The Payoff of Pay Increases: How Employee Raises Benefit YOUR Business

The Payoff of Pay Increases: How Employee Raises Benefit YOUR Business

Pay increases are a touchy subject in today’s workforce. With less-than-qualified workers demanding astronomical raises for minimum wage positions, and larger companies making employees feel “disposable” and unworthy of asking for a higher salary, many bosses don’t even want to touch the subject of upping employee salaries in their businesses. While many institutions operate on a “scale” for pay increases,…

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The (Grown Up) Buddy System: Why You Need A “Buddy” at Work

During your childhood days of elementary school, at least one of your teachers likely used the “buddy system” for a field trip, a walk to the library, or even classroom work. Having a buddy meant you had someone to work alongside and share the load with. While you might have outgrown your childhood buddy system, there’s no reason those same…

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Too Much To Handle: How A Staffing Service Can Save You from Hiring Stress

All businesses, regardless of size, are forced to face the hiring process at some point in time. Inevitably, companies will lose employees, whether by their own choice or the choice of the employee, and they must take time to fill the opening so their business can continue as usual. Where large companies often have entire human resource departments to handle…

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Post Hurricane with PHR: We’re Ready to Handle Your Job Search

Hurricane Irma has come and gone (good riddance!) and she left plenty of mass destruction in her wake throughout the state of Florida. Here in Polk County, the storm’s wrath was felt from Lakeland all the way to Lake Wales, and we know that many of you here in the Centra Florida area suffered extensive damage to your homes and/or…

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Welcome to Florida: Finding a Job in Your New Home

If you’ve recently made a move, you know that it can be an exciting time of fresh starts, but it can also be stressful and busy. Managing the transition from one home to another can take a lot of time and effort, and simply getting your new house set up and functional for daily life is a long process on…

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Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Working from home is a hot topic in modern society, and it’s becoming a fairly popular choice, especially for stay-at-home parents that don’t like the idea or expense of daycare, but still want to contribute toward the family income. Work at home jobs are no longer limited to sales or cold calling either; now, you can find at-home jobs in…

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Which Type of Employment Is Right for You?

If you follow current openings at PHR here on our website or on our PHR Facebook page, or if you have spent any amount of time looking through openings with other staffing services of any kind, you’ll have seen terms such as “full-time”, “temp-to-hire” or “permanent” used to describe different jobs. These terms are somewhat self-explanatory, but you might not…

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Go Team! How Football Season Can Improve Your Networking

Tonight kicks off football season for many local high schools throughout Polk County. If you’re trying to build your career, and/or are currently searching for employment, taking time to head to the local football game might not seem like the most obvious choice of how to spend your time. It can be temping to sit behind your computer for hours…

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Don’t Let the Eclipse Black Out Your Job Hunt

Today’s solar eclipse is a big deal here in Polk County. Schools are altering their schedules, parents are planning parties around the big event and some businesses are even closing earlier or taking a break during the time of the eclipse so their employees can enjoy it. With all of the excitement, we bet you didn’t count on the solar…

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High-Tech Hire: How Technology Can Help You Find (and Get) A Job Faster

In the past, people looking for work, would have to go through in-person retrieval of applications from employers, fill them out by hand, either mail them back or return them in person, and then wait for a call to see if he or she made it to the next step of interviewing. The process was time-consuming, and if you made…

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