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Florida Businesses and Winter Residents: What You Should Know

Florida is notorious for our significant population of winter-only residents, or “snowbirds” as we fondly refer to them, and as the season shifts from Summer into Fall, we expectantly wait for them to return to the warm sunshine after spending the hot summer away in cooler weather. For many of us, it means welcoming back neighbors, friends, or even family,…

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Post-Hurricane Points to Keep in Mind Following Dorian

All of Central Florida is breathing a sigh of relief as we managed to make it through hurricane Dorian with only a fraction of the impact we expected to feel. Our thoughts and support are with our southern neighbors in the Bahamas who weren’t so lucky, and we encourage you to look for ways to give back by contributing to…

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The Details Matter: Completing an Application and Resume The RIGHT Way

As a staffing agency, PHR is accustomed to seeing a wide variety of both applications and resumes, for jobs of all kinds. Unfortunately, not all of them are equal, and we have often turned away applicants who turned in an incomplete application or improperly written resume that doesn’t fit the position for which they are hoping to interview. We know…

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Tools of The Trade: Organizational Items That Help You Pave Your Way to Success

Balancing a career, your personal life, and your various obligations and commitments is hard on the best of days, but when you’re in the midst of trying to find a job, or are in the process of putting the right foot forward in a brand new position, the feeling of stress can be escalated. Nothing will further heighten the feelings…

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Know Before You Go: How to Prep for Your First Day on The Job

If you’ve made it through the application and interview process and are finally staring down your first day on a new job, it’s both a sigh of relief and a thrill at the same time. However, many new employees that we work with also have some nerves about their first day of work, since each workplace has its own unique…

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Back to School for Mom: Continuing Your Education While Balancing Parenthood

School is back in session for Polk County on Monday, and while many moms will be packing lunches, laying out uniforms and loading little ones onto the bus, other moms will be doing all of that and heading back into the classroom themselves. As we’ve mentioned before, one of the best ways to boost your chances of finding a great…

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Back to School: Get More Bang for Your Buck

If you’re currently on the hunt for a job, the looming back to school deadlines can be a stressful time for many reasons. Not only are you under a time crunch with the orientations, daily drop-off/pickup routine, lunch packing, and after-school activities (in addition to your job search), but your budget can also feel the strain. This time of year…

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Your Dream “Staycation” : How to Have a Great Time on A Budget

Vacations are an important part of self-care, and getting some R&R is the best way to stay motivated and charged for your daily routine, including your job. However, many people don’t have the luxury of long stretches of time away from their jobs, and what’s more, many are working on a limited budget that prevents their vacation dreams from coming…

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From College to Career: Tips on Dressing Your Best for Your First Ever Interview

Stepping out into the working world as an adult is an exciting time, so congratulations on making it to this point in your life! Whether you’re coming straight out of high school and hitting the career path, or you’re a recent graduate who is ready to land your first big job, going through the job search and interview process can…

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Find Great Staff…and Keep Them! 3 Ways to Boost Staff Retention As An Employer

Employers might have different management styles, company policies, and obviously, business types, but they do all share one major common factor. They all need quality employees with which to staff their business. Having reliable and professional staff is key to running a business well, but finding these types of employees can be difficult at best. The time and resources it…

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