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Nov 29th


Workday reorganization: Start with goals each day

Pick up any paper and you'll see news about some company's reorganization. Businesses reorganize as a matter of course. They get leaner, they rein in loose ends, they identify opportunities and they move forward toward something better for the business and for its shareholders and customers. Why not take a cue from the big wigs and reorganize yourself?

Tara Spann joins Diversity Information Resources board

Tara Spann joins Diversity Information Resources boardDiversity Information Resources (DIR) appointed new board member, Tara Spann, during the annual Board of Directors meeting in February, 2013.

Department of Commerce warns consumers to take caution when shopping online for payday loans

Payday lending, short-term consumer loans have nearly doubled in the past five years, reaching a high of 350,000 in 2011. Minnesotans may turn to payday-lending companies to make ends meet during difficult economic times, the Department of Commerce urges consumers to beware if committing to a payday loan online.

Study links hiring difficulties to 45 percent of job vacancies

A new study found that 45 percent of job vacancies in select occupations in Minnesota were considered by employers to be difficult to fill because of skills mismatches, demand-side issues such as unattractive wages, hours or location, or a combination of the two, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

BBB small business advice: Your company’s identity at risk

Everyone is aware of the threat of personal identity theft, but identity thieves are now also preying on businesses. This scam has evolved from targeting individuals, and now the most sophisticated identity thieves are pursuing even bigger potential payoffs by targeting businesses. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering advice on how to avoid the different forms of business ID theft, as well as guidance for small business owners if their company’s identity has been compromised.

FUNdraising Good Times Team building: A secret to fundraisings success

FUNdraising Good Times   Team building: A secret to fundraisings successWill hiring a fundraising professional solve your fundraising challenges? Is it your secret wish that someone will take care of fundraising so you can focus on the “more important” work of your nonprofit? Perhaps you seek a million dollar bequest from an unknown admirer.

Job seekers: Not having any luck?

Employers are looking for great people to hire; if a networking group online is focused on a certain industry, and the employer is hiring in that industry, they might go to that networking group’s website or and try to find a couple of rock stars. They might see that people can post comments, and they might read what these people have to get a glimpse into their perspective. So it is disconcerting to see job seekers bashing employers online.
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