Paid Leave In Massachusetts- Is Your Company Ready?

On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Sick Leave Law will go into effect. In short, a Massachusetts employer must provide employees with one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. All employees start accruing sick time starting on July 1, 2015. Here are a few important details of the new law: Full and part time employees of companies that have 11 or more on staff are eligible for sick lea...
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You Made a Great Hire…Now What?

Any hire you make is an investment in the future growth of your organization. Make the right hire and get them up to speed and you’ll hopefully see great things from that new addition. Bringing them on board and not having a clear plan to make them part of the team quickly can result in a great hire gone bad. And that only costs your company time, money and other valuable resources. In the v...
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More tips on making a great hire

Making a great hire can do wonderful things for your organization. It can move your company in the right direction, help with growth and improve performance in that given department or area. Making a bad hire can do just the opposite; and have far more lasting effects than if you made a great hire. Hiring is a big step for some companies. While a great hire is an investment in your future growt...
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Why should my company use a recruiter?

There are many cases in business when outsourcing certain critical tasks makes perfect sense. Many companies outsource their accounting and collections, others outsource marketing and PR tasks. What also makes a lot of sense for many reasons is hiring a recruiter to help you build your team. Especially if you are a small business and don’t have a full time HR department in your organization. He...
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How to have a great job interview

We could write a book on this topic and maybe we should but for now, our expert recruiters thought they would offer those hitting the job market with a few tips on how to ace a job interview. If your resume was written well enough to get you in the door, then you’ll want to take the next step in ensuring you keep that forward momentum going. Here are a few things you should do that you might no...
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A Few Takeaways From Last Week’s Jobs Report

Last week’s Jobs Report was a good one in terms of jobs created. As you may have seen, 223,000 jobs were created for the month of April, a much better number than the previous month of March in which just 85,000 jobs were added, a number revised in this Jobs Report. So what industries are doing well in this report? Professional and business services led the way with 62,000 jobs added. Behind th...
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The SBANE Innovation Awards

The SBANE Innovation Awards were held on May 6 and it was a great night for both business and non-profits. Many organizations were recognized for their forward thinking. The program started in 1986 and we have seen many companies get the recognition they deserve for bringing such valuable ideas forward. A special congratulations to our friends at New England Center for Children and Comark.
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Tips on hiring recent college graduates

Before you know it, we’ll be seeing a flood of newly graduated candidates ready to take on the world. And while some college grads take the summer off, many are off and running trying to secure their first professional position with their new degree. Hiring college graduates presents both opportunity and challenges for your organization. While you might be able to stay within a budget and start...
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How to recruit top talent for a startup company

You’ve been brainstorming and planning for what seems like forever. You have your core team in place whether it be partners, investors and other trusted advisors and now you’re ready to take the next step; hiring your team for your startup venture. At this stage of the game, you really don’t want to make any mistakes and bring in talent that just isn’t a good fit. You have so much at stake and ...
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What should my company look for in a candidate’s resume?

As they say, it all depends on the situation, and that can be true when recruiting new talent for your organization. What’s the industry? What is the culture of the company? What department are we recruiting for? Will they get along with current staff? A few of the many questions when looking at candidates. But as recruiters, we still hold a number of basic qualities that we look for when scann...
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