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February 27, 2017
Jim Annis talks workplace on The Jon Sanchez Show

CEO Jim Annis talks on The Jon Sanchez Show (kkoh-am 780). Workplace dynamics, generations, social media, and the workforce are discussed in this not-to-miss 20 minute segment.

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February 21, 2017
Recreational marijuana is legal; now what?

By Jim Annis, CEO You may know it as cannabis, Mary Jane, pot, grass, 420, burnie, and many more creative names. Whatever you call it, recreational marijuana is now legal in Nevada. What does that mean exactly? That is a little more complicated. This article is not about medical marijuana, because medical marijuana has been around […]

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February 17, 2017
Get Creative for SUCCESSFUL HIRING in 2017

by Celeste Johnson, COO   Northern Nevada is now an employee market. Implications for employers include a multitude of things – one being the way they hire. Employers must step out of their box, implementing creative tactics and strategies to find (and retain) top talent. Why is this? The Northern Nevada market is now at […]

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February 10, 2017
The Nervous Nine of Human Resources – What Now?

By Jim Annis, CEO   As a regular columnist and presenter, I address employment, workplace and business issues across the country. In ALL cases, I’ve always managed my public persona like I treat my in-laws – never discuss politics or religion – until today. My responsibility as an NCET presenter on this topic compels me […]

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January 11, 2017
Workplace trends in 2017

By Jim Annis, CEO   Sitting around the management table, we are all in agreement about the following factors that will influence the workplace in 2017; however, we are not all in agreement about how they will reveal themselves. Time will tell. Starting a dialogue is a great place to start. Let’s begin … Millennialization […]

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January 3, 2017
The workplace togetherness guide

By CEO Jim Annis How do you approach the times of “togetherness” at your workplace? Open and honest communication helps increase the transparency of the organization and equal truth in my mind. That is one of the elements for a great place to work. We have had several goals for staff meetings over the years, from […]

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December 29, 2016
12 trends in business 2016

by Jim Annis, CEO   Every year we have a little fun marrying a well-loved holiday song and HR trends. Sing the words to the tune of, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Here we go: On the first day of Christmas, My true love gave to me, A Reno-o Re-enaissance. On the second day of Christmas, […]

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October 13, 2016
But vs. And

By Anastasia Warren, Sales and Marketing Manager   “I like that idea, but we need to weigh the pros and cons.” If my upper leadership responds with this, I automatically feel that my input is inadequate. That my solution was the wrong one. That there are too many flaws to my idea. “I like that […]

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June 10, 2016
In a tight job market, he who hesitates is lost

By Jim Annis, CEO   Oops ... lost one. Oh, and there's another. Wait for it ... and ... gone. What's happening? Companies are losing key employees left and right. In the talent acquisition game, this market is hot, hot, hot. Companies cannot delay hiring people. Our headhunting and recruiting side of the business is […]

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May 20, 2016
4 business email etiquette tips

By Jim Annis   "As I said before, I'm sorry if this touches a nerve because I just know you people never read this column all the way to the end." - The Annoying One How did you react? The sentence encapsulates everything that can go wrong in workplace email communication. It floors us how […]

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May 5, 2016
The power of paid time off

by Jim Annis Unlimited paid time off, or PTO, has almost reached superhero status in the media, showcased by startups and giants like GE and Adobe. This permissive approach to time off has burst forth from the phone booth with a super cape, promising that if employees are getting their work done and have received […]

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April 26, 2016
Investing in yourself and your skill set

By Jim Annis   From the breakroom to the boardroom, you have admired them from afar. They are magnetic personalities who truly take care of themselves physically. They are committed mentally to lifelong learning — including developing their career through certifications or college degrees. At a cocktail party they may be fascinating with a ring of […]

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