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26 Feb
Starting a New Businesses in 2015…

Thinking of Starting a New Business in 2015? Consider These…

If you are an entrepreneur thinking of starting a new business, 2015 may be an opportune time in a number of different fields.  Not all will make you a fortune but most will make you money in the coming year. Read More “Starting a New Businesses in 2015…”

19 Feb
Most Stressful Jobs of 2014

2014’s Most Stressful Jobs

Many people think they have the most stressful job, and almost every job has its unique brand of stress. But there are some jobs that are just far more stressful than others. Is yours one of them?

Each year various agencies release their list of the least and most stressful jobs. Below are the most stressful jobs of 2014 as published by salary.com starting with the jobs that have the most stress down to jobs with the least stress:

1. Enlisted Military Personnel

2. Surgeon

3. Firefighter

4. Commercial Airline Pilot

5. Police Officer

6. Registered Nurse

7. Emergency Dispatcher

8. Newspaper Reporter

9. Social Worker

10. Teacher

Stress at work can be caused by lots of things, like tight deadlines, long hours, and dangerous conditions.  No matter what your profession there will always be stress.  Learning how to manage that stress is, however, up to you.

By Anne Capps
Executive Vice President - American Receivable

13 Feb
Ideas for Small Business Social Media Management

Managing your Small Business Social Media

Managing your small business social media network doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re looking for creative ways to engage your audience or just trying to establish relationships with customers, social media posts draw attention to your brand while enhancing the overall reputation of your small business. Read More “Ideas for Small Business Social Media Management”

05 Feb
Temporary Staffing is Thriving…

Temporary Staffing Thrives During Recession

The tremendous economic slowdown over the past several years has caused companies large and small to re-evaluate their employment and benefit burden. Demand for temporary staffing is at an all-time high with no immediate signs of slowing down. All as a result of employer downsizing.

Demand for temporary workers has grown at a rate of 8.5% over the past year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industry reports show 2% of the U.S. workforce is on the payroll of a staffing company with this number expected to grow as companies continue to evaluate their employment needs and compensation structure.

In past economic slow-downs business owners turned to temporary workers to bridge the employment gaps resulting from layoffs. Once the sluggish economy regained strength employers typically returned to hiring full-time workers. The current recession is proving otherwise with many employers choosing not to transition back to full-timers.  Occupations such as customer service, construction, nursing, and other medical related services seem to be fielded in which temporary workers will continue to be in demand.

Staffing companies specializing in these areas are sure to capitalize in these markets for some time to come.

By Anne Capps
Executive Vice President – American Receivable

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