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Top Ten Destinations for Summer in Silicon Beach

Published June 25th, 2018 by Haley

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Whether you are originally from the Silicon Beach area or just moved into the region, summer often signals a time to head out and explore your city. If you’re wondering what this portion of California has to offer, here are ten activities perfect for some summer fun.

Kickstart Your Career in the Tech Industry

Published June 11th, 2018 by Haley

In today’s technology-driven world, a career in the tech industry can be incredibly lucrative. Plus, unemployment in the field remains exceptionally low, and companies commonly have to battle against skill gaps, leading to increased salaries, better benefits, and a range of perks to be offered as a means of enticing potential candidates. Many job seekers assume the only way to kickstart a career in the tech industry is through higher education. While this is certainly a viable option, it isn’t the only entry path available.

How Does Effective Internal Communication Boost Your Company's Productivity?

Published June 5th, 2018 by Haley

When it comes to building a productive and efficient team, communication is a must. Without reliable mechanisms for keeping information flowing, your workers will struggle to manage the demands of their job and meet expectations. Plus, without the most up-to-date details, some of your employees may inadvertently be wasting their time, focusing on the wrong objectives or using incorrect data. By bolstering your internal communication, you can build a more effective team. If you are wondering precisely how it can boost productivity, here’s what you need to know.

Five Steps to Attract Passive Job Seekers to Your Business

Published June 1st, 2018 by Haley

Most hiring managers are aware of the traditional approach to finding candidates. You write an exceptional job description for online boards, head out to recruitment fairs or add the listing to your company website. While these methods are ideal for finding active job seekers, they don’t generally catch the attention of passive ones. Passive job seekers are open to new opportunities, but typically aren’t taking part in regular search activities. If you fail to attract passive job seekers, you may be missing out on top talent. To help you catch the attention of these great potential hires, here are five steps you need to take to get started.

Why It Matters to Make Friends in Your New Office

Published May 21st, 2018 by Haley

When you start a new job, your priorities are typically task-related. You may be worried about familiarizing yourself with a particular system or learning the locations of important resources. However, making friends with some of your new officemates should also be on your list. Friends usually share a bond that includes a certain level of respect. Additionally, those who are friendly with one another may be more inclined to help each other out, particularly during stressful times.

Addressing the Growing Decline in Full-Time Tech Employment

Published May 14th, 2018 by Haley

In today's world, the ability to work remotely is widespread. This shift has led many professionals, particularly those in tech, to rethink the standard when it comes to working. Many have embraced the idea of freelancing, or contract work, as a means of providing themselves with additional control over their duties and schedules. Companies can also experience benefits, such as being able to hire top talent regardless of their physical location or reduce building-related costs by selecting staff who are happy to work from home. However, it also creates challenges, as not as many IT professionals are seeking full-time roles.

Three Things You Must Do to Land Full-Time Employment After Your Contract Expires

Published May 7th, 2018 by Haley

Many contract workers find their experience with an employer was incredibly fulfilling. At times, they enjoyed the opportunity so much, the idea of moving on to something else is hard even to imagine, making the possibility of being able to secure a long-term position with the company especially enticing. While many may assume there is little they can do after a contract ends to secure full-time employment with the business, that isn’t always the case. There are steps you can take to help convert a short-term job into a permanent position. If you are interested in landing full-time employment after your contract expires, here are three things you need to do.

What to Consider When Reviewing Your Accounting Staffing Strategy

Published May 3rd, 2018 by Haley

Now that tax season has officially passed, companies may need to make some changes to ensure they have the appropriate amount of accounting staff based on their current needs. Many businesses ramp up their accounting numbers ahead of tax season, but don’t require the same quantity of skilled accounting workers once that time passes. Other companies go through a tax season and realize that their current full-time staff may need adjustments in the year ahead.

Leave a Lasting Impression at a Job Fair in Los Angeles

Published April 18th, 2018 by Haley

Job fairs can be an excellent opportunity to find out about open positions and connect with prospective employers. But standing out from the crowd in these events can be a challenge, particularly when they are well-attended. When a sea of skilled professionals all come to the same job fair, it is critical you make a lasting impression on prospective employers. Otherwise, they might not remember you when it comes time to make a hiring decision for open positions.

Look for These Three Attributes to Identify High-Potential IT Talent

Published April 16th, 2018 by Haley

When you choose to hire a new IT professional, you are making an investment. Along with the ability to handle the position as it is laid out today, you probably hope the employee will be able to continue to learn and grow, providing you with additional value well into the future.

However, not every hire is going to play out in that fashion, making it more imperative you identify high-potential IT talent early in the hiring process. To help you do just that, here are three attributes to watch for as you screen applicants.

How to Find Your Professional Passion and Take Your Work to the Next Level

Published April 9th, 2018 by Haley

If you are like half of the American population, you aren’t fully satisfied with your employment. While everyone struggles with motivation from time to time, consistently feeling like your work doesn’t align with your purpose or larger goals can quickly become frustrating, leading to productivity dips and even burnout.

Luckily, there are things you can do to restore your sense of professional passion, allowing you to take your work to the next level. If you are ready to get started, here are some tips you can try today.

Five Reasons to Make Your Accounting Staffing Strategy More Cost-Effective

Published April 4th, 2018 by Haley

One of the largest expenses most companies shoulder is for their staff. When left unchecked, it is easy for these costs to spiral out of control, particularly if you don’t have a method for optimizing your hiring. By having an appropriate accounting staffing strategy, you can create a more cost-effective paradigm within which to operate. Over time, you’ll experience notable savings while keeping productivity high, maximizing your profitability.

The Impact of AB168: Ask Your Applicants for Their Desired Pay Range, and What Not to Ask

Published March 30th, 2018 by Haley

A relatively new law that went into effect on January 1, 2018 notably changed what employers can ask job candidates during the application and interview process. It also dictates what information must be provided to job seekers, shaking up a norm that many businesses had followed for years. Now, asking the wrong questions or neglecting to provide certain details upon request can cost you. If you are unfamiliar with the impact of AB168, here’s what you need to know.

Career Paths for Candidates Looking to Break into the Accounting Industry

Published March 28th, 2018 by Haley

For those who enjoy working with numbers, a career in the accounting industry can be especially enticing. But, there isn’t a single path to follow. Instead, you have options, and navigating them can be challenging if you aren’t fully aware of what they have to offer. If you are interested in breaking into the accounting industry, here are the career paths you should consider.

How to Become an Indispensable Employee for Your IT Company

Published March 26th, 2018 by Haley

Being viewed as an indispensable employee can be incredibly beneficial for your IT career. Not only does this create a level of job security, but it can also open doors for opportunities that will help you advance up the ladder. If you are wondering what contributions genuinely indispensable employees make at the companies, here’s what you need to know.

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