Keeping Holiday Cheer All Year: How PHR Plans to Have 365 Days of Christmas

Keeping Holiday Cheer All Year: How PHR Plans to Have 365 Days of Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, and no one can deny that there seems to be a certain bit of “cheer” in the air during this season. Whether it’s the twinkling lights and upbeat carols, or anticipation of what’s to come on Christmas Day, something makes us happier, more positive, and kinder at this time of year. This holiday…

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Saving Money, Staying Safe: Frying Your Turkey at Home

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, we all know that the bird is the star of the show. While the iconic picture is of mom (or grandma) pulling the perfectly roasted turkey from the oven and carrying it lovingly to the table to be carved, not everyone enjoys roasting their turkeys. Between the messy pan cleanup, the difficulty in gauging…

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Halloween on A Budget: Cutting Back on Spending, Not on Fun

Do you include Halloween in your list when asked about major holidays? How do you categorize a holiday as major? For many, spending is a huge factor in whether or not a holiday is considered one of the “biggies” or just a blip on the calendar. While perhaps not as huge as Christmas or Valentine’s Day when it comes to…

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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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Are Keywords the “Key” to Launching Your Career?

Keywords are common discussion points for those familiar with developing web content, marketing toward a specific audience online, or blogging to reach a particular type of reader. But do keywords really play a part in your job search, and more importantly, in your resume? Truthfully, yes. Technology hasn’t just influenced the world of websites and online media, it’s impacted the…

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We Support Local: How PHR Staffing Solutions Is Helping the Lakeland Community Continue to Grow

“Shop local” is a trendy statement we often see in our culture of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and we fully support this message. Shopping local and utilizing local businesses for your needs (retail, services, etc.) not only gives you higher quality work in many circumstances, but also puts money back into your city’s economy, which is great for your own…

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Next Steps: Moving Forward with Your Job Hunt Before, During, and After Spring Break

Who’s enjoying spring Break!? We are, and with just a few short days left to go here in Polk County, we thought it was important to discuss the importance of taking a break, specifically in the midst of a job hunt or career change. While kids come back from spring break rested and refreshed, many parents don’t get that opportunity….

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What Not to Wear: Halloween Office Party Edition

Office parties are a fun way to build a team mentality, boost employee morale, and can actually increase productivity if used as a sort of “incentive” in the days leading up to the celebration. Halloween is a common holiday for office parties, since they bring the entertaining addition of costumes into the mix, and can lead to a variety of…

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Halloween Multitasking: How Trick or Treating Could Help You Get Hired

Trick or treating has long since been a fun pastime for children (and adults) as it offers the opportunity to dress up in costume, and enjoy treats, time with friends, and staying up late. While the candy might seem like the biggest gain of the evening, for parents in the midst of a job search, or those who are considering…

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