Every month, Strictly Business celebrates the accomplishments of local businesses and highlights the excellent products and services they provide in their fields. Our quarterly Employing Omaha feature is an opportunity for these businesses and organizations to also promote themselves as a great place to work and share with our readers what positions they are hiring for.

Having a good employer brand is so important. Recruiting.com backs this up in a recent blog post, stating that “With national unemployment rates below 4%, the war for talent is fierce and to get the right candidates in the right positions, your recruiting strategy can no longer be passive. To stay ahead of your competition, your organization needs to invest in building an authentic and compelling employer brand.”

To promote your employment brand, you first have to define it. According to Recruiting.com, your employment brand incorporates several different components—from company culture to employee engagement! So there are a wide variety of topics to choose from when deciding what to share when you invest in recruitment marketing. Here are a few great subjects to cover:

  • Work environment
  • Work culture
  • Company values
  • Company events
  • Company rewards
  • Employee benefits
  • Hiring practices
  • Company news and updates

Recruiting.com advices businesses to, “Focus on sharing information that will resonate most with your target candidates and differentiate you from your competitors. If you aren’t sure which information that is, take some time to research your target candidates. Ask your current employees what they enjoy most about working at your company, and find out what aspects of your employment brand most resonated with recent hires.”

At Strictly Business, we truly believe that Omaha is a wonderful place to live, WORK, and play. We are honored to partner with so many amazing employers, and we are proud to tell you a little bit about a few of them in this feature. Whether you have recently found yourself “between jobs” or you’re curious about pursuing a new passion, we encourage you to read through the following write-ups to learn about employment opportunities at some amazing local companies. In addition, if you are currently with a company that is looking to add people to your team, please reach out to Strictly Business about participating in our next employment feature!

Deluxe Landscape Design (www.deluxelandscapedesign.com) is looking for experienced, motivated, and talented individuals to join our crew. We do hard work, but it is rewarding. There are a lot of opportunities within our company, especially as the season gets busier heading into spring and summer. If you are detail-oriented and care about customer satisfaction, you’ll fit right in. Just like with our customers, you’ll be treated like family when you’re with Deluxe Landscape Design.

We are Omaha’s preferred lawn care and landscaping provider. With 18 years of experience in the market, we understand how important it is to treat everyone we work with and for with honesty, integrity, and respect. Our services include seeding, laying sod, fertilizing, aeration, mowing, trimming, mulching, installing retaining walls, cleaning gutters, lawn clean up, and even holiday lighting!

If you are interested in working for a reputable Omaha company that offers competitive pay, 40 hours PTO, gym membership, a flexible work schedule, and a work-hard-play-hard mentality, reach out to Chris Ansell about joining the Deluxe Landscape Design team. You can reach Chris at (402) 225-6600 or visit www.deluxelandscapedesign.com for more information.

Buildertrend (buildertrend.com) is the leading cloud-based construction project management software trusted by homebuilders, remodelers, and specialty contractors. Since 2006, we have empowered the construction industry with a better way to build. More than 1 million users across more than 100 countries have chosen Buildertrend as their preferred platform for real-time collaboration throughout each and every stage of the building process.

Our award-winning culture is one that’s focused on collaboration, putting customers first, and a healthy work-life balance. The Buildertrend team works together to create, sell, and service a software solution that provides a better way for construction professionals to operate their businesses. As a workforce, Buildertrend’s software also provides our team with a means to live better lives and be better humans.

Areas for career opportunities at Buildertrend include sales, customer success, marketing, development, product, data science, talent, corporate communications, legal, and infrastructure.

We celebrate passion and positivity just as much as talent with perks aplenty, including free drinks and food, companywide social events, an onsite gym and yoga studio, open-office design, paid volunteer time off, and bonus perks such as childcare reimbursement or tuition assistance.

