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scientist-career

Science: A New Frontier for Career Exploration

A vital aspect of happiness is to spend your time doing what you love. This is true for many scientists who can be quite passionate about their field of study. At the same time, however, it can also be challenging to align that passion with the ideal work experience. OneRead More

first hire

4 Things You Must Do Before Making Your First Hire

Congratulations! Business is going great and it is now time to move beyond being a one-person-show and hire your first employee. While this means learning a whole new aspect to operating your business, if does not have to be difficult. Further, if your goal is to grow, the good newsRead More

office worker

3 Signs it’s Time to Hire an Office Worker

How can you tell when it’s time to hire an assistant or office worker for your small business? Making this choice can be a big challenge for many small business owners, especially self-employed individuals who are used to doing everything on their own. As sales increase and your business attractsRead More

Engineering Talent Network

5 Benefits to Leveraging a Staffing Agency for Engineering Talent

Today engineering is one of the most in-demand jobs in the market. With specialties ranging from automation to computer engineering, businesses everywhere are discovering the value of building their own engineering team. However, for a small business owner with limited time and resources, sorting through the talent market is easierRead More

employee benefits

Small Business Doesn’t Mean Small Employee Benefits

It is a common misconception in today’s job market that small business means small employee benefits. However, this doesn’t need to be true. Owning and running your own small business has its challenges, one of which is attracting top talent. In a small business, every person is vital. Workers needRead More

salary

How to Set Your Self-Employment Salary

One of the reasons many people choose self-employment is because they want a better quality of life. This may include more flexibility in when they work, more control over what they do for work, and more enjoyment in life in general. Whatever the reasons, one of the main ingredients toRead More

Ask Dr Deborah(2)

Ask Dr. Deborah | How do I know if it’s time to hire employees?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’m not sure if I need to hire my first employee or not. Some days it seems like I have things under control, and other times I feel completely overwhelmed with work. How do I know if hiring someone is the right move? –  Lexi, FL HiRead More

outscoure-2

6 Great Reasons to Outsource HR

  If you haven’t considered outsourcing your small business’s Human Resources (HR) function, you may want to. There are few business owners we know that enjoy managing their own HR department. This is not because they dislike people. In fact, most of them love their staff. The challenge is complyingRead More

temporary-workers

Tis the Season for Temporary Workers

Black Friday is just around the corner and right behind it is Christmas and New Years. For many businesses the fourth quarter of the year is one of the busiest and most challenging. Retailers have the seasonal rush, employees are taking time off for vacations before, during, and after theRead More

background check

Caveat Emptor: The Importance of Background Checks When Hiring

Caveat Emptor is a Latin term that means, “let the buyer beware.” This means that the buyer assumes the risk that a product or service may not turn out to be all that it was represented. Thankfully, there are laws and consumer protection options available to us when this happens.Read More