Pete the Planner & Hattie the Intern

Hattie Hynes is a Recruiting/HR Marketing Intern with Milliner & Associates. She will graduate from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2018. I recently had the opportunity to go to Indiana INTERNnet’s Intern Meet & Greet with Pete… Pete the Planner. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a financial planner by day and comedian by […]

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2017 HSA contribution limits virtually unchanged

Well, with all the changes we can expect in the coming year.  The amount that can be contributed tax-free for medical expenses to your personal HSA account isn’t one of them.  The Internal Revenue Service has announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) for tax year […]

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American Staffing Association Recognizes Milliner & Associates for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Program

  Indianapolis, IN, October 21st, 2016 —Milliner & Associates, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, was conferred a 2016 American Staffing Association Care Award honorable mention distinction. This national awards program recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member staffing firms, associate members (staffing industry suppliers), and […]

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Mentor Guides, Encourages Intern

Madison Foster is a senior at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. She is currently a Recruiting/HR Marketing Intern with Milliner & Associates, LLC in Indianapolis. Having a mentor is a pretty powerful thing. It’s more than just having someone give you advice. A true mentor not only gives advice, but supports, guides, teaches […]

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Refrain…Reframe…Receive

Diane Harrison is a senior at IUPUI Kelley School of Business. She is a Recruiting & HR/Marketing Intern with Milliner & Associates. Have you ever felt like life happens so fast and that you never really have time to do the things you want? Maybe you feel like life is passing you by. Do you […]

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Soak Up Everything You Can!

How many times in your college career have you heard the words, “You need to do an internship”? I can’t even begin to count the amount of times I heard that phrase. Most of the time I would shrug them off. I work full-time and go to school, I can’t just quit and jump into […]

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Intern has many reasons to be thankful

Can you believe Thanksgiving has come and gone? It seems like I interviewed for my internship with Milliner & Associates (M&A) just a few weeks ago; the time has passed quickly for me. As the Fall season winds down, this is a great opportunity to contemplate all the things for which we can be thankful. […]

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Intern lets her personality shine

In October, I attended the Indiana Means Business Career Fair. It seemed like a normal career fair with students, alumni and employers. It was a unique experience for me, though. I had the pleasure of attending as an employer and as a student. I got to see how it operated on both ends of the […]

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First generation college student trailblazing career path

My name is Firdas, and I am the first member of my family to go to college! My family moved to the United States 10 years ago when I was only 13 years old. At the time, I already knew that going to college would be a given for me. My parents gave up all […]

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American Staffing Association “Staffing World”

by Rich Milliner Please join us and help congratulate Nicole Bieker for being chosen to not only to be a speaker, but a moderator and panelist for this year’s American Staffing Association “Staffing World” to be held in Nashville, TN on October 27th through 29th! Staffing World is the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo […]

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Passport to Employment

Over the last few years our Recruiting Manager, Jenea Bowlin, has had the opportunity to volunteer time with Passport to Employment. Passport to Employment is a team of volunteer staff offering the following service and support to un/under/unhappily employed professionals in the Indianapolis area: * Career support and crisis counseling; * Help with identifying talents, […]

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Making the Most of Networking Opportunities

by Eric McCray Being an intern on a team of recruiting professionals has definitely allowed me to take advantage of opportunities to learn about local companies, but also to meet area professionals in the field that I am so passionate about. As I continue to develop my resume and career path, I am continually finding […]

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Expect The Unexpected!!

by Eric McCray Recently, our office traveled to Decatur Central to conduct mock interviews with students affiliated with their Jobs for America’s Graduates program (JAG). While the JAG program is a new concept to me, I think this program is very beneficial and provides students with the assistance needed to become better prepared for the […]

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Mock interviews mirror real-life nerves

by Alecia Kissel During the holidays, Milliner & Associates went to Decatur Central High School to mock interview their students involved in the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) program. JAG helps students with their job search, resume building, interview skills and networking. This week we are going back to provide face-to-face feedback on how we […]

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New internship brings fresh perspective

by Kim Trojan With the start of any new opportunity, whether its classes at school or a job, I always have those first day jitters. My first day at Milliner & Associates (M&A) was no different. I interviewed with M&A last spring for their summer internship and then again in the fall for the spring […]

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Get the Job: 7 Tips for Rocking Every Interview

by Rebecca Pesavento Let’s be honest – there are very few people that can genuinely say they get excited about job interviews. You do get butterflies, but they’re not typically those “pre first date jitters”. You may be excited about a potential opportunity, but the idea of dressing up, doing extensive interview preparation and still […]

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“REDUCTION IN FORCE” What Now?

by Jenea Bowlin “REDUCTION IN FORCE” What Now? I consider it to be nothing short of a privilege to have the honor of participating in the career search efforts of area professionals. Over the course of the past decade plus, I have been on the receiving end of “Reductions in Force” on more occasions than […]

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What does “GIVING BACK” and “MAKING A DIFFERENCE” mean to you?

by Nicole Bieker What does “giving back” and “making a difference” mean to you? What a deep question, right? These past few weeks, the Milliner & Associates team has answered that question by volunteering its time and professional experiences to the junior and senior JAG students at Decatur Central High School. Your next question may […]

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Halloween Activities In the Workplace – Be Aware

It is that time of year when companies and their employees are planning for the second largest commercial holiday in the United States, Halloween. Before employers automatically plan on supporting Halloween activities in their workplace, they need to think through the pros and cons of doing so. Here are some ideas to consider prior to […]

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IBJ News recognizes Milliner & Associates

by Rich Milliner What a great year 2013 has turned out to be for Milliner & Associates!! Our firm was recently recognized, by the Indiana Business Journal, as the 12th Largest Employment Agency in Indianapolis. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I can’t thank our dedicated staff enough for all of their hard work, dedication and […]

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Vice President of the Indiana Search and Staffing Association

by Rich Milliner Milliner & Associates is proud to announce that one of its own Nicole Bieker was recently elected to the Leadership position of Vice President of the Indiana Search and Staffing Association on October 23, 2013. The Indiana Search and Staffing Association is a member – supported professional trade association dedicated to the […]

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Interviewing Dos and Don’ts for Companies

by Rich Milliner Conducting effective interviews helps to ensure you are hiring the best-qualified candidate for the job. As a general rule, information requested and obtained through the interview process should be limited to that which is essential for determining whether an applicant is qualified for the job. The do’s and don’ts below can help […]

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Workplace Dress Codes — 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Employers

by Rich Milliner The arrival of summer temperatures, along with a more relaxed feel around the office, can leave some employers unsure about how to set dress standards that are both in line with the company image and in compliance with the law. Consider the following do’s and don’ts: 1. DO Make Sure Your Policies […]

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4 HR And Recruiting Tips For Strengthening Your Business

by Rich Milliner 4 HR And Recruiting Tips For Strengthening Your Business: Tip #1: Improve Your Interviewing — Building a strong team starts with the hiring process. Far too many employers make the mistake of shooting from the hip during an interview — no preparation, no plan. However, the more effort you put into the […]

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6 Steps For Tackling Tough HR Conversations

6 Steps For Tackling Tough HR Conversations Face it; it is just a matter of time before you need to talk with employees about: • A messy desk • Being late • Discrimination • Drugs or alcohol use • Excessive cell phone usage (texting or talking) • Flirtatious behavior • Having an inter-office affair • […]

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