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How to Stay Connected in Your Community

As business owners and staff, you know how important it is to stay connected with other local businesses and your community. There are many ways to network throughout your city or town. Join the local Chamber of Commerce  The local Chamber of Commerce is always hosting events that get local professionals out and mingling. There […]

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Inexpensive Activities for Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month, so we’ve come up with some great ways to de-stress. As we all know, our home and work lives can get stressful. It’s important to find ways to combat this so our staff and ourselves can be more productive, happy employees. And, these activities don’t have to break the […]

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DES Celebrates 20 Years

What began as a two-person operation in 1999, focusing on providing quality client service, is now 13 offices spanning 5 states. Born as DES Staffing Services, Inc. in Iowa, our initial area of operation was providing staffing solutions for general labor and light industrial requirements. Based in Des Moines, Iowa – we also have locations […]

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How to Survive the Holidays at the Office

It turns out not everyone gets into the holiday spirit or doesn’t get into it as much as others. While many of us enjoy all this season has to offer, not everyone shares that joy. Even at work, the holidays can seem to be in your face with the decorations, music, and attire. Here’s what […]

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10 Ways to Bring Fall to the Office

At the office, fall is one of our favorite seasons! We like to decorate the office in fall leaves and fall-themed decor to share our love of the season with those who come in. We’ve also made a list of some of our favorite things to do during the fall and are hoping to incorporate […]

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Ways to Relieve Stress in the Workplace

We all know that work can be stressful some days if not most. We know that stress can eventually affect the staff’s moods and therefore productivity. The good thing is companies can institute ways to combat that stress. Here are some fun and inexpensive ways to reduce the stress of your team members. Ice Cream […]

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Who Are Some of the Best Staffing Agencies?

At DES Employment Group no job is too small. If your company needs one person for a short assignment, then that is something we can help you with. If you need many people for longer term, then we can accommodate that also.  We pride ourselves on customer service with a home town feel. However, sometimes […]

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How Employment Agencies Land You The Job

We know that trying to find a job, while searching through all of the online job boards, can seem like an endless task. A lot of times you are met with positions that you don’t want and aren’t a good fit for. Employment agencies can be a great tool to use to help you find the career […]

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3 Ways To Motivate Employees

It can be difficult to keep staff motivated and to keep employee morale high at all times. Here are a few ideas to help with that. Contests Coming up with a fun contest for employees will get them working harder and staying on task. Ideas for a contest could be whoever comes up with the most […]

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7 Body Language Gestures to Avoid During An Interview

  1. Picking your nose Okay so maybe not picking your nose, but many people subconsciously wipe their noses, bite their lips, and fidget in other ways when talking or while listening to someone talk. Just remember to make an effort to keep your hands off your face.   2. Twirling your hair This pertains […]

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