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Teacher Unemployment and Job Projections

If you’re currently an educator or you’re considering becoming one, it’s important to understand the current unemployment rate of teachers in the country. You need to know your chances of actually finding a job if you want to become a teacher or you want to find another teaching job. The […]

Non-Profit Bookkeeper Salary

Non-profit organizations rely on their bookkeepers to help them stay within their budgets, which is critical to their being able to serve their clients. If you’re considering working at a non-profit organization as a bookkeeper, you will want to know what kind of salary you can expect to help you […]

Best Way to Leave Your Job without Burning Bridges

Whatever your reason for leaving your current position, leaving with dignity is critical to leaving a good impression when you walk out the door of the office for the last time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2016 that the median number of years that people stay in one […]

Director of Operations / Facilities

A typical job advertisement for a Director of Operations / Facilities includes tasks like planning, scheduling, delegating, and overseeing the work of general maintenance and grounds personnel. They provide training and instruction in safety measures and procedures, and help ensure that projects are completed safely, in a high-quality manner, and […]

Director of Institutional Advancement

Nonprofit organizations need major donors to secure their futures, and that is where the Director of Institutional Advancement comes in. This position helps cultivate and manage large donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations to ensure that the work of their nonprofit continues making an impact. If you’re in the middle […]

Public vs. Charter Teacher Salaries

As a teacher, you have many choices for where you want to work these days. You can work for a traditional public school, an online public or charter school, a private school, run your own business as a tutor, or perhaps you offer homeschooling classes. These are just a few […]

Tech Trends in Philanthropy

Technology is changing the way that nonprofits and potential donors interact. Although there are many new ways technology is making its mark on fundraising, here are a few of the latest trends. Transparency Reigns. Today’s donors want the nonprofits they donate to be transparent with their finances, according to The […]

Nonprofits in the News: Donation Trends

Understanding the latest trends in donations can help you stay relevant and current to your current and potential donors. Keeping up with their behavior patterns, new tools to help increase donations, etc. can help your organization stay afloat and thrive. 1.) Donors Want to be Investors. Donor-advised funds (DAF) increased […]

Salary Forecast: Nonprofit Director of Development

The salary of a nonprofit Director of Development can vary significantly. The salary depends on several factors, such as region, experience, education, mission/focus of the nonprofit, size of the organization, and more. Narrowing down a precise salary for this position isn’t completely possible, but you can definitely get a good […]

Salary Forecast: Director of Finance Salary

Directors of finance and finance directors both handle financial considerations of an organization, but they have different concentrations. While some of their duties overlap, some of them do not, and this results in a difference in their overall salary. Financial Managers Financial managers are in charge of managing and recording […]

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How Payrolling Can Help Your Business Thrive

Dealing with payroll can be a nightmare and take a lot of time and energy away from other business activities you or your employees could be doing. Instead of trying to figure out the hours worked for each employee, you could be trying to find new clients and maintaining the […]

Using a Staffing Firm as an Extension of Your In-House Team

Even if your organization has a talent acquisition team, you may not be able to reach the best potential employees through the efforts of this team alone. With a staffing firm, you extend your reach significantly, and you have access to individuals who may not even have been thinking about […]

Pay-rolling and the Pitfalls of Contract Workers

It can be really tempting to hire contract workers. However, in the end, it is generally a better idea to work with a regularly-hired employee. You can end up saving yourself a lot of hassle and headache by working with an employee instead of an independent contractor. Benefits First, consider […]

Salary Forecast: Digital Director

A digital director is in a unique position as this person combines business and technology to help an organization succeed. Working with business managers, they advance technological function in an organization and help the organization meet its business goals.  They identify solutions for the organization using technology that will boost […]

Salary Forecast: Senior Server Developer

A server developer works with a team to design and create an organization’s product platform from the ground up. They help move the organization forward and to the top of new technologies like social gaming by utilizing the best of emerging technology on the server side. They are skilled in […]

Salary Forecast: Cost Accountant

Cost accountants specialize in identifying costs in the supply chain of the product or service of their company. They also handle costs in a variety of areas, such as human resources, administration, shipping, and production. In general, accountants work to find ways to reduce costs and boost revenues, according to […]

Salary Forecast: Credit and Collections Representative

A credit and collections representative, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, typically calls individuals and businesses who are overdue on their bills. They use investigative tools like the Internet, post office, credit bureaus, or neighbors to find out where they live before they call. When they do call (or […]

Salary Forecast: UNIX / Linux Engineers

While UNIX is copyrighted, Linux can be considered a “UNIX clone,” according to Furthermore, notes that “While Linux is an open source, free to use operating system widely used for computer hardware and software, game development, tablet PCS, mainframes, Unix is a proprietary operating system commonly used in […]

Salary Forecast: Cisco CCIE Engineers

According to, “[t]he Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE, is a technical certification offered by Cisco Systems. The CCIE certifies the skills required of network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructures on a wide variety of Cisco equipment.” Depending on who you talk to, the […]

Salary Forecast: Staff Accountant

Accountants perform a variety of duties, such as looking closely at financial statements to make sure they are precise and follow any applicable laws and regulations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also calculate how much in taxes an organization or individual owes, and they prepare taxes and […]

Salary Forecast: Payroll Manager

Payroll managers are part of a company’s human resources administrative team. They are in charge of of the organization’s payroll department and make sure that all parts of the payroll process are done in the right way. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they also handle payroll processes, write […]

