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December 2015

2016 Resume Must Haves

Is your 2016 new year’s resolution to find a new job position? With 2016 right around the corner, looking through and updating your resume is a must! Take a look at our 2016 resume must haves: 1) A consistent resume format and standard font. PDF format are highly preferred due to the fact that no one is able to make changes to your resume without your knowledge. Keep your resume writing clear and concise with no paragraphs all in the same professional [...]

5 Reasons Not to Hire a Freelancer

35% of the entire US workforce is made up of freelance workers (according tofreelancersunion.org). Freelancers can be a great asset for companies, but hiring freelancers can be very risky. Below are a few considerations to take into account: 1) IRS Violations. Freelancers are categorized as 1099 employees. According to the IRS Factor Test, many 1099 workers are not properly classified.  If the IRS finds that a 1099 employee is actually a W-2 employee, you will get hit with a large tax [...]

5 Tips on Post Interview Thank You Notes

In a close competition for an open job, the candidate with the better thank you note will typically win.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing a thank you note. 1) The 24 hour rule. Always send your thank you note within 24 hours of your interview. This shows the hiring manager that you have a high level of interest in the position. 2) If you meet with multiple people in the organization, personalize the thank you [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Company Holiday Party Under Control

‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  According to metro.us, 78% of employers think holiday parties are an important part of company culture. Although, companies have to take important steps in ensuring a positive holiday party experience for everyone. Take a look at our 5 ways to keep your holiday party under control: “Where” and “when” does affect how your employees act. Having an early evening or afternoon holiday party can encourage a more business like environment. Holding the holiday party somewhere [...]

Is Permanent, Permanent? Top 5 Ways Contract Work Can Benefit You

According to aboutcareers.com, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times (with an average of 12 job changes) during their career. Candidates who like flexibility or are looking to fill gaps on their resume should highly consider contract working assignments. Contract work can be considered from working for a few days to years with a company. Here are the top reasons how contract assignments can benefit you: 1) Learning new skills for your next position. In a contract position, you [...]

6 Tips for Designing a Hiring Plan

At this time of the year, many companies are in a planning mode.  Having a properly sized workforce will allow you to meet the demands of customers while ensuring labor costs are kept under control.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when designing a hiring plan. 1) If you are growing, review cash flow statements and plan to hire more workers at certain levels of sales. This will ensure you will be able to meet customer demand [...]

November 2015

4 Tips to Set Goals for Success in 2016

83% of the population does not have goals according to personalplan.com. It is important to be a part of the 17% of people who do set goals to ensure success! Goals should be identified by writing them down every quarter throughout the year and kept track of on a daily basis. Below are 4 tips for setting your 2016 goals: 1) Think “S.M.A.R.T.” How specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound are the goals you are setting? If your goals are [...]

How to: Staff your Thanksgiving!

1) Hire a Turkey Carver. Hiring a turkey carver can give you more free time to be with your family. This will ensure the maximum amount of meat yielded per turkey. 2) Recruit a Food Analyst. Who is going to ration the leftovers? It is time to recruit a food analyst to handout equal portions to your family and friends. 3) Identify a TV Referee. Identifying a TV Referee not only increases family time, but can also help with dividing time [...]

3 Reasons to Look for a Job at the End of the Year

Many people hold off on their job searches until January. Here are 3 reasons to keep working hard on your job search. 1) Hiring and recruiting for open positions does not slow down during the holidays.According to theladders.com “many companies say they feel increased pressure to fill open slots before the end of the year.” Jobs have to be filled no matter what time of the year it is. 2) Hiring managers are serious. Hiring managers are looking to hit their [...]

Top 5 Considerations When Giving a Raise to Employees

According to Time.com, 90% of companies will give raises this year. Right now, many companies are hard at work figuring out these increases. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when looking at raises for you employees. 1) Level of performance. The employee is performing at a level higher than expected in their goals and reviews.  Your company should reward this employee for their level of performance. 2) Critical player on your team. It would cost more money to [...]