How Gallup’s EP10 can help shape your business or startup

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Dr. Sangeeta Bharadwaj-Badal at the OECD LEED Conference Photo credit: Pobal

Last week we talked to Dr. Sangeeta Bharadwaj-Badal, the Principle Scientist of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation at Gallup, about how managers can use assessments like the Entrepreneurial Profile 10 (EP10) to help shape their team of employees.

Below you’ll find an explanation of the assessment, and tips on how to use the results to maximize your business’s potential.

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Check out our Top 5 posts this year!

It’s been a busy year for us here at AIM Careerlink! We’ve covered everything from how to maximize an internship to why employees should use their vacation time.

We’ve covered events like AIM’s annual Tech Celebration,  Chattanooga’s Spirit of Innovation Awards and our monthly CoderDojo events.

Over the year we’ve also brought you great content to help you rock your next job interview or, on the flip side, to help you hire quality employees.

Take a look at what shaped up to be our top five stories of the year, and be sure to join the conversation on Facebook about which articles you found most helpful.

Which stories did you find most helpful this year?

Posted by AIM Careerlink on Friday, December 18, 2015

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When you support AIM, you support events like Hour of Code

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Hour of Code events hosted by AIM

Last Thursday, members of the AIM staff headed to Wilson Middle School in Council Bluffs, Iowa to host an Hour of Code event.

“Hour of Code is a global movement that reaches tens of millions of students in over 180 countries,” said Erin Lasiter, Director of Product Support & Operations, AIM. “The goal of Hour of Code is not to become an expert computer scientist, but to learn that computer science can be fun and creative.”

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Why you should care about on boarding training

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This week, we welcome Brittni Brown as a guest writer for the AIM Careerlink Blog. Brittni is currently a Masters candidate in the Natural Resources department at the University of Idaho, and is passionate about the subject of workplace safety and culture. Take a look below for her tips on how to take your business’s on boarding training from dull to engaging.

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The helpful hire vs. the transformational hire

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Every time you employ a new individual, he or she will change the dynamic of the office. This is why it is important to know how much you need things to change.

Always consider what you’re looking for in a new recruit. Are you looking for a someone to fill a void or are you looking for someone to take what they’re given and to hit the ground running? Take a look below for the pros and cons of each type of hire.

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What a Workforce Index is and how it can help your business

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This week we sat down with Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University. We asked him to explain work force indexes, and how this number can help employers and jobseekers.

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Nebraska lands in the Top 10 fastest growing states for Tech Jobs

Nebraska beat out New York, California and Massachusetts on CIO Insight’s ranked list of the fastest growing states for tech jobs this year.

See who else made the list at cioinsight.com.

See who else made the list at cioinsight.com.

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AIM Careerlink heads to Chattanooga for 2015 Spirit Of Innovation Awards

Last week a few members of our Omaha AIM team visited Chattanooga, Tennessee to attend the annual the Spirit of Innovation Awards (SOI Awards). We reached out to Rod Armstrong, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at AIM, to see who won the awards and what people are saying about AIM Careerlink. Take a look below to see what he took away from the event.

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Steve Wozniak receives Lifetime Achievement Award at HEMP Celebration

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Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, spoke at the Kauffman Center last night as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP).

The evening started with a lifetime achievement award ceremony, which honored powerful HEMP mentors such as Ewing Kauffman, Henry W. Bloch, Ray Pitman Sr. and Barnett C. Helzberg Jr. Wozniak was also presented with an award at the end of the event.

The Q&A with “Woz” covered such topics as Atari, his ideal education system, artificial intelligence and his advice for new startups.

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Meet Erica Wassinger: The New Director of Customer and Community Activation at AIM

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This week we sat down with Erica Wassinger, the new Director of Customer and Community Activation at AIM.

Erica is only about a month into her new role, but we wanted to get a good grasp of the proactive vision she will be contributing to AIM in the upcoming months.

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