Archived Posts - April 2019

Which Would You Choose... Hard Skills or Soft Skills?

  • 4/17/19 |
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Which Would You Choose... Hard Skills or Soft Skills?
When it comes to hiring a new employee, in the absence of a “perfect” candidate, would you rather hire someone with:      1) The right experience and qualifications, but lacking in soft skills, OR      2) The soft skills that align with your corporate culture, but lacking experience and qualifications According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 professionals conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Yoh, a leading international talent and outsourcing company and part of Day and Zimmermann, three out of four Americans would choose #2 …

New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages

  • 4/15/19 |
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New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages
With unemployment at historic lows, retailers are under pressure to find qualified employees and have been raising pay to lure or keep hourly and part-time workers, resulting in the following minimum hourly wage increases: Target Corp – raising the minimum hourly wage for its employees from $12 to $13 an hour effective June, 2019. This marks the 3rd time in less than two years that the retailer has increased its minimum wage. Target plans to raise its hourly wages for workers to $15 in 2020. Amazon – last autumn announced a minimum hourly wage of $15 for its U.S. e …