AAIM Young Professionals Board Spotlight: Kaitlin Bearden December 9, 2019

Get to know the members of our AAIM Young Professionals Board. The AAIM Young Professionals program fosters career development, leadership proficiencies, and relationship-building of passionate and high-potential young professionals in the St. Louis area. Members of the AAIM Young Professionals Board meet regularly to ensure the success of this annual program. Kaitlin Bearden Senior Benefits… Read more »

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Tackle the Holiday Blues and Leverage an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) December 3, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of year… but not for everyone. While many are filled with joy and excitement there are many individuals ridden with anxiety and sadness during the holiday season. From financial stress, family and relationship issues, to the pressure to find the perfect gift in a sea of crowds, the list of… Read more »

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Top 10 Background Screening Myths Debunked November 12, 2019

The ins and outs of background checks are often a source of confusion for employers. Can companies perform them in-house? What’s “the box” and why is it banned? To ensure you’re practicing fair hiring and avoiding critical mistakes, we sat down for an interview with Matt Wideman, Product Manager, Talent Technologies & Background Verification. Myth… Read more »

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How to Document Effective Interview Feedback October 16, 2019

Great hires start with great interview feedback. When interviewing candidates, your hiring decisions rely on good communication between interviewers. And this involves documenting specific interview feedback and sharing it with your team in a consistent way. Why consistent interview feedback is important Taking the time to think through and document a structured process for interview… Read more »

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5 Tips for Speaking With Employees About Security Threats (Without Causing Alarm) October 8, 2019

Though many businesses are spending more money than ever before on cybersecurity, many continue to be woefully unprepared for physical security threats. This doesn’t just apply to the implementation of technology like security cameras or improving access control, either … Many of today’s inefficiencies are a simple result of the fact that businesses don’t speak… Read more »

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How Growth Mindset and Curiosity Drive High Performance October 3, 2019

What happens when a bunch of business experts, researchers, educators, and a psychologist walk into a room? Exactly what you’d expect: they nerd out on research. Such was the scene at the now-defunct CEB Leadership Academies faculty retreat for years. The retreats were a rare opportunity to connect with far-flung colleagues and share best practices… Read more »

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Becoming the Boss: Leadership Training for Millennials September 30, 2019

Millennials are the generation everyone has been talking about for years. They are the only generation to have grown up both with and without the internet. Catapulted into the digital era with a hunger for technology, millennials in the workplace has been a popular topic among employers. With Baby Boomers entering retirement, millennials have been… Read more »

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Feelings at Work: Is Authenticity a Trend? September 23, 2019

How many of us wish everyone would leave all their baggage, especially the bags overstuffed with feelings, at the door when they walk into work? We don’t have time to talk about your feelings, especially the ones about your life or even the ones you have about work. We need to produce, hit the numbers,… Read more »

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Is Your Workplace Prepared for Cold & Flu Season? September 17, 2019

Do colds and the flu spread through your organization quicker than an all-office memo? The flu cost U.S. employers over $21 billion in lost productivity during the 2017–2018 flu season, according to an estimate from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. As an employer, you play a big role in keeping your staff healthy during flu… Read more »

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Invest in Your Employees with Continuous Onboarding September 10, 2019

Lack of advancement opportunity is one of the top reasons why professionals leave their jobs. A recent survey of exiting workers found that more than half said their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving. Many reported that in the months prior to their departure, no one had spoken to… Read more »

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