Being a member of the Buildertrend team means coming to work every day with higher expectations than the day before and possessing a drive to continuously improve. We expect our people to come in, work hard, and reap the benefits that follow. The culture is built on accountability, transparency, and a drive to be the best. Together, we never stop improving. In all that we do – as individuals, as a team – we will do what it takes to be better every day. If this sparks your interest, visit our careers page at buildertrend.com/company/careers or email talent@buildertrend.com.

Quality Processing Services (QPS, www.qualityrefrigerated.com) opened its doors for business in 2005 with 10 people to provide custom meat processing for their customers. Currently, QPS in Omaha employs 120 people from steak trimmers/cutters, packaging workers, maintenance, QA Techs, and warehouse workers.

Our mission is “to provide quality services in everything we do.” We offer a family-friendly, faith-based atmosphere to work in. Here at QPS you are not a number but a part of the Quality “family.” We pride ourselves in finding the best talent around and providing a quality work environment that demonstrates respect and integrity. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, as well as a 401(k) plan.

We currently have openings for a maintenance tech, QA Tech, and multiple packaging openings. We are also always interested in talking to anyone with steak trimming/cutting experience. QPS is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more at www.qualityrefrigerated.com or contact Plant Manager Shane Thorstad at (402) 738-1118, Ext. 133.

We hear it a lot; insurance is boring, but when we’re together we talk about how proud we are to be insurance nerds! We understand, insurance is usually something we buy because we have to. So what do we find so interesting? We are always learning something new and building meaningful relationships all while maintaining our work/life balance through a reduced work week and work from home options. Here is what our employees say:

“I enjoy insurance because it seems to always be changing, there is always something new.” – Jeni Grant, account manager

“My favorite part about working in insurance is the client interaction. I have some great relationships formed with clients in different states.” – Jenna Byrd, lead account manager

“FNIC has become my second family and has provided me with the resources to be successful in my career, in addition to raising four small children.” – Alec Hogan, sales executive

Learn more about FNIC career opportunities at fnicgroup.com/careers.

HorsePower Brands ( horsepowerbrands.com) has seen a meteoric rise to success in the franchise space. With new franchisee signings every week and brands launching every quarter, HorsePower Brands is looking to hire for a multitude of new roles to add to the rapidly expanding team!

A little bit about HorsePower Brands: they’re a portfolio company with expertise in building out home-service franchise brands and have helped hundreds of partners achieve financial freedom and success within communities across the U.S. To date, HorsePower has launched four franchises: Mighty Dog Roofing, Blingle!, iFoam, and HEROES lawncare.

With an ever-increasing focus on positive work culture and employee-centric leadership, HorsePower Brands has met the call of the modern employer with a holistic approach to employee development and success. Inclusive and complementary workshops are offered to help employees achieve personal goals, team-building events are held to help foster company culture, and a servant C-suite leadership team that takes the time to connect with their employees, and so much more.

Come build your career and achieve your professional goals through the power of HorsePower. To check out open positions, visit horsepowerbrands.com/careers.

HBE LLP (www.hbecpa.com/careers) is one of Nebraska’s leading providers of professional advisory services. The company has a long history of employee satisfaction due to core values centered upon integrity, respect, and teamwork. They have been ranked among Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work For, and in 2020, HBE was one of Accounting Today’s top 10 Best firms for Young Accountants. In addition, the firm has been identified by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as one of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership for seven consecutive years.

Operating from Omaha, Lincoln, and Norfolk, HBE offers comprehensive financial management services for businesses, nonprofit and governmental organizations, and individuals. Services include specialized advisory, accounting, audit, tax, outsourced accounting, and CFO solutions, data analytics, and personal financial planning. They are always looking for bright and energetic talent to join their team. To learn more, visit www.hbecpa.com/careers.

Cox Communications (cox.com) is the largest private broadband company in America, and we proudly serve 6.5 million homes and businesses across 18 states. We are committed to creating more moments of real human connection by bringing people closer to family and friends through our technology. Our world-class broadband applications and services are helping create smart homes and smart cities that bring more convenience, security, entertainment, and connectivity to the lives of the people we serve.

