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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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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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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Weaving Diversity into the Fabric of Your Organization July 30, 2019

Many small and medium-sized businesses do not have a focus on diversity and inclusion within their organizations.  Most do not have any internal Human Resources position not to mention a role focused on diversity.  This type of effort for smaller businesses is usually led by a “leader” who determines why it is important for the… Read more »

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We Are Bringing the Park to YOU! June 5, 2019

Have you ever ridden the Tower of Terror in Walt Disney World? If you have… you know the feeling. It’s 13 stories tall, and as you are in the elevator and it rises, it starts to shake, and it feels like it’s breaking. At the top of the tower, the windows open, and your seat… Read more »

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Keys to Succession Planning Success May 31, 2019

Succession planning is more critical now than ever, with the pace of business change and the experience gap in the workforce at large.  Effective succession planning and development may make the difference between winning and losing organizations.  But in large and small organizations alike, viable succession planning is a formidable challenge.  Here are some important… Read more »

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