Episode #7: PEOs (Professional Employer Organizations)

Terry Lyman will be the guest speaker for the Mon 5/3/10 show. The topic of the podcast is PEOs (Professional Employer Organizations). Tune in Monday May 3rd at 11am PT | 12 noon MT | 2pm ET to www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio and learn more about PEOs and the workplace.

Terry Lyman & Clay Bloxham founded Pay Pros in 1998.  Pay Pros offers a full suite of business administrative service solutions ranging from payroll programs to human resource operations, all with packaged pricing that can be tailored to best suit your business needs. Pay Pros is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) outsourcing company specializing in small to medium-sized businesses. Pay Pros handles the administrative operations of your internal business so you can focus on the core purpose of your actual business without the hassles.

Terry’s contact info:
Ph. 801.762.0800
Fax. 801.762.0808
www.payprosonline.com
paypros.blogspot.com

Could  You Benefit From Using a PEO?

To fully answer that question, you’ll first need to know exactly what a PEO is and what it does. The PEO acronym stands for Professional Employer Organization. It serves as a Human Resources department for small and mid-size businesses, but it won’t do your staffing for you. It goes beyond being a payroll service by assuming many of the liabilities for government compliance. PEOs can make it possible for small and mid-size businesses to offer retirement and medical benefits similar to the big corporations… read more here.

Quote of the show:
“Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.”  ~John G. Pollard

Number of the show: One
Twitter is the number 1 searched job related word on indeed.com (a job board). Seems like people are looking for jobs related to social media… no surprise there!

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Episode #6: Resumes Written in an Active Voice

Shauna Dansie will be the guest speaker for the Mon 4/26/10 show. The topic of the podcast is Resumes Written in an Active Voice. Tune in Monday April 26th at 11am PT | 12 noon MT | 2pm ET www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio.

Shauna Dansie is a multi-award winning author, editor, researcher and public speaker.  She has twelve years of professional writing experience as well as a five-year career as an Executive Recruiter.  This dual background gives her a unique perspective on how individuals can effectively position themselves in job searches.  By melding creative ideas, keywords and powerful writing, Shauna has assisted many individuals and corporations in the discovery and communication of their brand. 

Shauna’s contact info:
Phone: 801-253-6504
Blog: shaunadansie.wordpress.com
Email: shaunadansie@q.com

Check out Shauna’s blog post: Resumes Written in an Active Voice

Imagine that you are put in charge of preparing some written marketing documentation to send to a potential client.  This is a big client.  If you could win the business, it would make you the hands down hero for forever.  Well, at least it would significantly improve your bottom line.  How would you handle this task? You would endeavor to prove your corporate worth, right? You would write in the strongest and clearest terms possible to maximize limited space.  You would do your research.  Bottom line, you would position your organization as the very best and sell, sell, sell! A resumé is no different…. Read more here.

Quote of the show:
“Writing is not only alive and well in the business world, but writing whose style reflects flair, eloquence and a confident sense of self can springboard employees forward in their careers.” Christine Mowat, The University of Calgary

# of the show: 10
Meaning 10 people for every job in America so, it’s no wonder that resume writing has hit an all time frenzy.

Episode #5 – Image in the Workplace (Mon 4/19/10)

Sarah Ward will be our guest speaker for the Mon 4/19/10 show. She is passionate about dressing to make the right impression and this is oh so important for managing your career!  Sarah is an image consultant, personal shopper, jewelry designer and Conselle Affiliate in the Provo, Utah area.  With a background in teaching, she loves working with people and helping them look and feel their best.  Sarah received her formal image consulting training from the nation’s premiere image consulting school, the Conselle Institute, and is an active member of AICI. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she now resides in Utah with her husband Tim. Sarah’s contact info – Phone: 801-851-0055, Email: sarah@cablecarcouture.com, Web: www.cablecarcouture.com.

Tune in Monday April 19th at 11am PT | 2pm ET www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio as we’ll discuss image in the workplace.

Check out Sarah’s blog post: Image in the Workplace Do’s and Don’ts

We cannot NOT communicate. “Long before we are close enough to speak, we announce ourselves.  We project or reflect important information about ourselves.  By the time we meet and vocally converse, we have already communicated volumes in an older and more universal language” (Allison Laurie, Language of Clothes). Since the language of dress, grooming, and body language is far more persuasive than any spoken language, taking thought to our image and appearance in the workplace is critical to our success… Read more at Sarah’s blog.

Quote: “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist and columnist

Number: 1 billion
$1Billion dollars is the amount of money the airline industry has lost due to the Icelandic volcano eruption.

Episode #4 – Offer and Rejection Letters

Come join us at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio on Monday 4/12 at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

Curt MacRae will be our guest speaker for the Mon 4/12 show. Curt has provided equipment leasing (since 1992) for municipalities and for corporate clients, bringing expertise and ethics to equipment leasing. The website, www.humantransitions.com  provides applications, and references of our work. Human Transitions also offers professional writing to all kinds of commercial applications, and has information at the same website. On many evenings, Curt can be found giving workshops to laid off workers in Michigan, and write for the Examiner website – http://www.examiner.com/x-35784-Job-Sense-Examiner.

On the 4/12 show, we’ll be discussing Offer and Rejection Letters from the perspective of j

ob seekers and recruiters.  Check out Curt’s blog post, Reject the Rejection Letter (hilarious!):

Have you been rejected in your job-search?  Well, do you think you’re the only one?  Probably not.  So, as a service to the readers here, we are publishing a “reject the rejection” letter for your review… Read more at Curt’s blog.

You can reach Curt at:   cmac@humantransitions.com  www.humantransitions.com  248.238.7214 (office)

Links discussed on the podcast:
Lunch-only beer policy prompts Carlsberg strike: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jx1cUk_pJMsQUQzVpXQ1SRlfnOtAD9EV52HO0 
http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2802216

Young Workers Squeezed Out of Labor Force: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/business-news-briefs/2010/04/young_workers_squeezed_out.html

Disney Rejection Letter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/polaroid/632255233/ 

Quote:
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” –Sylvester Stallone

Number: 51,500
51,500 is the number of 2011 H1-B Visas left up for grabs right now according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website, with 14,400 left in the master’s degree exemption pool. For many recent years, all of the next years’ visas would be distributed on April 1st, the first day applications could be filed.  To me, this makes sense as we begin the long climb out of this recession, that companies have plenty of on-shore hiring to do before accepting out-of-country applicants.

Episode #3 – Generation Y

 Kiley Newbold (@KileyG) will be our guest speaker for the Mon 4/5/10 show. Kiley is passionate about Generation Y and making the best of their careers for personal and professional growth.

We’ll be discussing taking control of your career from the mindset of Gen Y. Here are some thoughts on Kiley’s blog post, You Can’t Lie To Yourself:

It is pretty difficult to lie to ourselves. Darn near impossible. Sure, we can lie to friends, neighbors, coworkers and even family—in fact, some people are pretty good at it. But we can’t lie to ourselves… read more at Kiley’s blog.

www.blogtalkradio.com/jobclubradio Tune in at 11am PT/2pm ET.

Links to articles referred to on the Show:

WSJ – Bank of Mom and Dad Shuts Amid White-Collar Struggle: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704207504575130171387740744.html 
Newsweek – Death of Liberal Arts Education:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/235894

Quote of the week:
“I hate it when a seasoned employee says ‘You should have to through this because we did’.” – genblending.com

Number of the week:
40,000. As in 40,000 new temporary jobs created in March 2010. If you’re looking for work, getting your foot in the door with temping is a great way to land a long-term job.