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My Business Child Turns 17 Today

by placers on August 9, 2018 in Workforce

 

Seventeen years is a long time.   I don’t even remember what life was like before.   In my opinion, Founders start a business with a cause.   Last week I was conducting a company training session with a great group of new and seasoned employees.  The topic was culture; we strive to be real […]

Placers Presents: Free Budget Advice from an Award Winning Finance Guy

by placers on August 1, 2018 in Workforce

 

Placers Marketing associate, Sam Ide recently sat down with Mark Olazagasti, a managing partner with Info Solutions, to discuss commonly asked personal finance questions. Info Solutions is an IT services company that specializes in consulting and cloud-based solutions. Mark also started the nonprofit organization YourMoney101, the goal of which is to educate and advise people […]

Placers Presents: 9 Impeccable Tips for Making Temp Jobs Permanent

by placers on July 11, 2018 in Workforce

 

When companies, SMEs, and organizations need short-term employees, they’ll employ temp workers- also known as contractual workers, “temps,” consultants or freelancers. While there’s no guarantee of those positions parlaying into permanent ones, it’s not impossible if you play your cards right. If you’re searching for work, a temp job is probably the best way to start. […]

Placers Presents: Why Millennials Struggle Finding Jobs and What to Do

by placers on July 3, 2018 in Workforce

 

Despite being upcoming, in demand generation shaping the world, millennials struggle to find reasonable jobs.  The unemployment rate amongst millennials currently stands at 12.8% which is high compared to the average national unemployment rate of 4.9%. In the U.S., most workplaces expect millennials to acquire adequate experience to replace older generations in key leadership positions. Nevertheless, it’s […]

Q&A: Chris Burkhard on employee retention and attracting workers

by placers on June 29, 2018 in Workforce

 

What is the best way for a small business to keep turnover low now that the unemployment rate is 4 percent? Today’s workforce places value on work-life balance. For example, being able to work from home when a kid is sick, or being able to stagger hours to have a repair made at the house. […]

Placers Presents: Preparing Questions for the Interview

by placers on June 27, 2018 in Workforce

 

At the end of a job interview, the interviewee will be given a chance to ask questions. There are a few reasons the hiring manager will do this and it can be considered part of the interview. In addition to helping the hiring manager, it can also help the candidate determine if this is the […]

Placers Presents: How to Use Volunteer Experience to Land a Job

by placers on June 13, 2018 in Workforce

 

Could your resume use a little padding? Are you struggling to come up with accomplishments to mention in your interview? If you haven’t already talked up your volunteer experience, it’s time to start. Your efforts as a volunteer are worthy of praise, and they just might lead to your dream job — a study from the Corporation for […]

Placers Presents: How Writing on LinkedIn Can Get You Noticed

by placers on June 6, 2018 in Workforce

 

Today there are over half a billion LinkedIn users around the world, and the platform is one of the best ways to get you noticed. You can help promote your personal brand by posting updates and articles regularly. Writing quality articles on LinkedIn will help you stand out; it will help you differentiate your personal […]

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