Salary Forecast: Storage / Backup Architect

Storage or backup engineers are in charge of the storage systems for organizations. They design and create storage configurations, using industry best systems in conjunction with specific organizational requirements. Additionally, they make sure that the right storage technology and setup is adequate. They may also come up with the methods […]

Salary Forecast: Database Engineer

Database engineers may also be known as database administrators. Many of their tasks overlap with those of database engineers, and some companies may give either title to a particular position. For the purposes of this article, database administrators and engineers are grouped together as it relates to salary.  According to […]

Salary Forecast: Internal Auditor

Internal auditors are in a pivotal position. They make sure financial controls within an organization work well, and they keep all of the records of business policies and processes, according to They also work to better customer service by implementing advancements in the audit and financial control systems. Additionally, […]

Salary Forecast: Senior Financial Analyst

Financial analysts are at the forefront of business decisions. They are advisors to both businesses and individuals who want to make investments. They evaluate how well bonds, stocks, and other investments perform.   To become a financial analyst, you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree that provides classes in accounting, statistics, […]

Salary Forecast: Enterprise Architect

A three percent salary increase for those working in IT in 2017 is nothing to sneeze at, but it is a bit lower than the previous two years’ salary increases, according to the 2017 ComputerWorld IT Salary Survey. The annual IT job market gain was less than management consulting firm […]

Salary Forecast: Senior .NET Application Developer

The future is looking pretty bright for information technology workers. Janco Associates estimates that the IT sector will increase by 84,000 new jobs in 2018, and there has been a 3.5% increase in the salaries of all IT workers, according to its 2018 salary survey. This salary increase is backed […]

Salary Forecast: Network Systems Engineer

If you’re a Network Systems Engineer, your future in IT is looking pretty good at the moment. In fact, the future is expected to be great for all IT workers. Janco Associates projects that there will be 84,000 new jobs added to the IT industry in 2018, and there has […]

Salary Forecast: IT Project Manager

Information technology industry jobs and salaries seem to be on the rise. Janco Associates projects in its 2018 salary survey that “the IT job market will grow by 84,000 net new jobs,” and it reported a 3.5% increase in salary for all IT professionals. The 2017 ComputerWorld IT Salary Survey […]

Adjusting and Managing Client Expectations

Your clients expect you to deliver a service that can be very difficult to provide: a solid employee who is worth keeping. Finding such a person when the available talent pool is good is hard enough. When the talent pool is a bit smaller, it’s just that much more difficult […]

American Onshoring is Trending Upwards

Moving labor to cheaper countries like China has been going on for decades, but there has been a trend to bring some of that labor back to the United States. Initially, it seemed as if there were benefits for both countries: workers had jobs and could feed their families in […]

How to Land a New Job for 2018 without Losing Your Year-End Bonus

Thanksgiving to New Years is a sort of dead man’s land when it comes to hiring and finding a new job. If you’re currently employed at a place where you’re going to get a year-end bonus, but you still want a new job, don’t despair. Since things are likely to […]

Why Feedback is Important for Your Recruiting Vendor

Recruiters serve as the middle man for you, the organization hiring, and job candidates. When an interview is over, it’s ideal for both the candidate and you to provide feedback about comfort level, fit for the job, and anything else there may be potential concerns about. However, this doesn’t always […]

How and Why Social Media Actually Impacts Recruiting

Social media is how people stay in touch – not just occasionally, but multiple times throughout the day. If your organization is not using social media in its recruiting efforts, says Meghan M. Biro, of Forbes, it is very much behind the times. Social media recruiting is considered industry standard […]

The Downsides of Accepting a Counteroffer

When you’ve been offered a position outside of your current job, you’re likely to be more than ready to walk into your manager’s office and deliver the not-so-bad news that you’re planning on leaving as soon as possible. If your employer comes back with a counteroffer to entice you to […]

The Perks of Working with a Recruiter or Agency

When you’re looking for a job, you probably spend hours scouring job boards and employer websites, looking for different positions to apply for. One thing you might not have considered, however, is working with a recruiter or employment agency to find a position. Why would you want to work with […]

How to Write a “To-the-Point” Resume

Your resume is going to be scanned and searched by automated software after you upload it to a company’s resume database. That database has hundreds, maybe thousands, of resumes. The software looks for keywords that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. Then if it lands on the desk […]

Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts for In-Person Interviews

Due to the technology-driven world in which we live, many human resources processes have been digitized and automated. But when it comes to actually hiring someone, in-person interviews are still an important part of the process. There is no better way for employers to size you up to see if […]

Why You Should Consider Contract to Hire Opportunities

If you’re in a permanent position with a company right now or unemployed, you might want to consider making the move to a contract to hire opportunity. There are drawbacks and benefits to the situation, but if it is planned well and there is open communication and expectations on both […]

Hottest Jobs in 2017

Plan your future wisely by knowing what the hottest jobs are in 2017. Knowing what the current, most popular job are, along with understanding current overall economic and industry trends, can help you map out your future career. Glassdoor recently ranked 50 of the hottest jobs out there, and Forbes […]

Full Time positions within Information Technology on the rise

How do we compare the 2016 forecast to where we sit now in June of 2017?? We would love to hear your comments so please chime in. A few tidbits from the forecast include: Temp/Contract-63 percent of employers plan to transition some temporary or contract workers into permanent roles in […]