Dallas Right Now: December Events We Love

The holidays have arrived and Dallas has so many great things to do this month to celebrate! Check out a few of our favorites, and let us know your favorites too!happy-holidays

Santa’s Village – A tiny town of 16 holiday dwellings on the north side of Richardson City Hall (at 411 W Arapaho Rd) is a holiday tradition for families from Richardson and beyond. Each colorful building offers children a fun activity and even a visit with Santa Claus! Attendees can also enjoy live performances, holiday photo ops and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or a snack.

Downtown Dallas Wanderland – Eat, drink, shop and be merry– it’s all happening around Main Street, in the heart of downtown Dallas, every Thursday through Saturday from December 1 to December 17. Put on by Downtown Dallas Inc., this winter street fair features everything from dazzling holiday decorations and art demonstrations to live music, outdoor movie screenings (Elf, Christmas Vacation and The Polar Express) and mini pop-up shops set up in rolling trailers. Make sure to drop by the Neiman Marcus flagship for a photo op with Santa (Santa holds residence on the ground floor from 11:30am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday and noon to 4pm on Sunday) and do check out the window displays–they’re always phenomenal!

Six Flags Holiday in the Park – This year’s Holiday in the Park features everything from a spectacular lineup of seasonal shows to a Christmas train ride and a racing hill made of snow. Along with the tallest steel hybrid roller coaster in the world and an assortment of rides to keep thrill seekers of all ages happy, expect to find reindeer dance parties, choreographed light shows, Christmas crafts, holiday karaoke and s’more cookouts around a real campfire. The festivities go on select days during the week and every weekend between November 19 and January 1.

Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas – Be sure to check out the 12 Days of Christmas, an outdoor exhibit running from November 6 through January 8. The show-stopping display features 12 illuminated Victorian gazebos filled with elaborate scenes and whimsical characters, all of which were crafted by the team that creates sets and costumes for the Dallas Opera. Meanwhile, the historic DeGolyer House will deck the halls with hundreds of Santa figurines and offer afternoon holiday-themed teas plus elegant evening dinners. Also expect to find Santa sightings, musical performances, live reindeer, a holiday market and an assortment of activities geared for the entire family. General admission ranges from $15 for adults to $10 for children ages 3-12.

ICE! – The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine hosts this indoor ice spectacular themed Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town featuring more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, two-story tall ice slides, larger than life decorations, a 12 lane snow tubing hill and more!

Texas Christkindl Market – Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. This family friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities and much more! There’s also everything from storytellers, face painting and carnival games to a 200-foot-long tubing run and a petting zoo. The market features handmade crafts, gift items and food products. Look out for strolling performers, polka dancing and live music too. Entry to the market is free. Through December 23rd.

Prairie Lights – Upon arriving at the entrance of Prairie Lights,  you will be dazzled with 4 million lights set along two miles of path. Hundreds of all-new displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads. Halfway through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, the all-new indoor laser show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your vehicle, the second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget.

A Christmas Carol – Scrooge is back! And she’s cranky as ever! Come kick off the holiday season with us as A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, the audience is immersed in the story with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling from the sky. Full of traditional Christmas hymns in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography and eye-popping special effects, A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ “must-see” Holiday tradition. Through December 28th.

Dallas Jingle Bell Run – The 2016 Dallas Jingle Bell Run promises to be the best and most festive in its 33 year history and we want you and all your family and co-workers to join the fun this year! Mark your calendar and plan on being a part of the celebration. Kids and dogs are welcome! This year the run includes the beautiful new Trinity Strand Trail in the race route. Wednesday, December 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Tree Lighting Celebrations at Galleria Dallas –  Visit Galleria Dallas and its iconic 95-foot Christmas tree and take in the weekly tree lighting celebrations. Every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s back-flipping, pyrotechnic, ice-skating Santa. This year, Galleria Dallas will play host to an amazing array of national and international skating luminaries, including 2012 U.S. National Champions Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, three-time U.S. National Champion and 2006 Olympian Johnny Weir, U.S. Silver Medalist Ricky Dornbush and 2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley.

Santa and His Elves at 470 Feet – ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a balloon artist and tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café! Santa will visit the GeO-Deck every Saturday through December 24 from 12 noon – 3 p.m.

Have a wonderful holiday!  We wish the very best and here’s looking to a fabulous new year too!

