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Shawn Graham has recently accepted the position as assistant professor of Human Services at the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.

Graham joined UMFK in 2007 working in the TRIO Student Support Services program as counselor/accessibility coordinator and as an adjunct instructor.

Randall B. Hobbs, grandson of founders Frank Hobbs, Sr. and Elizabeth Hobbs, joined the staff at the Hobbs Funeral Home as a practitioner trainee.

His father, Jeffrey Hobbs, is president and owner. Randall Hobbs, of South Portland, is working full time while completing his degree in funeral service at Mount Ida College. Once graduated, he will complete his apprenticeship and take his state and federal certification board examinations.

Monaghan Leahy, LLP has hired Nicholas Loukes as an associate.

His primary areas of practice are in commercial lending, real estate and corporate law. Loukes is admitted to practice in all Maine state courts as well as the United States Federal Court for the District of Maine.

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that Jennifer Rood, shareholder and member of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, has been accepted to the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Panel. The AAA provides services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court.

Ed Brady joined the sales staff at Classic Flooring, 427 Route One in Scarborough. Brady, of Scarborough, has extensive experience in the flooring business.

The Portland Museum of Art has hired Sarah Drake as a development operations coordinator.

Most recently, Drake worked as assistant to the director and as membership coordinator at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. She also worked as an administrative assistant and receptionist at Dietz Associates, Inc. and as a volunteer/intern at the Kennebunk Historical Society.

Competitive Energy Services, a strategic energy consulting firm in Portland, has hired Linda Hyatt as a pricing and products manager.

Hyatt previously worked for BlueTarp Financial in Portland as a member of its dealers services group.

Careers

5:07 pm , 09/16/2014 Springborn Staffing

Are you struggling to fill positions? Do you feel like your competitors are snagging the top talent? Is turnover hurting your bottom line? It’s time to revamp your hiring strategies.

3:14 pm , 09/09/2014 Springborn Staffing

Before the Job Search:

3:33 pm , 08/26/2014 Springborn Staffing

Do you have mental strength? In other words, do you maintain control of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, regardless of your circumstance? Have you developed a set of core beliefs, and the courage to live accordingly, even in the face of adversity? Do you have staying power – the endurance to keep advancing toward the goal when the path is rugged, as well as when it’s smooth?

Mental strength isn’t something you are born with – it’s a choice of commitment and hard work. Observe mentally strong people. They consistently make the following choices.

3:06 pm , 08/12/2014 Springborn Staffing

You may have the education, experience, and key skills for the job, but so do fifty other candidates. Even if there’s only five other candidates, unless you put yourself in the front of the pack, the job will go to someone else. So how do you accomplish this fete? Listen to what HR professionals have to say about stand-out candidates.

4:04 pm , 08/05/2014 Springborn Staffing

Employee reviews provide a way to track employee progress, increase productivity, and ultimately keep employees moving toward attainment of goals. Methods may differ from one company to another, but the purpose of and principles of conduct remain the same. Follow these best practices and performance reviews will have a positive impact within your company.

2:07 pm , 07/29/2014 Springborn Staffing

Everybody has the occasional bad day at work or the Monday morning blues, but when your bad days over rule the rest of your life and everyday feels like Monday, it’s time to stop, take stock, and evaluate your options. It might even be time for a career change.

Take the following test:

10:45 am , 07/23/2014 Springborn Staffing

Delegation is every manager’s responsibility. If you aren’t delegating (giving someone else the responsibility, authority, and accountability to act in your behalf), you aren’t fulfilling your role to its greatest capacity. True delegation serves multiple purposes:

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.