Managing Remote Employees

We’re witnessing a huge increase in the number of people working remotely. This trend has proven to be a win/win as it is efficient and cost effective for many companies while also providing flexibility and opportunity for employees. Also, experts from various fields can now look for a job in places that they would never be able to commute to.

However, there are many issues that have arisen with the emergence of remote working, such as organizing staff meetings or supervising employees who work from home. Many companies have been dealing with such issues for years now, and their experience is something that could benefit others who have employees working remotely.

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Tradesmen Needed: Essential Services Make Good Job Prospects

At one time or another, every part of your home will need repair or replacement. From the electrical wiring to the plumbing and heating and cooling systems, anything can break down or wear out. These essential parts of your home require a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience to repair. A novice could easily become injured or cause even more damage to the appliance or house. Consider these four essential services that you cannot live without as good job prospects.

Heating and Cooling

No matter where you live, your home needs a source of heat and some type of ventilation and cooling. Furnaces, boilers and heat pumps use a fuel such as natural gas, propane or electricity. These systems also have many mechanical parts. An experienced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician works to ensure that this critical part of your home is operating safely and efficiently. So as long people need heated and air-conditioned homes HVAC Technicians will have jobs. The median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $45,110 in May 2015.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Candidates familiar with computers and electronics and those with good troubleshooting skills will have the best job opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.”  [Continue reading]

January Unemployment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the newest unemployment data for January 2017 on Friday, February 3rd. According to the BLS, the current "Seasonally Adjusted" Unemployment Rate is 4.8% up from 4.7% in December and 4.6% in November … [Continue reading]

Whose Unemployment Numbers are Right?

BLS vs Gallup Unemployment numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Gallup Survey people both generate numbers to help us understand the employment/unemployment situation. Unfortunately, they often present a different picture. Typically the BLS data presents a rosier … [Continue reading]

Managing Your Money and Your Expectations For Retirement

Any change can be stressful, even a "good change" but especially stressful are changes regarding financial stability and retiring from work is one of the biggest changes in life. Relying on investments and savings rather than a monthly salary can … [Continue reading]

Social Security Benefits: Planning for Your Future

Social Security

Social Security is the common name for the United States federal government's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The program guarantees the nation's most vulnerable citizens can depend on a minimum sustenance and care support. … [Continue reading]

5 Careers to Consider for 2017

Careers 2017

Whether you are looking for your first job or a new career in 2017, you should always consider the economy before beginning your search. For instance, today unemployment rates are low and many industries are still looking to hire. Several jobs … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

  Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron have emerged as the top two employers in U.S. oil and gas, according to a survey conducted by the job site Indeed. The top five for the industry was completed by Plains All American at #3, Occidental Petroleum … [Continue reading]

5 Tips to Manage House Payments While You’re Unemployed

Manage Mortgage When Unemployed

While you may not look forward to going to work every morning, it does provide the income that you need to make the mortgage payment. However, if you are out of work, it doesn't mean that you should immediately look to sell the family home. … [Continue reading]

When is Moving for a Career Worth It?

In the current job marketplace, more people are being forced to consider relocating in order to either find the job of their dreams or even just to find any job at all. With every passing year, the idea of remaining with the same employer for decades … [Continue reading]