Trillium is excited to kick off their third annual Trillium Takes on the Town community involvement event! Each October, our branches take on the challenge of supporting their communities by contributing to a cause that is important to their local staff. We’re excited to see their accomplishments this year!
As Hurricane Matthew gains in strength, the Southeastern portion of the country is in crisis mode. While state and local authorities are busy issuing evacuation orders, employers should be activating their own response efforts. Employers must juggle everything from employee safety to client relations and data recovery. While most employers in the affected areas are experienced in handling natural disasters, many still do not have formal procedures for handling such events.
One of the more difficult issues you may face as a manager or employee is the loss of a co-worker. While these occurrences may seem rare and there is little training on the topic, a 2003 report by The Grief Recovery Institute found that deaths of co-workers, friends, and extended family members cost U.S. businesses $7 billion annually in loss productivity.
Considering a position through a staffing firm may be intimidating if you have never partnered with one before. What were some times formerly referred to as “temps”, used to be seen as beneath direct employees of a company. With the huge surge in staffing and contract work, the tables have significantly turned.
While the economy is remaining strong, many small businesses in the United States are still struggling to grow their business. One of the biggest challenges facing business leaders today, is recruiting qualified candidates.
In a recent survey conducted by Indeed with small businesses, 97% of respondents reported difficulty in hiring the right candidate at least occasionally. While even the nation’s largest employers are fighting to attract top talent, small businesses experience a different set of challenges that can increase the difficulty in recruiting, even for lesser skilled positions. A few of their challenges include:
Recently, counties across the country have begun rallying around a new initiative called “Banning the Box.” But what could this mean for your company or you as a job seeker? Let’s start with what does “Banning the Box” actually mean? Simply put, “Banning the Box” means removing the check box on an employment application that asks whether or not a candidate has been previously arrested or convicted of a crime.
Did you just graduate and are looking to get your foot in the door? Are you looking to grow in your current role? A lot of you may not realize it but the job search process begins long before you even think of submitting an application with a company. The best way to get things rolling is simply through networking.
For the last 3 years, Trillium has instituted a program to provide all of the branch offices a way to give back to their local communities. Every March, Trillium offices nationwide have participated in an Annual Food Drive! Through the last few years, it has become obvious that our network of local offices, chambers and clients have had a deep dedication to their local communities.