Three-Peat: 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015

We are thrilled to be selected as one of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for the third year in row! The award honors companies that excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits, and employee happiness. After finding out we received the award, we asked our team why they like working at ESP IT, and the results are demonstrated in the word cloud below. The bigger the word, the more times that word was used in an answer.  

What are your favorite things about working at ESP?people, fun, leadership, office-space, relationship-focused, fun, culture, location, team, environment

Thank you ESP team for making us a fantastic place to work and congrats to all the other great companies on the list!

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Don’t Rely on Luck: What to Consider Before Accepting That Job Offer

When it comes to finding the perfect job, do you feel like you’ve got better luck finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Don’t rely on luck when it comes to happiness in your next job.  If the position seems perfect in almost every way, take the time to carefully consider these questions before accepting the offer:

How do you feel about the commute?

Location should be more than an afterthought when it comes to your next job.  Decide what elements of a commute are important to you when you’re applying for a job, such as time commitment, the density of traffic, or the ability to travel by public transit.  Some aspects of your job can change, but the location is fairly permanent. Pay attention to the commute when you travel to your interview to see how it fits into your criteria.  Avoid burnout from your commute by figuring out what is most important to you before accepting a new position.

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TechHire Initiative: Changing The Way You Hire

It’s no secret that finding skilled IT professionals is proving difficult in our current job market. Half a million IT jobs are currently open in the United States and that number will increase if the Tech Industry continues to grow as projected. In fact, Information and Technology jobs make up about 12% of current job openings.

What’s a hiring manager to do?

The White House recently released a statement about the gap between IT jobs and skilled IT workers with a plan to make education in IT more readily available to Americans.  The goal is to help fill employer demand for talented people in the workforce while helping underserved communities with a program called TechHire Inititive.  TechHire is offering $100 Million in grant dollars to communities around the United States to implement its programs and objectives.

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