When disaster strikes a business, whether it’s a financial, reputation, or business loss, the business enters unknown territory. It needs a legal guide to help it repair the damage and get the business back on track. It’s not a time to improvise, ask friends and relatives, or find solutions online. The business management needs a personal adviser with experience and ability to help fix what needs fixing. Recovery from a business loss is a legal as well as financial matter. Law firms can provide guidance and referrals to financial, reputation management and public relations, and loss mitigation professionals. They can take legal action to limit ongoing loss situations. If losses are a result of others’ actions, other legal avenues may also be pursued to avoid further losses and recover for current ones. Legal firms can act as “incident commanders,” professionals who direct a recovery operation in times of disaster. This gives business owners a chance to keep the focus on continuing operations during the recovery period, and makes sure that recovery strategy is not an afterthought. Financial recovery can require audits, forensic accounting, or management of a criminal investigation. Reputation management and public relations helps to keep the business’ successes and value to the community clearly visible. Loss mitigation can help limit physical losses and ensure that company assets of any type are accounted for and that their value is maintained. Businesses need to know where to find a law firm to provide recovery services. Online advertising with companies such as Google or Yahoo can catch business owners’ attention while they read business news online or check sports scores. Firms can reach out to local businesses directly or through the Yellow Pages. Chambers of commerce and organizations such as the National Federation of Independent Business provide introductions with trusted firms in the community. Companies which know the legal services market can help to establish a presence with both small and medium sized businesses and multinationals which may need local help. Just as businesses need to be ready when unexpected situations cause losses, so law firms need to position themselves to help companies avoid strategic mistakes. They can provide damage control and help recover losses so that the business is back running smoothly and with minimal harm to business operations. Law firms can be trusted advisers in a time of great need and uncertainty. Amanda Green is a freelance writer who writes on the topics of career, personal finance, and law. Some of her advice includes saving money as a business, finding the right legal services like LexisNexis legal marketing, and how to turn your master's degree into a higher salary.Photo Credit: Shutterstock
8 Ways You're Being SHUT OUT Of The Hiring Process
1-hour workshop to help job seekers figure out what's getting them tossed from the hiring process
September 23, 2022
Have you interviewed for a job and got caught off guard with the salary question? Do you struggle to identify a reasonable salary range that you feel comfortable with? If so, we're here to show you the right way to conduct salary research!
These days, the hiring manager or recruiter will most likely ask about your salary expectations in the first or early round of the interview process. If you aren’t ready for this conversation, it can make you look unprepared, diffident, or worse….costing you the entire job opportunity.
So, let's show you how to avoid that and talk about your desired salary with confidence!
In this training, you’ll learn how to:
- Figure out the correct sites to explore while doing salary research
- Identify the tools you need to figure out your market value
- Choose a salary range that you feel comfortable with
Join our CEO, J.T. O'Donnell, and Director of Training Development & Coaching, Christina Burgio, for this live event on Wednesday, September 28th at 12 pm ET.
CAN'T ATTEND LIVE? That's okay. You'll have access to the recording and the workbook after the session!
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I hear a lot of myths about working for staffing or temp agencies. And it's funny because I used to believe them before I got invited to my first job interview with a temp agency. When I went on the interview, all the myths were busted and I fell in love with it.
The rest is history. Now I'm a fan of working with staffing and temp agencies, and so I want to walk you through those myths and make sure that I can bust them because you're missing out on some key opportunities, my friend.
Myth #1: Staffing Agencies Only Hire For Entry-Level Positions
@j.t.odonnell 4 myths about working for staffing agencies #sponsoredad#mythbuster#myth#staffing#tempagency#tempworker#jobsite#jobtips#jobsearchtips#jobsearchhelp#expressjobs#expresspros#expressprosapp#jobsearch#jobtok#jobs#expressjobsapp#jobseeker#Edutok#learnontiktok♬ original sound - J.T. O'Donnell
The first myth about working for staffing or temp agencies is that they only hire for entry-level positions. That is simply not true. Companies come to staffing agencies and need all types of hires to cover maternity leaves or medical absences. They're starting new projects, so do not assume that only entry-level jobs are available.
Myth #2: Staffing Agencies Only Offer Low-Paying JobsBigstock
The second myth is that staffing agencies only offer low-paying jobs. That is not true either. Staffing agencies want to give you the best rate possible. They want you to stay in the job, so of course they're going to try to get you more money.
Take this story, for example. A young man was working at a company and he asked for a raise. They wouldn't give him one so he left and went to work for a staffing agency. The staffing agency eventually staffed him back at his old employer for double the pay. Double the pay!
