Silk City Recruiting’s Top 5 Reasons to Hire Veterans

Sadly, many employers are hesitant to hire veterans, and at Silk City Recruiting we couldn’t disagree more. We believe hiring veterans is not only a great idea but also essential to a winning team. That’s why we put together our top five reasons why we welcome and encourage veterans to join us in transforming the life insurance industry.

1. Health Focused

Veterans pay attention to their own physical health and well-being. They have had to follow extreme health regimens while enlisted, and many of them continue these routines while no longer enlisted.

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How to Improve your Communication Skills at Work

Effective communication, including knowing how to manage your emotions at work, is essential in business. Whether you are in an office or a less formal environment, you likely need to communicate verbally and non-verbally with your co-workers, supervisors, and clients. Improve your communication skills at work to boost your professional image and get more positive attention.

Emotions at Work

Being able to manage or control your emotions at work is important. You want to appear a confident, capable person in your position. Do you laugh uncontrollably at a person, rather than with a person, or cry uncontrollably when your project is cancelled? These actions are not professional. If your workplace values professionalism, you have communicated that you are not only acting less than professional but that you also don’t handle pressure well.

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Minnesota Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019

State officials recently announced that Minnesota workers who get minimum wage will receive a bit more money per hour. The minimum wage increase to occur across the state for those who qualify will begin on January 1, 2019.

Why is Minnesota Minimum Wage Increasing?

The change to minimum wage in Minnesota occurs in response to inflation. The amount that employees will gain depends on the size of the company, according to the established labor laws. For workers of companies with gross revenue of at least $500,000 annually, their hourly rate will increase from $9.65 to $9.86 per hour. In smaller organizations that make less than $500,000 gross per year, its workers can expect to jump from $7.87 per hour to $8.04, beginning on the first day of 2019.

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