Mind the Gap: How to Explain a Period of Unemployment on a Resume

(DGIwire) – It can be one of the most awkward moments of a job interview: the candidate struggles to explain to the interviewer why there is a period of months—perhaps years—between two or more positions. Whether the reason for the gap involved taking care of a child or something else, it is important to face […]

4 Retail Trends to Watch For in the Coming Year

(DGIwire) – Between amazing advancements in technology and a blockbuster end-of-year sales season, 2018 was a great ride for shoppers and retailers alike. It also set the stage for the year ahead. What will the industry be buzzing about over the next 12 months? Several trends suggest that what is on the horizon could make […]

Good News for Contingent Workers: Survey Finds Healthy Staffing Trends

(DGIwire) – Americans looking for work in 2018 may find some recent news encouraging. In addition to plans to hire permanent employees during the year, just more than half of companies—51 percent—will hire temporary employees, according to an annual survey released by the employment website CareerBuilder. An increased reliance on temporary labor will characterize the […]

3 Things Pharma CEOs Should Know About Classifying Independent Contractors

(DGIwire) – Pharmaceutical companies have more than FDA regulations to think about. When it comes to hiring practices, it is vital for pharmaceutical companies to be cognizant of employment regulations. As noted recently in Life Science Leader, misclassification of independent contractors (ICs) can have a substantial negative impact on a business. Here are three key […]

4 Top Action Steps to Resolve Independent Contractor Compliance Issues

(DGIwire) – As more companies of all sizes see the value of independent contractors (ICs), businesses need to understand what today’s most forward-looking companies are doing to reduce the risk of employee misclassification. The following four best practices can help mitigate the risks associated with engaging independent talent. Establish a consistent, centralized process to evaluate […]

Career Advancement: 3 Questions to Ask

(DGIwire) – Recent college graduates in their first entry-level positions face a slew of decisions about their future—especially after they have been on the job for several months. There are no hard and fast answers, of course, but pondering these issues can prepare them for their next all-important step up the corporate ladder. Here are […]

The NYC Fashion Industry: Keeping It Local

(DGIwire) – Over the past few decades, the fashion industry’s intimate relationship with New York City has evolved in exciting ways. For example, there was the louche, sexy 1970s Studio 54 era; the All-American workwear period of the ’80s; the rise of minimalism and grunge courtesy of the ’90s; and today’s crop of designers, whose […]

The Right Way to Fire an Employee

(DGIwire) — Ask any manager what their top three most-dreaded job functions are, and odds are that firing employees will be on the list. No one enjoys telling someone that they don’t have a job any more. The good news is that there are definitive steps that if followed, will make the situation less painful […]

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