First Job After College? 5 Tips for Success

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(DGIwire) – Every year, a new crop of college graduates begins their first “real” job in the professional arena. According to CNBC, the class of 2016 had something to smile about: U.S. employers were expected to hire about five percent more grads than the previous year. And while they may be unlikely to stay in […]

Bye Bye Bonus: Why Salary Boosts Might Be Worth More

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(DGIwire) – What do fashion industry employees find more valuable: performance bonuses or higher salaries? For those who work at the online clothing-rental startup Rent the Runway, the verdict is clear: higher salaries. As Business Insider recently reported, the company is eliminating performance bonuses and instead incorporating previous bonus potential into each employee’s salary. The […]

Job Hunting? 4 Ways to Work with a Recruiter

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(DGIwire) – One of the fastest ways to land a new job is to work with a recruiter. Although some may think recruiters’ sole focus is cold-calling a star employee to lure them to a rival, the term also applies to those at staffing agencies who strive to place the best individual into a given […]

As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

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(DGIwire) – Human resources departments are in a state of flux. According to The Wall Street Journal, some business executives have come to feel that the traditional HR department has assumed so many responsibilities that it can stifle an organization’s innovation and bog it down with inefficient policies and processes. Other companies are striving to […]

5 Ways to Impress at Job Interviews

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(DGIwire) – Hiring the wrong people can be extremely expensive. According to job-search website Monster, it can cost businesses one-fifth of an employee’s salary to replace them. As a result, companies are spending even more time vetting recruits to make sure they have the right skills, values and personalities, Monster reports. Going into a job […]

Jersey Strong: Robust Demand Keeps State’s Industries Humming

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(DGIwire) – A slogan long associated with New Jersey’s capital city—“Trenton makes, the world takes”—could very easily serve as the entire state’s slogan as well. New Jersey historically made its mark in the manufacturing industry, supplying goods around the world and jobs throughout the state, according to the National Retail Federation. Nor has the state […]

4 Reasons for Businesses to Outsource Their HR Needs

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(DGIwire) – The global market for human resource outsourcing is projected to reach $53.9 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Global Industry Analysts. Today, nearly 85 percent of firms outsource at least some of their HR functions, reports Inc.com. But why would a business need or want to outsource its HR functions in […]

Engaging the Media: Use Email Effectively

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(DGIwire) – Human communication is in dire straits. Texting, commenting on someone’s Facebook status and “liking” Instagram posts is not truly communicating—it’s more like an electronic game of tag. When was the last time you spoke to someone on the phone or sent an email that resembled an actual letter instead of a collection of fragments? […]

Channel Beyoncé and Win Over Your Audience!

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(DGIwire) – Most people feel nervous and less than confident when speaking in public or meeting new people. The good news is…nerves are normal! Rock stars, Divas, Broadway performers and all kinds of “stars” — corporate or otherwise — experience stage fright. Yet, once one gets the hang of speaking publicly, it is usually a […]

Outdated Resume? Clean It Up!

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(DGIwire) – Now that the closets have been cleaned out, the windows washed and the inboxes cleared, it’s time to tackle one more cleaning task: updating that resume. Whether or not it’s time to look for a new job, spring is a great time for everyone to review their resumes and whip them into shape. […]

Boom in Finance Industry Keeps the Garden State Fresh for Workers

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(DGIwire) – With the Great Recession in the rear-view mirror, the financial services industry in the Garden State is once again booming. According to the State of New Jersey’s official website, industry leaders with a major presence in the state include Prudential Financial, PNC Bank, PNC Financial, Merrill Lynch, Commerce Bank, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, UBS, […]

Real Estate: Controlling Emotions Can Eliminate Heartache

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(DGIwire) — Let’s face it: most of us are obsessed with real estate.  For one thing, everyone has to live somewhere.  At various points in our lives we all rent, buy or sell– perhaps multiple times.  For many of us, our main nest egg is in our home or apartment,  And of course some of us […]

Is Your PR Invisible?

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(DGIwire) – Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition—whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments—can catapult a company into the minds of its desired partners and customers. More so, strategic media coverage can […]

Digital Charm School: Lesson No. 1 Proper Email Etiquette

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(DGIwire) – In our digital age, many of us are watching personal contact disappear in lieu of some electronic form of connection. The primary problem with digital communication is that too many have a tendency to throw any sense of etiquette out the window when there’s a computer screen in the middle of themselves and […]

Seven Ways to Channel Your Superpowers

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(DGIwire) — Imagine if we each had the ability to channel our inner Mozart, Einstein or Jobs. Iron Man’s powers of invention, Spider-Man’s flexibility, the speed of Superman, the agility of Tony Hawk and the Force of Yoda: all of these become a lot more possible for us ordinary humans to harness if we choose […]

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