March 29, 2017

Transgender in the Workplace: Beyond the Bathroom

Transgender Employment Law Kandis SellsHow to Work with Transgender People in a Respectful Way

In our current political conversations about transgender rights, bathrooms and locker rooms are getting all of the attention but in the workplace, the respectful inclusion of transgender employees goes well beyond the bathroom. Working with employers who have had experiences with openly transgender employees in the workplace, has generated some important lessons learned that may be helpful to others looking to ensure compliant and inclusive practices. [Read more…]

Top Female Poker Players Making a Living Off Gambling

Women Poker Players Jennicide Jennifer-LeighIn today’s day and age, you can make money off of virtually everything, even poker, if you are good at it. Although in gambling, many often way that the house has the edge, things are a little different with poker. Instead of playing against the casino, you are pitting your skills and luck against other players.

There are some female players who are changing the game – they’ve developed enough skill to become the best in the world and have cashed in hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars after winning tournaments. In fact, those who are at the top of their game, routinely win large sums of money.

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Interested in learning more? We’ve compiled a list of some of the top female poker players making a living off gambling. [Read more…]

All you need to know about Workers’ Comp to save money.

Workers' compEvent in Bellevue to Help Employers Save on Workers’ Comp

No one wants to see a worker go on Workers’ Comp through an occupational injury or illness. When it happens, the first few days after an injury are critical. Being prepared will save your business time and money while supporting injured-worker recovery.

L&I is offering an extensive multi-speaker presentation called “All You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp to Save Money” in Bellevue: [Read more…]

Hirelive Seattle Professional Career Event – Sales & Management Specific

Hirelive Seattle Career FairHireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 15+ Fortune 500 and Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic sales, retail and management candidates.

Many of the companies Hirelive works with offer some/all of the following: [Read more…]

Looking for Extra Work or to Build an Income Online?

Mother with baby working in home office

Mother with baby working in home office

For anyone who is looking to build an online income working from home or while traveling, there are many different options on which ways to go.  There are many types of jobs or businesses that can be created online including translators, survey takers and writing jobs of all kinds.
Get Paid To Write!!!

If you can provide language translation services online, you can easily get a job as a translator – or even work at home and start a language translation business while working at home. [Read more…]

VOGenesis Gives Tony Hill Chance at New Career After Being Laid Off

Hi, I was laid off a few months back because our company is now switching to intensive use on automation. I was unprepared for it; I assumed, wrongly, that my job was an iron bowl. I thought I would be safe – I had years of experience, I brought in substantial deals for the company, and I was also mentor to many of my younger co-workers. But still, it was not apparently enough. [Read more…]

INDEX SAYS: WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT DECREASED BY 0.07 PERCENT IN OCTOBER

Intuit QuickBooks’ Small Business Indexes are monthly reports providing unique and almost real-time insight into employment and revenue trends of the nation’s small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
 
The Intuit Small Business Employment Index found that national small business employment remained flat in October, posting a slight increase of 0.01 percent from the September figure. The Intuit Small Business Employment Index
is based on approximately 271,750 small businesses customers of Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll, covering the period from September 24 through October 24.
 
The Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed that September revenue decreased 0.3 percent nationally. The Revenue Index is based on anonymized aggregated data from over 240,000 QuickBooks Online small businesses, and is the first in the market to provide current information on monthly per business small business revenue.
 
The Indexes also show:

  • Employees got raises: Small business employees saw another increase in monthly pay in October, with compensation rising 0.6 percent. The average monthly pay is currently $2,904, up $17 from September.
  • Employees worked considerably more: Average monthly hours worked by hourly employees increased 0.6 percent in October; the equivalent of working 45 more minutes throughout the month (an average of 113.1 total hours in October).
  • Revenue declined in August: Small business revenues overall saw a decrease of 0.3 percent in September on a per-business basis. The ‘Real Estate and Rental and Leasing’ category showed the largest monthly revenue decrease of 0.7 percent, while the ‘Construction’ category saw the largest revenue increase last month, rising 0.4 percent.