Cox Communications offers amazing benefits including free internet and other Cox discounted services, medical benefits day one for full time employees, flexible time off, paid work hours to volunteer, pet insurance, tuition reimbursement, training programs, paid parental leave, adoption assistance, 401K plus company matching, and more.

Cox is consistently recognized for our great customer service and top performance, as well as being a great place to work. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Join the Cox team in Omaha today! To learn more and apply online, visit jobs.cox.com.

Ovation Heartwood Preserve (ovationbyavamere.com/omaha-nebraska) is a premier upscale senior living community that is unlike any other place in Omaha. What sets us apart are the first-class services and amenities that our community offers. We provide state-of-the-art technology that makes our residents’ and employees’ lives easier. Our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve starts with our team members. We are currently hiring for:

  • Certified Medication Aide/CMA
  • Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN
  • Concierge
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Activity Assistant
  • Housekeeping
  • Servers
  • Cooks
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Manicurist

At Ovation Heartwood Preserve, we offer a comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage. Our employee perks also include employee meal credit, generous PTO policy, and 401k with employer contributions. Learn more at ovationbyavamere.com/omaha-nebraska/careers or call (402) 235-4458.

Take the next step in your career with a nationally recognized firm that will propel you forward. Clark & Enersen (www.clarkenersen.com) puts people first and strives to bring out the best in one another across each of their six offices—including their new Omaha office in Aksarben Village!

This growing firm offers an engaging, collaborative environment. While they work hard to provide the highest level of service to clients, they also believe in a positive culture, camaraderie, and having some fun along the way.

Are you or someone you know an architect, engineer, landscape architect, or telecommunications designer looking for a new opportunity,? Reach out to Clark & Enersen! They offer flexible hours, professional development classes, and a culture that prioritizes collaboration. Oh, and Friday afternoons off! That’s doesn’t sound too bad!

Clark & Enersen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer with competitive benefits and abundant opportunities to grow your skills and advance your career. Visit the careers page at www.clarkenersen.com/careers to learn more about open positions!

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino, operated by Caesars Entertainment (www.caesars.com), has a wide variety of positions available, including openings in the hotel, various restaurant outlets, security, surveillance, marketing, and the casino floor. Casino floor positions involve learning to be a blackjack dealer, working as a casino cashier, or maintaining the slot machines. There are also leadership opportunities available in multiple departments. Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino offer full-time, part-time, and on-call schedules with a variety of shifts available. Many of the front-line positions do not require any previous experience, other than great customer service skills.

Caesars Entertainment values career advancement and promoting team members from within the company as often as possible. They are also blazing the trail for their team members with a competitive benefits program. Full-time team members are able to choose from five different medical coverage levels and four different carriers. There is also an on-site clinic for team members to take advantage of. Team members have a variety of options with dental and vision plans, along with other voluntary benefits. Additional benefits include the option to enroll in 401(k) with a company match, free parking, tuition reimbursement, and a wide variety of team member activities. Team members are also able to enjoy free meals in an exclusive team member dining room while on shift. This includes sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, cereal, and a wide variety of beverages.

Caesars Entertainment has a commitment to act with integrity and care for their colleagues, communities, and environment. Locally, Harrah’s Council Bluffs hosts blood drives and breast cancer awareness events, and they attend local events such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They also participate in Code Green Campaign® initiatives such as Adopt-A-Street and recycling drives.

Caesars Entertainment is the first gaming company to make the Disability Equality Index, which is the world’s most comprehensive bench-marking tools to measure disability workplace inclusion. Caesars Entertainment is also proud to have earned a perfect score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index for 14 consecutive years. Caesars Entertainment also created Equal, a group created for LGBTQ+ and ally team members.

If you’d like to learn more about working for Caesars Entertainment at Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino, visit www.caesars.com/careers or contact Cindy Vanblaricom, HR supervisor, at (712) 329-6486.