August 1, 2018

Are Your Company’s Pay Rates Affecting Your Employee Retention?

In Illinois, the state minimum wage is currently set at $8.25 per hour. Cook County, Illinois has recently increased their rates to $10+. Wisconsin’s minimum wage is on par with the Federal minimum wage: $7.25. Although the majority of companies pay above the minimum, some…

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June 15, 2018

The Decline of Available Labor

In the past 5 years, the National Unemployment rate has decreased from 7.6% to 3.9%. In that time, Illinois has been trending at a higher rate, currently at 4.4%, yet Wisconsin is trending even lower at 2.8%. The US Department of Labor recently announced that…

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June 14, 2018

Equal Employment Opportunity & Following EEOC Law

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. In November of 2017, the EEOC made the process of filing a complaint even easier with an online portal direct on their website. Federal laws make it…

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June 13, 2018

Mobile Recruiting Vehicle (MeRV)

The XCEL Group Mobile Recruiting Vehicle (MeRV) is revolutionizing the way you do business. MeRV enables the XCEL team to publicize and conduct open interviews in the communities and neighborhoods closest to the facilities of hiring organizations, in a supersized vehicle outfitted especially for recruitment.

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