Category Archives: Staffing

8 Things to Know if Your Job Search Skills Are Rusty

A senior man sits at a desk for a job interview.

If you're gearing up for a job search but haven't pulled out your resume much in the last decade, brace yourself for some changes. Job searching has changed in some significant ways in the last 10 years, both in terms of what the experience is like for candidates and which strategies are effective and which have fallen out of favor.

Here are eight of the biggest changes you should be prepared for if your job hunting skills are rusty.  read more...

Why Main Street Isn’t on Easy Street

Why Main Street Isnt on Easy Street

Big business is still booming; small business is still cautious. Step back just a moment from the hand-wringing over the outlook for consumer spending – today’s retail sales figures suggest consumers are coping quite well, thank you, with higher gas prices and payroll taxes – and consider where corporate America is: Operating earnings per share for the S&P 500 companies totaled $23.14 for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, who notes that his figures are actually lower than those from other trackers primarily because of ... read more

Outsourcing HR: Big Savings for Small Business

Outsourcing HR Big Savings for Small Business

Since its founding in 2010, vegetarian food producer Beyond Meat has grown into a company with 50 employees in three states. Their product is available in every Whole Foods in America and Western Canada, with a conventional grocer roll out already underway.

Brent Taylor, Beyond Meat's VP of Corporate Development believes the firm's ability to focus on its core competencies has enabled it to grow rapidly without getting bogged down in such necessary time sucks as payroll, benefits and vacation time. Translation: it outsourced its human resources department, and ... read more