My involvement with Passport to Employment!

As a Recruiting Manager in the “Staffing” Industry for 5 plus years in our very big, yet very small city of Indianapolis, I have had the privilege of supporting the career search efforts of a number of professionals while providing service to area businesses. In order to effectively do my job of fulfilling the talent […]

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More than 60 Percent of Employee Turnover is Voluntary, Surprising Employers Who Could Have Predicted it

ROSELAND, NJ–(Marketwired – Feb 20, 2018) – Five percent of workers leave their jobs, voluntarily and involuntarily, every month on average, and 60 – 70 percent of all employee turnover is voluntary, according to a recent ADP Research Institute® (ADPRI) report, “Revelations from Workforce Turnover.” In today’s tightening labor market where finding skilled labor is […]

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Employee retention remains top workforce challenge, SHRM survey finds

Employee retention and turnover ranks as the top workforce management challenge, cited by 47% of HR leaders surveyed for the 2018 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Report. It is the third consecutive year this challenge has topped the list. Recruitment was the second-biggest challenge at 36%, while culture management, at 34%, jumped from the fifth most-cited challenge […]

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New tax withholding tables and deadline released

Employers must implement by Feb. 15 The IRS announced this week the new income tax withholding tables for 2018, reflecting changes made by the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers should begin using these new tables as soon as possible, but they must be implemented by February 15. Organizations should continue using the 2017 […]

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US employers’ hiring plans for temps in 2018 match last year’s intentions

More than half of US employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2018 as companies work to maintain flexibility in their workforces and test drive candidates for permanent roles, according to CareerBuilder’s job forecast for 2018. The forecast’s survey found 51% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2018, on par with […]

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The Skills Gap: Who’s to Blame?

The vast majority of Americans say that institutions—schools, employers, and governments—all share responsibility for the skills gap in the U.S., according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by Harris Poll. However, individual accountability is also a top factor contributing to this […]

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Develop a plan for giving

It’s that time of year again! The weather has officially changed, stores have started to stock the isles with festive swag, the remnants of tiny Trick Or Treater’s are spread out all over our lawns and businesses of all sizes are asking the annual question of “What should we do this year to give back […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of business!

It’s with great honor to announce that we have crossed yet another milestone in the history of Milliner & Associates.  November 5th marks 10 years of operations and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve all accomplished together. Not only has our firm risen up to become one of the most reputable search and […]

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ASA Honors Indianapolis Business Leader Nicole Bieker as Volunteer of the Year

The American Staffing Association yesterday afternoon honored Nicole Bieker, CSP, vice president of operations at Milliner & Associates in Indianapolis, as its 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Bieker was honored during the opening general session of Staffing World® 2017, the association’s annual convention and expo, in Chicago. The ASA Volunteer of the Year program, launched […]

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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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