Archive | May, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, we hope you go outside, enjoy the summer, spend time with loved ones, and take time to truly honor those who served. Happy Memorial Day.

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LinkedIn a Valuable Tool for Staffing Firms

. . . . . With LinkedIn shares soaring, there’s been discussion on the web about the possibility of LinkedIn taking the place of recruiters and staffing firms.  After, all, LinkedIn is an index of sorts for employees’ professional profiles. However, to consider LinkedIn a replacement for recruiters is, as one commenter put it, like […]

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Happy Friday!

You’ve come a long way since Monday.  Happy Friday!

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>New ADA Regulations Take Effect May 24, 2011. Is your company prepared?

>New new ADA regulations, issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will change disability in the workplace. The term “disabled” will apply to more employees with a broader range of impairments, and make it easier for employees to establish protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act. What qualifies as a disability?  The same definition applies: […]

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>What’s the very best way to retain top performers?

>What do companies do to retain top performers?  Ere.net recently summed up a report from Buck Consultants, in which survey respondents reported using the following strategies to engage their workforces. New career development opportunities  41% Market pay adjustments  30% Larger base pay increases  24% Larger bonus opportunities  21% More non-cash recognition  18% Additional company stock  13% […]

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The Effects of Rising Gas Prices

Currently, Americans are struggling while paying more than $4.00 per gallon, yet Exxon Mobile just announced a 69% boost in earnings.  We don’t get it either.  We do know that rising gas prices threaten our recovery from the recession and our ability to put Americans back to work. . Here’s a to-the-point, albeit obvious, breakdown […]

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>Recent Grads Flocking to Temp Agencies

>Recent grads are flocking to temp agencies.  And companies are then scooping them up. Recent college graduates, with degrees ranging from engineering and technical to the humanities, are having trouble finding permanent positions in their field.  Rather than remain unemployed while searching, smart job seekers are applying for temporary positions, gaining relevant experience that will […]

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>Reaction to Osama’s Killing

>Upon the news that Osama had been killed by U.S. forces, thousands of people celebrated in the streets, voiced their approval via Twitter and Facebook, and conversed about the seemingly unbelievable news over coffee, in the vegetable isle, or at the post office.  Overall, there was a general sense of celebration, even elation, which had […]

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