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Job Search Tips for Older Workers

Job Search Tips for Older Workers

Because of the number of Baby Boomers and lower birth rates of younger people, job supply and demand will eventually favor mature workers. But for now, employment opportunities can be hard to find. In March 2013, 51% of job seekers 55 and older were unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, compared with 41.7% of those ages 25 to 54, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. Over the last two years the trend has been clear: older workers are unemployed and remain unemployed for a longer period of time.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13327)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Salary Benchmarking

Salary Benchmarking

Determining what to pay employees is a two-sided coin. Employers want to pay employees enough to help them to feel valued and avoid them looking for a better offer. But employers are also concerned with over paying employees to the point of unnecessarily inflating payroll and effecting organizational profitability. The best way to work out what you should be paying your employees is to benchmark salaries with other companies that have similar roles by reviewing salary survey data. This ensures that your pay rates are competitive enough to attract and retain high-quality employees without being overly inflated.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (20509)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Holiday Hiring Trends

Holiday Hiring Trends

During November and December 2014, holiday consumer sales are expected to top $602.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. This is a 3.9 percent increase over last year. But do more holiday sales mean more holiday jobs?

Monday, November 25, 2013/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (12769)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Evaluating An Employment Offer

Evaluating An Employment Offer

After a long and difficult hunt, you’ve finally received an employment offer. Congratulations! Any job offer represents a very important decision for both you and the employer. When you receive an offer, there are many factors to consider in your decision-making process. While there are hundreds of questions you can ask a potential employer, two of the most important categories to cover are: compensation and benefits.

Thursday, November 21, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (12839)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Employee Retention Tips

Employee Retention Tips

For many employers, the issue of employee retention does not become top of mind until the unthinkable happens: a highly valued and trusted employee resigns. Sadly, by the time this takes place, your ability to keep the employee long-term is minimal. That’s why I encourage all of my clients to take some time each month to think about and invest in employee retention. The following are techniques I have seen employers use effectively to increase employee satisfaction and retention:

Monday, November 18, 2013/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (12044)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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