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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.more
Older Workers Make The Best Part-Time Hires
More and more employers are finding it cost effective to utilize boomers, seniors and even “retirees” on a part-time or project assignment basis. Temp firms have been using this resource successfully for years. An older worker generally needs less training, has a better work ethic and will often take a temporary or project assignment for far less than the hourly rate the person commanded when he or she was working full-time. Employers usually do not have to pay benefits so hiring from this age demographic is a win-win for both as older workers often have less need for benefits than ... more
Staying Healthy While Working From Home
There is something satisfying about working from the comfort of your own home. There's no commute, VIP access to your very own bathroom and the perks of working in sweatpants when you so choose. Yet, despite the numerous advantages of having a permanent home office, it's sometimes hard to stay happy and healthy while working from your house. (Too) easy access to the fridge, minimal socialization and reports scattered across your living room floor can all have detrimental effects on your overall wellbeing. Of course, with a few simple changes to your daily routine, working from home and staying healthy ... more
Summer Is Prime Time For Part-Time Work
One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money. Teachers have long used the summer months as a chance to work in new fields. But other professionals have seen great value in taking on a second job when the days are longer and summer vacation season increases the need for substitute employees. However, if you're looking for a second job over the ... more
A Part-Time Workday Solution
What most people don’t know is that the eight-hour workday is an outdated standard that was first introduced in 1866. In 1914, Henry Ford cut the workday in half to boost productivity and reduce turnover among factory workers. Unfortunately, the eight-hour workday hasn’t budged since. Never mind that the Information Age represents the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution and that family structures have changed dramatically since the early 1900s. Workers still get in their cars every morning, clog up the freeways and do it again at night. Mondays are dreaded. Wednesdays are "hump days." Friday mornings bring relief because ... more
People Over Age 50 Want to Work in Retirement
Nearly three out of four pre-retirees over the age of 50 say their ideal retirement will include working in some capacity. But most say that rather than holding full-time jobs, they'd prefer temporary, part-time and flexible jobs, according to a study by Merrill Lynch conducted in partnership with Age Wave. For comparison, nearly half of all current retirees have worked or are planning to work during their retirement years, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Today it is becoming increasingly common for retirees and boomers approaching retirement to work rather than “retire” the way their parents and grandparents did. ... more
Tips For Thriving As A Business Freelancer In 2016
By now, we’ve all seen the impressive numbers on the "freelance" or "gig economy." Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate structure and turning to freelancing, consulting or temp/on-demand assignments. According to a study by MBO Partners, the U.S. economy currently has 30.2 million independent workers — and that number is expected to hit nearly 38 million by 2020. While these solo entrepreneurs may not need all the formality of a small to mid-size business, they still need to build their brand and manage their business. Without the same safety net and structure of corporate employees, freelancers are on ... more
What To Know For Summer Hiring
Summer is an especially hectic time for many industries. Restaurants and shops frequently extend their hours of operation to accommodate increased foot traffic from students who are out of school for the season. Outdoor-based businesses take advantage of good weather and longer daylight hours to get in as much work as they can. This upswing in business means that companies in these industries often hire temporary help to handle the increased workload. Smaller businesses that are just starting out may get inundated right at the beginning of the season, before they realize they need a few extra employees. Established companies ... more
Shared Office Space A Potential Relief For Freelancers
Freelancers, contractors and consultants know the drill: Order coffee, find a seat (hopefully with an outlet), dutifully carry your laptop to the bathroom with you, and then flee to the next coffee shop when Wi-Fi begins to cut out and/or someone annoying sits next to you. Repeat. It’s not a productive way to run a business. And yet it’s what most solopreneurs end up having to do. Big-city coworking spaces are often built exclusively for tech startups or small companies with multiple members, and come with a high price. Luckily, a handful of shared workspaces targeting individuals are beginning to ... more
Employers Hire More Temps and Part-Timers
There is a noticeable shift in the labor market with employers increasingly using part-time and temporary workers. Companies view labor more as inventory that is to be hired when they need it and let go when they don't need it. This is evidenced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics June report which shows part-time jobs soared by almost 800,000 to more than 38 million. The BLS also stated that in June part-time employees swelled to 7.5 million compared with just 4.4 million in 2007 Many job seekers are seeking part-time and temporary assignments and many others are looking for full-time ... more