With so many jobs available, why is it so hard to find good talent?

My brother sent me a link from this morning’s The Boston Globe that I thought really gets to the heart of recruiting and hiring issues as well as what it is that we’re doing here at Hourly.com.  With so many great businesses needing to hire and so many people looking for work; why is it so […]

Why Flexible Workers Are Rockstar Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

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By now, you know our feelings on flexible workers. Not only are they one of the largest growing segments of the workforce, but they can also help your business out in times of expansion. What are some other reasons why these rockstars need to be considered? And how can you make sure you’re taking advantage […]

5 Tricks To Successfully Working Remotely

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For many working parents August is that month we all dread. Not only can you sense Summer slipping away…and you never did get to get that fishing trip in, but the kids are beginning to circle. Free from the routine of camp or structured activities, they lurk wondering what they are going to do today, […]

The Interns Strike Back

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The summer internship…What has traditionally been a right of passage for so many college students, has in recent years started to look more like a game of tug of war between college students desperate for real-world job (& resume) experience and prominent companies who understand the value of these spots, and cannot only be selective […]

Top Growth Areas for Temp Jobs

CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Top Growth Areas for Temp Jobs (via PR Newswire) CHICAGO, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Want to get your foot in the door with a company?  Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 36 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast…

The Value Of Making Mistakes

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A few years ago when we were starting Hourly.com a great friend (and mentor) gave me a book entitled, “Brilliant Mistakes” by Paul Schoemaker. And while I was at first taken aback by the title, after reading a couple chapters I got the message. That despite all our planning, market research and white board diagramming, […]

10 Keys for Reducing Turnover

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The problem of employee turnover is a conundrum for any organization. One would think that during times of high unemployment, the turnover rate in most organizations would be at an all-time low. The reality is far from that. While there is a lot of variability from one industry to another, if you take all industries […]

How New Hires Can Quickly Adapt To The Office

How New Hires Can Quickly Adapt To The Office (via A Hire Calling) The following is a guest post by Kyle O’Brien. With every new changing of the guard with a career, one must get used to becoming a fresh face again. And in a new environment, no less. There’s a ton of information to […]

You Don’t Have To Make Yourself Miserable To Build A Great Company

You don’t have to make yourself miserable to build a great company (via Pando Daily) By Andrew Wilkinson On April 3, 2013By most measures, I’m a lazy bastard. I wake up around 1pm and almost always get eight hours of sleep. Most days, I head to the office in the early afternoon and work around […]

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 158,000 Jobs in March

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 158,000 Jobs in March (via MarketWire) SOURCE: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. April 03, 2013 08:15 ET ROSELAND, NJ–(Marketwired – Apr 3, 2013) – Private sector employment increased by 158,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report®, which is produced by […]

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