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Hot Jobs

“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
~ Dr. Seuss

Our SpotOnTalent Hot Jobs post is here! We continue to share the Corps Team Dallas, including Mom Corps Dallas, jobs we’re working on in Dallas and around the country. Please share our Dallas area jobs with your friends and family too. Like us on Facebook (share us there too) and follow us on Twitter – new jobs to be shared this week!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Senior Accounting Services – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
All Accounting Services Seniors are expected to have experience working with a team of accounting professionals and showing an aptitude to review and schedule work of others.  This experience can be obtained within the accounting services group, or in a similar position outside the firm; public accounting experience is preferred. This position will offer PAID overtime during peak times. Proficiency in Engagement, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks required. Details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Sales Representative – Permanent, Full-time 
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?  Would you like to build a business in a supportive, servant led environment? Our client is a provider of Cleaning and Facilities Maintenance Services to Fortune 1000 companies and is looking for an outgoing sales representative to join their team of the highest integrity. An ideal candidate for this role must be an outgoing self-starter, who is organized and a resourceful team player with strong communication and customer service skills. Base salary plus uncapped commission, and full benefits provided. Details and apply HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Lease Records Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Looking for a great opportunity to join a high energy, dynamic team of a private energy investment firm? Our client is a private energy investment firm with a proven track record that acquires, operates, and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors.They are seeking an experienced Lease Records Analyst. Of particular focus will be maintenance and payment of obligations as well as implementing changes in the use of Excalibur for paying obligations. This position will report to our client’s Land Manager as a part of their Land department. Details and apply HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Compliance Banking Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Our client, a financial services company located in a Northern Dallas suburb is hiring a Fraud Analyst to join their team.  This is a full-time direct hire opportunity. Identifying potential fraudulent activities on bank deposit accounts, preparing documentation reports for compliance, risk mitigation and working cross functionality. 2-5 years of relevant experience and bachelor’s degree required. Apply and details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Client Service Associate – Permanent, Full-time 
Great opportunity to work at one of the “Top Places to Work” in Dallas! This growing private wealth management firm is seeking a talented, collaborative individual who is dedicated to client service, integrity and excellence. Responsible for assisting a Client Advisory Team in all of their activities, working closely with team members on a day-to-day basis to maintain the workflow within the department while acting as first point of phone contact with clients and outside advisors regarding all client matters. Apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Architect – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Seeking a high performing commercial architect to join privately owned dynamic, established commercial real estate firm focused on retail and multi-family projects. Ideal candidates join our client’s team interested in contributing to all aspects of the design process from conceptual design to the construction phase. Proficiency in CAD is required. Team members have the opportunity to work on Mixed-Use, Multifamily, and Retail developments as well as hospitality. Opportunity to work partially from home or a reduced hour workweek. Apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Assistant Controller – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Our client is a fast paced and growing family owned real estate investment firm based in Dallas, TX (near Addison airport).   They control and manage over 30+ properties and perform on average 5 new acquisitions and dispositions per year.  Mostly Retail (Malls and Strip malls) and some multi family. The Assistant Controller would be a key member of small accounting team responsible for the financial and administration for all properties and multiple legal entities, reporting to the CFO. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  National Sales Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Do you care about the environment and conservation? Are you a fabulous sales rep currently in the hospitality or multi-family industry and want to work for a great company on the verge of explosive growth with uncapped earnings potential? This may be the job for you! The NSM is responsible for selling products to various markets which will involve overnight travel across the U.S. (about 40%) and will be responsible for initiating pro-active account strategies to maximize revenue, growth and margins in order to meet or exceed targets and metrics. More than five years of national field sales B2B experience required. Read more & apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Audit Senior and Audit Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Competitive salary plus paid overtime including excellent benefits in a supportive culture that values work-life-fit. Forty hours per week not to exceed 55 – 60 per week during busy season, with 25% or less travel mostly limited to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Oil/gas experience a plus. Two plus years in public accounting with supervisory experience preferred. Details and apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounting Services Associate – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Are you a QuickBooks guru? Looking for a company where it’s fun to work and offers great benefits? This could be the job for you! Responsibilities entering, reconciling and maintaining the financial records for a variety of clients, recording journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, producing financial reports and assisting with payroll and filing payroll reports. Yardi experience is a plus and overtime is PAID! Apply now HERE!

Make it a great week! Remember: $250 referral fee to YOU if your referral is hired!

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Hot Jobs

Our SpotOnTalent Hot Jobs post is here! We continue to share the Corps Team Dallas, including Mom Corps Dallas, jobs we’re working on in Dallas and around the country. Please share our Dallas area jobs with your friends and family too. Like us on Facebook (share us there too) and follow us on Twitter – new jobs to be shared this week!

