Posts Tagged: employment agencies in Portland

Cold Calling for a Job

As part of the job hunt, you may be making telephone calls to prospective employers. Cold calling is never easy. It’s anxiety producing and most of the time it leads to a dead end. But it can be a terrific way to learn about job leads and gain interviews. It’s a numbers game – the… Read More »

Harnessing the Power of Employee Surveys

Companies have a valuable resource to help them plan for the future. Unfortunately, it’s a resource that is often overlooked. This resource is the company’s employees. A recent survey has shown that many companies are not using their employees to best advantage by not soliciting their opinions about the company and its planning. Surveying employees… Read More »

Should You Go Back to School?

When the recession hit, you got laid off, and are now looking for a job. The good news is that you have many years of experience in your chosen profession. But you don’t have a college degree. Should you go back and get one? There is no simple answer to that question. Here, it’s a… Read More »

Dealing with Job Search Setbacks

When looking for a job, you are going to run into all kinds of people. Some will be courteous and pleasant, others will not. Some will take a sincere interest in your situation, others will not. Some may be downright rude to you. In other words, you are going to run into all different kinds… Read More »

Evaluation Tools for Hiring Right

To get the right people for your company, it takes work, good judgment and even a little luck. To improve the process, two business researchers, Dr. Charles Handler and Dr. Steven Hunt, are touting the effectiveness of applicant evaluation tools in hiring new workers, which they say are effective in showing how well a person… Read More »

Declining a Job Offer

With an economy that has been losing steam and marked by widespread layoffs, it would seem that people would not have much use for advice on how to turn down a job offer. So, if you are fortunate enough to be able to turn down a job offer, you also need to realize that you… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »