Yearly Archives - 2016

December 2016

5 Signs You Should Leave Your Current Job

“Love what you do and do what you love” – Ray Bradbury “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”- Bob Marley “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” - Malcolm Gladwell     What do all of these quotes have in common? They are encouraging to enjoy your everyday life which includes your personal life, financial goals, and career goals. In the case that your current job position does not make you feel fulfilled, here...

Tips on How to Calculate Holiday Bonuses for Your Employees

In many cases, a strong holiday bonus can be a great motivator for employees.  At the same time, if expectations are not met, it can be a great disappointment and can cause many employees to begin looking for a new position right after the holidays. You must be fair Even if this isn’t the case, assume that your employees will talk and share their bonus amounts.   Even if employees do not directly share the amount, often people will buy a...

November 2016

5 Questions to Ask a Recruiter

What happens when a job seeker posts the resume or contact information on job boards? They may receive a significant amount of recruiting calls. It is important to ask these top questions to determine if a recruiter is the right fit to assist you in your job search. How long have you been in the recruiting business for? This question is essential when you first speak to a recruiter. Jobvite.com states 30% of recruiters have tenure of 1 to 3...

Top 5 Ways to Manage Overtime Costs

On December, 1st, 2016, a new federal overtime law will be implemented. Overtime claims and lawsuits are expected to skyrocket. Here are a few ways to protect yourself as an employer. Use a time management software Time management software will allow you to accurately track the hours of your employees. A timeclock or web-based time tracking system will allow you to record written proof of hours worked, which will allow you to defend yourself in an overtime dispute. This will...

August 2016

Discussion

5 Reasons You Need to Hire Millennials NOW

We meet with many companies who do not have an effective strategy for hiring and retaining millennial employees. Millennials officially makeup 53% of the labor workforce and not having such strategies in place will effectively cut off access to over half of the entire job market. Here are a few tips to help with your hiring strategy. Tech Savvy Millennials’ learning curve for technology is not steep. Millennials have been working on workplace technology skills since elementary school. Millennials do not...

Money

How to Answer Salary Expectation Questions

You’re in the 3rd and final interview in the interviewing process and all of the sudden; the interviewer drops the dreaded “what are your salary expectations?” What do you do? What do you tell them? Below we share how to answer salary expectation questions:   Be honest, but be realistic In the current market, the normal increase from job to job is 5% to 8%. If you’re making a level change, such as going from assistant manager to manager, that percentage will...

June 2016

Dress Code of the Employee

How To Address Employee Dress Code

With summer finally upon us, employees may tend to bend the rules on employee dress code during these summer heat waves. Coming to work in shorts and flip-flops may be more comfortable. This is not always ideal for businesses who consistently work with clients or other business professionals. So, how do you address the employee dress code? Below, we explain:   Educate the Employees The easiest way to encourage employees to take the dress code policy seriously is to educate them on...

May 2016

5 Most Common Social Media Mistakes That Job Seekers Make

Offering your opinion too much or commenting on controversial topics Steer clear of giving too much of your opinion on your friend’s social media postings or your status postings. Politics, equality, religion, and personal finances are just the beginning of the topics not to associate with on social media. Although you may think that what you are commenting on is private, it may be more public than you think. Compromising picture Although the pictures you took the other night drinking...

7 Things That Will Chase Top Talent Away From Your Company

Top talent can tend to be hard to find in this current market. It is the best job market for recent grads in many years. Below are seven things that will chase top talent away from your company: Offering jobs not careers Top talent wants more than just a job; they want a lifestyle/career. Having a job can be perceived as just working to receive a paycheck. Employees who want to have a career, not a job tend to be...

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