Archive | January, 2011

How Healthcare Legislation May Affect You the Worker, and Us the Staffing Agency.

With the new healthcare legislation nearing certain implementation, we’re seeing more and more conversations about what healthcare changes, set to roll out over a ten-year period, will mean for businesses, the staffing industry, and workers. We’ve talked a little about potential financial implications for companies, here and here.  But how will healthcare reform – now legislation – affect […]

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>State of the Union: Innovation and Job Creation Key to Winning Back Our Country’s Spirit

>Did everyone watch the State of the Union address on Tuesday?  We heard mention of jobs many times throughout the speech. The President said, “We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time.  We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” He’s right about that.  […]

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>Now’s the Time to Leverage Your Foreign Language Skills

>According to this WSJ article, demand for U.S. workers who speak foreign languages has increased, and should continue to increase. Those languages in highest demand? Spanish and Chinese. Unfortunately, the same survey concluded that very few workers plan to study these languages, so supply doesn’t meet demand. Workers, you know what that means, right?  If […]

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>Military vs. Civilian Recruitment Style: The Power of Positive Thinking

> You’ve most likely noticed the new age focus on the power of positive thinking.  While positive thinking may seem like a trend, the concept of visualizing and thereby creating has been practiced and proven over the centuries by history’s geniuses. That’s why we love this article from Ere.net. It discusses the contrast between the military’s […]

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>Has the Winter Storm Forced You to Work From Home?

> Some people telework on a regular basis.  Others’ homes are their office.  Some jobs simply can’t be done at home, and then there are those companies with no-telework policies. Whatever your situation, if you live in Atlanta, you most likely stayed home at least one day this week.  How did you choose to use […]

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>Three Employment and Staffing Trends for 2011

>1. Temporary employment will continue to grow.  In 2010 temporary employment was a rising trend, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. 2. Information technology, engineering, and accounting and finance will be among the types of companies that expect to increase full-time, permanent workers in 2011, along with sales, customer service, technology, administrative, business […]

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>The Price of Today’s Multitasking

> In most careers today – and definitely in the information technology, engineering, accounting and finance fields – it’s practically impossible to get by without multiple forms of technology.  We simultaneously use laptops, big screen monitors, electronic notepads, smart phones, and televisions to complete our work, stay connected with both family and work colleagues, and […]

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We Challenge a Few Widely Held Perceptions About the Job Market.

The New York Times recently featured an article about employers’ rising preferences for temporary over full-time employees.  The article included a quote from Jonas Prising, president of the Americas at Manpower.  He said of the present and future job market, “[workers] need to expect that their lives and jobs will change much more often than they […]

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