Job Tips - Category: Hiring Best Practices

Making Your Company’s Virtual Career Fair Great

Virtual Job Fair scheduled for September 17th

If you are looking for some virtual career fair best practices, we’ve got a few to help your company make their next virtual career fair a success! COVID-19 has forced us to re-think a lot of normal business operations, and public hesitation to refrain from attending large-scale gatherings puts virtual career fair options at the top of mind for many businesses and recruiters.

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Attracting Talent to Iowa

Attracting talent to Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Careers ICR segment on KCRG-TV9

Corridor Careers was pleased to be asked to be a guest on Ethical Perspectives- a weekly look at the news sponsored by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County. This week we discussed trends in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City Job Market and how employers can attract talent. Host Quinn Pettifer welcomed guests Tim Carty, Director […]

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In The Works Podcast: Trends in CR Workforce

In the Works - a Coproduction of Newsradio WMT and Corridor Careers/The Gazette of Cedar Rapids Iowa

In The Works is a radio segment series in partnership with local AM600 WMT Newsradio.  Doug Wagner, our host, & Liz Kennedy, Corridor Careers, talk with area experts on the topic of workforce trends and information for both job seekers and employers. Trends, Skills, and Career-Readiness, Oh My! Liz and Doug chat about trends in […]

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New “Help Me Choose” Button

help me choose feature on Corridor Careers in Cedar Rapids Iowa

We want to offer lots of package options to area employers, however, we know that HR professionals and business owners don’t have time to sift through the various options. Our latest feature is designed to help employers select a great package based on their individual needs. “Help Me Choose” will deliver three great options based […]

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Lessons in Moving and Relocation

Cedar Rapids Boomerang - Relocating to Cedar Rapids

After bouncing around a few different cities in the Midwest over the last couple years, I made the challenging, yet right decision to move back to my hometown of Cedar Rapids in January of 2018.  Most recently I had been in Chicago, and while Chicago offered much in the way of dining, nightlife, and entertainment […]

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Hiring is hard. We make it easy.

Corridor traffic on 380 - hiring in the corridor

Hiring is hard.  With an unemployment rate of around 2.7% in Eastern Iowa1, you know you’ll be competing with other employers for candidate attention, let alone finalizing the job offer and attracting top talent.  And with so many points of entry for candidates to conduct their job search, posting your job online can feel like […]

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Relocation Logistics for Moving to the Cedar Rapids Area

dog in a moving box- moving to CR or IC

So you’re considering relocating to Cedar Rapids, IA or Iowa City, IA?  Good choice!  Once the dust has settled on your idea, it’s time to start thinking beyond all the homemade pie you’re going to eat once you get here and plan for your move. See How Far Your Potential Salary Will Go Knowing the […]

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Relocating to Cedar Rapids? Fear Not.

Relocate to Beautiful Cedar Rapids

With its low cost of living, good schools, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are relocating to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive.  Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems like the schools are pretty good – but […]

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Iowa Corridor Jobs: Booming Industries in Eastern Iowa

Skyline

Anchored by the crossroads of Interstate 80 and 380, the Iowa Creative Corridor is steeped in a vibrant community that values economic development in all kinds of disciplines. The area’s professional and economic strengths attract a wide range of industries and bring a variety of employment opportunities to the region. Below is a selection of […]

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HR: Employee Onboarding Improves Retention

Businessman Standing Out in a Line of Business People Waiting Outdoors on a Step

When you hire a new employee, hopes are high all around and everything is shiny and new. Studies show that the longer you extend the pink cloud stage, the longer you can expect to retain that employee. A thoughtful plan for bringing new employees into the fold can greatly improve your odds of keeping the […]

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Online Exit Interviews

exit interview

Unless it’s a “don’t let the door hit you on your way out” kind of situation, where the reasons are fairly obvious, most employers need to know why employees are leaving them. After all, according to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the average cost to […]

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Promote Advanced Manufacturing Careers

manufacturing jobs cedar rapids

A lack of skilled workers, a record number retiring baby boomers, and the generally negative perception of manufacturing as a career by Iowa’s young people – these are all factors making it difficult to fill Iowa’s manufacturing positions. Iowa’s low unemployment rate of 4.6 percent is the lowest since the recession began. While this bodes […]

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