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Find your experience equilibrium

Experience plays a huge role in any hiring decision. However, it can be difficult to decide how much experience is really needed for your position. Since applicants with and without previous training can both bring unique characteristics to the workplace, we compared older and younger applicants on five critical traits to help you decide which…

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Take a cue from the president – explore different channels

Early Tuesday morning, the popular web series “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis released a new episode with special guest President Barack Obama. Hosted on the site Funny or Die, the clip allowed the president to exchange dry humor with Galifainakis while sharing information about Healthcare.gov. The next day, the government website reported a 40…

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Is inexperience an asset?

How much do you rely on experience when hiring? A Snagajob survey revealed that 33 percent of employers prefer to hire applicants who are already employed. Although a solid job history can say a lot, some experts believe that inexperience could have more to offer.   Better attitude – The fresh attitude of first-time employees…


The right attitude about minimum wage

As of January 1, 21 states had a minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 per hour (NCSL). Whether your state has already decided to increase their wage or it’s coming in the future, there are ways to prepare for the impacts it can bring to your business.   Understand competition Stay aware of…

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Help new hires become tax filers

This year you may have some first-time employees who are getting anxious about the upcoming tax deadline, April 15. As an employer you’re not required to assist employees with taxes, but here are some reminders to make sure everything runs smoothly for you and your new hires. Make sure all employees have a W-2 If…


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