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Survey: 30% of local employers plan to hire in early 2017

30 per cent of local employers surveyed plan to hire in the first three months of 2017.
The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey also found that three per cent of companies anticipate making cutbacks.
Manpower says another 65 per cent of employers plan to maintain current staffing levels from January through to March. ...




What You Need to Know About Your Worker Rights

Employees have rights and responsibilities and all employers must follow the federal employment laws to keep workers safe and their company compliant. Workers today are guaranteed certain protections in the workplace, and employers can be sued for illegal and unethical policies. ...




What to Know About Working for an Agency vs Working on Your Own

Anyone who either has, or is looking to get a master’s degree in social work will want to know the differences between working for an agency and working for themselves. As a social worker, you will provide counseling to many people to help them overcome their personal concerns and help them improve their lives. ...




The Strategy Behind Weird Interview Questions

There’s no shortage of unorthodox or off-beat interview questions to ask job candidates. But what’s the point?
 
For some managers, quirky questions go beyond catching someone off guard. Non-traditional questions help managers such as Patrick Brandt, chief executive officer of Zimbra Inc. ...




7 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Told You

Career advice is in no short supply. In fact, you could probably spend the duration of your working life simply reading through the tips and advice already online. But as in all areas of life, the more common something is, generally speaking, the lower its value. ...




What Does Your Social Media Profile Say About You?

No doubt you have heard the term personal branding. Once upon a time only companies had to worry about their brands. Now individuals do as well, especially individuals who are open to or actively seeking new job opportunities.
If you maintain your social media profile, it’s worth considering what your profile conveys to a potential employer as well as to potential colleagues. ...




8 Ways To Stay Well During A Job Search Dry Spell

Thoreau said, “‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.” While it’s unlikely this 19th century author was ever downsized and left to spend hours tweaking his personal brand, crafting power statements, or hunting down hiring managers, his wisdom can be applied to those struggling through a job transition. ...




Challenges for LGBT people in the workplace and how to overcome them

While progress has been made, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still worry that revealing their sexuality at work will have negative consequences. What can businesses do to support LGBT employees?
 
 
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are 'out' at work waste little energy hiding aspects of their personalities, meaning they feel more confident and progress within the business. ...




5 Things Your LGBTQ Co-Workers Wish You Knew

Scenario: You’re eating your Sunday dinner leftovers at lunch Monday with co-workers when one of your colleagues starts chatting about her dating life (or lack thereof). “Men are so confusing. I wish I was a lesbian,” she says, turning to look at you. ...




15 Easy Tips For Scoring Your Dream Job In Your Twenties

We’re going to get through this together.
 
1. Set time for yourself every day to job search (but know it’s OK to take some time off too).There’s life beyond Monster.com: Try to find websites tailored to your specific career focus, like Mediabistro for people in media, or job boards within college department websites. ...