Intentional Safety in the Workplace Maintaining safety in your workplace is vital to the ultimate success of your company, but “it doesn’t happen by accident.” Taking safety thoughtfully and intentionally, as well as training your staff accordingly is crucial. In fact, according to OSHA findings, companies who place a priority on safety, taking appropriate preventive [...]

Employee Side Hustles: Is the Gig Up?

A couple of decades ago, the person who worked a second job was said to be moonlighting. Frowned upon by employers, moonlighting was something one didn’t want to get caught doing—no matter whether the employee had no conflict of interest or a great reason for needing the extra income. Keep in mind the globalization and [...]

Find an Internship and Build Your Resume

Is your resume bare-bones-basic? If you are a college student without much success in finding that great job, it could be because you lack an internship. In fact, many students participate in two or more internships. Statistics show the value of internship experience. Whether from a big company, a virtual one or a small business, [...]

Tips for Communicating with Diverse Audiences

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. ~ Peter Drucker We live and work in a global world.  As the windows of the world are opening, we must remember that even as we break through language barriers, each of us still has our own culture, mannerisms, habits, and patterns of communicating. [...]

Can You Turn Your Temp Job into a Permanent One?

Lots of companies want to “try before they buy,” especially in this gig economy. While there is no guarantee of a temporary position becoming a permanent job, it is a possibility. In fact, some staffing companies advise candidates looking for work to take a temporary contract position with the hope of turning it into a [...]

5 Big New Laws that Could Affect Businesses Before Year-End

Laws change all the time, and keeping up with fundamental changes and nuances can be a headache, but below are five laws, in particular, to keep under a watchful eye. Potential repeal of ACA Since Trump was first sworn-in, much of the government buzz concerned the Affordable Care Act. It appears as of this month; [...]

Friendship and Jealousy in the Workplace

Have you ever struggled with being jealous of a coworker or being the object of the jealousy? How did you deal with those feelings? Consider this scenario. Jenny and Amy had a solid friendship both inside and outside the office. They both worked in administration, and both were on the short list for a promotion [...]

Gig Economy – Part II: Staffing in a Gig Economy

  Need Ways to Take Advantage of the Gig Economy Trend? Is it a trend that’s here to stay? Who can know for certain? Whether you find it suits your hiring style or keeps you up at night, those who follow labor statistics are quick to propose it will at least continue through the end [...]

Gig Economy – Part I

What Is a Gig Economy? According to WhatIs.com, a “gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.” Projections indicate that the end of the decade will see nearly 40 percent of American workers as individual contractors, freelancers or on-demand workers. This gig workforce [...]

10 Ways to Be the Perfect Candidate

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ~ Charles Kettering Is there ever a perfect candidate? While perfect people don’t exist, candidates who want a particular job can do their homework and be prepared to “Ace” an interview. And like the cliché, it [...]