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." ~ Warren Buffett

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
~ Warren Buffett

NEW:  Sales Representative – Permanent, Full-time 
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?  Would you like to build a business in a supportive, servant led environment? Our client is a provider of Cleaning and Facilities Maintenance Services to Fortune 1000 companies and is looking for an outgoing sales representative to join their team of the highest integrity. An ideal candidate for this role must be an outgoing self-starter, who is organized and a resourceful team player with strong communication and customer service skills. Base salary plus uncapped commission, and full benefits provided. Details and apply HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounts Payable Senior – Contract, Full-time 
Our North Dallas client, a nationally respected beverage company, needs an experienced Accounts Payable Senior to join their team immediately.  The Accounts Payable will be responsible for posting vendor invoices, credit memos, taxes processing vendor claims and price variances, reconciliation of accounts payable balance sheet accounts. This role will also provide issue research and resolution regarding open items from vendor  accounts. Details and apply HERE!  Immediate start.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Lease Records Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Looking for a great opportunity to join a high energy, dynamic team of a private energy investment firm? Our client is a private energy investment firm with a proven track record that acquires, operates, and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors.They are seeking an experienced Lease Records Analyst. Of particular focus will be maintenance and payment of obligations as well as implementing changes in the use of Excalibur for paying obligations. This position will report to our client’s Land Manager as a part of their Land department. Details and apply HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Compliance Banking Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Our client, a financial services company located in a Northern Dallas suburb is hiring a Fraud Analyst to join their team.  This is a full-time direct hire opportunity. Identifying potential fraudulent activities on bank deposit accounts, preparing documentation reports for compliance, risk mitigation and working cross functionality. 2-5 years of relevant experience and bachelor’s degree required. Apply and details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Client Service Associate – Permanent, Full-time 
Great opportunity to work at one of the “Top Places to Work” in Dallas! This growing private wealth management firm is seeking a talented, collaborative individual who is dedicated to client service, integrity and excellence. Responsible for assisting a Client Advisory Team in all of their activities, working closely with team members on a day-to-day basis to maintain the workflow within the department while acting as first point of phone contact with clients and outside advisors regarding all client matters. Apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Architect – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Seeking a high performing commercial architect to join privately owned dynamic, established commercial real estate firm focused on retail and multi-family projects. Ideal candidates join our client’s team interested in contributing to all aspects of the design process from conceptual design to the construction phase. Proficiency in CAD is required. Team members have the opportunity to work on Mixed-Use, Multifamily, and Retail developments as well as hospitality. Opportunity to work partially from home or a reduced hour workweek. Apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Assistant Controller – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Our client is a fast paced and growing family owned real estate investment firm based in Dallas, TX (near Addison airport).   They control and manage over 30+ properties and perform on average 5 new acquisitions and dispositions per year.  Mostly Retail (Malls and Strip malls) and some multi family. The Assistant Controller would be a key member of small accounting team responsible for the financial and administration for all properties and multiple legal entities, reporting to the CFO. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  National Sales Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Do you care about the environment and conservation? Are you a fabulous sales rep currently in the hospitality or multi-family industry and want to work for a great company on the verge of explosive growth with uncapped earnings potential? This may be the job for you! The NSM is responsible for selling products to various markets which will involve overnight travel across the U.S. (about 40%) and will be responsible for initiating pro-active account strategies to maximize revenue, growth and margins in order to meet or exceed targets and metrics. More than five years of national field sales B2B experience required. Read more & apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Real Estate Attorney – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Privately owned commercial real estate firm is in need of a Senior Real Estate Attorney to join their leadership team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting various functions, including sales, lease, closing/refinance and general support. In addition negotiating/drafting/review, purchase & sale agreements and title & survey review will be required. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual with 7+ years’ real estate law experience. Reduced hour week or partial work from home possible. Details HERE and apply.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Senior Accounting Services – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
All Accounting Services Seniors are expected to have experience working with a team of accounting professionals and showing an aptitude to review and schedule work of others.  This experience can be obtained within the accounting services group, or in a similar position outside the firm; public accounting experience is preferred. This position offers some work schedule flexibility around the office’s core hours (9-4), but will require PAID overtime during peak times. Proficiency in Engagement, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks required. Details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Audit Senior and Audit Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Competitive salary plus paid overtime including excellent benefits in a supportive culture that values work-life-fit. Forty hours per week not to exceed 55 – 60 per week during busy season, with 25% or less travel mostly limited to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Oil/gas experience a plus. Two plus years in public accounting with supervisory experience preferred. Details and apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounting Services Associate – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Are you a QuickBooks guru? Looking for a company where it’s fun to work and offers great benefits? This could be the job for you! Responsibilities entering, reconciling and maintaining the financial records for a variety of clients, recording journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, producing financial reports and assisting with payroll and filing payroll reports. Yardi experience is a plus and overtime is PAID! Apply now HERE!

