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MBX Systems is building leaders through its book club

Niche technology company MBX Systems uses its book club to engage new employees and build leadership skills they will use for their entire career. Sarah Fister Gale In 2016 Kim Becker, talent manager for MBX Systems in Libertyville, Illinois, had a company manager come to her asking for help. “He was struggling with the culture Read more…

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What companies in Chicago are doing to ease customers’ and employees’ coronavirus worries

The coronavirus isn’t business as usual, but companies are taking steps to try to keep their customers and employees safe as the number of cases mounts across the U.S. On Tuesday, the University of Chicago Medical Center said it was treating a patient with suspected case of the coronavirus. Four others have already tested positive Read more…

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Community involvement leaves an indelible mark on area non-profits

At MBX, philanthropy is in our DNA. Every day that we come to work, we are surrounded by others with the same passion for service in an environment that fosters community involvement. Throughout the year the MBX Cares program sends volunteers into organizations that we truly care about, which becomes mutually beneficial – for those Read more…

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Five Meaningful Takeaways from MBX Student Interns

Engineering and software development summer internships redefine students’ real-world expectations. With the new school year just underway, probably the furthest thing from anyone’s mind is next year’s summer internships. For many companies though, plans for hiring 2020 summer interns are already in motion. We sat down with a couple of MBX’s summer interns before they Read more…

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How a Book Club Became an Onboarding Success Story

When is the best time to engage your employees? Many professionals believe that onboarding is the ideal time to show an employee that he or she is valued and an integral part of a larger whole. By James Davis, Editor I recently interviewed Kim Becker, Talent Manager at MBX Systems, about a unique onboarding program that Read more…

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MBX Uses Book Club to Onboard, Develop Employees

By Kathy Gurchiek By Kathy Gurchiek Onboarding was an open book for Olivia Stepp when she became global logistics administrator at MBX Systems, a computer hardware manufacturer in Libertyville, Ill. She was asked to join the company’s monthly in-house book club as part of the new-employee orientation process, to discuss The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies Read more…

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Why Did This Company Start a Book Club for New Hires?

MBX Systems credits its book club with helping it sustain a high employee retention rate. By: Andrew R. McIlvaine | Human Resource Executive® Chris Tucker, the president of custom-computing hardware manufacturer MBX Systems, describes his company’s culture as “curious and quirky. If you’re off the beaten path, you’d most likely fit in pretty well here.” Given this curious Read more…

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MBX Cares employees volunteer at Lambs Farm

For the 17th time since 2014, employees from MBX Systems volunteered their time to help workers at Lambs Farm.

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MBX Cares helps Habitat for Humanity

For the seventh time since 2014, employees from Libertyville-based technology company MBX Systems volunteered their time on Nov. 7 to help Habitat for Humanity build better lives for needy McHenry County residents.

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MBX Systems is Taking Volunteering to a New Level

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