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Breaking the glass ceiling…and getting paid fairly for it

Equality is simple in math. It’s defined as two things that are an equal set in relation to one another, marked with one of these things: “=”. For example, on a web design project, 40 hours of work = 40

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Truth Over Glamour

Representing your company’s culture in the hopes of attracting employees in ways that are vague yet nice-sounding, or just unrealistic, is a tactic that is doomed to failure. Not only will your attempts to artificially flavor the office atmosphere be

Initial Jobless Claims Down 42,000

Following the broader trend of a slowly creeping economic recovery, the number of initial unemployment claims dropped by 42,000 to 346,000 last week. This figure is near the national average for first time unemployment claims for the first few months

How To Properly Welcome New Employees

When “onboarding”, (welcoming a new employee to your staff,) it is of the utmost importance that you make their transition into your company as pleasant and smooth as possible. The first day does not have to be disorienting and there

The Statistical Benefits of Networking

We’ve all heard the classic adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well unless you’re a Hilton heiress, you still need to know how to do your job, but this generalization is true in the importance that

Recruiting in Flux: New Challenges on The Way

Change is the only constant and those who do not adjust to change are operating on conditions that may no longer apply. One of the biggest changes in recruiting and hiring in general is the ever-growing breadth and sophistication of

Big Data = Big Demand For Data Analysts

If I told you to name some careers in Science and Mathematics, what would pop into your head first? Chemist? Astronomer? Math Teacher? How about Analysts? Yes, it’s analysts of all kinds that comprise the majority of the most sought-after

References: Your Bread and Butter in Recruiting

References are one of the most useful tools at the disposal of recruiters today. Unlike comparatively flat descriptions of a candidate’s prowess from a job board, referrals typically give you a better picture of the candidate and statistically lead to

A Bad First Day Can Leave New Employees Guarded

Having hardworking and loyal employees has just as much to do with the environment that you provide for them to work in as it does with the people themselves. If your employees feel welcomed and included in the company culture,

Hiring Figures for March from ADP

According to ADP, one of the largest payroll processing companies in the country, 158,000 private sector jobs were added in the month of March. This is roughly the same slow but steady growth that we’ve seen this year and in

Some Words of Wisdom from the CEO of LinkedIn

We all know that it’s important to stop and smell the roses, but when’s the last time  that you actually took some time to appreciate the things and people that you see  every day? Taking this time for reflection and

Spotlight on First Time Unemployment Benefits

While the speed of the economic recovery in the US has been frustrating in its sometimes slow, sometimes inert pattern of improvement, the overall trend of progress signals that the economy and the job market are growing and, more importantly,

Determining and Advertising Your Company's Culture

Finding a cultural fit in a company is becoming one of the main factors in how candidates decide which job offer they accept. For this reason, it is more important than ever to both promote a positive/productive work culture and

Flood of Temporary Jobs Waterlogging Recovery

One of the main effects of the recession on the job market was the elimination of a large number of moderate wage jobs such as office workers and manufacturers. This large reduction in decently paying jobs has been coupled with

The Power of Public Criticism

When there is a problem within a team, it is up to the team leader to facilitate the correction of this problem. If the problem is with the performance of a team member, it is up to the team leader

Small Businesses Targeted For Cyber Theft

With the ever-increasing frequency and severity of cyber attacks in the US, government officials have warned all small and medium sized businesses to be wary of these virtual onslaughts. Recently there have been several high profile cyber intrusions into the

Bridging the Talent Gap

In today’s job Market, there exists a growing discrepancy between the ideas that most employers have about what makes a “satisfactory candidate” and the actual people that are showing up to be interviewed. This has created a doldrum of sorts,

How Bias Can Impair Hiring Decisions

We all have favorites. Whether it’s a flavor of ice cream or the cut of a T-shirt, we all have that instant, visceral reaction when we find something or someone that suits us: the answer. While knowing what works for

Positivity Tips the Scales in Team Performance

When you’re trying to get someone to do something, it’s important to know the best way to go about telling this person how to do it. People aren’t machines, yet are somewhat similar in the way they have definite limits,

Administrative and Support Jobs Going Strong

One of the healthiest sectors of the economy in this recovery has been the professional and business services industry. Last month, there were 73,000 jobs added under this umbrella, especially jobs that classified as administrative or support positions. The rate

Unconditional Sick Leave for Workers in Portland

The sick day has traditionally been somewhat of a gray area. In some lines of work, sick days can be traded for time off as readily as vacation days with no questions asked. In others, the request for a sick

Visual Media Boosts Job Description Engagement

The job description has been a mainstay for finding employees since the first classified ads appeared in newspapers. Back then, these words behind the sports page were gobbled up by job seekers hungry for a chance to get into the

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