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Sexual Harassment on the Interview or at the Job

You go on the interview and the person asking you questions about your job skills suddenly turns things up a notch. Or, you are at work and one of your co-workers, perhaps your boss, begins showing you unwanted attention. In either scenario, what do you do?Unfortunately, countless individuals have had…See More
Jun 15, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Is It Criminal to Help or Hire Someone with a Record?

In the event you have a criminal record that continues to follow you around, what are your chances of being gainfully employed in today’s day and age?While a criminal record is nothing to brag about, there are cases where you can still find work despite having run afoul of the law at one time or another. Remember, we are talking…See More
Jun 5, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Know Potential Employees before You Sign the Paperwork

We all know that employers and those that recruit for them when outside services are involved make mistakes from time to time.Despite one or more interviews, despite thorough questioning and background checks, some soon-to-be bad employees slip through the cracks, leading both the employer and those that recommended the employee…See More
May 25, 2012
Dave Thomas commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Is Your Plan to Start a Home Business?'
"yes, my good friend Sandra from the fashion debates. always appreciate your feedback!"
May 17, 2012
Sandra McCartt commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Is Your Plan to Start a Home Business?'
"How many times are you going to post this same blog, honest to god we don't have Alzheimer's and it wasn't relevant to this group the first two times. Cease and desist with the echo chamber."
May 17, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Is Your Plan to Start a Home Business?

If you are finding the job search to be rather fruitless or have been thinking about leaving the corporate workforce for a personal venture, do you have a good plan in place to start a home business?As more Americans find themselves out of the workforce, seeking ways to make money and keep themselves afloat, it should not come as…See More
May 17, 2012
Dave Thomas commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Should You Be Hiring an HR Manager or Outsourcing Such Needs?'
"Russ/Peter, Thank you for the comments. I agree with both of you about having a hands-on HR person on staff. We live in a lawsuit-happy world and having someone fully in charge of the company's HR needs can certainly lessen the chances of…"
May 9, 2012
Peter Ceccarelli commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Should You Be Hiring an HR Manager or Outsourcing Such Needs?'
"Companies of any size are at risk if they do not have a dedicated HR person.  It's obvious as you pointed out the legal rammifications that can and do arise, and if you're not a trained and dedicated HR professional who knows the…"
May 9, 2012
Russ Recruits commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Should You Be Hiring an HR Manager or Outsourcing Such Needs?'
"Interesting piece - I have just joined an SME in the UK to handle recruitment and HR. 3 Weeks in and we had an inspection by UK Border Agency to ensure we were compliant, as we employ skilled migrants. Cue a desperate 24 hrs of filling in the gaps,…"
May 9, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Should You Be Hiring an HR Manager or Outsourcing Such Needs?

Many small businesses have an in-house human resources manager that will handle the nuts and bolts of interviewing prospective employees, overseeing payroll, dealing directly with any employee issues and/or questions, and making sure the office keeps rolling along smoothly.Other companies, however, either outsource such needs or even try…See More
May 8, 2012
A blog post by Dave Thomas was featured

Is It Smart to Look for Another Job While Employed?

Even though a number of people when asked would say they are content with their jobs, there are those that have a foot in one office door and the other in the help wanted pages.For those individuals, trying to balance a full-time job while looking for another job can be a very delicate proposition. In fact, one of their fears is that…See More
May 2, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Is It Smart to Look for Another Job While Employed?

Even though a number of people when asked would say they are content with their jobs, there are those that have a foot in one office door and the other in the help wanted pages.For those individuals, trying to balance a full-time job while looking for another job can be a very delicate proposition. In fact, one of their fears is that…See More
May 1, 2012
Bill Bargas commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?'
"Dave.. Great article.  I shared with our discussion group on Linkedin.com  - "Diversity - A World of Change""
Apr 25, 2012
Dave Thomas commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?'
"Randall, Thanks for reading and some good advice too."
Apr 24, 2012
Randall Scasny commented on Dave Thomas's blog post 'Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?'
"A well-needed post. This topic is not covered enough. Most of my customers are in their 50s so I address this topic constantly. My first recollection of age discrimination is about 10 years ago when I began my job search assistance business. I had a…"
Apr 24, 2012
Dave Thomas posted a blog post

Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?

While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, passed…See More
Apr 23, 2012

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Dave Thomas
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Online Content Editor
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Resource Nation
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>15 years
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Dave Thomas's Blog

Sexual Harassment on the Interview or at the Job

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 1:05pm 0 Comments

You go on the interview and the person asking you questions about your job skills suddenly turns things up a notch. Or, you are at work and one of your co-workers, perhaps your boss, begins showing you unwanted attention. In either scenario, what do you do?

Unfortunately, countless…

Continue

Is It Criminal to Help or Hire Someone with a Record?

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

In the event you have a criminal record that continues to follow you around, what are your chances of being gainfully employed in today’s day and age?

While a criminal record is nothing to brag about, there are cases where you can still find work despite having run afoul of the law at one time or another.…

Continue

Know Potential Employees before You Sign the Paperwork

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

We all know that employers and those that recruit for them when outside services are involved make mistakes from time to time.

Despite one or more interviews, despite thorough questioning and background checks, some soon-to-be bad employees slip through the cracks, leading both the employer and those that…

Continue

Is Your Plan to Start a Home Business?

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:37pm 2 Comments

If you are finding the job search to be rather fruitless or have been thinking about leaving the corporate workforce for a personal venture, do you have a good plan in place to start a home business?

As more Americans find themselves out of the…

Continue

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