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Making the Most of Your Summer Intern

July 01, 2015 | By: MBurge

The idea of an intern who is constantly getting coffee and sandwiches, and has all of the most boring work thrown upon his or her shoulders is becoming swiftly outdated. Hiring a summer intern can not only be a beneficial learning experience for the intern, but it is often highly beneficial for the company as well. And getting coffee and doing the grunt work is really not in the best interest of your intern or your company.First, understand that if you are not paying your interns, you will be l... Read More

Timeless Truths Any Business Can Learn From Mad Men

April 03, 2015 | By: MBurge

If you haven’t been watching AMC’s Mad Men over the past few years, you are definitely missing out. The show is set in the 1960’s and shows the complexity of running an advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. The intriguing characters, historical accuracy, company drama, vivid costumes, and superb acting have made the series a huge hit.But the show is more than just a dramatic portrayal of America during a volatile and changing time period. Don Draper, the focus of the show, disp... Read More

Hiring Part-Time Help for the Holidays

November 10, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Before you hire your first full-time employee, you may prefer to test the employer waters by hiring part-time help. If so, now is a great time to get started. According to Challenger Gray, the forecast for holiday hiring is excellent. Hiring part-time workers now means getting a head start for the New Year, so here’s how to make sure you hire right.PrepareFirst, make sure you are ready. Do you have the office space needed for part-time help? Do you have the right equipment or do you need to lea... Read More

Cover Letters: How Useful Are They?

September 10, 2014 | By: MBurge

When looking for candidates to work for your company, especially if you have a small company, you want to be sure you pick the right person for the job. This person should not only be able to complete the tasks the job description requires, but should also provide valuable skills and be compatible with key company culture values.Cover Letters Weed Out Uncommitted Job SeekersYou may have heard the phrase “you never know until you try” when discussion job applications. This is generally meant in ... Read More

How To Make the Perfect Match For Your Company

August 25, 2014 | By: MBurge

We’ve talked about how to find the right employees for your small business in the past, but while being able to find them is key, knowing what you’re actually looking for is even more important to choosing a compatible employee.Follow these steps to gain the employees your company needs to continue to grow successfully.Identify Your Company’s NeedsThis means understanding what skills you desperately need in the office. When hiring for a small business you may have trouble identifying and puttin... Read More

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With An Independent Contractor

July 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

When the recent recession led to more outsourcing and less hiring, businesses of all sizes saw the benefits of hiring independent contractors for small jobs and projects.The benefits are obvious—you save money by not paying a salary and benefits; you can hire when your workload is heavy and stay lean when needed; and you don’t need to hassle with withholding income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and paying unemployment tax on independent contractors’ salaries as you must with employ... Read More

5 Reasons You Should Consider an Outside Sales Rep

March 20, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do you need extra sales help these days, but aren’t ready to hire employees? While that’s understandable, your business still has to make money, so if you’re not ready to hire inside sales staff, hiring an outside sales rep might be the answer. In fact, according to Wharton, the dotcom bust in the early 2000s saw many businesses move to use an outside sales force and never go back to employees.Here are five factors to consider when hiring a sales rep:1. More To SellHiring an outside rep can esp... Read More

How and Where to Find Good Freelancers

March 13, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Is your small business in need of someone to write marketing copy or blog posts, create some marketing materials cards or do graphic design? If, like many entrepreneurs, you don’t have the budget or space to commit to hiring full-time employees, freelance writers and graphic designers can be the perfect solution. In fact, these days you can even find freelance engineers, paralegals, office managers and more.So how and where can you find qualified, reliable freelancers? Just as you would if hiri... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Hiring An Intern

December 19, 2013 | By: MBurge

Hiring interns assists corporations in accomplishing workplace tasks while simultaneously enhancing the educational experience of young adults and new workforce participants. Similar to apprenticeship, interning also affords future industry professionals and employers a chance to develop mutual interests. Although interning only dates back to the 1980s, it has become common within a number of economic sectors. However, there are some disadvantages to hiring interns. If these negative factors ar... Read More

Hiring Temporary Workers vs. Interns

November 25, 2013 | By: MBurge

A business such as a law office or seasonal tax consultant goes through a busy period where they need extra help but not permanent employees. Professional offices can take advantage of two available resources for their part-time holiday help: internships and temporary hiring. While both result in a short term increase in work capacity, the end benefits could be very different. It is worth contrasting these two directions.An intern is someone who is studying to be a full time professional. They ... Read More

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