The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted February 27, 2014 by

Companies Feel Good About Growth, but Challenged in Recruiting Candidates

Robert Half logoWhile companies feel good about growing in the first quarter of 2014, they are concerned about their ability to recruit top candidates for positions.  The following post has more information.

In a recent Robert Half survey, nearly all (91 percent) of executives interviewed said they are optimistic about their companies’ near-term growth prospects. However, they are less certain about their ability to recruit experienced talent for open jobs. In fact, more than six in 10 (63 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is somewhat or very challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today. (more…)

Posted January 23, 2014 by

Do You Have Employees Who Are Telecommuting for Their Entry Level Jobs? 4 Ways to Manage Them Effectively

Employers, do you need some advice on managing workers with entry level jobs who telecommute?  Learn four ways to do so in the following post.

Telecommuting can present challenges if you’re not familiar with managing remote teams. You may have to adjust the way you communicate with your employees, and your overall management style, to accommodate teams separated by distance. Telecommuting opens up the door to working with talent from all over the world. You may find yourself working

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Posted December 16, 2013 by

5 Workplace Woes That Didn’t Exist 20 Years Ago

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Figures at a table trying to solve problems. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Over the last 20 years there have been several significant changes in the workplace. Because of these changes, and changes in society itself, there are new workplace problems that have never popped up before. Some of these gripes are easily fixable, while others will require even more changes in society and the workplace. So, what are some of the biggest problems at the office? (more…)

Posted October 15, 2013 by

Want to Recruit Young Professionals as Freelancers to Fill Jobs for College Students? One Way to Make the Process Easier

Employers not in a position to hire permanent workers to fill jobs for college students, may want to consider recruiting young professionals as freelancers.  The following post explains why, as well a way to make the process easier.

When it comes to recruiting, telecommuting is a trendy perk that attracts top talent. Instead of hiring a worker you won’t see in the office every day, you might consider hiring freelance talent instead. Here are just a few reasons why recruiters are looking to freelance talent for projects both large and small: 1. Freelancers are happier According to the 2012

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Posted October 03, 2013 by

5 of the top careers for working at home

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Man working from home in office, using computer and telephone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A life without rush hour traffic, obnoxious coworkers and helicopter bosses may seem like an unattainable dream for many Americans. However, that may be changing. Today’s computers, smart phones and digital devices mean more and more people are able to spend their work days at home rather than stuck in a stuffy cubicle.

If you are hoping to join the ranks of those working from home, you first need to get the right education and skills. While there is no guarantee any degree will land you a job, let alone a work-at-home job, it seems like a degree may improve your odds of living the good life. The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted among workers older than age 25, those with a bachelor’s degree were more likely to work from home compared to individuals with less education. (more…)

Posted August 21, 2013 by

Most Employees Would Choose to Work from Home; Office Workers Express Jealousy of Telecommuters

Traveling to work each day is more costly to some people than others.  Have you ever thought about what it would be like to work from home?  Well, it seems that more employees would choose this option if possible.  However, for employees who do telecommute, they are more than likely to experience some jealousy among co-workers.  Learn more in the following post. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2013 by

Do Your Entry Level Jobs Allow Telecommuting?

Employers who don’t allow workers to telecommute on their entry level jobs may want to reconsider.  The following post explains.

Think Beyond the Label is hosting an online career fair on July 30. Powered by Brazen Careerist, the career fair lets employers network with qualified candidates with disabilities. Join employers including Aetna, IBM and Merck by registering here. Redefining success is the current theme in today’s workplace, with more workers seeking what Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington

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Posted July 12, 2013 by

9 Ways Working from Home Saves You Money

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Sara Sutton Fell, contributing writer

A recent comparison of the salaries of in-office jobs and work-at-home jobs found that working from home typically comes with a slight pay cut. But that’s not quite the end of the salary debate when it comes to telecommuting jobs versus in-office jobs.

While telecommuting jobs may pay slightly less than the same job done from a traditional office, there are a number of cost-savings associated with working from home that more than make up the difference. (more…)

Posted June 11, 2013 by

Disabled Workers Highly Value Telecommuting as a Workplace Benefit

If they are not doing so already, employers may want to consider allowing workers with disabilities the chance to work from home.

Workers with disabilities say telecommuting is a key workplace benefit, with eight out of 10 (81.1%) saying they would like the option to telecommute at least part time, according to a national survey released by Think Beyond the Label, a private-public collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system connect to job seekers with disabilities. (more…)

Posted June 07, 2013 by

Top five ways to “lean in” every day at work

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Businesswoman sitting in her office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

It’s a question for anyone trying to succeed in business, but for Sheryl Sandberg, it’s a way of life. In her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” that simple question holds the key to success in the corporate world. Sandberg feels it’s a question that women in particular should ask themselves in the workplace. With a resume that includes chief operating officer of Facebook, vice president of global online sales and operations at Google, and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury, this Harvard-educated businesswoman is certainly an expert. Take the following tips as your Sandberg-styled guide to success. (more…)