Autism Works: Why More Big Companies are Hiring Those on the Autism Spectrum

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
It’s a growing employment trend that has made recent headlines: big name companies are announcing new initiatives to hire autistic employees. The development is cause for cautious optimism, said Paul Louden, autism awareness advocate and host of the Theories of Mind radio program. “As we reflect on the current state of employment for those with autism and other conditions during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re starting to see a change in the workplace that is encouraging.”
This past April, Microsoft announced a pilot program aimed at bringing on board autistic individuals to fill fulltime positions at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. German software heavyweight SAP and British telecommunications corporation Vodafone

 already have similar programs in place. “These are real hiring efforts, not acts of charity,” said Louden. “Companies are investing a great deal of time and money to recruit and train autistic workers because it makes business sense. The very skills that are innate to their disability make them a valuable asset.”

Louden, who was diagnosed with autism as a young adult, said that logical and analytical skills, acute powers of observation and a dedication to seeing a project through to the finish are just some of the reasons those with higher functioning autism are able to fit into white collar roles for which they might never have been considered until recently. These employment advances are happening as specialized training programs help to shine a spotlight on the assets that autistic individuals bring to the workplace. Texas-based nonPareil, which opened a campus in Houston this year, and Aspiritech, based in Illinois, are two organizations that train young adults for work in software-related fields.
It’s not only the high-tech industry that is finding ways to utilize the skills of autistic employees. “It’s a misconception that all people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have an interest in technology,” said Louden. He said Walgreens has created a facility especially for training its growing number of autistic employees and mortgage giant Freddie Mac has its own internship and hiring program geared to those with autism.
The current evolution in employer perspective comes at a pivotal time, as the U.S. experiences an unprecedented jump in the number of children diagnosed with the condition. It’s estimated that over the next decade, more than 500,000 young adults with autism will turn 18. Once they reach adulthood, Louden said many services and resources are no longer available to them. The ability to live as independently as possible and to take part in meaningful work becomes crucial.
“These kids can achieve, just with a different set of abilities than their neurotypical peers,” said Louden. “My hope is that companies in Houston and across the nation will grab onto this employment trend and reap the benefits of hiring outside of the box by giving someone with autism a chance.”
To find out more about the mental health challenges in the news today and how differences shape our lives, visit www.theoriesofmindradio.com and listen to Theories of Mind Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston.

6 Reasons to Hire That ‘Lazy’ Millennial Today

By CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting Eliot Burdett
Here’s why those Millennials you’re overlooking are critical to long-term business growth.
If given the choice, many companies shy away from hiring Millennials because they are believed to be “lazy” and don’t understand the value of hard work. 

This stigma is especially troubling for experienced business leaders of today who apparently all got their start sweeping floors before they moved up to the corner office through blood, sweat and tears.
To make their case against hiring Millennials stronger, according to Bloomberg, the “selfie” generation is set to inherit $30 trillion from their parents.  Did someone say spoiled? 
However, avoiding hiring Millennials is actually misguided and will lead to stale business ideas and ultimately failure.  With 83 million members, Generation Y now makes up the largest sector of the U.S. population and by 2025 will make up 75% of the workforce.  Translation:  these tech-savvy, narcissistic, social media brats are here to stay and will soon be running the global economy. 
That is precisely why the business leaders of today that learn to hire and properly manage Millennials will be poised for big things in the future. Those that don’t will lose out to their more forward thinking competitors.
CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting Eliot Burdett has seen world-class companies increasingly hire Millennials and offers six reasons to hire that “lazy” Millennial by EOD.

1. Their Friends Have $1.3 Trillion per Year to Spend

According to the New York Times, Millennials have $1.3 trillion in annual buying power.  What better way to infiltrate this market than by hiring one of their own who “gets them.”  Reap the benefits of hiring candidates that can speak their language.

2. Don’t Believe the Negative Hype

The belief is these guys are lazy. However, they helped develop Apps that allow people to deposit a bank check from their mobile device in seconds without driving to the bank, waiting on lines or laboriously filling out forms.  If laziness caused this innovation, may they never develop ambition. 

3. They Are Inherently Global, Mobile and Social

The reason Tiger Woods at one point was devouring his competition was because he had innate abilities.  His father taught him to hit balls as soon as he could walk, and before that he was even photographed sitting inside a big bucket of balls.  Similarly, Millennials have only ever known how to think global, mobile and social.  Hire them and they will infuse your business with energy and mind boggling ideas that would never have occurred to you.

