a great workplace and offer incentives to keep employees with your company for the long haul. One good thing this pandemic has brought has been requiring flexibility of workplaces and a focus on workplace safety. Prior to the pandemic, workplace culture was a long-term trend.Continue Reading
When you hire a new employee, hopes are high all around and everything is shiny and new. Studies show that the longer you extend the pink cloud stage, the longer you can expect to retain that employee. A thoughtful plan for bringing new employees into the fold can greatly improve your odds of keeping the great employees you worked so hard to find and hire. According to HCI (Human Capital Institute), an estimated 90% of new hires made the decision to stay or leave a job within their first six months.Continue Reading
Unless it’s a “don’t let the door hit you on your way out” kind of situation, where the reasons are fairly obvious, most employers need to know why employees are leaving them. After all, according to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the average cost to replace an employee for all categories of workers is about $4,000. Blue collar and manual workers can be replaced for an average cost of $2,000, while replacing managerial and professional employees cost as much as $7,000.Continue Reading