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How to Negotiate Salary Like a Pro

Negotiation is not any easy thing, especially when it comes to salary. It makes most everyone uncomfortable, and that means people on both sides of the equation. Just as a candidate is nervous to approach the topic of salary, an employer is typically worried about how to respond to a counteroffer in order to not give the wrong answer. ...




Getting a Second Job to Save for Retirement

Some full-time jobs don't pay enough to allow employees to cover their expenses and save for retirement at the same time. To bridge the gap, some people work full-time and have a second job on the side, perhaps as a freelance writer by night, a regular at a local comedy club or some weekend shifts as a barista. ...




Why You Should Dress 25% Better Than Everyone In The Office

The actor Matt Damon appeared on The Tonight Show a few weeks ago to promote a new movie. He wore a nicely tailored dark suit, vest, and tie. For another interview earlier the same day, Damon dressed more casually in a V-neck sweater. Damon dresses appropriately for the “culture” of the show. ...




Understand Culture, values to Reach, Keep Hispanic Workers

NEW ORLEANS—Companies that want to be an employer of choice for Hispanic workers need to understand the value this group places on family, their culture and their desire for self-improvement, according to Miguel Joey Aviles, founder and CEO of Virginia-based MJA International, a talent management consulting firm. ...




How to Handel a Poor Manager

            The saying, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers” is all too often true in the workforce. Having a bad boss or manager may seem like the end of the world- or job- to a hard working employee. ...




Creating a Happier, Healthier Hispanic Work Force

While we want every member of our work force to be happy and healthy, sometimes we need to pay attention to specific employee groups or populations. For example, how do the satisfaction rates of your Hispanic workers compare with those of the Anglo workers? Are your Latino employees well integrated into your work culture or could you do a better job of creating a diverse, harmonious work force?
 
Understanding the cultural backgrounds and behaviors of your Hispanic employees could make a significant difference. ...




3 Advantages of Hiring a Bilingual Candidate

Having bilingual employees in the workforce can only bring benefits to the company. Studies have shown that bilingual people are good at multitasking and have excellent communication skills. Any company looking to expand or to have global reach should have at least 5 bilingual employees on their payroll. ...




A ban on hiring smokers? It’s not that simple

by Dan Wisniewski

 
More companies than ever won’t hire people who smoke. But is that legal — and is it worth it for employers?
 
The University of Pennsylvania Medical System is the latest employer to announce it will no longer hire smokers. ...




5 benefits of hiring a bilingual employee

Bilingual employees offer innumerable benefits to your business. Many scientific studies have found that people who can speak more than one language enhance the workplace for others, as these individuals are often skilled multitaskers with impressive communication skills. ...




Using a Job Offer as Leverage Is No Longer a Big No-No

No HR professional likes to invest hours in reviewing a resume, conducting multiple interviews, checking references and negotiating salary—only to learn that the candidate has used a job offer to wrangle higher pay out of her current employer.
 
But with competition for talented employees growing fierce in today’s job market, employment experts say HR departments should brace for more of this. ...