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Posted December 31, 2013 by

How Much is the Flu Costing the Workplace?

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Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Workers should do their best to avoid getting the flu, or else it could be costly.

The 2012-13 flu season was one of the most severe in the U.S. in more than a decade and according to a new study, had two to three times the impact over a more typical flu season on the workplace, school, family and other segments of people’s everyday lives.  A new report from Walgreens suggests U.S. adults missed 230 million work days last season, while children lost more than 90 million school days due to flu-related illness. By contrast, 100 million work days and 32 million school days were missed in 2010-11, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report. (more…)

Posted December 06, 2013 by

5 Ways Getting an MBA Will Benefit Your Employer

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Graduation cap with tassel over MBA. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s easy to see how earning an MBA would benefit you. Higher degrees usually result in higher pay, more extensive skill sets and better job opportunities. The question is: Why should your employer care?

Actually, improving your own professional appeal directly improves the appeal of the company you work for, which is something employers would equally benefit from. When recruiters search for new employees on everything from LinkedIn.com to career websites like job-applications.com, education is one of the first things they look for. Once they have an employee willing to further their education while staying loyal to the company, many employers are happy to help. But if you want to prepare your speech before you go talk to the boss, here are five reasons why your employer should support your decision to get an MBA. (more…)

Posted November 26, 2013 by

Looking for a Career in Real Estate? What You Can Do to Make Yourself Standout

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Foreclosure home for sale sign in front of house. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A career in real estate often ends up being a very lucrative one, but that doesn’t mean that building a career in the business is easy. In fact, because of the relatively low entry requirements for becoming a real estate agent, many areas are practically flooded with more than can make an exceptional living.

However, if you’re passionate about real estate, don’t assume that you’re never going to make it in the field. You simply have to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Use these six tips to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack in the real estate game. (more…)

Posted November 07, 2013 by

Should you really depend on a temporary workforce?

Bimal Parmar

Bimal Parmar, VP of Marketing at Celayix

You may cure your worrywart business partner’s concerns about the unreliability of temporary workers, by saying those are the only hands you can really depend on; but the question is, can accountability, more importantly loyalty be expected out of them?

Harvard Business Review recently reported that the number of temporary workforce, or ‘temps’ has now reached a staggering 28 million in the US. The trend is as evident in Canada and in the UK. In the US over 58% of organizations are willing to employee ‘temps’ at all levels; firms like Macy’s, Walmart, Nike, General Motors, PepsiCo are doing it already. (more…)

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Having Experience in Your Entry Level Job Search Doesn’t Hurt – or Does It?

If you are searching for an entry level job with some work experience, it could actually hurt your chances of finding employment.  In the following post, learn why not having experience may be a plus in some situations.

Not having experience will not hinder your job search. Here are a few benefits that you have in your favor when are working on how to get an entry level job.

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Posted August 13, 2013 by

71% of People Providing Financial Assistance for College Worried About Covering the Cost

While college students may have people supporting their education financially, the cost of this higher education is worrying many of these contributors.  Learn more in the following post.

School might be out for summer, but a new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet’s MainStreet by GfK North America finds that one in three adults are currently helping or planning to help pay for a child’s higher education, and that 71% of them are worried about how they will cover the cost. (more…)

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Tips for Choosing the Right Culinary Arts College

The Culinary Institute of America in New York

The Culinary Institute of America in New York. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People interested in pursuing a career in cooking will need to attend a culinary arts program. These programs can often be found at culinary arts colleges; however, in some instances, they may be found at vocational schools. Some people believe that real-life experience is what makes a person succeed in a culinary arts career, and while this experience is very valuable, there is no underestimating the value of a formal education. When choosing a culinary arts program to attend, it is important to keep the following in mind: (more…)