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‘Tis the Season to Ask for a Raise…Here’s How

With the end of the year fast approaching, supermarket aisles are already brimming with holiday decorations and festive treats. While most people are dreaming of spending a few relaxing days with friends and family, the wise employee recognizes their opportunity to get the raise they are looking for – and maybe even a solid end-of-the-year bonus as well.

Sailing on treacherous seas: When part time becomes full time – Rochester Business Journal

“As a manager, you should never expect those below you to put in extra hours when you’re not doing the same. Given your position, you may be able to negotiate a better deal for yourself, but it could cause a ripple effect when others see that you’re working fewer hours,” says Elizabeth Becker, a recruiting expert and client partner for Protech, a Florida tech staffing firm specializing in executive, tech sales and IT positions.

Company culture: 4 ways to gauge employee happiness

Companies are always striving for a winning company culture. A great company culture attracts top tier talent and helps retain talent, however, a poor company culture is actually one of the top reasons that employees leave a position. In fact, according to our 2015 Tech Talent Surveys, 16% of employees would leave an employer due to company culture. That should be a startling statistic for companies everywhere.

10 Must Ask Interview Questions

A job interview should be viewed as a two sided street. As a candidate, you should be interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. I’ve had friends, family and colleagues all end up in the wrong job because they didn’t ask the right questions before they started. Be the candidate posing original questions of the hiring manager instead of merely answering all the questions you’re asked. It may seem a bit intimidating, but this out-of-the-box strategy not only benefits the candidate, who can show that he or she has done their research and knows what they’re doing. It could very well impress a potential employer who will see initiative and promise. Avoid surprises and check out these interview tips so you’ll not only get a job offer, you’ll also know whether or not to accept.