Company Spotlight: Andersen Windows and Doors

Andersen Corporation is a renowned international door and window manufacturing company. The company employs about 12,000 individuals at over thirty logistic centers. They also operate manufacturing facilities as well as company owned and operated retail locations. Andersen is privately held and has its headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota. The company’s vision is to make the world a better and more beautiful place. At the Read More

Less Means More in Modern Housing

Maximizing Luxury and Minimizing Impact Written By: James Aiken Email | LinkedIn Bigger used to be better when it came to the housing market in America. Size still matters in the housing market but the scales are tipping in favor of the smaller end. There are many reasons for the reversal of housing preferences. Younger Americans are opting for a minimalist Read More

Innovations in Insulation

Weather Controllers – Insulation for Comfort Written By: Thomas Berry Email | LinkedIn Mankind has long sought ways to retain hot air in the winter and keep hot air out in the summer. In medieval days, workers would stuff walls with different materials such as straw and cover it with a mud plaster to keep air out. This method of stuffing Read More

Company Spotlight: Prosoco

PROSOCO is a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. Since its founding in 1939, the company has excelled at the innovation and development of superior products and services for the construction industry. PROSOCO has offices and production facilities in Lawrence, Read More

Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing Millennials

Retaining the Millennials Written By: James Aiken Email | LinkedIn Common “Solutions” to Retaining Millennials: – Increase compensation – Give them newer tech (cell, laptop, etc.) – Let them work remotely – Tuition reimbursement & training opportunities – Increase company social events – Avoid requiring overtime Retaining your employees is one of the most crucial aspects of leadership. There’s a lot Read More

Interview to Understand Aspirations

Peer into the Future to Retain Employees Better Written By: James Aiken Email | LinkedIn Depending on the hiring manager, recruiter or human resources department – interviewers may not necessarily have as much time to interview as they wish. I’ve seen interviews that last from thirty minutes to a chain of interviews lasting eight hours. Regardless, interviewers need to make sure Read More

Interviewing for Red Flag Identification

Getting the Right Candidate Means Identifying the Wrong Candidate Early Written By: James Aiken Email | LinkedIn You have a vacant position. You need to fill it. Yet, you need to fill it with the right candidate. The interviewing process, notwithstanding whether you love it or hate it, is costing you both time and lost productivity due to this gap. However, Read More