Pros & Cons of Hiring Independent Contractors

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 27, 2021 12:27 PM

Companies sometimes hire independent contractors who are not full-time employees. This work arrangement provides flexibility for employers looking to hire workers only for projects with specific start and end dates. The contractors also have flexibility to choose which projects they want to take. Independent contractors are self-employed, may work on a project-to-project basis, and may be employed by more than one company or client.

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10 Top Traits of Effective Team Members

Posted by Marco Martinez on May 7, 2021 10:46 AM

Dependability and communication are essential traits in team members. When these falter or do not exist, it can lead to a breakdown in group trust. While long-term projects typically support relationship building, short-term projects may not allow the time for personal relationships to grow. However, a commitment to shared goals and to one another allows stronger bonds to develop among team members, no matter the duration of the project.

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9 Characteristics of High Performers

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Apr 28, 2021 10:54 AM

Companies want to attract, develop, engage, and retain top talent. These employees have or are expected to yield the highest performance (as gauged by reviews, assessments, and other tools). High performers make the most valuable contributions to their companies and often have the following nine characteristics:

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5 Key Soft Skills Recruiters Look For

Posted by Jen Conroy on Mar 18, 2021 12:36 PM

While education, experience, and certification are important for scoring an interview, a new study by the HR software provider iCIMS finds that recruiters place a higher value on soft skills. From an ability to communicate well to being organized, these intangible qualities can be tough to measure, but they affect everything from productivity to collaboration.

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5 Ways to Lead Without Authority

Posted by Frank Connolly on Mar 5, 2021 11:39 AM

We are always making a choice, no matter what. Not only is every action you take a choice, but not doing something is also a choice. There is a great quote from Stephen Covey: "Leadership is a choice, not a position."

No matter your role—whether you're a CEO or an intern—you have the choice every day to be a leader. Especially if you're working in a startup, there are countless opportunities to step up and make a 10X impact.

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More Feedback, Please

Posted by Frank Connolly on Feb 25, 2021 2:03 PM

Serious fans of rock and roll will probably know the answer to this trivia question: When they were just starting out, the Irish band now known as U2 went by what one-word name?

The answer, of course, is "Radio X U2 History", a reference to one of the few technical terms that the fledgling rockers knew back then. The name didn’t last long, but the band certainly didand within a few short years millions of fans were enjoying the sound of “Feedback” under their new name.

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Security Requirements for Banks

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 24, 2021 11:46 AM

Every bank insured by the FDIC, and every credit union insured by the NCUA, is required to have a written security plan for each of their offices (the institution's main office and any branches it operates). For banks under the FDIC, developing and administering this plan is the responsibility of the bank's security officer, who is designated by the board of directors. The NCUA does not specify who is responsible for developing security plans for credit unions, but the chairperson of the credit union's board of directors must certify compliance with security requirements annually.

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What Are the 4 Ps of Marketing?

Posted by Jess Gromada on Jan 13, 2021 11:33 AM

Every solid marketing strategy is centered around the 4 Ps: product, price, place, and promotion. Each P plays a different role in the marketing mix, which describes the various marketing tools and strategies a business uses to achieve certain goals and objectives. 

Let’s explore each P more in depth.

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The Cost of Data Leakage

Posted by Marco Martinez on Dec 18, 2020 1:23 PM

Hackers are attackers outside of an organization who exploit security weaknesses in computer systems or networks to gain unauthorized access to information, cause mischief, or make changes to files, settings, or systems. Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, and many are experts on a variety of computer systems and software.

With the increase in cyberattacks and data security lapses, many organizations have changed their overall approach to data security and are taking a risk-based approach to data security.

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7 Strategies for Leading a Virtual Workforce

Posted by Frank Connolly on Dec 4, 2020 1:14 PM

Companies of every size are faced with a reality once reserved for "future of work" strategies and conversations in the boardroom. That reality is now.

As more Gen Zers enter the labor market, remote work is predicted to become the norm. In fact, by 2028, 73 percent of all teams will have remote employees, according to UpWork's 2019 Future Workforce Report.

Another eye-opening report is the 2018 Global State of Remote Work. It found that 56 percent of employers worldwide currently offer either a completely remote workplace or a hybrid form of remote work.

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