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How Omni’s recruiters found one man the perfect IT job – twice.

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Recently, I started leading the Talent Acquisition Team at Omni and have been amazed by the hard work and dedication of our seasoned recruiters. Their role is more than filling vacancies – they focus on finding long-term candidates for positions that require a specific skill set. They are passionate about working with each candidate to make sure a match is the best possible fit for both the candidate and the client. Here’s a story that demonstrates this dedication.

Omni in Your Community

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In 2015, I made the transition from teaching marketing to high school students to managing marketing efforts for Omni. There are days I miss the impact I made in the classroom and the connections I made. So, when the opportunity came up this past year to volunteer in my son’s second grade class as a Junior Achievement rep I said yes without hesitation.

2017 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium: Omni's Key Takeaways

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If I asked you to rattle off cities that come to mind when you think of startups, I bet you may list: San Francisco, Austin, New York, LA, Boston, Denver, or some of the other major names. All those locations would make wonderful places to get your startup off the ground, but more entrepreneurs are realizing the challenges those markets produce as well: the inflated cost of living & doing business and heavy competition. 

What's Going On!? (In Tech)

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A part of being a nerd^H^H^H^H technologist is maintaining an awareness of what is going on out there. For me that awareness takes a few different forms. Meetups, Slack/IRC, and most regularly RSS. RSS may have been declared dead by content companies back in 2013 (they couldn't monetize it) but self-publishing, blogs, and the general internet community continue to publish RSS/ATOM feeds and aggregation, making the technology a viable way to stay on top of current events in tech.

3 Tips for Building Diversity in Your Tech Team

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It wasn't so many years ago that diversity in the tech industry was the issue many people were aware of, but few talked about. Tides are turning. Slowly, maybe. And inconsistently, yes. But people are at least talking about it. Major tech and internet companies are posting their statistics: Etsy Google Pinterest Yahoo Facebook Three Tips? We know. We aren't going to fix the issue with a blog post and three suggestions. But we strive for continuous improvement with our own diversity. We write for ourselves as much as we do for you.

Omni Takes on Employee Ownership Month

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For over 20 years, employee-owned companies have been encouraged by the ESOP Association to celebrate this unique trait during the month of October, which has been designated as Employee Ownership Month. Omni has done just that since it went from being privately held by one owner to now being owned by its more than 100 employees.

Aspiring Software Developers: Common Questions

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Are you interested or thinking about becoming a software developer? Maybe you are already doing some development and just want to know the right path forward. Here are a few of the questions I hear all of the time: Q: “What classes should I take?” A - High school: Take everything your high school has to offer. My school only offered a web page design class and even though I knew how to make web pages, I still took the class. I made the class more challenging by being creative with css and javascript and still had fun. Everything you can take in high school will only help you when you go to college and it’s free!

Bridging the Gap: Encouraging Girls in Technology

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I grew up not seeing a difference in abilities between girls and boys. I played basketball, Oregon Trail, and who doesn’t love to play in the dirt every once in a while? I would do what I wanted to do; I didn’t care if it was with all boys or girls. I kept this attitude until I went back to college in 2011. I noticed that there were a lot more guys in my classes than girls. Still, not a big deal, but it was something I noticed. My passion for using my creativity to solve problems always overcame any issues there were with me being a girl. I realized that wasn’t the case for all the girls in my classes. A lot of them were younger and not so outspoken and were scared to answer questions or didn’t think they were good enough to be in technology.

Our Experience with "TEDxDePereMiddleSchool"

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On May 27th, 2016, the inaugural "TEDxDePereMiddleSchool" was held. The theme of the event was "My Unique Contribution to the World!" The organizer, Josh Gauthier, reached out to Mike Rosack, Chris Jaure, and myself asking us to participate and share our experiences during the first DHMN Civic Hackathon - Appleton 2015. Happy to help and humbled by the invite, we attended the talk to describe "civic hacking", the Appleton Hackathon, and all the things that were started at the event.