Setting Long-term Career Goals

Creating a career plan, with long-term goals paves the road to success. When my niece and her husband decided ride their bikes across America, they didn’t just hop on and start peddling. They plotted their journey and set a time… Read more »

Skill Marketing

Creating a resume that stands out in the crowd doesn’t focus solely on impressive degrees and experience. Employers want to know that you have the skills for the position. They want a balance of specific functional skills and softer abstract… Read more »

Return–to–Work Strategies

Many companies will have, at some point, an employee who is injured on the job. Establishing an effective return-to-work program, benefits both the employee and the company. The worker benefits by being productive again and receiving a salary, and the… Read more »

Why Accurate Job Descriptions are Important

An accurate job description documents the responsibilities, the competencies, and the skill/experience/education required for a company position. They are essential to evaluate work distribution, organize your departments, recruit quality, and set standards for employee reviews. Last, but not least, they… Read more »

When a Negative Background Check Requires an Individualized Assessment

The candidate for hire made the short list. He/she is on the top, but the criminal background check came back with a negative report. This isn’t that surprising; according to the US Department of Justice, 30% of American adults have… Read more »

Hiring Leaders Watch for Five Traits

Every company wants to hire candidates who will be leaders in their field – candidates who understand the big picture while they actively pursue the details, helping take the company to new levels. Although anyone can list leadership qualities on… Read more »

So…What Does the ACA Mean for You?

2014 is just around the corner and for many small business owners, the Affordable Care Act is a big topic of discussion. Although the Affordable Care Act will take effect in just over a month’s time, many questions continue to… Read more »

Flexible Work Arrangements: Where Are We Headed?

As work-life balance continues to blur into a work-life blend, flexible working has become increasingly more attractive in today’s workforce. While working from home may not be a feasible solution for every employee or every business, many different methods exist… Read more »

Developing Your Compensation Plan | Staffing Solutions Bangor Maine

A compensation plan must include a fair salary and benefits at least up to industry standard; however, small business owners who think salary and benefits are all that go into a compensation plan may be shorting themselves by missing out… Read more »

One Secret to Help Company Growth

Often times, the very solution you’re looking for tends to be found in the least likely place. The secret to company growth is no exception: conflict. Although many of us try to avoid conflict in the workplace at all costs,… Read more »