4. Get Past the Generational Differences

Our grandparents could not understand rock and roll.  Our parents could not understand rap music.  We don’t understand why kids today don’t play outside.  But these young candidates can code, develop apps and algorithms that will change the world.  It is time to get over their shortcomings, and get down to 21st century business.  

5. Their Traits Can Absolutely Be Managed

Are they perfect?  Far from it.  However, the key is to identify their flaws and learn to mitigate them.  For example, they are known as the trophy generation because they received positive recognition even when they didn’t win.  If they need to improve they will respond better to mentoring than disciplinarian tactics.  They are also used to constant stimulation including 24-hour news cycle, food delivery on-demand and the endless possibilities that the Internet and social media afford, so keep them busy with different types of projects.  By understanding Millennials weaknesses and tweaking your approach you can maximize their productivity.  

6. The World Is Following Their Lead

We all remember the strange feeling in the pit of our stomach when mom popped up on Facebook. As little as five years ago older generations scoffed at social media.  The rapidly changing way we do business and communicate is led by Millennials and the entire world is following their lead.  Get them onboard and they can introduce your business to people from all walks of life.

AT&T NOW HIRING IN WASHINGTON WITH 165 JOBS AVAILABLE

Wireless Carrier Seeking 95 Customer Support Specialists in Bothell and 70 Retail Sales Associates Throughout the State
AT&T Hosting Hiring Fair for Customer Support Positions on Friday September 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at AT&T Bothell Call Center, 3755 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021
BOTHELL, WA. – SEPTEMBER 2, 2015  AT&T today announced the company is recruiting candidates for 165 positions available in Washington state.  The company is seeking to fill 95 customer support specialist jobs in Bothell, Washington, and 70 retail sales associate positions at its 43 retail stores throughout the state. 

AT&T employee benefits include benefits include: medical/dental/vision, ability to earn up to 22 paid days off per year, discounts on AT&T products and services, tuition reimbursement, pre-taxed flexible spending accounts, life insurance and 401K with a company match.
About AT&T Customer Support Specialist Jobs
AT&T is seeking both Customer Support Specialists and Live Chat Customer Support Specialists at the company’s Call Center located at 3755 Monte Villa Parkway in Bothell. Customer Support Specialists handle calls from internal and external customers related to troubleshooting, warranties, network coverage, handsets and devices, accessories, billing, rate plans, features and services, and repair. Live Chat Customer Support Specialists correspond with our customers via live chat. They handle inquiries from customers related to billing, rate plans, features, coverage, accessories, troubleshooting and more.  AT&T’s call center features workout facilities, and discounted childcare as well as walking trails and quiet rooms.
AT&T Hiring Fair, September 11, 2015
AT&T is hosting a hiring fair for the Customer Support Specialist Positions on Friday September 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the company’s Bothell Call Center located at 3755 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Customer Support Specialist careers, meet with AT&T staffing and hiring Managers, apply for the Customer Support Specialist role, be tested and interviewed on the spot.  Attendees will also learn about the benefits we offer and our career growth opportunities. Job seekers who are interested but unable to attend the hiring fair, may apply online today at http://attlinks.com/bothellcallcenter
About AT&T Retail Sales Associate Jobs
AT&T’s current full-time Retail Sales Consultants earn an average of $47,175.00 in total compensation in the first year when successfully meeting or exceeding sales goals. Retail Sales Consultant role and responsibilities include: developing and attaining customer experience and sales objectives for the store; selling products and services offered by the company; handling administrative aspects of the sale including  completing customer contracts and warranties, pulling products from inventory, accepting customer payments and filing the completed orders; and more.
“AT&T is innovating and investing in Washington to make sure our customers continue to have the best retail experience, customer service, products and services available,” said Bob Bass, Washington President, AT&T. “Anyone who is interested in being part of a great company, and making a positive difference for the people of Washington should check out AT&T.”
AT&T employs approximately 4,500 people in Washington. With highly competitive wages and benefits, AT&T jobs are among the best in the United States.  Interested job seekers may apply online by visiting the AT&T online job center at http://att.jobs.  Selected candidates will receive paid job training.
About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions.
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