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Washington DC Hiring Outlook for 2014 – What Can You Expect?

A promising 13 percent of Washington D.C. area technology executives expect to add to their IT teams during the first half of 2014, according to recently released reports. The survey noted that 85 percent of Washington D.C. area CIOs were hopeful their companies would experience growth during the first half of the new year, and 68 percent believed their firms would be following through on plans to invest in IT projects. An overwhelming 65 percent of CIOs surveyed said it can be difficult to find skilled IT professionals today, especially those experienced in software development, networking, and database

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Should You Work with a Recruiting Firm? Here are Five Benefits to Consider

Whether you’ve been unsuccessfully searching for a new job for awhile now or are just getting started on the job hunt, you’re probably wondering the best way to go about it. The job market is a competitive place, but working with a staffing firm can offer you the competitive advantage you need to get ahead. Whether you’re looking for temporary or contract work, temp-to-hire jobs, or a direct hire position, a staffing agency can help to get you there. Five Benefits of Working with a Staffing Firm Instead of settling for a job you’re not crazy about, let a staffing Read More

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How to Evaluate Your Contract Employees

Contract employee are part of your team. While they may not be here for the long haul like your permanent staff, they’re currently coming into the office each day and working on projects with your company’s name on them. You probably give regular performance reviews to your permanent staff, but may think it’s pointless to go through the effort for a contractor. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to re-think your strategy as contractors need evaluations just as much ─ or maybe even more so ─ than your permanent staff. Benefits to the Contractor No one walks into a new Read More

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FCRA Class-Action Lawsuit – Should You Be Concerned?

Many companies, such as Disney and Kmart, are learning first-hand that it literally pays to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Failure-to-notify charges have cost companies thousands and even millions of dollars. In fact, Human Resource Executive Online reports that 368 class-action lawsuits have been filed under the FCRA since January 1, 2010, regarding failures of companies to properly notify people of adverse actions against them. Companies have been forced to pay up to nearly $6 million in settlement fees. If your company follows proper FCRA procedures, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you’re