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4 great ways contract employees contribute to the success of your company

April 15, 2015

We are in a time of shifting business models and hiring needs. Here are some ideas on how engaging contingent workers fits well with changing, and sometimes uncertain, times.1. Temporary or contract employees can help you avoid the negative consequences of unwise hiring decisions that can incur prolonged expenses and headaches.Engaging contingent workers is a great example of "try before you buy". You can observe the individual's productivity and match with your corporate culture before hiring direct.2. Contract employees bring new ideas and transferable skills to refresh your organization.3. Contractors are brought on board to do one thing? the assigned project. So they tend to be more focused on solving problems and getting things done.4. When the business is good and the projects are flowing, encourage contract employment to assist with the extra work. When the work load returns to ... View Post

Besides salary, what do employees wish for in 2015?

April 07, 2015

A recent survey of more than 2,100 CFOs and employees has revealed that more money is not the only incentive employees expect from their employers; the 2015 benefits wish list sheds light on what really drives employees in today?s changing work environment.[table caption="WISH LIST 2015" width="500" colwidth="130|20" colalign="left" border="1" ]More vacation days,30%Better benefits plan such as enhanced health care,26%Flexible schedule including telecommuting,19%Training or professional ... View Post

Did she just ask me about a skill I don?t have?

April 02, 2015

You are sitting in the interview. Everything has gone so well? and then, the interviewer just asked you about a skill you don't have. It wasn't on the job description online, it never came up in any prior discussions. Don't get nervous - stay calm in any situation during an interview. You aren't prepared!But yes! You really are prepared! How many times have you had to learn something on the job and on the fly? A new software your employer purchased and you're supposed to be the expert? New ERP ... View Post

Ending your interview on a positive note

March 31, 2015

?All?s well that ends well.?- William Shakespeare The importance of ending an interview on a positive note can never be understated. As a job seeker, you?d ideally want to finish every interview on a pleasant note. Affirm your interest in the job.  Let them know that you want this opportunity. Tell them why you think you?re a fit and refer back to your conversation during the interview. When thanking the interviewer for giving you the opportunity to meet with them, a warm ... View Post

Contract jobs predicted to grow by 13% between 2014-19

March 17, 2015

Not sure if you want to commit long-term? Don't worry; contract employment can be your steady source of income for the next few years, according to the latest CareerBuilder survey. America's leading job search engine predicts that contract jobs are on course for a 13% spike between this year and 2019 (Figure 1).Here's another piece of useful information if you're seeking an immediate employment opportunity: 46% of the businesses that participated in the survey said they intend to hire more ... View Post

How to make a good impression in an instant

March 10, 2015

People start forming an opinion of others within seconds of seeing them for the first time. First impressions are important. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression instantly. You know some of them but we guarantee that you will find something useful in our list. Your grandma was right when she told you to sit up straight. Not only is it healthier but you will come across as a more alert, confident and productive person. When you meet someone for the first time, give them ... View Post

3 pragmatic ways to stay positive and motivated at work

February 27, 2015

Staying true to your passion is a great ideal. Once you look at how things really work in most organizations, you may want get more real. Feeling successful is important to staying motivated and being more pragmatic may contribute to being more successful at work. Here are some ideas: 1) Don?t let the lack of your favorite opportunities stymie your advancement; make the best of available opportunities. Maybe you can lead a project that needs to get pushed forward, get some recognition and ... View Post