What About Our Teachers? Thoughts About the 2020-2021 School Year and What It Means for Educators

What About Our Teachers? Thoughts About the 2020-2021 School Year and What It Means for Educators

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve lauded the first responders and those who are fighting on the front lines for our health and well being. It’s important to recognize a group of those “responders” individually though, since they have truly gone about and beyond their calling and much of their training to provide for the very youngest in…

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Let Us Do the Legwork! Handing Over Your Job Hunt to A Staffing Agency

Here at PHR Staffing Solutions we often have potential clients ask the obvious question: “Why do I need you to do my hiring…why can’t I do it myself?” Prior to this year’s events with the Coronavirus epidemic and resulting changes in our society and day-to-day life, many business owners believed they could just save money by not paying a staffing…

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Social Media Could Ruin Your Career: Protect Yourself Online

Since the onset of COVID-19 and the resulting orders to stay at home, telework whenever possible, and do all social interactions by way of a screen, it’s no secret that technology has risen in importance and popularity over the last few months. In today’s internet-driven age, social media has become a way of life. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social…

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Furloughs and Your Career: Things to Consider During a Temporary Layoff

As COVID-19 has spread across the US and required the shutdown of all businesses for varying periods of time, many employees are finding themselves temporarily furloughed or let go altogether. For those who are let go, the answer for what to do next is clear: get out and find another job. For those who are furloughed though, it’s a little more hazy….

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Pre-Interview Prep: Make An Impression Over The Phone

When applying for a job, many applicants believe that making it through the initial round of resume evaluations will get you into an interview and you’ll have a high chance of landing the job. No need to think about anything beyond prepping for that interview, right? Not exactly. Many companies are now using a “pre-interview” or qualifying technique over the…

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Briefcase Checklist…Pandemic Style!

With COVID-19 upending many of our normal practices in life and changing the way we do work, school, and even grocery shopping, it’s no wonder that people are questioning what interviews will look like now that business are reopening and are already to hire again. We thought it would be fun to think about what an in-person interview might look like following the…

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Awareness in the Work Place: Cultivating Diversity in Business

Recent events have tested many business owners with the COVID shutdowns making many of them close for days or weeks at a time. Lost income, lost employees, and loss of security are just a few of the blows these business owners took. With recent events in our country also shaping an environment that is difficult for business owners of all…

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Follow Up Faux Pas: How to Handle The Weeks Following Your Interview

When the time comes for a job interview, there are plenty of ways you can feel prepared. Practicing responses for common interview questions, researching information relevant to the position at hand, and perfecting your professional appearance give you confidence as you walk into the HR office (or sign into your Zoom interview) and give you a great shot at making…

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Phase 2 in Florida: What Reopening Looks Like for Polk County Businesses (and How It Affects Your Job Search)

With Phase 2 of reopening Florida kicking off this week, we are seeing local residents and business owners alike questioning what the new regulations mean for them, and how it will impact their daily routine. Thanks to over two months of shutdown for many businesses, there are employers all over our area having to, essentially, start from scratch. From hiring new…

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The Importance of Hiring Locally (and How It Benefits Your Business)

“Shop local” and “support local business” were already trendy phrases you’d see plastered all over media, but with the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown of many small and localized businesses, the message has gained popularity and is becoming the mantra of many cities across the United States. Here in Florida, many small businesses are beginning to open their doors to the public once again, but unfortunately,…

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