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JobsInME: In all of your years of employment, what is your proudest accomplishment? Tell us about it!

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Joanne Grant was recently hired as director of residential services at Hinckley by Day One.

Grant received her master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in clinical mental health from the University of Southern Maine.

Michael Sullivan joined Unum as assistant vice president of market development.

Sullivan was previously the senior director of marketing at Idexx Laboratories for more than 12 years.

Jimmy Quirion joined Macpage LLC, a certified public accounting firm, as a staff accountant.

Quirion, of Vassalboro, graduated from Thomas College in 2013 with a degree in accounting. He interned with the firm during the summer of 2013.

Bonnie Holding, a Master Maine Guide and small business owner, was named director of information and education at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Holding is a Master Maine Guide with 28 years of experience. For the past 23 years, she has also owned and operated her own business, the Gold/Smith Gallery at Sugarloaf Ski Resort.

Amanda Campbell recently joined Pierce Promotions as a manager in their client services group.

Campbell previously worked as an account manager for The Boston Beer Company.

Jenna Herbert joined Diversified Communications as a project manager.

Herbert was previously employed with Accruent of Austin, Texas.

Rachel Bannister joined Patrons Oxford Insurance Company in Auburn as personal lines senior underwriter and marketing supervisor.

Bannister is active in the Maine Chapter of CPCU. She has more than 20 years of insurance experience.

Careers

5:49 pm , 07/08/2014 Springborn Staffing

More and more workers are removing themselves from the umbrella of authority that comes with being an employee and joining the “freedom” of freelancing, consulting, or other forms of independent contracting. In addition, more and more companies are contracting projects that were previously assigned to employees in an effort to cut costs by eliminating benefit packages. The key is knowing the correct way to classify a worker. The IRS implements stiff penalties against companies who avoid tax responsibilities, innocently or not, by classifying an employee as an independent contractor.

5:13 pm , 06/24/2014 Springborn Staffing

Companies that maintain an ethical culture in the workplace reap the rewards of more motivated and productive employees, resulting in greater financial success. Nonprofit and association management professional, Lori Porter, MBA, IOM, CAE, talks about it in her Associations Now blog post. “An organization’s ethical climate is important because it can improve employee morale, enrich organizational commitment, and foster an involved and retained workforce,” Porter wrote. “Organizational ethics are primarily driven not by policies and procedures but by the actions of its leaders.

10:41 am , 06/17/2014 Springborn Staffing

Many companies are losing their best. Replacing your top employees is costly – much more costly than a great retention plan. Taking the time to evaluate and reenergize your retention capabilities is crucial. Examine your company as a whole, of course, but also evaluate individual departments. Are some of your managers excelling at retention while others are losing talent? Identify your weak links; learn from your strong areas; build up you retention program. Invest in your business by investing in your greatest asset – your employees. Consider these top retention strategies.

2:55 pm , 06/11/2014 Springborn Staffing

Searching for a new job can be exhilarating, but also intimidating. The key in winning the war is having an adequate battle plan. Review the following tips to make sure your job search is advancing forward.

The Moment of Truth
Before you can win the dream job, you need to know exactly what your dream job is.

Who are you?
• What is your passion?
• What gives you energy?
• What are your priorities?
• What are your core values?

1:49 pm , 06/03/2014 Springborn Staffing

Cloud storage (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive) has been a efficiency-enhancing development in the workforce, enabling staff to access shared documents, conversations, and software from practically any device, anywhere in the world, but people still have concerns about the cloud’s logistics, data safety, and overall privacy issues. Follow these five steps to ensure your cloud storage experience is safe, organized, and efficient.

2:12 pm , 05/27/2014 Springborn Staffing

Planning wisely, and then focusing on conducting the plan can be a challenge, but the resulting increased productivity in worth the effort. Get started by following these 9 tips.

4:30 pm , 05/20/2014 Springborn Staffing

Regardless of emails, phone calls, memos, etc, meetings are still one of the most effective ways that people share and exchange information, get feedback, plan, collaborate, and make important decisions for their company. While technology is an incredible blessing, it has also created the art of isolation. Flexible work hours and locations create alone time at our computers and hinder face-to-face meetings. The more stressed we are and the more pressure we feel, the more we tend to avoid meetings, but in reality bringing a team together can have many benefits.

2:59 pm , 04/22/2014 Springborn Staffing

Many companies will have, at some point, an employee who is injured on the job. Establishing an effective return-to-work program, benefits both the employee and the company. The worker benefits by being productive again and receiving a salary, and the employer benefits by having an experienced and productive worker back on the job instead of drawing disability benefits, ultimately reducing workers’ compensation costs.

An adequate return-to-work program focuses on three criteria.

I. Make Job Offers in Writing and Be Specific

1:36 pm , 04/15/2014 Springborn Staffing

An accurate job description documents the responsibilities, the competencies, and the skill/experience/education required for a company position. They are essential to evaluate work distribution, organize your departments, recruit quality, and set standards for employee reviews. Last, but not least, they provide documentation of legal compliance.

Purpose of Job descriptions

4:02 pm , 04/08/2014 Springborn Staffing

The candidate for hire made the short list. He/she is on the top, but the criminal background check came back with a negative report. This isn’t that surprising; according to the US Department of Justice, 30% of American adults have criminal records. This includes individuals   erroneously arrested and never convicted, those who have a non-malicious one-time incident, as well as those with multiple convictions pertaining to violent crimes. So what is the next step?