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May 23, 2019

Should You Disclose Your Salary History?

This is a tricky question and, unfortunately, there is no single “right” answer. In fact, the answer actually depends on the location of the company where you’re interviewing since several — though not all — states have banned asking for a salary history. So what are the pros and cons of revealing this information to […]


May 15, 2019

How to Respond to a Counter Offer Letter

You know that feeling when you found the perfect person for an open job. You send an offer letter and then…here comes to the counter offer. When it comes to the hiring process, salary negotiation and counter offers can be a bit tricky. Consider these tips and best practices for navigating this part of the […]

best resources for onboarding new employees

May 13, 2019

Transform the Employee Experience with These 5 Onboarding Resources

A good onboarding program is a wise investment to ensure your new recruits are set up for success. Here’s why: ⇾ It boosts productivity. Studies show that a strong onboarding program can boost new hire productivity by 70%. ⇾ It helps you retain more employees. Organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention […]


May 13, 2019

How Long Is the Hiring Process for Small Businesses?

Finding qualified talent can be a challenge, especially for small businesses. The process can be tedious, expensive and time consuming, and the difficulty is often exacerbated when unemployment is low. A recent survey found that 60% of business owners are hiring or trying to hire, and of those employers, 90% reported finding few to no […]


May 6, 2019

The Small Business Guide to Hiring Without Asking for a Salary History

Recruiting talent for any size business can be a challenge in today’s marketplace. Adding to the stress in many states and localities are new laws that prohibit companies from asking candidates for their salary history. This new wave of legislation has many small companies confused: why would salary information be any more problematic than asking […]

how to set your company apart when recruiting

April 30, 2019

How to Set Your Company Apart When Recruiting

The frontier of the workforce is constantly changing. With older generations working beyond traditional retirement ages and Gen Z now entering the workforce, there can be as many as five generations of workers within a single company. There are commonalities between what this diverse pool of people enjoy in the workplace; paid time off, solid […]

what is a work opportunity tax credit

April 29, 2019

What is a Work Opportunity Tax Credit?

Did you know the government can help offset the cost of hiring certain types of veterans in an effort to transition them back into the workplace? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit or WOTC is aimed at helping vets get back on the job by helping business large and small. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Helps […]

student loans assistance programs

April 22, 2019

Trending Work Perks: A Breakdown of Student Loan Assistance Programs

Generation Z has hit the workplace in full force. According to some estimates, Gen Z, or “nexters,” make up about 20 percent of the global workforce. That number is even higher for entry-level positions. (You know, the positions you most often need to hire people to fill.) Nexters bring a number of new dynamics to […]

how to hire an independent contractor

April 19, 2019

How Do I Hire an Independent Contractor? 5 FAQs

Has your company thought about hiring a third-party contractor to help with your workflow? The definitions of independent contractors are changing, depending on where you’re located, but after understanding the regulations around contract workers, the process is not difficult. Whether it’s to take over emergent tasks or because you need a specialist to perform a […]

how to write an internship offer letter

April 18, 2019

What to Include in Your Internship Offer Letter

For college students looking to beef up their qualifications with professional experience, internships can be invaluable. They get on-the-job training, college credit, and that all-important bullet point on their resumes. Often, internships can lead to full-time jobs after graduation. Employers have just as many reasons to love internships. You can hire young professionals at the […]

respectful workplace: talking about transgender rights

April 15, 2019

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest […]

new change to maryland minimum wage

April 12, 2019

Maryland Minimum Wage to Rise to $15 After Lawmakers Override Veto

In a move with a bit of legislative drama, Maryland legislators last month voted to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Maryland’s minimum wage in 2019 is $10.10 an hour. Companies with more than 15 workers will have to pay the higher entry-level wage by 2025. Companies with 14 or fewer employees […]