Setting Your Annual Goals for 2015

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Setting goals for the year is the easy part; achieving them is where the challenge lies. Blake Christian, tax partner in the Long Beach, California, office of CPA firm HCVT LLP, and writer for suggests, in addition to goal setting, outline rewards and consequences that are the American Institute of CPAs result of goal achievement… Read more »

Common Pet Peeves Recruiters Have Over Resumes

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There is no strict resume style; however, according to Yahoo News, recruiters have pet peeves when it comes to reviewing applications. For example, Resume Doctor emphasizes that many applicants do not read the job description and do not possess the relevant requirements. Additionally, applicants often fail to place important information where it is easy to… Read more »

When Is it Necessary for an Employee to File a Workplace Accident Report?

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Reporting an accident serves two purposes. First, it provides a record of the accident in the event that the employee seeks compensation. Additionally, a record of accidents or near misses can draw attention to hazards or dangerous practices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping regulations require employers to prepare and record injury… Read more »

Q4 is Nearing an End. Will You Reach Your Annual Goals?

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As the end of the year approaches, one last push may be exactly what you need to reach your 2014 goals. A final push may require investment in additional human resources to temporary increase productivity. Hire early. The holidays are a busy time for staffing agencies as companies are rushing to meet seasonal demands. A… Read more »

One Last Push! Finding a Job before 2014 Comes to an End

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The end of the year can be a lucrative time for a job seeker. According to John Rossheim of Monster, hiring managers may struggle to fill positions during the holidays as the candidate pool dwindles. There may be more vacancies thcandidates at this time of year. Business that used to slow down at the end… Read more »

Hiring Top-Tier Candidates by Focusing on In-Depth Job Descriptions

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Companies are competing over market talent. A recent Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey found that 36 percent of employers globally report a shortage of talent in 2014, which is the highest percentage recorded in the past seven years. The improving economy means that companies must work harder to find and retain top talent. Minda Zetlin,… Read more »

Creating Brand Advocates Out of Your Employees

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Company websites, CEOs, and traditional marketing all come with a strong bias toward their own company or the respective client. Although this type of advocacy can be effective to a degree, a company’s employees and their views expressed through social media represent a more convincing channel for brand visibility and reputation. A 2012 survey conducted… Read more »

What is Your Company’s Online Reputation? And How Can You Improve It?

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Your online reputation can affect everything from supplier relationships to your ability to attract high-quality employees. Social media and the internet provides real-time information about your company. The material available should be monitored and managed by savvy marketers or PR professionals. Although negative comments cannot be removed, they can be counterbalanced by more constructive information…. Read more »

The Importance of Knowing When to Staff Up/Down to Meet Seasonal Demands

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Anticipating the need to hire more staff, or when to rely on core permanent staff, comes with experience. Most businesses have business cycles with seasonal fluctuations in productivity, such as tax time for accounting firms, or the holidays for retail firms. Whether you succeed in optimal staffing during busy times depends on how well you… Read more »

3 Strategies to Prevent Employees from Becoming Burnt-out and Unproductive

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The recent recession is dwindling, but corporate downsizing has created heavier workloads for staff. A survey by ComPsych was conducted in 2013 to investigate employee concerns post-recession. The study found that weight loss was the greatest concern (39 percent) among those surveyed; however, 26 percent reported that stress was a significant factor. This statistic jumped from… Read more »