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

Stay Compliant: 6 Steps to Correcting an I-9 Error

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Ready for your ICE audit? Just thinking about an audit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can be enough to make you break out in a cold sweat. IF you’re not prepared, that is. Properly preparing for an ICE audit means keeping your I-9 forms in compliance, 100% of the time. But mistakes do occasionally… Read more

Employees Planning Summer Vacations?

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It’s on. Across Central and Southern PA, employees are comparing deals on airline tickets, double-checking their kids’ last day of school and clicking “reserve now” on hotel sites. They’re planning their vacations – and it’s time for you to do a little planning, too! Here’s why: Conflicts happen. Inevitably, three of your key people in… Read more

Protect Your Central PA Business Against Employee Lawsuits

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Employee lawsuits are an ever-present threat to your organization’s reputation, profitability and long-term success. Don’t be intimidated; be prepared. Arm yourself with the knowledge and proactive strategies you need to protect your business! Here is an index of our earlier posts on topics related to employee lawsuits. While the tips included are not a substitute… Read more

HR’s Top Priorities for 2015 – What you can’t afford to ignore

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What a year 2014 was! We saw dramatic changes in our economy, the employment market and healthcare – and HR’s top priorities have changed as well. What issues will be of primary importance in the year ahead? Today, Berks & Beyond presents the trends you can’t afford to ignore in 2015: Changes in the way… Read more

Boost Your Personal Productivity in 2015

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Filing. Data entry. Packing and shipping. Have a boring job you need to complete? Unfortunately, “busywork” is a part of most of our work days; but even these repetitive tasks have to be done accurately and efficiently. If the thought of slogging your way through another mundane job makes you cringe, these ideas from our… 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

Registered with our Carlisle Staffing Agency? Use these 3 tips for success

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Want access to the best Carlisle jobs? Trying to gain experience? Looking for a direct position? Need to work a more flexible schedule? People register with Berks & Beyond for a wide variety of reasons. But no matter why you’ve chosen our Carlisle staffing agency, we’re glad to have you on our team! Whether you’re… Read more

Hiring / Employment Trends: Today’s challenges and opportunities

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Turnover. Hard-to-fill positions. Skyrocketing costs. Sound familiar? These are just a few of the challenges today’s employers face, according to an online survey of nearly 500 human resources and hiring professionals. The study shows that, across the nation, a wide range of factors are converging to make finding, employing and retaining good people increasingly difficult…. Read more

Hiring in Central or Southern PA? Tips to prevent gender discrimination

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You have the best of intentions. When candidates apply for jobs with your organization, you treat everyone respectfully – and would never deliberately favor a male candidate over a female. Good intentions are important, but it takes good employment practices to protect you from gender discrimination lawsuits. Well-meaning employers can still be unintentionally negligent in… Read more