Temporary Employment Solutions – Part I


by Cameron Macht Many employers have responded cautiously to the economic recovery by hiring temporary workers through employment services. These temporary staffing companies can be a quick and flexible solution for a company’s short-term needs, taking care of such time-consuming tasks as posting job announcements, screening applicants, interviewing candidates and placing workers. They may be a good … Continue reading Temporary Employment Solutions – Part I

Wading into Telecommuting: What You Need to Know


by Lisa Thompson With today's technology, telecommuting—or "telework" as it's sometimes called—is easier than ever. According to U.S. Telecommuting Forecast 2009 to 2016 (.pdf), more than 34.5 million adult U.S. workers telecommuted in 2008. By 2016, the forecast estimates this number will increase to 63 million. But working from home isn't right for everyone or suitable … Continue reading Wading into Telecommuting: What You Need to Know

The Pros & Cons of Working Temporary


by Kathy Kirchoff The face of temporary work is changing. More companies are hiring temporary workers to fill their needs in an unstable economy instead of investing in full-time employees. And more highly-skilled people unable to find a permanent job are venturing into temporary work.   Temporary work can be very beneficial. I worked as … Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Working Temporary

How to have a career that lets you work from home


by Teri Fritsma Working from home (also called telecommuting) can give you more flexibility, greater control over your work schedule, less time commuting and a smaller carbon footprint.  Approximately 21% of people work at least some of their hours from home on a typical work day, according to the  American Time Use Survey (ATUS).  Here are some other findings from the ATUS that … Continue reading How to have a career that lets you work from home