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Company Culture: Why It Matters

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Developing an exceptional company culture is important now more than ever. For the first time in history, millennials have become the largest generation in the United States workforce, making up almost 54 million professionals, according to LinkedIn.   During the hiring process, millennials seek to find a long-term place of work where growth is guaranteed personally and professionally. This means beginning with extensive research and diving deep […]

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Trending: Informal Interviews

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The economy ended the second quarter with strong momentum, following a reopening after distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Reuters, 15,000 more jobs in April and May were created than in previous months.   As more jobs become available, hiring picks up the pace within each industry. […]

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT-MADISON THAYER

MADISON THAYER, OPERATIONS MANAGER GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Our employees at FWF are vital contributors and key assets to our growth. At FWF we cherish our employees and take pride in coaching our team members to advance in their roles, gain valuable skill sets, and build the foundation for long-term career success.    FWF’s employee spotlight highlights Madison Thayer. Thayer was hired in 2020 and is […]

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How to Connect and Build Your Network Effectively

Significance of LinkedIn  LinkedIn is one of the largest social platforms for job seekers and work-hungry professionals. Primarily used to motivate, educate, and connect individuals, LinkedIn allows for networking expansion to your personal work life.    Providing professional-to-professional interaction, LinkedIn gives access to over 57 million companies throughout the world. Whether you are seeking a new career opportunity or looking to gain knowledge in your position through industry-specific […]

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Gender Diversity Impacts the Workplace

Gender diversity has proven to be beneficial to organizations for a variety of reasons. From job satisfaction and culture to financial stability, when women are involved, company performance improves.   Company Culture  Women contribute to the development of a better work environment. According to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), “having a higher percentage of women in an organization predicted more job satisfaction; more organizational dedication; more meaningful […]

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Winning Your Virtual Interview

Remote work structures and a virtual interview process through online communication platforms have become the new normal for many organizations. While virtual interviews are often conducted with the same structure as face-to-face interviews, they require unique factors to succeed.  According to Harvard Business Review, there are three components to consider to complete a noteworthy virtual interview:   Your Message  Your Setting  Your Delivery  Your Message  Your […]

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Emphasizing Perspectives: A Diverse Workplace

Diversity empowers employees by appreciating what makes them unique, whether that be their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, education, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion. According to Global Diversity Practice, “Diversity allows for the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.” Organizations that promote diversity acknowledge and appreciate the unique viewpoints of their employees.  Organizational […]

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Realizing Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is the reputation that an individual carries with them. According to SMU Daily Campus, it is the “impression that your skills, experience, actions, and value leave on colleagues, past, present, and future.”  It explains who you are and the story behind your identity.   Building Your Personal Brand  As stated on Learning Hub, “85% of U.S. recruiters and HR […]

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Maximizing Job Placement in a Competitive COVID-19 Market

  Young professionals and job-seekers have experienced major challenges in finding and landing positions due to the effects of COVID-19. Organizations have been forced to adjust their work environments to accommodate the ever–changing stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. Research shows that a similar outlook on the workplace is expected in 2021 as was seen in 2020.   Trends in the Workplace  “Statistics show that there was a 92% increase in remote jobs between […]

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COVID-19 Brings Newly Discovered Internship Challenges

Young professionals have been challenged to adapt to new ways of gaining real-world work experience due to the restrictions of COVID-19. College-aged students have consistently sought out internship positions for professional development, but the ease of finding and the extent of learning through these opportunities has been affected.   Dialing in on Zoom  Zoom has encompassed many individual’s routines for working remotely, and many companies are using […]

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