Tips to Help Employers and Candidates Navigate Wage Laws in the Hiring Process

The wage gap between men and women in the workplace was the catalyst for business owners and lawmakers alike to implement policies that guard against unconscious biases through initiatives such as the Equal Pay Act and Can’t Ask Salary laws. While these protections provide a good baseline, the following strategies can serve as a helpful… Read more »

Employee Perks: 3 Tips for Taking Advantage of Company Incentives

Top workforce challenges that employers will be prioritizing in 2019 include attracting and retaining top talent, training and employee engagement, according to the 2018 MRINetwork Performance Management Study. With increased focus on these areas, the MRINetwork poll revealed that many of the best programs employers have to offer are the same ones that workers desire. The issue is… Read more »

Workforce Priorities for 2019–What’s in it for employees?

Last year flew by–before we knew it, another year was here. In 2019, businesses are taking notice that good candidates are tough to come by in this “candidate driven” market. They are looking at the hiring challenges they had last year and are trying to come up with new ways to attract and keep good… Read more »

Counteroffers: Reasons Why They Do More Harm Than Good!

How Employers View Counteroffers You’ve just accepted a great new job offer. The only problem is now your current employer is offering an enticing counteroffer to make you stay. As many industries struggle to find the qualified candidates they seek, businesses are increasingly fighting to retain key staff members by making counteroffers. However, just because… Read more »

How to Maximize Your Growth Potential at Work

Employers are trying to find new ways to show their employees they care about their performance and career path in hopes of encouraging them to stay longer. Here are a few things you can do as an employee to maximize your growth potential at your current position. Seek a mentor Make a list Seek out… Read more »

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to… Read more »

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level Since 1969

(Construction and Manufacturing Large Contributions) Job creation in September 2018, in terms of raw numbers, did not reach the heights of August or some of the year’s other most robust periods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that nonfarm payroll businesses in the U.S. brought on 134,000 new workers during the month in its latest… Read more »

4 Steps to Help You Move Up or Move On in Your Career

During the last recession, maybe you took a pay cut or downgraded to a less skilled position as a way to “pay the bills” or for resume continuity sake. Now that the job market is on the upswing, you may feel as though you are “stuck” in your position and really want to start looking… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Accept a Counter Offer

You give a notice to leave your current position and your employer makes a “counter offer” to keep you from leaving. What do you do? Take it, leave it, think it over??? Are counter offers productive? You really need to think about whether or not to take a “counter offer” since the enchantment of it… Read more »

Trust: Essential to Building an Effective Work Environment

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »