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With the rise of the gig economy and a larger offering of nontraditional jobs, it can be difficult to determine, from a legal standpoint, whether the person is an independent contractor or an employee. Advancing technology has made it easier for people to work from remote locations from anywhere in the world, and this only… Read more »

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Most people remember the discomfort and anxiety they felt during their first day at their current or last job. Often, it’s a somewhat overwhelming experience with so much to learn in a seemingly limited amount of time. The traditional onboarding process is designed to mitigate these feelings by providing new hires with clear direction to… Read more »

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At some point in your career, you’ll likely become dissatisfied with your current salary. Maybe you’ve taken on new responsibilities but your compensation hasn’t changed, or you’ve furthered your education and increased your experience without scoring a new paycheck. Regardless of the reason, deciding when and how to make your move can be challenging if… Read more »

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Making the decision to work with a staffing company often involves a lot of time and consideration on your part. After all, it is an investment, and you’re trusting another agency to find you suitable candidates. Determining which company is right for you can feel daunting, especially if you don’t know the warning signs of… Read more »

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Most high-quality companies are going to have a talent strategy. This helps them identify key skills and competencies that they want to find in candidates to get the best results. In most cases, employers aren’t going to publicly advertise their priorities in their entirety, but that doesn’t mean you can’t discover what they are seeking… Read more »

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While many businesses have been focusing on increasing transparency, one area that has seen an opposing trend is hiring. Blind applications and interviewing are fairly recent developments that attempt to remove the impact of bias, conscious or unconscious, from the hiring process by eliminating information that can be used to identify certain job seeker characteristics1…. Read more »

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Most professionals have heard people extoll the virtues of networking for greater career success. For some, this comes naturally as they are comfortable meeting new people. For others, networking feels like an insurmountable challenge. Some people are naturally shy or introverted, while others wonder if networking skews towards being manipulative. But networking doesn’t have to… Read more »

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When your team is understaffed based on the current workload, the most common response from management is to push employees harder to get the job done. This can lead to long days, weekends at work, and even canceled vacations.2 If the situation is short-term, it may not be too much to ask your workers to… Read more »

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Getting a job offer is supposed to be wonderful, but it can also be overwhelming or even confusing. Many job seekers assume they need to respond immediately, but rushing through the process can have you making a decision you later regret. Instead of giving in to the excitement or pressure, it is best to really… Read more »

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Federal and state laws regarding the proper use of background checks1 are strict. While looking into a candidate’s background is typically legal, how the information is used in regards to hiring decisions must follow applicable laws designed to protect applicants from discrimination and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is mandatory. Additionally, legislation… Read more »