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

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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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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To Teach or Not to Teach: Is That Your Question?

Teachers are, undoubtedly, one of the biggest assets in today’s society. They shape and mold our upcoming generations from their very first days of school, until they are ready to head out into the collegiate and career world. At PHR, we especially value teachers since we are on the receiving end of many of their former students as they attempt…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Timid with Temp-to-Hire Positions

“Temp-to-Hire” positions tend to have a stigma that often leaves applicants side-eyeing them from a distance and passing them over when it’s time to inquire about employment opportunities. People who are seeking a job to offer a steady paycheck, a leg up in their career, or full-time hours usually look at temp jobs as something menial and/or something that will…

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Post-Interview Tips for Pros

An interview might seem like the finish line if you have been job hunting for a long time, but the period after the interview is just as important if you want to leave the best impression possible on your potential employer and/or HR team. After your interview or job fair, you can take things a few steps farther to ensure…

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Luxury or Necessity? Understanding The Health Benefits of Massage

Getting a massage is a luxury for many people, and oftentimes, it’s only an occasional treat, given as a birthday gift, a Mother’s Day indulgence, or as part of a full spa treatment on a weekend getaway. We don’t think about massage in a clinical setting, or recognize it as a type of therapy, since it’s usually used as a…

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Financial Freedom and How It Affects Your Life

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the United States! Many people around the country are celebrating the birth of our nation on July 4th, and are enjoying fireworks displays, parties with friends, and likely spending a good bit of cash on festivities, and you might be wondering how you’re gong to buy groceries for the next week, or make your…

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New at PHR: Job Postings Online TODAY

    PHR is continually recruiting for local businesses throughout the greater Polk County area, including Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, and Auburndale. We even work alongside companies in areas in and around Kissimmee, Haines City, and Davenport. Serving such a large region means we always have jobs coming in and being added to our current application list, however, we…

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Benefits of Being Bilingual: How A Second Language Can Help You Get Hired

Today, being bilingual has become very beneficial, and sometimes necessary, asset to job applicants, specifically those in and around Polk County since we live in a diverse area of Florida where a multitude of languages are present. Businesses want to be capable of serving a wide range of clients and customers, and having more than one language represented among their…

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Lunch Break: Taking The Headache Out of Lunch Packing

As a child, you likely put little thought into your lunch being provided each day. Whether your mom handed your lunch box or brown paper sack to you each morning, or you headed to the bus with a pocket full of lunch money, you didn’t have to plan ahead to know where your midday meal would come from. Fast forward…

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