After one of the steepest unemployment drops in the nation in August, Arizona’s jobless rate ticked up slightly in September – but this comes with good news. Arizona added 30,200 nonfarm jobs in September with the private sector recording a gain of 19,400 jobs. Historically, nonfarm employment has averaged a gain of 28,700 jobs in… Read more »
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How Can You Achieve Extraordinary Results Among Your Employees?
In Dr. Travis Bradberry’s article, Should Leaders Focus on Results or People?, he reviewed James Zenger’s survey of over 60,000 employees to see which leadership characteristics made leaders “great” in the eyes of their employees. Two of the characteristics that Zenger looked at were “results-focused” and “people-focused”, and he found that neither characteristic consistently produced… Read more »
June Small Business Hiring Shows First Signs of Economic Recovery
The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (“SBEI”) reported a stark increase in small business hiring in June, with a seasonally adjusted reading of 1.82%. This marks a turnaround in small business hiring over April and May, which recorded the top two greatest declines in the 11-year CBIZ SBEI history. The CBIZ SBEI tracks payroll and… Read more »
Corporate Hiring Has Rebounded in June
In recent interviews with headhunters, recruiters and executives at staffing firms, corporate hiring has rebounded in June with a broader recovery in hiring for professional positions. HR departments are beginning to consider filling open jobs, and recruitment is picking up for high-level corporate posts; but the recovery is uneven. More than 1 million new jobless… Read more »
Hiring Temporary & Part-Time Employees: Pros & Cons
Pros Flexibility Part-time and Temporary employees allow you to staff exactly according to your company’s needs and weather the rest of the storm that is 2020. It enables your business to adjust more easily and quickly to workload fluctuations and lets you evaluate a worker without commitment. Cost effective Temporary and part-time employees offer a significant… Read more »
Coronavirus Relief Legislation
Federal coronavirus relief legislation enacted in March authorized jobless Americans to receive an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits. Those payments are scheduled to end after July 31. Reform measures are being looked at in order to incentivize people to go back to work, or at least not to provide a disincentive to find… Read more »
The Cost of A Bad Hire
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost for each bad hire can equal 30 percent of that individual’s annual earnings. For small companies, a five-figure investment in the wrong person is a threat to the business. When you hire the wrong mid-level manager earning $60,000, for example, the real cost to your… Read more »
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4 Career Habits of Highly Successful People
There are several factors that some may attribute to a successful career: luck, natural ability, and even decision-making. However, according to a recent study of more than 1,800 employees done by VitalSmart, a top leadership training company, nearly 46% of participants conveyed that the most important factor to their personal and career success is –… Read more »
Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Know The Difference & Which Skills Employers Look For
Employers are continually looking for well-rounded candidates, those who have both hard and soft skills. Successful candidates know this and will be sure to include both on their resume. But to be effective at this, it’s essential to know the difference between the two. Hard Skills – These are teachable abilities or skill sets, that… Read more »