Posts Tagged “employer”

Dear Atty., 8 Things Employers Do Illegally

Attorney Pete Albrecht Dear Attorney: As a faithful reader of this column, I know that most people write in with specific situations that they want you to address. My question is a little different. Given that you advise employers for a living, I am curious if there are certain mistakes that are commonly made by employers. For example, ...

Accelerate Your Job Skills

A sign sits by State Street in Madison that reads Find A New Start It happens all the time. You find a job that has the potential to be a perfect fit for the responsibilities you are ready to take on in an office position. As your eyes scan the list of requirements, you find defeat when you do not posses one of the skills the employer has listed ...

Dear Atty., Help! Our Employee Handbook Landed Us In Hot Water

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty.” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., I run a small business. We have fewer than 50 employees so I ...

Timing Is Everything: When To Arrive For A Job Interview

Drake & Company office building with sign that says find us here. Job applicants often wonder how soon to arrive for an interview for a new position. Is 30 minutes too early? How about right on the dot when your appointment is scheduled? Most hiring experts can agree that 10 minutes early is the safe amount of time to arrive for an interview. Any earlier and you ...

Improve Business With A Company Picnic

An open picnic basket with plates and cups. With the summer weather upon us, plans for the traditional company picnics are already in full swing for many organizations. If your company has not committed to the idea of a summer employee event, there are reasons a picnic makes good business sense and can boost your overall productivity. Show Appreciation A company picnic offers ...

What Are The Costs Of Employee Turnover?

A clock hangs on an office window. Imagine writing a check for thousands of dollars to a departing employee on their last day of work. Sounds crazy, right? That may sound ludicrous, but the costs of turnover often amounts to the equivalent of giving away thousands of dollars of a company’s hard earned money. The American Management Association estimates it costs employers ...

Separate Myth from Fact: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire and Temporary

Two people shake hands We only use 10 percent of our brains. Gum takes seven years to digest. Bulls hate the color red. Staffing firms only specialize in temporary job placements. These statements are all common misconceptions that are typically passed around with the best of intentions, but not always based on the full facts. In the staffing industry, ...

The Proactive Bird Gets The Worm

Man makes phone call By Peter Jenkins, Office Coordinator, Drake & Company Staffing Specialists You have been looking for a new job for a few weeks, and you have seen several positions online that interest you and match up well with your background. As instructed, you promptly e-mailed your resume and also attached a cover letter and a list ...

Hiring for Cultural Fit: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

Before I started my position as Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, I worked as a Marketing Manager for a small co-ed independent PreK through Grade 8 school in Lake Forest, Illinois. Last summer, my husband found a job in Madison, and we jumped at the opportunity to get back to Wisconsin....