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Time for some Middle Tennessee math: Q: What do you get when you add: an educated workforce; a cost of doing business that’s nearly 10% lower than the national average; and premier location? A: A booming economy – and impressive business growth! Throughout our region, organizations are expanding. Many employers are moving their national headquarters… Read more »

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Quick question for you: Which phrase best describes your Middle Tennessee company’s employee handbook? An informative, engaging and fun-to-read document; A dry, dense manual that’s about as interesting as the Internal Revenue Service’s tax code? If it’s number one, you are WAY ahead of the game. No need to read this post; pick another topic… Read more »

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You’ve just landed an interview for an administrative role with your dream employer. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get to work. When gauging your fit for an administrative assistant position, your interviewer will want to learn about your hard skills, soft skills and more. He’ll likely ask questions to gauge your: computer and technical skills… Read more »

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Sleep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention. A method of torture – and yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of American adults don’t regularly get enough sleep. In other words, we’re walking around torturing ourselves. How can we expect ourselves to… Read more »

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We’re waaaay behind. Several states raised their minimum wage on January 1, 2017. But Tennessee? We don’t have a minimum wage law. By default, our minimum wage is set at the federal level, which was last raised to $7.25 in 2009. Competition for the best people is getting tougher. Jobs are expanding. And the cost… Read more »

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As a temporary employee on assignment, you thrive at working in new environments. You enjoy learning how to use new equipment, technology, tools and machines. You’re highly adaptable and comfortable with change. You probably also realize how important it is to stay vigilant and safe on the job. And that starts with taking common-sense precautions…. Read more »

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In our last post, we reviewed what your Middle Tennessee business should do now that a nationwide injunction has effectively blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rule. If you missed it, here’s a link to Overtime Rule on Hold: What Should Middle TN Employers Do? Today, we’re continuing our coverage of what’s become… Read more »

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A federal district court judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction which effectively blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rule (slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016). If the rule had been enacted, it would have: More than doubled the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) annual salary threshold for exemption… Read more »

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Yearning for a luxurious corner office? A sprawling space with bookcases, filing cabinets, closet storage, and more? You’ll get there someday – but for now, you need to make your existing work space work for you. If you’re feeling cramped, disorganized or frustrated in your job, now is the PERFECT time to do something about… Read more »

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Is this the right job for me

You’re really excited – and with good reason! You just walked out of a terrific interview. The hiring manager sang your praises, and you nailed every question. And the job? It sounds like it was made for you… …so what’s with that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you’re trying to look… Read more »