What Will Employers Find If They “Google” You? How Can You Control This?

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If you did a Google search of yourself right now, what would you find? You might find photos of yourself on your MySpace page from your rebellious teen years. You may find comments you made to friends about the party you went to or your latest crush. On the other hand, you may find posts… Read more »

IT Industry: 2012 Looks Bright for Hiring

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Anyone working in the IT industry knows that good jobs have been hard to come by in recent years. Rather than hiring, companies have been promoting from within, eliminating non-essential positions, requiring overtime, and even laying off employees or outsourcing temporary work overseas in order to cut costs while times were lean. That trend looks… Read more »

10 Pros and Cons of Using Temps

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The use of temporary workers or “temps” as they are commonly called, has grown over the last several years. As the economy has tanked in many areas, the increase in augmenting permanent staff with a contingent workforce has gone up. A research study Contingent Labor Management  conducted by Aberdeen Group early in 2011, indicated that… Read more »

Controlling IT Personnel Costs with Temporary Employees

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Any IT project has the potential for going over budget, even the best managed one. Things can quickly change, necessitating the need for more resources to get the job done on time to meet client demands. The cost of recruiting, screening and bringing on specialized IT staff can be astronomical, especially with the availability of… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Ready for Your Annual Performance Review

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Your annual employee performance review is coming up. Is there anything you can do right now to ensure you get the results you want? Most employers make this a time to discuss both what you think of your job and what they think of the job you are doing. While much of the development of… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn Recruiting

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LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network”. That fact along with the resources the popular social media site offers really can enhance the abilities of any HR professional to find the talent their business needs. For those in the business of hiring others, there is no doubt that using this outstanding feature can change virtually… Read more »

5 Steps to Make Your IT Recruiter’s Job Easier – and Land Work Faster

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When seeking IT jobs, it’s always a good idea to work with a proactive IT recruiter to land better work opportunities in less time. By working with your recruiter, you are likely to find top companies who are ready to offer you above average IT salaries and projects, to fully launch your IT career. The… Read more »

What Apple’s Steve Jobs Taught Us About Careers

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Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple company, tragically passed away October 5, 2011. Within a few days, the innovative iphone4 his company had developed was released to the public. Over one million units were sold within 24 hours of its release.  This is only one part of the legacy of this business legend. Steve… Read more »

5 Incentive Ideas for Short-term Employees

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Did you know that rewarding short-term employees is just as important to keep productivity high as it is for the long term members of your team? Whether you’re hiring temps for seasonal work, to fill temporary employee absences, or just need someone to fill in a position while a new department is created, it’s a… Read more »

The Rules of Working as a Temp: Dos and Don’ts

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Joining a temporary staffing agency can be the single-most positive way to find work in today’s uncertain job market. By registering with a reputable staffing agency, you are automatically connected to a wide range of opportunities and companies looking for quality candidates just like you. Think of a staffing agency as a gateway to a… Read more »