The ABC’s of Employing Generations X, Y and Z

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The face of our workforce is changing: Generation Xers are rapidly assuming essential leadership roles. Millennials, or Gen Y workers, are being groomed for management. And Generation Z? They’re just starting to enter the workforce. As a manager (especially, ahem, a more “mature” one), you might feel like you need to go back to school… Read more

Retool Yourself in 2015 (pick up new job skills for free!)

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According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 school year was: $30,094 at private colleges $8,893 for state residents at public colleges $22,203 for out-of-state residents attending public universities Ouch. Continual learning is essential to making yourself employable – and broadening your career opportunities. But taking college courses… Read more

A Passion for Learning: Why and how to fuel it in your organization

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No matter what type of business you’re in, change is a constant. Rapidly evolving technology, trends, economic conditions and employment markets can transform entire industries in the blink of an eye. The only way to stay competitive is to continually acquire knowledge – and that starts with fostering a passion for learning in your employees…. Read more

Well, THAT’s Awkward

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Ever meet someone, and realize after speaking with him for 10 minutes that you’ve already forgotten his name? It’s not a big deal in a casual social situation, but it can be downright embarrassing if it happens to you during a job interview. Let’s face it – sometimes, job interviews can get a little weird…. Read more

Break Down Language Barriers to Enhance Workplace Safety

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 made employers responsible for providing safe, healthy working conditions for all employees – including those who do not speak English fluently. Ensuring the safety of these workers presents a number of unique challenges, especially within light industrial work environments: Although general industry and construction industry injury rates… Read more

Growing. Promoting. And Building a Winning Team.

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Berks & Beyond Promotes Amy Cullen to Branch Manager, Allentown Office Wyomissing, PA – Berks and Beyond Employment Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Cullen to the position of Branch Manager of their Allentown office.   In her new role, Cullen will manage sales, customer service and day-to-day activities for the branch…. Read more

Are You on Top of Your Glassdoor Reviews? Your candidates are…

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Effectively managing your company’s online presence is becoming increasingly difficult. First came websites. Then came social media. And now, companies have a new challenge to contend with – employer review sites. Review sites like Glassdoor make it easy for employees to instantly, anonymously and very publicly share their opinions about your organization. With a rapidly… Read more

On the Job, Knowledge is Power: The basics about federal discrimination laws in the workplace

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At Berks & Beyond, we work with Central and Southern Pennsylvania’s best employers – companies that adhere to the same fair hiring and employment practices we do, every day. These practices are in line with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) federal laws that apply to all phases of employment, from the job listing to… Read more

Your HR Career: How to move ahead in 2014

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In HR, so much of what you do helps job seekers and employees succeed in their careers. But what about yours? As you know, HR is a “moving target.” Job requirements and the industry itself are continually evolving. Simply staying on top of employment law changes, compliance issues, performance reviews and hiring requests can cause… Read more

Ready to Work: Logistics Manager in Carlisle, PA; Customer Service / Executive Assistant in Allentown, PA

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The following top candidates are highly skilled, motivated and ready to go to work for you: LOGISTICS MANAGER Candidate Initials: J. R. Skills and Experience: A strong manufacturing and supply chain management background will make this candidate an instant asset to your organization. Interested in any management roles in a distribution or logistics capacity. Education… Read more