Just as football fans are wondering which teams have the goods to make it to the Super Bowl, organizations are clamoring for talent that will set them apart from competitors. This element of a strategic plan is crucial to organizations like ACA Talent and their clients because it encompasses the company’s overall goals, while propelling the organization forward.

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As every growing company knows, what separates you from the competition isn’t always your product or service. Often, it’s your people. Because of this competitive advantage, it’s essential not only to continue hiring talented individuals, but also keeping them engaged and motivated.

Why is employee engagement and motivation critical to a company’s success? A big part of that is because these factors are linked to turnover.

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As we all know, we are living in some tough times. With all the economic issues affecting millions of livesÐparents raising teenagers, couples facing the possibility of divorce, adult children having to care for elderly parentsÐeveryday problems can quickly become overwhelming. So where can employees turn when they need a willing ear? Often, this help comes in the form of an Employee Assistance ProgramÐbetter known as an EAP.

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At the height of summer, when college graduates might be sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun, many are pounding the pavement looking for their first post-college job. This year’s graduating class began college at the height of one of the worst recessions in recent history, and are emerging to find a very different job market than their parents experienced at their age. And because of that, their priorities have shifted.

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