On Father's Day: SkyWater Dads Share Their Kid's First Word

Posted by Lindsay Dubbeldee on 6/20/21 9:35 AM

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Happy Father's Day!

On this very special Father's Day, we would like to take the time to recognize the dads of SkyWater for their hard work, both in and out of the home.

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Why Juneteenth matters

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/18/21 9:31 AM

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Tomorrow is June 19th, also known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is not a new day of recognition but it has become a more mainstream holiday across a growing number of communities in recent years. You may have become aware of this important day in history in recent decades, or in recent years.  This year, 2021, Juneteenth was signed into law as a federal holiday. 

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Should You Reapply To A Company That’s Rejected You?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/16/21 9:45 AM

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It’s one of the great dilemmas of candidates across all industries, especially during a pandemic. You find a great job, you know you’re a perfect fit but your application is greeted by a wall of silence or a standard letter stating “We’re sorry but other applicants more closely matched our requirements.” Perhaps, like many others, this company was forced to eliminate a number of jobs in order to financially keep afloat,  making the competition even more fierce for the remaining jobs. 

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Should I Accept A Counteroffer?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 6/10/21 10:03 AM

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No. And here is why.

The economy is bouncing back after a crazy year, and the job market shifted overnight. Many talented individuals clung to their jobs for dear life during the pandemic with the strategy to hunker down and make it through the storm. Now, these professionals are ready to move on to greener pastures. Does this sound like you?

After receiving an offer from a new company, keep this in mind:

Recently, we’ve seen a rise in the number of counteroffers offered to candidates as sought-after skills becoming harder to find. As the labor market improves, we expect to see the number and strength of these counteroffers increase.

Should you accept your counteroffer? We believe you should never accept a counteroffer. Here is exactly why.

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The SkyWater Team Tackles Highway Cleanup

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 6/3/21 9:12 AM

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Each year we carve some time out of our busy schedules to take care of a stretch of highway in our community that we have adopted through the MN Department of Transportation's Adopt a Highway program. If you've been looking for ways your company can make a contribution to a cleaner environment, this is a great program to look into. 

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Retained, Engaged, Contingent Search

Posted by Allie Bornstein on 5/20/21 9:45 AM

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How to determine the right type of search agreement for you.

One of the many things that drew me to SkyWater Search Partners is our firm's capability to run contingent, engaged, and retained searches. Coming from over seven years of purely contingent search, I was excited to use this higher-touch, extremely nuanced approach to helping my clients hire the best leaders.

I’m often asked about these three search formats and what makes each of them the right choice for certain circumstances. I’d like to give a brief overview here.

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How to Win the post-COVID Battle for Chicago’s Top Accounting & Finance Talent

Posted by Josh Schneider on 5/11/21 9:22 AM

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Thanks to recent, remarkable successes in vaccination rollouts, a growing number of Chicago businesses are reopening their doors and ramping back up. This surge in activity is, of course, a reflection of optimism that the U.S. economy is in recovery mode. As organizations prepare for strategic growth, we are seeing a spike in demand for accounting and finance professionals.  

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On Mother's Day: SkyWater Moms Share Funny Kid Quotes

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 5/6/21 9:13 AM

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Happy Mother's Day!

On this very special Mother's Day, we would like to take the time to recognize the mothers of SkyWater for their hard work, their brilliance, their strength, but most of all...

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A Focus On Community This Earth Day

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 4/22/21 9:00 AM

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5 Steps to a Healthy, Safe Return to the Office

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 4/13/21 9:48 AM

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Hint: Vaccinations are only Step 1

Why the concept of “Radical Self-Care” is the real key to healthy work re-entry.

As vaccinations become more widely available in MN, offices that have been operating with most, or all employees working remotely, are making plans to re-open their doors. In many ways, a return to a routine of leaving the house each morning for work is welcomed. However, for many of us, working from home presented an opportunity for greater self-care. 

As many of us prepare to re-enter the daily grind, how can we take what we've learned from our time at home with us back into the re-opening world?

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