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Breaking into a New Career

Are you looking to start a new career? Maybe you have been laid off because of the economy, or maybe you are looking to begin something new. Either way, if you are thinking about a new career, here are a few things to keep in mind. One thing is to get to know people who… Read More »

Handling the Costs of a Contingent Workforce

As temporary workers become a larger part of the workforce, planning for the cost of these workers becomes a significant consideration for any business. Companies can best handle these expenses by negotiating a contract that works for everyone involved – your company, the staffing firm and the workers. When working out an agreement, one key… Read More »

Emerging HR Issues for 2011 and Beyond

With the recent nosedive in the economy, many companies went through a wave of layoffs and people may have assumed that after the reduction in workforce, business would then be able to get back on track. But there is more to the story, more to deal with. The economy is still limping along, with slack… Read More »

IRS Guidelines for Determining Worker Status

Businesses often hire outside consultants, advisors and other types of workers, sometimes through an agency. When it comes to classifying these workers for tax purposes and to comply with other employment regulations, the type of relationship can get a little murky. If you are in his situation, and are not entirely certain how to ensure… Read More »

When Bringing on Contingent Workers is the Right Step to Take

Handling workforce issues in this volatile economy can be frustrating. The needs of your company may rise and fall, but you still want to have that expertise on hand, and you still want to be economically efficient. What is the best way to handle the problem? Contingency staffing might be the way to go. It… Read More »

Ignore the Siren Call of Technology and Stay Focused at Work

In this age of information technology, there are an almost limitless number of places we can go to get information. We check on a website, e-mail someone, look on Facebook or Twitter. We can use a computer, a smartphone, or an iPad. With the push of a button, we can get to Google, YouTube, books… Read More »

Raising Your Job Satisfaction

Although many companies claim that their employees are their most valuable resource, recent surveys appear to paint a different picture.  One survey showed that employee job satisfaction had hit a 22-year low.  Another showed that almost 85 percent of workers are unhappy with their current job, and another showed that one-third would move to another… Read More »

Does a Focus on Ethics Increase a Company’s Profits?

Three of the most important things for any business are profit, customers and ethics.  But the question is, which should take priority?  On what should the business focus? It’s not what you might think, according to Clif Reichard, a sales consultant at Ball Corporation for more than five decades.  Most business people would put profits… Read More »

How “Sleeping On It” Helps Us Make Better Decisions

What is the best course of action to take when you are faced with a big, far-reaching decision? Many feel that the best way to go is to act with certainty and make a decision on the spot. But is that really the best way to make a big decision?  When President Barack Obama was… Read More »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion During a Job Search

If you’re applying and applying — and applying! — for jobs but not getting much traction from your efforts, you’re probably wondering why you’re “working” so hard at finding work, but having so little to show for it. If that’s your situation, the Opti Staffing Group is here to help. Here are some tips you… Read More »