Make it a great week! Remember: $250 referral fee to YOU if your referral is hired!

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Hot Jobs

Our SpotOnTalent Hot Jobs post is here! We continue to share the Corps Team Dallas, including Mom Corps Dallas, jobs we’re working on in Dallas and around the country. Please share our Dallas area jobs with your friends and family too. Like us on Facebook (share us there too) and follow us on Twitter – new jobs to be shared this week!

NEW:  Accounts Payable Senior – Contract, Full-time 
Our North Dallas client, a nationally respected beverage company, needs an experienced Accounts Payable Senior to join their team immediately.  The Accounts Payable will be responsible for posting vendor invoices, credit memos, taxes processing vendor claims and price variances, reconciliation of accounts payable balance sheet accounts. This role will also provide issue research and resolution regarding open items from vendor  accounts. Details and apply HERE!  Immediate start.

"Be bold, be courageous, be your best." ~ Gabrielle Giffords

“Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”
~ Gabrielle Giffords

NEW:  Lease Records Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Looking for a great opportunity to join a high energy, dynamic team of a private energy investment firm? Our client is a private energy investment firm with a proven track record that acquires, operates, and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors.They are seeking an experienced Lease Records Analyst. Of particular focus will be maintenance and payment of obligations as well as implementing changes in the use of Excalibur for paying obligations. This position will report to our client’s Land Manager as a part of their Land department. Details and apply HERE.

NEW:  Fraud Analyst – Permanent, Full-time 
Our client, a financial services company located in a Northern Dallas suburb is hiring a Fraud Analyst to join their team.  This is a full-time direct hire opportunity. Identifying potential fraudulent activities on bank deposit accounts, preparing documentation reports for compliance, risk mitigation and working cross functionality. 2-5 years of relevant experience and bachelor’s degree required. Apply and details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Client Service Associate – Permanent, Full-time 
Great opportunity to work at one of the “Top Places to Work” in Dallas! This growing private wealth management firm is seeking a talented, collaborative individual who is dedicated to client service, integrity and excellence. Responsible for assisting a Client Advisory Team in all of their activities, working closely with team members on a day-to-day basis to maintain the workflow within the department while acting as first point of phone contact with clients and outside advisors regarding all client matters. Apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Architect – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Seeking a high performing commercial architect to join privately owned dynamic, established commercial real estate firm focused on retail and multi-family projects. Ideal candidates join our client’s team interested in contributing to all aspects of the design process from conceptual design to the construction phase. Proficiency in CAD is required. Team members have the opportunity to work on Mixed-Use, Multifamily, and Retail developments as well as hospitality. Opportunity to work partially from home or a reduced hour workweek. Apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Assistant Controller – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Our client is a fast paced and growing family owned real estate investment firm based in Dallas, TX (near Addison airport).   They control and manage over 30+ properties and perform on average 5 new acquisitions and dispositions per year.  Mostly Retail (Malls and Strip malls) and some multi family. The Assistant Controller would be a key member of small accounting team responsible for the financial and administration for all properties and multiple legal entities, reporting to the CFO. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  National Sales Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Do you care about the environment and conservation? Are you a fabulous sales rep currently in the hospitality or multi-family industry and want to work for a great company on the verge of explosive growth with uncapped earnings potential? This may be the job for you! The NSM is responsible for selling products to various markets which will involve overnight travel across the U.S. (about 40%) and will be responsible for initiating pro-active account strategies to maximize revenue, growth and margins in order to meet or exceed targets and metrics. More than five years of national field sales B2B experience required. Read more & apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Real Estate Attorney – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Privately owned commercial real estate firm is in need of a Senior Real Estate Attorney to join their leadership team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting various functions, including sales, lease, closing/refinance and general support. In addition negotiating/drafting/review, purchase & sale agreements and title & survey review will be required. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual with 7+ years’ real estate law experience. Reduced hour week or partial work from home possible. Details HERE and apply.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Senior Accounting Services – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
All Accounting Services Seniors are expected to have experience working with a team of accounting professionals and showing an aptitude to review and schedule work of others.  This experience can be obtained within the accounting services group, or in a similar position outside the firm; public accounting experience is preferred. This position offers some work schedule flexibility around the office’s core hours (9-4), but will require PAID overtime during peak times. Proficiency in Engagement, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks required. Details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Audit Senior and Audit Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Competitive salary plus paid overtime including excellent benefits in a supportive culture that values work-life-fit. Forty hours per week not to exceed 55 – 60 per week during busy season, with 25% or less travel mostly limited to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Oil/gas experience a plus. Two plus years in public accounting with supervisory experience preferred. Details and apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounting Services Associate – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Are you a QuickBooks guru? Looking for a company where it’s fun to work and offers great benefits? This could be the job for you! Responsibilities entering, reconciling and maintaining the financial records for a variety of clients, recording journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, producing financial reports and assisting with payroll and filing payroll reports. Yardi experience is a plus and overtime is PAID! Apply now HERE!

