Long-Term Success: Going Back to Work Instead of Just Collecting Unemployment

You’re collecting expanded unemployment compensation checks, and the federal government just deposited a $1,200 stimulus check into your bank account. Right now, you’re making as much or more than when you were working full-time. Who could blame you for wondering why you should even consider returning to work when you’re safe and financially comfortable staying… Read More »

How to Keep Kids Busy and Learning During School Closures

These are unprecedented times in which schools are closing indefinitely, and parents have the unenviable task of trying to keep their kids busy and learning. All this while social distancing and stay-at-home orders are making it difficult for them to stay connected with their friends and family. Here are a few ideas for keeping them… Read More »

Learn What Companies Do to Save Money That Ends Up Costing Them Money

Businesses often cut expenses to save money. And while there is nothing inherently wrong with that, the cuts should be necessary and made for the right reasons. Unfortunately, sometimes the moves that companies make to save money ends up costing them much more in the long run. Here are some “money-saving” ideas that most businesses… Read More »

5 Ways to Better Utilize a Staffing Service

It has never been easy to find talented workers, and that doesn’t seem to be changing for the better. Time-consuming tasks like reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, and negotiating salaries keep small business owners from their most important obligation—keeping their companies running smoothly! It’s no wonder that employers are increasingly turning to staffing firms to ease… Read More »

How to Create a Resume When You’ve Had Many Jobs

Sometimes people will hold several jobs in a relatively short period. There might be legitimate reasons for it, but a hiring manager will likely brand you as a “job hopper.” And while this isn’t the kiss of death it once was, there is still plenty of negativity associated with it. If you hope to be… Read More »

Tips for Finding the Right Staffing Agency

Are you thinking about partnering with a staffing agency for your business? There are many advantages to teaming up with a staffing firm, but you must know a few things about them first: Do they specialize in your industry? How do they find workers? How do they ensure the right match? Your business depends on… Read More »

How You Can Get to Know Your Employees Better

You’ve been inundated with business issues for most of the morning, so you decide to take a break. You put on your safety glasses and head out into the shop area. As you’re walking down one of the aisles, you pass an employee who smiles and greets you. Although you’ve seen this worker several times… Read More »

What Do You Do If You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

Here’s a quandary that most hiring managers would like to be facing: you have two exceptional candidates who have been running side-by-side throughout the entire recruitment process. You can only hire one of them, so which one do you choose? Of course, this situation is not the norm. Many employers are finding it difficult (if… Read More »

3 Ways to Make the First Week at Your New Job a Success

Starting a job is exciting and scary at the same time. All those new people to meet, a strange working environment, and lots of things to learn can make your first week a challenging experience. You want to feel comfortable in your new position as soon as possible because you want to dig into those… Read More »

When Should You Ask for Help at Work?

It’s not always easy to ask for help. Those who see asking for help as a sign of weakness should think again. It takes strength and courage to admit that you don’t understand something or are in over your head and need a helping hand. While everyone already knows you aren’t perfect and can’t handle… Read More »