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Post-COVID Compensation, Time Off, and Benefits

November 28, 2022

With a possible recession looming on the horizon and the workforce finally getting back into (mostly) full swing, workers are starting to broach the larger topics of compensation, time off and benefits in a (mostly) post-COVID environment. While yes, many are still working from home, workers at the managerial and executive levels are typically devoting…

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THIS or THAT? Layoffs and Recession Prepping OR Companies Hanging on to Workers?

November 28, 2022

In a new twist on the “THIS or THAT?” game, we’re noticing conflicting views regarding the workforce based on economic indicators. On the one hand, pundits are predicting imminent layoffs looming on the horizon. On the other hand, sources are advocating that companies hang on to workers.   Which is correct? Let’s take a look.   Looming…

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Does Direct Sourcing Solve Talent Woes?

November 28, 2022

Looking to fill volumes of workers for the holiday season? Trying to prepare for the coming tax season? Planning farther down the road to staff a summer camp at a university? These scenarios and many others all are ripe for a direct sourcing solution for companies and higher education institutions.   According to Spend Matters, direct…

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From Quiet Quitting to Quick Quitting to Quiet Constraint

November 28, 2022

First, there was quiet quitting. This was a phenomenon in which “quiet quitters” – these were actually highly motivated individuals who felt passionate about what they did – felt unappreciated and overworked. For example, during the pandemic, many people were laid off, yet the work still had to be done. That meant the workers –…

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Demand for Tech Professionals

November 2, 2022

If you haven’t heard there is a high need for people in tech jobs right now. The world in which we live is quickly evolving and if there is one major factor for this, it is technology. Technology advances daily and companies are simply trying to keep up. It is so pervasive in terms of…

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Fastest Growing Occupations

November 2, 2022

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics some of the fastest growing occupations are as follows: Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners Overall employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 40 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. The 2021 Median…

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Electric Monitoring Law in New York

November 2, 2022

According to nysenate.gov SB S2628, which took effect May 7, 2022,  every private-sector employer must provide notice of its electronic monitoring practices to all workers upon hiring.  Notice must be posted in a “conspicuous place.” According to a Holland & Knight article “the notice, in written or electronic form, must advise employees that any and…

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Knowing Your Role and Industry

November 2, 2022

When searching for a job that is right for you, there are a multitude of things you need to study before approaching your interview, especially when entering a new industry. For starters, research the job description to see if you really want the role. It could involve something that absolutely does not interest you. For…

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Questions to Ask During the Interview

November 2, 2022

Your resume did it! It got you the interview, you are dressed for success, and you are hitting it off with your interviewers. You have made them laugh a bit, gotten personal, and answered all your questions with confidence and professionalism…but then they ask you if you have any questions. Questions…for them? Other than when…

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The Importance of Resume Tailoring

November 2, 2022

There is no arguing that resumes are the absolute most important thing to focus on to reach that first step toward your dream the job. Most might think the resume is something you work hard on for about an hour or two and then send it out to as many job requisitions as possible –…

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