How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Our lovely friends over at Career Moves recently conducted a survey to find out how important salary is when looking for a new role. Here is Sarah with more details… Do we just want a good salary? But interestingly, in the results of our survey, salary did not come out on top.

2016 169

Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

The Small Business Blog

Staff: You can claim back some of the cost of salaries, national insurance contributions, pension contributions and expenses for people who are employed to work directly on the research project. If you hire agency workers, you can claim back up to 65% of the agency fees.

2019 147

10 Design Rules You Should Never Forget in 2019

Dumb Little Man

According to the PayScale report, the average salary of a graphic designer is $43 thousand per year, while the most successful professionals earn more than $60 thousand annually.

2019 208

10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

Dealing with recruitment agencies can be a mixed bag and it can be a frustrating experience particularly if you are desperate for a new job. This will give you a idea of the organisation you can expect to work in and also the calibre of the agencies clients.

2014 234

It's All About Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  A recent survey by Mom Corps as reported by Business News Daily found that nearly half of the repondents would give up an average of nearly 10 percent of their salary for a more flexible work schedule. Information Week's IT Free Agency: A Migraine for Managers describes how this issue is hitting big company IT shops. About 5 years ago we quit using the term "work/life balance" in our work and starting using "work/life flexibility" instead.

2012 155

What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary. Every January I seem to find myself in a bit of a confused state. I’m excited about the year ahead and yet seem to ask anyone who will listen ‘how fast did last year go?’

2015 266

Demand for Butlers Keeps Growing

Small Business Labs

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article : Demand for the well-staffed home is on the rise, according to agencies and house managers alike.   Salaries for these jobs aren't bad. We first wrote about the growing demand for butlers in 2007.

2013 176

A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

Prior to this I worked for a large International Marketing Agency organising events and promotions for one of the UKs biggest retailers.

2015 169

The Two Sides of the Temp Economy

Small Business Labs

 Key quote: To avoid union opposition, [temp agencies] developed a clever strategy, casting temp work as “women’s work,” and advertising thousands of images of young, white, middle-class women doing a variety of short-term office jobs.  " The article goes on to argue that temporary jobs are bad jobs that don't provide adequate salaries or protection from abusive employers.

How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

There are several online tools you can use to discover the average salary for the type of position you seek. In addition, you need to take care of the details, such as sprucing up your LinkedIn profile, updating the job boards with your resume , and putting yourself out there through recruiting agencies. When searching for a new career, knowing how to market yourself to potential employers and recruiters can give you an edge over the other applicants.

2017 133

A guide to online job searching

Practically Perfect PA

Recruitment agencies will offer a range of jobs usually around a more specific area of expertise. If there are filtering options, use them – filter by location and salary if you can, as this will help to narrow the results. Where to search.

2014 222

Evaluating Benefits 101 – Comparing Premium Costs is Just Not Enough

Small Business CEO

These cost-cutting efforts will affect every department in a company, especially HR, as most companies spend the largest part of their revenue on salaries and wages. The current business environment is a difficult one.

2013 96

Love CSI? How About a Career in Computer Forensics?

On The Job

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates computer forensics jobs are expected to grow more than 13 percent in the next several years with starting salaries of about $46,500.

2012 192

Want to Change Career? What Does It Take?

Job Advice Blog

And how about critical matters like salary, health coverage, and investment programs versus the minimum levels of compensation and benefits needed?

2010 173

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Being a PA covers a lot of topics that range across the board – from being a celebrity PA to working as a PA for a construction company or a law enforcement agency. No, but know of a friend who had no degree and got offered a lower salary.

2014 204

Endear Yourself to the Buyer

Job Advice Blog

2010 152

While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology?

2010 142

The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

Compare the capabilities and vested interest of salaried employees versus contracted professionals.

2010 224

So, How about a Career Coach?

Job Advice Blog

Payment is made up front and varies, but it’s in the range of 5 percent of a candidate’s annual salary.

2010 130

the fisher price concept

Job Advice Blog

2010 151

Résumé + Interview = A Job

Job Advice Blog

Moms Are Not Getting Paid What They're Worth.and Neither Are A Lot of Other People

On The Job

In it's annual Mom survey, it has been determined that "the time mothers spend performing the 10 most popular 'Mom Job' functions would equate to an annual salary of $116, 805 for a Stay-at-Home Mom and $68,405 for a Working Mom." Call some employment agencies, check with your alumni group, Twitter , ask a professional association -- just get a good handle on whether you're making what you're worth. * Are you getting paid what you're worth?

2008 100

How To Conquer The Four Horsemen of Productivity Apocalypse

Dumb Little Man

Your parents (and mine too) don’t do this because they lived with a moderate salary and it was mathematically correct to do your own groceries, laundry, car repairs, and plumbing.

2016 190

Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Here’s how to tell if your salary is sound. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2009 192

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. A more experienced assistant is also looking for a higher salary, where a younger assistant is usually willing to work for less money because they don’t have the experience. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom. By 1995 when I tried to get back into the administrative field the landscape had changed.

2008 100

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

On The Job

I was once told I couldn't receive a rise in my salary despite outstanding work for over a year in a company because "I didn't need it." November 11, 2009 2:13 AM Myka | Recruitment Agencies said.

2009 151

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

That salary came from advertising purchased by business to air on my station. I make less than I did when I was salaried.

2009 56