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About: This PROJECT ACCOUNTANT candidate has recently worked at a custom manufacturer as an estimator and purchaser. They have previously worked within both commercial and residential real estate where they have done: Estimating Purchasing Budget Creation Subcontractor Management Subcontractor Invoice Review Creation of Specification Books Vet Vendors & Insurance Certifications They have prior experience as… Read more »

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Employee burnout is an epidemic across the nation. In this insightful TedTalk, Ashley Whillans discusses the importance of setting boundaries to maintain a healthy work / life balance. Whillans provides three rules that we can all implement to achieve harmony between our personal lives and business duties. Studies show employees who establish confines around their… Read more »

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Click to Read the Full Article   George W. Hammond, Ph.D., Director and Research Professor at the Economic and Business Research Center compiles data to predict how the economy will evolve in the next two years. The current economic downturn is estimated to be similar in magnitude of the Great Depression but expected to be… Read more »

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Governor Doug Ducey announced businesses must update and enforce written policies that adopt federal and state guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19.   Click here to read the Requirements for Businesses.   Businesses shall develop, establish, implement and enforce policies that adopt federal and state guidance including hygiene and sanitation practices, physical distancing requirements,… Read more »

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Emotions are especially heightened due to the current climate of the world. Liz Fosslien discusses why it is important to address feelings in the workplace. Using selective vulnerability, Liz explains why a certain level of sharing will improve your relationships at work.  

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Click to Read “Navigating Our New Normal”   A few months ago, the world as we know it was turned upside down. The coronavirus swept across the world and upended how people interact with each other in all aspects of their lives: school, work, leisure, shopping—everything. No matter when the COVID19 pandemic is declared “officially”… Read more »

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The City of Scottsdale Economic Development Department prepared a report on the current state of the economy using eight economic indicators including: Unemployment Claims Unemployment Rates Economic Base Vulnerability Warn Notices Tourism Sales Tax Collection Construction Permitting Online Job Postings   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT   Visit the Choose Scottsdale – City of… Read more »

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The Employee Rights Notice for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act outlines Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave options made available with recent passage of the FFCRA.   The best source for additional information is the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd              … Read more »

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SHORTAGES OF LOW-SKILL, MIDDLE-SKILL, AND HIGH-SKILL WORKERS CAUSING REVENUE DECLINES AND OTHER HEADACHES FOR EMPLOYERS, TRUEBLUE’S LATEST STUDY FINDS Article shared by the American Staffing Association 12/06/2019 TACOMA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While there has been a lot of discourse around the shortage of high-skill workers in the U.S., a new study by staffing giant TrueBlue shows… Read more »

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New Year’s resolutions for employers in the US Article shared by the American Staffing Association Ius Laboris USA December 31 2019 By Jeffrey D. Mokotoff, Firm: Fordharrison   What should employers in the US keep in mind for the start of 2020? This article sets out a brief checklist. As 2020 dawns, employers should ask themselves if they’re… Read more »

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Article shared by the American Staffing Association JD Supra (09/12/19) Jeffrey Silence How long should Arizona employers keep employment records? The short answer is – it depends. Most Arizona and federal employment law claims have a fairly short statute of limitations. Under Title VII, employees must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 300… Read more »

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The Renaissance Team celebrated this holiday season with teamwork, laughter, and a western bank heist! As if we don’t spend enough time together as is, we locked ourselves in a room and put our team’s synergy to the test! We celebrated a victorious heist with dinner and drinks. What are your favorite ways to celebrate… Read more »

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The difference in earnings between men and women have decreased over the last few years but a significant discrepancy remains. The uncontrolled gender pay gap calculates the overall earnings of all women to the earnings of all men. The uncontrolled gender pay gap states that women currently earn $0.79 for every dollar a man earns…. Read more »

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Resumes only explain what you have done, show them what you can do! “We need employers to let go of outdated hiring practices and embrace new ways of identifying and cultivating talent, and candidates can help by learning to tell their story in powerful and compelling ways”

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Because thriving, happy employees are better employees — they are more engaged in their work, are more loyal to their employers, and more meaningfully contribute to their organizations’ goals. Employers traditionally have been focused on the success of their employees in the workplace. But today’s employees, across generations, are seeking fulfillment across their work, personal… Read more »

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According to Talent Now, 90% of all American adults own a cell phone of some kind. With the successful adoption and increased usage of smartphones across the globe, there is incredible untapped potential for recruiters to connect with this massive audience of potential job seekers in new ways. Professional recruiters and hiring managers are adopting… Read more »

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  Fewer and fewer employers are conducting formal performance reviews. According to The Society of Human Resource Management, hiring managers think formal performance reviews are inaccurate, time-consuming and don’t motivate employees. Employees often complain that they are untimely, disrespectful and don’t reward high performers or deal with poor performers. Employers are beginning to opt out… Read more »

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The rise of modern technology has touched, changed and revolutionized almost every industry and market. The world is in a digital age, the age of Google, as some might say. As advancements in technology continue, we can only expect for things to adapt further with technology. Looking exclusively at the impact technology has played on… Read more »

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“Ghosting” often associated with dating, is now practiced in the workplace, and it’s driving recruiters and hiring managers crazy. This dreaded phenomenon where, for whatever reason, with no warning and no explanation a person cuts off all communication with another. There was once a time when companies were ignoring job applications or candidates after an… Read more »

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Julian Treasure dives in on how to speak powerfully to make change. He starts out by explaining the “seven deadly sins” of speaking or habits. Things like; gossip, judging, negativity, complaining, excuses, lying and dogmatism make his list of speaking habits to stay away from. On the flip side, there are essential foundations to build… Read more »