Is That Candidate Irresponsible? Disloyal? Or Your Next Great Hire?

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At the height of the Great Recession, US workers were thankful to have jobs – and held onto them for dear life. What a difference a few years makes! In today’s market, it’s not unusual to encounter candidates who change jobs frequently. But is regular job-change a sign of ambition – or is it just… Read more

4 Practical ACA Compliance Tips when Using Temporary Employees

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You know the score. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) now makes it mandatory for the vast majority of employers to either offer a healthcare plan that meets its minimum requirements or pay costly penalties. Let’s be honest. The legislation is extremely complex – especially when it comes to the temporary employees supplied… Read more

Find a Great Job in 2015 by Becoming a “Groupie”

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It’s simple. It’s effective. And it can help you find a great job! LinkedIn is an amazing tool for building your professional network and raising your visibility. But to truly leverage its power as a job search tool, you need to do more than just create a profile and add connections. You need to become… Read more

Four Things You Should Be Doing if You’re Still Unemployed

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You’ve been on the job hunt for weeks. But when you’re out of work, even a few days can feel like an eternity. At Berks & Beyond, we know that an extended job search takes its toll on your resume, your wallet and your confidence. But getting down on yourself isn’t the answer. Now is… Read more

Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace: EEOC Guideline Updates

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When an employee’s religion impacts the way he dresses or grooms himself for work, what’s the best way to address this sensitive issue? As a Title VII-protected class, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibits you from discriminating, harassing or retaliating against job applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs and practices. This includes… Read more

5 Staffing Tips that Really Improve Business (#2 will make your employees smile!)

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As our economy continues to improve, the companies that are the most innovate, efficient and agile stand the most to gain. In times like these, a staffing firm is a great partner to have. True, we can provide coverage for those last-minute fill-ins you need; but if that’s all you’re using us for, you may… Read more

Thinking of Hiring a Recent Graduate? Know the Pros and Cons

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It’s that time of year again. Throughout Central and Southern Pennsylvania, fresh-faced students will be moving the tassels on their mortar boards – and entering the job market. The question is – should you hire them? Today, Berks & Beyond examines the pros and cons of hiring recent graduates, so you can make the best… Read more

Ways to Stay Healthier – and Happier – at Work this Winter

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Research has shown that the common surfaces you and your employees touch at work – things like office phones, keyboards and other work equipment – are dirtier than a toilet seat. It’s disgusting, but true. Like it or not, cold and flu season is here. Is your company prepared? Here are a few quick tips… Read more

Results at Work: Taking the Pain Out of Unpredictable Business Volume Spikes

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The Problem: A Carlisle area company specializes in 3rd party logistics, which means their volume of business is dictated by their customers’ real-time needs – and is prone to huge surges on very short notice. To handle these unpredictable spikes, the employer traditionally used a number of staffing providers. Unfortunately, they experienced: a lot of… Read more

Fire! (Ready…Aim…)

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Terminating an employee is never easy, but there is a right way to prepare. When a team member is under-performing, dishonest, or on his way out for another reason, make sure you carefully consider each potential termination before taking any action. Beyond protecting your organization, diligence when firing also helps you make the right decision… Read more