Hiring Tips Human Resources Online Employment Applications

Embracing Digital Job Applications in the 21st Century

Welcome to the 21st Century! I am constantly amazed that even with all the technological advances in the past few decades, as a society, we are still holding on to our paper processes. Just think about how much paper flows through your life daily: mortgage applications, employee performance reviews, job applications, notes, books, recipes, bills, […]

Employee Retention Human Resources Salary

What to Know About Year-End Holiday Bonuses

One of my previous employers didn’t give year-end holiday bonuses. When I first found out about this, I was a little annoyed, but the more I have thought about this, the more OK I am with no bonus. However, this employer was generous with yearly reviews and merit-based performance increases. When everything is said and […]

Hiring Tips Job Interviews Online Employment Applications

Unmasking Job Candidates

Happy Halloween! During this season of dressing up as your favorite superhero, I can’t help but think about the masks job candidates wear when applying and interviewing. When reviewing job applications and interviewing candidates, how do you see through the mask to the real person? On applications and resumes, applicants usually include at least three […]

Employee Retention Morale National Trends

The History of Labor Day: Then and Now

Sure, Labor Day is a great day for a backyard BBQ. For some small businesses, it’s a day to offer discounts and rake in some profits. But do you know the origins and history of Labor Day, and why we really celebrate the holiday? Who Founded Labor Day? There’s some controversy over who exactly founded […]

Best Places to Work Employee Retention Morale

Why Google Is a Great Company to Work For

Every year, Fortune magazine lists the 100 Best Companies to Work For. In 2013, the number one rated company was Google (for the fourth year in a row). Why do its employees give Google such high marks? And, how can you get some of that employee love, without building a roller hockey rink? Google’s Secret: […]

Human Resources Job Interviews Resumes

Resume Submission Services – It’s Time to Get Social Instead

Technology, in essence, has complete control over every aspect of our lives. With its advancement comes the convenience of the most typical of routines. A prime example is the process of looking for a job. A decade ago, you found people that hungered for work and would go out of their way to expose their […]

Hiring Tips National Trends Online Employment Applications Workplace Discrimination

Companies Need to Re-Think Weight-Based Discrimination

When hit film director Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight in 2010 after the carrier declared him too overweight to fly, it dramatically illustrated the routine humiliations millions of Americans face. Research from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reported that weight discrimination increased 66 percent from the mid-1990s to […]

Best Places to Work Hiring Tips Morale Working from Home

Employees Question Yahoo’s Limited No Telecommuting Policy

In today’s job market, offering a telecommuting option can be very attractive to job applicants. In fact, when searching for and applying for a job online, many prospective employees will search for a position that offers to telecommute, especially in today’s uncertain times. Seriously, what could be better than staying in your jammies and working from […]

Communication Coworkers Goals Salary

Valuable Business Lessons Learned While Playing Temple Run

I just made the move from the iPhone to the Galaxy S3. As part of the move, I wanted to check out some new games I hadn’t played before. So, I gathered my kids around the new phone and together we visited the Google Play store to select a few titles. I went for Fruit […]

Communication Employee Retention Morale Salary

Bracing for the New Year With New Employee Tax Issues

As a business owner, you have to worry about hiring the right person, training the right person, paying the right salary and basically doing everything. Are we right? Even though you may do everything you’re supposed to, some things are out of your control, such as employee tax issues. This year, your employees will see less […]