Talent Forecast: Workforce Study Update

Posted by Administrator on January 11, 2019

In July 2018, Talent Forecast began an eight-month study to gauge and counteract the looming workforce shortages affecting northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The coordinated effort between NORTHFORCE, APEX, the IRRRB, and more regional partners has now conducted over 150 interviews with organizations of all sectors and individuals of all demographics, and our research consultants […]

A Four Point Plan for Employee Retention in 2019

Posted by Administrator on January 9, 2019

For a second year running, the biggest challenge facing employers is how to keep employees from leaving. Report after report including the recent 2018 Job Seeker Nation Study confirms that employee engagement and retention will be the most pressing HR struggle of 2019. Recruiting software company Jobvite interviewed 1,500 U.S. workers about their attitudes toward future […]

New Year, New Career?

Posted by Administrator on December 26, 2018

What’s your work resolution for 2019? To love your job? To get a new gig that allows you to live closer to family? Maybe you just want a raise and even have a specific figure in mind. Does your NF profile reflect what you want out of your career this year? Click HERE to make updates for […]

Growth Strategist Kayla Dietzmann: “Stay #NorthByChoice!”

Posted by Kayla Dietzmann on December 11, 2018

Last week, I started a new job at SCS Interiors as the Director of HR & Marketing. I’m excited for this adventure and looking forward to a new challenge. I’ll be training for a few days this month, going on maternity leave, and then back in March! As I wrap up my contract with NORTHFORCE, […]

At the Intersection of Employment Trends & Immigration

Posted by Administrator on December 10, 2018

The Minneapolis Federal Reserve explored the connections between slow population growth, tight labor markets, and immigration trends across the Ninth District on November 13 at their annual Regional Economic Conditions Conference. The half-day event combined presentations by economists and policy influencers from around the region, including keynote speaker Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. “If you don’t […]

Success Spotlight: Stephany Medina, Essentia Health

Posted by Administrator on December 2, 2018

Graduate of the Mentor Connection class of ’18, Stephany Medina, went straight from her mentorship to an internship at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. “I was actually planning on moving down towards the Twin Cities and looking for a job there,” says Stephany. But when her mentorship concluded, her mentor Emily Anderson, Community Health Program Manager […]

5 Guidelines for Negotiating A Better Wage

Posted by Administrator on December 1, 2018

How much do you make? How much do you want to make? These questions are often avoided and even dreaded — but they’re super important! And as one year draws to a close and another draws near, they’re likely more top-of-mind than usual. For perspective, the latest data from MIT’s Living Wage Calculator finds that a single […]

Life on the “Mid Coast”

Posted by Administrator on November 17, 2018

A new study on Midwest employment trends puts some serious cracks in “flyover country” rhetoric. Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the Walton Family Foundation have released their State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018 exploring economic trends within a 19-state region stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana, and from the Dakotas to Tennessee. The study finds that in […]

November 2018 Candidate Corner

Posted by Administrator on November 17, 2018

NORTHFORCE has tons of top talent seeking a new position — just looking for that right fit. Whether you’re an employer or hiring manager seeking to fill a current or future role, or a local professional willing to expand your #NorthByChoice network, we encourage making connections. Below is a quick snapshot of this month’s featured NORTHFORCE […]

5 Tips for More Effective Networking

Posted by Kayla Dietzmann on November 6, 2018

Networking doesn’t come easily for everyone. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Prepare & Practice. You won’t be great at networking if you never do it. Set a goal. Do you want to meet one new person or 50? Your approach will depend on your goal — but be sure you […]

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