Make it a great week! Remember: $250 referral fee to YOU if your referral is hired!

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The Value of Women in the Workforce

How staggering are these numbers? Research provided over the last decade shows that more women in high-level management positions grow a company’s bottom line yet the number of women in CEO positions today is below nine percent. And a study conducted in 2015 which compared the performance of Fortune 1000 companies that had women CEOs with S&P 500 enterprises run predominantly by men showed that the 80 women CEOs in the Fortune 1000 produced equity returns 226% better than the S&P 500.

8201c345-a2a8-4304-a390-47480a09e826Even more, according to a new report done by the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion in annual GDP in 2025 if women achieve full gender equality. They say that every single city and state in the United States could add at least 5 percent to their GDP just “by advancing the economic potential of women.” And half of U.S. states could even add more than 10 percent.

McKinsey uses ten indicators to measure gender equality in both the workplace and society. In four of these categories, gender inequality in the United States ranks low to medium. However, inequality ranks high or extremely high in six of the categories:

  • Leadership and managerial positions
  • Unpaid care work
  • Single mothers
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Political representation
  • Violence against women

These six categories should be areas that we all focus on, as they could have the most impact on women’s fight for gender parity.

Women in the Workplace 2016, conducted by leanin.org and McKinsey, showed that more than 75 percent of CEOs include gender equality in their top ten business priorities. In other words, executives claim that it’s important to them to treat women equally in the workplace. But, are things changing? Not really. Women are not as likely to receive that first important promotion to manager, which can lead to a long path of being passed over for promotions. The result is that the higher the position in companies, the fewer women you see.

So, what do we do about this? Companies are starting to move more toward helping women achieve a healthy balance between their lives at work and home. Some are even going so far to provide childcare on-site at work, so that women can do things like lead business meetings AND have lunch with their toddler, all in the same day. The peace of mind gained from knowing one’s children are mere steps away can make a huge difference in a happy, productive employee. But there is a lot of room for companies to grow. Only 4 percent of companies have facilities like this near or on-site. The Wall Street Journal describes one child care facilityat Home Depot’s corporate campus that is 66,000 square feet, and includes three playgrounds, a water play area and basketball courts. It was created in the hope that helping employees juggle their family with work life would keep women happy and engaged in the workforce.

A mother and employee at Clif Bar says that enrolling her children in the 6,700 square foot child care center at work has cut two hours from her day, since she no longer has to do multiple drop-offs at day care and school before and after work. Changes like this increase employee retention and employee satisfaction with work-life balance.

The majority of companies offer programs to help with the work-life balance, even including options like working part-time and taking leaves of absence. But do employees actually take advantage of these? Statistically, not really. Even though they report that they think they are effective.

In spite of how far we have to go, take pride in how far we have come! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only 21 percent of employees in 1920 were women, compared to 47 percent of employees in 2012. Women today have higher education, more diverse occupations and more leadership positions, resulting in a major social transformation over the past few decades.

The Women in the Workplace 2016 study concludes that improving gender equality at the office is hard work but work worth doing. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Diversity leads to better business results and all employees benefit from a workplace that is inclusive and fair. Companies have the potential to make a huge impact on gender equality in general, and everyone benefits when that is achieved. Let’s make it happen, together!

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Hot Jobs

"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement." ~ W. Clement Stone

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”
~ W. Clement Stone

Our SpotOnTalent Hot Jobs post is here! We continue to share the Corps Team Dallas, including Mom Corps Dallas, jobs we’re working on in Dallas and around the country. Please share our Dallas area jobs with your friends and family too. Like us on Facebook (share us there too) and follow us on Twitter – new jobs to be shared this week!

