Why Should You Donate Bone Marrow?

Have you ever known someone with Leukemia, Lymphoma or other blood related cancers?

For those of us in Indianapolis, known to be true blue Indianapolis Colts supporters, we all remember when Coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Pagano has been quoted as saying, “My condition was leukemia. But my position was, I’m walking out of here.” And he did, with many thanks to his doctors and research done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can watch a short video about Coach Pagano’s experience here.

Every 3 minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer. In 2014, it’s estimated that over 150,000 people will be diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma. Leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in children and young adults under 20 years old.

The good news is, there are ways to battle and beat these diseases and win!

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Job Seekers Choose Fulfillment Over Cool Offices (and 2 More Stories You Need to Know)

The latest happenings in MSP, staffing, recruiting, and the job market all in one place. Here’s what you need to know in this edition of The Workforce Know:

Job Seekers Choose Fulfillment Over Cool Offices

An international poll conducted by Monster reveals that job seekers are much more interested in professional fulfillment than cool or innovative offices when considering a new role. READ MORE

Resume Advice from Real Life Recruiters

These days, job seekers are doing whatever they can to make their resumes stand out from the rest. There are so many resume experts telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. Some of the advice is helpful and some is not so helpful, but wouldn’t it be best to hear from the people who will actually be reading your resume? We thought so. That’s why we asked some of our very own recruiters to share their best pieces of resume advice for job seekers. Take a minute to sift through these golden nuggets of wisdom and see how your resume holds up!
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Job Hopping More Damaging to Careers Than Ever Before (and 2 More Stories You Need to Know)

The latest happenings in MSP, staffing, recruiting, and the job market all in one place. Here’s what you need to know in this edition of The Workforce Know:

Job Hopping More Damaging to Careers Than Ever Before

A new study shows that most workers perceive job hopping as hazardous to one’s career growth. According to the 2014 Emerging Workforce Study, 61% of workers today agreed that changing jobs every few years is damaging to a person’s long-term career success. READ MORE

The 4 Biggest Employee Engagement Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are committed to an organization’s vision and goals. Employees who are engaged in their work strive to further the organization’s well-being and success, as opposed to putting in hours just to earn a paycheck. However, a satisfied employee is not necessarily one with high levels of engagement. A person can put in the minimum amount of work and be satisfied without being fully engaged.

Employee engagement is critical to an organization’s success because fully engaged employees go the extra mile, leading to higher productivity and greater profits. Engaged employees are committed to the organization and genuinely want the best for the company. They are also more likely to stay with the company for a long time, which saves the time and resources needed to find qualified replacements. Along these lines, some of the biggest mistakes companies make with employee engagement can easily be avoided.
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Taking a Look at Both Sides of the Minimum Wage Debate

Seattle not only won the Super Bowl in 2014, but has elevated the debate on minimum wage by raising it to $15 per hour. Organizers of the local ordinance have vowed to take this battle to other cities as Seattle’s increase made national news and accelerated the debate in other major cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Washington’s state minimum wage is still $9.32 an hour, which is the highest in the nation. The national average is $7.25. The growing debate features supporters on both sides of the issue. Let’s take a look at some of the common arguments against and in favor of increasing the minimum wage:
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75% of Employees Would Switch Jobs for Better Pay (and 2 More Stories You Need to Know)

The latest happenings in MSP, staffing, recruiting, and the job market all in one place. Here’s what you need to know in this edition of The Workforce Know:

75% of Employees Would Switch Jobs for Better Pay

Globally, money appears to be the top driver to switch jobs. According to the latest findings of the Randstad Workmonitor survey, 75% of employees would change jobs if they could make more money somewhere else. The survey also found:
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Why We Love Temp Jobs (And You Should, Too!)

In some quarters, temp work is considered to be something less than a real job. The fact is, quite a few people choose this particular approach to earn a living. Working for a reputable staffing company provides a number of benefits that are difficult to secure with any other type of work situation. Here are some examples to keep in mind.
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