What It Means When You Didn’t Get the Raise

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Getting a raise is a binary prospect. Either you get it, or you don’t. The bosses say “yes,” or they say “no.” That makes the situation seem pretty simple. And while “yes” remains an uncomplicated answer, there are many ranges of “no.” The short-term implications of getting turned down for a raise don’t get more… Read more »

7 Red Flags Your Employee Might Put In Their Two Weeks

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Replacing employees is a drag, especially long-time veterans you respected and liked. It’s like having to start dating again after leaving a long-term relationship. Employee departures (and breakups for that matter) are worse when they come by surprise. Not only do you have to conduct the expensive process of recruitment and training, but the unexpected… Read more »

Take Your Job Search to the Fast Lane

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Unemployment can represent one of the most stressful times a person can face. Mounting bills, dwindling savings, family and financial responsibilities weighing down on you. Keeping that period of time as short as possible becomes crucial to maintaining your mental health (and a healthy financial situation). Unfortunately, the length of time between jobs isn’t completely… Read more »

8 Ways To Relax After Tax Season… Phew!

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Months of grinding – long hours, bad food, little exercise and a dangerous lack of sleep, human contact and natural light – have come to an end. Tax season is over. Your free time is your own again (at least relatively speaking). What are you going to do with it? Here are eight suggestions to… Read more »

How Do Your 2019 Accounting & Finance Salaries Compare?

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Fierce competition dominates the labor market for financial positions. That’s always true. But before you get visions of a Hunger Games-style death match waiting for you at the next job fair, take heart. According to a report prepared by the industry experts at Robert Half, the increased competition is now between employers, not those looking… Read more »

A Year in Review: PrideStaff Bend’s Top Pieces of Job Search Advice

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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

Have You Had Enough of Your Employees Excuses? Try These Tips.

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Projects miss deadlines. People show up late (or not at all). Customer complaints keep coming in. You try to fix the problems, but every time you talk to your employees, you get the same type of response – excuses. Not reasons, not explanations. Just lists of justifications for why what happened was no one’s fault…. Read more »

2018 SAGE // Small Business of the Year Nominees

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The Bend Chamber’s 29th Annual SAGE Business Awards celebrates and honors the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s most innovative citizens. Local businesses and organizations are the force behind our growing economy. Working together, driving growth and delivering jobs.  Here at the Bend Chamber, we understand challenges and the continued commitment of our members to reach goals… Read more »