NEW:  Client Service Associate – Permanent, Full-time 
Great opportunity to work at one of the “Top Places to Work” in Dallas! This growing private wealth management firm is seeking a talented, collaborative individual who is dedicated to client service, integrity and excellence. Responsible for assisting a Client Advisory Team in all of their activities, working closely with team members on a day-to-day basis to maintain the workflow within the department while acting as first point of phone contact with clients and outside advisors regarding all client matters. Apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Energy Regulatory Analyst – Contract, Full-time
Energy Regulatory Analyst needed to help a private energy investment firm that acquires, operates, and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors. Their business is both the management of the private energy funds and the operations of the oil and gas assets it owns. Our client is seeking a Contract Regulatory Analyst who will be responsible for coordinating regulatory filings, and for communicating regulatory requirements and implementing, coordinating, and managing activities within the company to achieve compliance. Particular focus will be on our client’s Texas assets; working closely with the Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC). Two years’ plus experience preferred. Immediate start if available. Apply HERE now.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Energy Regulatory Analyst – Permanent, Full-time
Privately owned energy investment firm needs an experienced Regulatory Analyst with multi-state experience. Their business is both the management of the private energy funds and the operations of the oil and gas assets it owns. Our client is seeking a Regulatory Analyst who will be responsible for coordinating regulatory filings, and for communicating regulatory requirements and implementing, coordinating, and managing activities within the company to achieve compliance.  Five plus years’ experience required working with Texas Railroad Commission, Kansas Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Montana Board of Oil and Gas, U.S. Department of the Interior -Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Executive Assistant – Contract/Contract to Hire, Full-time, Flexible 
Looking to make a difference in the lives of over 250,000 people annually?  Would you enjoy assisting a non-profit organization provide much-needed services and supplies and as you assist in building resilient communities across the southwest?  Our client, a national non-profit based in North Texas, needs an outstanding Executive Assistant to join their team and help make a positive impact. Under the direct supervision of the HR Director and President/CEO this position provides executive-level administrative support for the President/CEO and members of the Leadership Team. Details and apply now HERE! Interviews next week!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Assistant Controller – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Our client is a fast paced and growing family owned real estate investment firm based in Dallas, TX (near Addison airport).   They control and manage over 30+ properties and perform on average 5 new acquisitions and dispositions per year.  Mostly Retail (Malls and Strip malls) and some multi family. The Assistant Controller would be a key member of small accounting team responsible for the financial and administration for all properties and multiple legal entities, reporting to the CFO. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Real Estate Attorney – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Privately owned commercial real estate firm is in need of a Senior Real Estate Attorney to join their leadership team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting various functions, including sales, lease, closing/refinance and general support. In addition negotiating/drafting/review, purchase & sale agreements and title & survey review will be required. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual with 7+ years’ real estate law experience. Reduced hour week or partial work from home possible. Details HERE and apply.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Senior Accounting Services – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
All Accounting Services Seniors are expected to have experience working with a team of accounting professionals and showing an aptitude to review and schedule work of others.  This experience can be obtained within the accounting services group, or in a similar position outside the firm; public accounting experience is preferred. This position offers some work schedule flexibility around the office’s core hours (9-4), but will require PAID overtime during peak times. Proficiency in Engagement, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks required. Details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  National Sales Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Do you care about the environment and conservation? Are you a fabulous sales rep currently in the hospitality or multi-family industry and want to work for a great company on the verge of explosive growth with uncapped earnings potential? This may be the job for you! The NSM is responsible for selling products to various markets which will involve overnight travel across the U.S. (about 40%) and will be responsible for initiating pro-active account strategies to maximize revenue, growth and margins in order to meet or exceed targets and metrics. More than five years of national field sales B2B experience required. Read more & apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Audit Senior and Audit Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Competitive salary plus paid overtime including excellent benefits in a supportive culture that values work-life-fit. Forty hours per week not to exceed 55 – 60 per week during busy season, with 25% or less travel mostly limited to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Oil/gas experience a plus. Two plus years in public accounting with supervisory experience preferred. Details and apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounting Services Associate – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Are you a QuickBooks guru? Looking for a company where it’s fun to work and offers great benefits? This could be the job for you! Responsibilities entering, reconciling and maintaining the financial records for a variety of clients, recording journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, producing financial reports and assisting with payroll and filing payroll reports. Yardi experience is a plus and overtime is PAID! Apply now HERE!

Make it a great week! Remember: $250 referral fee to YOU if your referral is hired!

