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Will You Wait Until 2059 For Equal Pay?

Posted by Marissa Malone

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The women’s suffrage of the roaring 1920s is not as distant a memory as it may seem.

Today we celebrate Equal Pay Day - a date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work in order to “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year, in addition to raising awareness around the gender pay gap in your community.

Pay Parity in New York

If you look at median pay, there is an annual wage gap of $6,799 across 81% of New York’s Congressional Districts.

  • A woman who holds a full-time, year-round job makes on average, $44,781.
  • A man who holds a full-time, year-round job makes on average, $51,580.

For women of color who hold full-time, year-round jobs – the gap is even larger:

  • African American women are paid $0.66 cents to the dollar.
  • Latina women are paid $0.56 cents to the dollar.
  • Asian women are paid $0.80 cents to the dollar.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

Is Your Job at Risk Because of Automation?

Posted by Alec Meyer

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New developments in robotics, information technology and artificial intelligence are allowing for never-before-seen efficiency in almost every industry. In fact, some tasks are becoming so efficient that machines can perform them faster, cheaper and with fewer errors than humans. From basic number crunching to the complex physical tasks required in manufacturing, a wide variety of jobs already have been heavily automated.

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Topics: Workplace

Introducing New Technology to Your Organization

Posted by Katie Whiting

 A study by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies of all sizes are facing a digital imperative: adopt new technologies effectively or face competitive obsolescence. In fact, 78% of respondents of this study feel achieving a digital transformation will become critical to their organizations within the next two years.

Despite the urgency to adopt new technologies 63% feel the pace of technological change in their organization is too slow.

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Topics: Workplace

7 Benefits of Using a Staffing Firm Over LinkedIn

Posted by Aly Finkle

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LinkedIn has changed the recruitment industry, but it still can’t replace a staffing firm for companies seeking top talent. While the online service does attract hordes of prospects, it can’t match the experience, credibility and hands-on touch you get from a team of recruiters. The following are seven benefits of using a staffing firm over Linkedin for your next hire.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

These Types of Meetings Increase Efficiency & Accomplish Goals

Posted by Molly Peck

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Tired of weekly status meetings? Then you might want to try scrum meetings instead, they keep your weekly status short, focused and to the point. They encourage team members to stand up thoughout the meeting to keep them as efficient as possible, because nobody wants to stand for over an hour. 

Often times, status meetings are like hearing someone's to do list, scrum encourages participants to focus only on high level updates. For some tips on how to make your meetings something everyone talks about in a good way, see below. 

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Topics: Industry Trends

The Biggest Bonus Trends for 2017

Posted by Megan Wojtila

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With the economy continuing to bounce back, employee bonuses are also on the uptick. Bonus amounts have risen steadily year over year, particularly around the holidays.

While the types of bonuses and amounts vary widely, there are some common workplace bonus trends among the perks employers offer. Here’s what to look for in your next bonus.

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Topics: Industry Trends

Why It's Time to Forget Your Workplace Resolutions

Posted by Tricia Sortisio

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We’ve all listened to people give advice on how to successfully follow through on our New Year Resolutions for the workplace…start earlier, create attainable goals, be positive, strategize more, etc.  These are all great tips, but how about taking a different approach because let’s be honest it’s been a month since the new year started and those resolutions really haven’t stuck. Have they? Rather than making “resolutions”, let’s start setting aspirations.  So, what exactly does this mean?

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Topics: Career Advice

10 Ways to Ace Your Accounting Interview

Posted by Jason Weber

Accounting is a fast-growing field, and competition is stiff as both college graduates and experienced professionals apply to in-demand jobs. Your resume will get you in the door with a prospective employer, but it’s the interview that sets one qualified applicant apart from the next. If you’ve landed an accounting interview for your dream accounting job, follow these 10 tips to wow the hiring manager and seal the deal.

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Topics: Business, Career Advice

Millennial Workplace Myths Debunked

Posted by Marissa Faso

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Millennials are likely the most studied generation to date and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are plenty of them to study—actually 80 million (the largest cohort size in history). Unknown to most, not just ‘90s babies make up this generation, its actually those people born in the 80's too. Millennials are defined as people born between 1980-1999.

Below are the top Millennial Myths that need to be erased from our minds when it comes to the workplace. These points were taken from Carolyn Baird’s article ‘5 myths about millennials in the workplace’ featured in Fortune Magazine.

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Topics: Workplace

Top Midwest Professional Salaries for 2017

Posted by Molly Peck

With a rapidly expanding tech sector, low cost of living and diverse overall economy, the Midwest will be one of the fastest growing job markets in the new year. The Midwest’s automotive and manufacturing markets are also on an uptick, and like the rest of the country, the region is seeing an explosion of new jobs in healthcare and insurance. If you’re looking for employment in the Heartland, consider the following in-demand, high-salary jobs.

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Topics: Career Advice

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