How the New Rules of Co-Employment Affect Temp Jobs

Since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a longstanding precedence on co-employment last year, there’s much confusion as to what it actually means for employers who use staffing firms. Should they change the way they handle their temporary staffing needs? We asked Stephen C. Dwyer, general counsel of the American Staffing Association (ASA), what he thinks.

Don’t Fall for These 3 Job Scams

Are you too smart to fall for an online job scam? Think again. Scammers are impersonating companies like Amazon and even staffing companies and job search firms in order to take advantage of job seekers. Fortunately, most of these scams are easy to spot. In short: If you’re asked to disclose your credit card information…

Rise of Workplace Flexibility (And Why It Matters)

Workplace flexibility (including telecommuting and flex time) is at the top of employee wish lists. It’s easy to correlate flexibility with increased employee satisfaction and retention. But having a truly flexible workplace has also proven to increase productivity. Is your workplace as flexible as you think it is? What are other companies doing to merge employee satisfaction and increased productivity with a flexible work environment? The answers may surprise you.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): What It Is…And Isn’t

The term recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is gaining recognition among hiring managers. But what is it? And is it worth looking into? RPO is defined as a form of business process outsourcing in which an employer transfers all or part of its recruitment processes to an external provider. RPO providers can manage the entire recruiting…

How to Attract a Headhunter in 5 Easy Steps

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, it doesn’t hurt to have a headhunter (or job recruiter) on your side.  But, just like money (or the perfect job), recruiters don’t actually fall from the sky or grow on trees. So how do you find them when you need them? “By far, the best…

Which Industry Salaries Are Increasing Right Now?

If it hasn’t become apparent to you yet, 2016 seems to be the year of the pay raise. In the last quarter of 2015, U.S. wages across all industries exceeded expectations by a significant margin, according to Payscale, Inc. In an effort to retain and attract top performers, 83 percent of employers plan to continue increasing compensation for existing…

Top 3 New Work-Life Balance Benefits You Need to Look Into

Work-life balance is nice, there’s no question about that. But it’s important to understand how beneficial it can be for employers as well. The average U.S. workday is getting longer, while younger generations in the workplace are insisting enough is enough. Employers are getting crafty when it comes to offering benefits with work-life balance to…

7 Top Low-Tech Jobs in High-Tech Industries

The high-tech industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Texas. San Francisco Chronicle recently reported nearly two dozen Bay Area tech companies relocated to Texas or opened outposts here since 2014. This includes big names like Google, Apple, Dropbox and Oracle—which all recently built or expanded major campuses in Austin. These companies are…

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