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Hot Jobs

Our SpotOnTalent Hot Jobs post is here! We continue to share the Corps Team Dallas, including Mom Corps Dallas, jobs we’re working on in Dallas and around the country. Please share our Dallas area jobs with your friends and family too. Like us on Facebook (share us there too) and follow us on Twitter – new jobs to be shared this week!

"It always seems impossible until it's done." ~Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
~Nelson Mandela

NEW:  Energy Regulatory Analyst – Contract, Full-time
Energy Regulatory Analyst needed to help a private energy investment firm that acquires, operates, and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors. Their business is both the management of the private energy funds and the operations of the oil and gas assets it owns. Our client is seeking a Contract Regulatory Analyst who will be responsible for coordinating regulatory filings, and for communicating regulatory requirements and implementing, coordinating, and managing activities within the company to achieve compliance. Particular focus will be on our client’s Texas assets; working closely with the Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC). Two years’ plus experience preferred. Immediate start if available. Apply HERE now.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Energy Regulatory Analyst – Permanent, Full-time
Privately owned energy investment firm needs an experienced Regulatory Analyst with multi-state experience. Their business is both the management of the private energy funds and the operations of the oil and gas assets it owns. Our client is seeking a Regulatory Analyst who will be responsible for coordinating regulatory filings, and for communicating regulatory requirements and implementing, coordinating, and managing activities within the company to achieve compliance.  Five plus years’ experience required working with Texas Railroad Commission, Kansas Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Montana Board of Oil and Gas, U.S. Department of the Interior -Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Executive Legal Assistant – Permanent, Full-time
Interested in supporting a Corporate Litigation Legal team at fast growing Dallas law firm where you are partnering with your clients? Beautiful uptown office. Great company culture with family values. Our Uptown Dallas law firm partner is hiring and has an opening for an experienced full-time Corporate Transactional Legal Assistant in their Dallas Office, supporting the Corporate and Transactional practice group including the Managing Partner for the firm. Successful candidates for this position must possess 5+ years’ experience in a law firm. Interviewing immediately. Details and apply HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Executive Assistant – Contract/Contract to Hire, Full-time, Flexible 
Looking to make a difference in the lives of over 250,000 people annually?  Would you enjoy assisting a non-profit organization provide much-needed services and supplies and as you assist in building resilient communities across the southwest?  Our client, a national non-profit based in North Texas, needs an outstanding Executive Assistant to join their team and help make a positive impact. Under the direct supervision of the HR Director and President/CEO this position provides executive-level administrative support for the President/CEO and members of the Leadership Team. Details and apply now HERE! Interviews next week!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Assistant Controller – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Our client is a fast paced and growing family owned real estate investment firm based in Dallas, TX (near Addison airport).   They control and manage over 30+ properties and perform on average 5 new acquisitions and dispositions per year.  Mostly Retail (Malls and Strip malls) and some multi family. The Assistant Controller would be a key member of small accounting team responsible for the financial and administration for all properties and multiple legal entities, reporting to the CFO. Details and apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Real Estate Attorney – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Privately owned commercial real estate firm is in need of a Senior Real Estate Attorney to join their leadership team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting various functions, including sales, lease, closing/refinance and general support. In addition negotiating/drafting/review, purchase & sale agreements and title & survey review will be required. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated individual with 7+ years’ real estate law experience. Reduced hour week or partial work from home possible. Details HERE and apply.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Project Architect – Permanent, Full-time, Flexible 
Seeking a high performing architect to join privately owned dynamic, established commercial real estate firm focused on retail and multi-family projects. Ideal candidates join our client’s team interested in contributing to all aspects of the design process from conceptual design to the construction phase. Team members have the opportunity to work on Mixed-Use, Multifamily, and Retail developments as well as hospitality. Opportunity to work partially from home or a reduced hour workweek. Apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Senior Accounting Services – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
All Accounting Services Seniors are expected to have experience working with a team of accounting professionals and showing an aptitude to review and schedule work of others.  This experience can be obtained within the accounting services group, or in a similar position outside the firm; public accounting experience is preferred. This position offers some work schedule flexibility around the office’s core hours (9-4), but will require PAID overtime during peak times. Proficiency in Engagement, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks required. Details HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  National Sales Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Do you care about the environment and conservation? Are you a fabulous sales rep currently in the hospitality or multi-family industry and want to work for a great company on the verge of explosive growth with uncapped earnings potential? This may be the job for you! The NSM is responsible for selling products to various markets which will involve overnight travel across the U.S. (about 40%) and will be responsible for initiating pro-active account strategies to maximize revenue, growth and margins in order to meet or exceed targets and metrics. More than five years of national field sales B2B experience required. Read more & apply now HERE!