So, that's my point. Staffing agencies negotiate higher rates because those employers really need that help. And this is a great opportunity for you to make more money.
Myth #3: You Have To Pay The Staffing Agency To Get A Job
One of the craziest myths I've heard is that you're going to have to pay the staffing agency. That is not true at all. If anybody is trying to make you pay to get a job, please run in the other direction.
The staffing agency gets paid through the employer. Not only do they get paid to cover the cost of hiring you and all the additional expenses, but then they earn a surcharge off that as well. The actual company that you're working for benefits from this too because they don't have to pay all the extra expenses of having you as a full-time employee. It's a total win-win situation, but you're never going to have to pay.
Myth #4: There's No "Career Padding" When You Work With A Staffing Agency
The last myth about working for staffing agencies is this idea that there's no "career padding"—that if you become a temp, it doesn't help your career at all. That's not true.
First of all, a lot of these jobs can go from temp to perm, meaning you start out there, and if they like you and you like them, they'll offer you a full-time job. Working for a staffing agency is a great way to get your foot in the door.
Also, working for a staffing agency can let you go out on various assignments, giving you more diversity of your experience in terms of industry and skill sets, which can make you more marketable and allow you to earn more money.
Ultimately, working for a staffing or temp agency can be a wonderful way to catapult your career.
Want To Work With A Staffing Agency? Attend This Live Event To Learn More!
I am so lucky to be partnering with a staffing agency called Express Pros. Now that you understand that all of these myths are working against you and there are so many advantages to working for a staffing company, what are you waiting for?
Join us on Wednesday, September 28th at 1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT for an in-depth conversation on the power of working with a staffing agency to make your career dreams come true!
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In my last article, I talked about an example of someone who was working 60 hours a week and then went through a big life event (like having a baby) and now only wants to work 40 hours a week. If you're in the same boat, how can you reset work expectations with your boss and still get a good performance review?
Here's my advice on how to successfully manage work expectations without hurting your career...
It's Usually Easier To Get A New Job Than Reset Work Expectations
@j.t.odonnell Replying to @carolinecc1 How to reset work expectations with your boss. #worktok#careertok#jobtok#careertiktok#careeradvice#quietquitting#quietquittingmyjob#career#job#learnontiktok#edutok#worklife#work#workmode#boss#expectations♬ original sound - J.T. O'Donnell
In my 20+ years of experience as a career coach, about 50% of the time it's just easier to get a new job if you're looking to reset work expectations at your current job. At a new job, you can set your ideal expectations from the get-go.
But if you really like where you are right now and want to stay there, follow the three steps below to reset your work expectations.
How To Successfully Reset Work Expectations With Your Boss (If You Want To Stay)Bigstock
Step #1: Do Some Homework
Get out a piece of paper and create three columns. In column #1, list all the things you were hired to do, looking back at the job description for your role if you have to. In column #2, list everything that you've taken on since then because if you're working 60 hours a week, you've taken on a lot of additional responsibility. Then, in column #3, think of one or two things that you could take off your boss's plate. Something that's a real headache to them that if you took it off their plate, you'd be super valuable to them.
Step #2: Meet With Your Boss
Next, set up a one-on-one meeting with your boss. Type up your three-column list, sit down with your boss, and have a conversation. Here's an example of what you could say...
"When I first started at this company, I was working 60 hours a week to get myself up to a level of value. But now, as you know, I've had this life event and I really want to stick to 40 hours a week but continue to give you a high level of value. So here's what I figured out. Here are all the things I was hired to do in column #1. Here are all the additional things I'm now doing in column #2. And here are some things that I would love to do for you to make your life easier in column #3. But in order for me to do that, we'd have to take a couple of things off my plate in column #1 that maybe somebody else with more junior skills could handle."
This is how you begin the conversation. Now, as a bonus, I would suggest you go through and list how many hours a week you do each task in columns one, two, and three, and add them up to show your boss how all of those tasks take over 40 hours to complete. And if you could move things around together, what would they want you to work on? What would be the highest payoff activities for your 40 hours?
Step #3: Update Your Boss On Your Progress
The final step is to give your boss some time to review this information. Then once they approve your new work expectations, you are going to regularly update them on your progress. Communicate with them about what you're getting done in 40 hours. Market yourself because that's what people forget to do. They forget to market their value and prove to the employer that they're working smarter, not harder—without having to do it in extra time.
Once you shift this perception, you're going to see great results. A lot of times managers don't realize how much you're doing and, upon seeing this list, will reset your work expectations for you. But it's on you to bring up your concerns and try to find a solution where both of you are happy.
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