“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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Happy 5th Anniversary – Milliner & Associates

by Rich Milliner Today I was reminded that this is a very special day for everyone here at Milliner & Associates. Monday, November 5, 2012 marks the 5 year anniversary of the start of our professional staffing firm. I often tell people how blessed I am as a father, husband, son, brother, community member and […]

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How To Ask For Help At Work

When it comes to our jobs, none of us enjoy feeling like we don’t know what we’re doing. But, we enjoy asking for help even less. Let’s be honest. Asking for help at work is easier said than done. Even within the most question-friendly work environments, people may still feel a certain level of apprehension […]

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New Staff Member Joins Milliner & Associates!

by Rich Milliner Please help us in welcoming Jesamyn Rayman to the M&A team. Jesamyn is a tremendously talented individual who will be utilizing her extensive experience of client and candidate development to add to our expanding Temporary Staffing division. Jesamyn’s education and professional career has always centered on assisting and benefiting the needs of […]

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IBJ News Recognizes Milliner & Associates

by Dave Heitman Milliner & Associates of Indianapolis, IN has been honored with a recognition by Indianapolis Business Journal in its selection of “Largest Indianapolis-Area Temporary-Employment Services.” Announcing a special recognition appearing in the August, 2011 issue of Indianapolis Business Journal published by IBJ Corp.. Milliner & Associates was selected for the following honor: “20th […]

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Job Searching During the Holidays?

For those of us that are gainfully employed doing something that we love, the holidays can be a time that we are able to focus on the more important aspects of life such as our loved ones. However, most of us are close to someone that is unemployed, underemployed, or unhappily employed. So, with the […]

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Hiring….Road Blocks?

Have you ever wondered why it seems so hard to find the right candidate for your open position? The job market is flush with candidates, so why isn’t hiring the right person easy? I recently read an article in INC magazine regarding common problems amongst interviewers. Although the article is geared toward entrepreneurs, the problems […]

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Welcome Aboard Mike Springer!

by Rich Milliner Welcome aboard Mike Springer! We couldn’t be happier to announce Mike Springer as the newest member of the M&A Team. Mike brings a wealth of Industry experience and knowledge that rival many in our marketplace. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Mike let me give you a quick rundown…Mike’s background […]

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Can you write me your “Powergraph?”

by Rich Milliner This is probably one of the simplest questions we ask to gather vital information from the candidates we assist. Surprisingly though, it can be one of the most difficult for them to answer. For the purpose of this blog and for a little insight into the vernacular we use in our firm…a […]

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A new voice at Milliner & Associates

by Rich Milliner Today is a monumental day for everyone here at Milliner & Associates – as one of my employees kindly put it regarding our company’s first blog, “We’re finally unplugging our answering machine and switching over to voicemail!” So, if you don’t mind, I’d like to take this opportunity to give everyone the […]

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