Independent Contractors vs. Employees: The SEC Weighs In

(DGIwire) – It has never been more important for organizations to know which of its workers are independent contractors (IC) and which are fully fledged employees. As recently reported by Employee Benefit News, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) drove this point home via guidance it issued about a new rule for public companies: […]

Job Interview Today? How to Make a Good Impression

(DGIwire) – Prior to any job interview, an applicant should know exactly why they want to work for that company and why their experience makes them a perfect fit for the role. They should also know how to answer interview questions in the most effective manner. “Believe it or not, a job applicant’s communication style […]

Job Satisfaction: 3 Points to Ponder

(DGIwire) – Everyone wants job satisfaction but nobody is exactly sure how to secure it. In part, satisfaction on the job is dependent on factors that workers can’t control: the work/life balance at their organization; how their managers choose to motivate them; what tasks they are delegated. But that doesn’t mean workers have no control […]

First Job After College? 5 Tips for Success

(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 […]

How Prisons Can Keep Their Skies Drone-Free

(DGIwire) – Prisoners don’t usually expect contraband to drop from the skies. But on July 29, 2016, that’s just what happened at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH. According to CNN, a drone flew over the prison yard and dropped a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of […]

Bye Bye Bonus: Why Salary Boosts Might Be Worth More

(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

(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 […]

Commercial Office Space That Really Works

(DGIwire) — Finally more corporations are starting to realize that small changes can go a long way toward keeping staff happier and more productive. The key is understanding how to give employees private space but still facilitate easy access to others while working on collaborative projects. Outdated designs based on a maze of gray and […]

Jersey’s Business: The Garden State’s Most Popular Industries

(DGIwire) – How do the types of industries in New Jersey stack up against those in the rest of the nation? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reviewed data from 2015 to find out. Among the findings were that the Garden State had a higher percentage of transportation, chemical manufacturing, and retail food and […]

Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

(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 […]

Do Your Homework If You Want Great Media Coverage

(DGIwire) — If you own a business and have never gotten around to hiring a professional team to help promote you, the “Do it Yourself” (DIY) concept may seem unwieldy. As we all know, the media world is vast and consists of innumerable journalists and publications, as well as social media and the blogosphere. The […]

Industrial Internet of Things: Ensuring Quality Control on the Factory Floor

(DGIwire) – Many people have heard of the Internet of Things, in which everyday objects have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive data. This paradigm has already started transforming the world of industry in myriad ways. At its core, the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is about using Big Data to create […]

5 Ways to Impress at Job Interviews

(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 […]

Branding Your Company from Wall Street to Main Street

(DGIwire) — The way we read has changed, so it follows that the rules of corporate writing have altered as well. Getting your press releases read by as many interested parties as possible remains a challenge for every organization. Fortunately, there are a number of exciting new ways to improve search-engine optimization, thereby increasing website […]

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