NEED CANDIDATES:  Audit Senior and Audit Manager – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Competitive salary plus paid overtime including excellent benefits in a supportive culture that values work-life-fit. Forty hours per week not to exceed 55 – 60 per week during busy season, with 25% or less travel mostly limited to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Oil/gas experience a plus. Two plus years in public accounting with supervisory experience preferred. Details and apply now HERE.

NEED CANDIDATES:  Accounting Services Associate – Permanent, Full-time Flexible
Are you a QuickBooks guru? Looking for a company where it’s fun to work and offers great benefits? This could be the job for you! Responsibilities entering, reconciling and maintaining the financial records for a variety of clients, recording journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, producing financial reports and assisting with payroll and filing payroll reports. Yardi experience is a plus and overtime is PAID! Apply now HERE!

Make it a great week! Remember: $250 referral fee to YOU if your referral is hired!

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Dallas Right Now: November Events We Love

holiday-cookingHalloween is over, surely fall weather is around the corner! Regardless, November is here and fall is a time for new beginnings and gratitude for our many blessings. We love appreciating Dallas during November and hope you join us in a few of our favorite activities!

Susan G. Komen 3-Day – The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a three day, 60 mile walk to raise funds for Komen’s breast cancer research programs, community health and advocacy, global partnerships, education screening, diagnosis and treatment assistance programs and patient navigation services. Participants walk 20 miles a day, staying overnight at a campsite while sleeping in a pink tent city with over 1,000 walkers and crew while raising funds and awareness for breast cancer in the DFW area, November 4-6.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel – The Exhibition – This unique exhibition recreates one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced photographically and artfully displayed in their original size. This innovative interpretation of the timeless masterpieces can be viewed up close, including The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment. November 1 thru January 9, 2017.

Lakewood Home Festival – The Lakewood Home Festival began in 1976 when the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA staged a tour showcasing five distinctive and historic neighborhood homes as a fundraiser to purchase playground equipment for kindergarten children. Last year the event exceeded fundraising expectations for Lakewood ElementaryJ.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. It has evolved into a series of fantastic events and activities. November 11-13.

Flea Style – Since launching in 2009, Flea Style has grown from a small grassroots flea market in Dallas into a multifaceted national creative platform that includes curated markets, inspiring conferences, an online shop (be sure to visit before the holidays), blog, YouTube channel and more. Check out the Dallas show at the Fair Park Automobile Building on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12!

Elite Rodeo Athletes World Championship – The ERA will only showcase the best rodeo athletes in the world. Currently comprised of past and present World Champions, they represent 118 World Champion titles collectively. While the current ownership includes existing top competitors, the model allows for aspiring elite rodeo athletes to participate and earn ownership in the ERA.

Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker – Seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Dallas at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium Friday, November 18, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 and 5:00pm. “Knock-out…real beauty…good, precise dancing,”  New York Times.

Chi Omega Christmas Market – The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 180 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts and much more! In its 39 year history, Chi Omega Christmas Market has distributed over $7 million dollars to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and collegiate scholarships. November 16-19.

The Trains at NorthPark – The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience. More than 60,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season. Since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark presented by Bank of Texas, has raised money for the children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The 2016-2017 exhibit will open on November 19 thru January 8, 2017.

Turkey Trot – Forty-nine years in the making, another Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is just around the corner, again marking Dallas’ way to begin Thanksgiving Day. On Thursday, November 24, nearly 30,000 participants are expected to turn out to Dallas City Hall Plaza for the 8-mile race and 5K fun run. The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot benefits YMCA programs that help the YMCA to strengthen the foundations of community. The Turkey Trot is one of the largest multi-event races in the country – don’t miss it!

Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tour – View holiday lights in delicious style on our private bus!  Begin by tasting scrumptious treats from premier local dessert venues. Then relax as we glide past some of Dallas’ most spectacular holiday displays! A panoply of exquisite Winter Wonderlands await in beautifully decorated locations like the Park Cities and (on some tours) the Vitruvian Lights in Addison, downtown Dallas, or Lake Highlands. While we tour, we’ll sip hot cider or chocolate, soft drinks and water as well as other great beverages. You may also bring your own beverages. So sit back, listen to holiday music and enjoy the spirit of the Season! Price includes transportation via private bus, dessert samples, beverages and tour guide. November 25 thru December 30.

Have a joy-filled Thanksgiving, full of blessings and gratitude!

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