Recruiting on a Diet
About once a year I’m good for a cleanse. You know those things you’ve done or heard of friends doing that have you drinking water with some crazy concoction in it and basically not eating from anywhere between 7 and 9 days? This supposedly allows you to rid your body of toxins and clean yourself out. It’s usually my wife’s idea and I go along grudgingly. I’ve no idea whether it works or not, but I do know that while doing it, I’m hungry and irritable and spend most of my time trying to be civil to the people around me.
Worker Misclassification: DOL Testimony & New Legislation
Worker misclassification is the practice of treating a worker who is an employee under the law as something other than an employee, thus depriving the employee of rights and benefits to which they are entitled, a practice called “widespread and harmful” by the Department of Labor.
“The issue has become an increasingly common problem resulting in workers being denied benefits; an unfair advantage for employers who intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors; and state and federal governments losing tax revenue” according to Seth D Harris, Deputy Secretary of the DOL.
Sabbatical: Career Builder or Career Damper?
There are many good reasons to take a sabbatical. These may be maternity (paternity leave), caring for a sick or elderly relative, personal enrichment or a business endeavor. Pursuing a degree or specialized training is not really a sabbatical. Whatever the reason for your sabbatical, a lot of your success in re-marketing yourself to prospective employers will depend on how you present the sabbatical.
“Are career breaks or sabbatical years really accepted? Does the industry welcome you back, acknowledging your strengths and prior experiences? Or is there a price to pay?” – Asha Naidu, Senior Software Consultant
If you are considering a sabbatical but want to come back to your present employer, this is definitely the easiest re-entry. (more…)
Staffing & Employment News
Most experts tell us that the recession starting in December 2007 ended in mid-2009 when real GDP and industrial production bottomed and then started growing again. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) business cycle committee, domestic production and employment are the primary conceptual measures of economic activity.