F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

The Senate relief bill would send money to Americans and greatly expand unemployment coverage. The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage that includes the self-employed, student loan changes and much more. [Frequently asked questions and advice about life under the coronavirus] The House of Representatives was expected to quickly take up the bill and pass it, sending it to President Trump for his signature.Here are the answers to common questions about what’s in the bill. We’ll update this article as we have more answers or if the plan changes as it moves through the legislative process. More information on getting assistance can be found at our Hub for Help.

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26
Mar
2020

New Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

The number of U.S. workers filing for new unemployment benefits for the week ending March 21 shot up to 3.28 million, rocketing past the previous week's total of 281,000 and resulting from a nationwide shutdown tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The week's tally is more than quadruple the record of 695,000 initial jobless claims set in 1982, according to the Department of Labor. "The coronavirus outbreak is a truly unprecedented event in American economic history," said Daniel Zhao, Glassdoor senior economist. "Unlike past economic slowdowns, the outbreak's sudden onset is flash freezing the economy by forcing businesses to shut down and putting millions of American workers out of jobs." Layoffs have begun to surge in the services industries broadly, and particularly in the travel, food services and hospitality sectors as the coronavirus spreads across the country and nonessential businesses have been ordered to close. The weekly jobless claims are the most-timely economic indicator for measuring the impact of the virus on the U.S. economy.

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26
Mar
2020

How You Can Change Your Mindset To Improve Your Interviewing

Once your resume has made it through the gauntlet of the application process and you've secured an interview, it's time to prepare yourself mentally for the interview. You might be thinking: Will I like the job? How much does it pay? Are the benefits good? Can I work at home once a week? Will I get along with my colleagues? Can I eventually get promoted? But consider the common thread of these questions. It's all about you getting what you need from the job. Of course! We work to meet our needs and provide for our lives. But what secures you the job is the opposite; you must convince the hiring team that you'll meet their needs. You need to change your mindset.Shifting your thinking from getting what you want out of an interview to helping the company achieve its goals will put you into a value-add mindset. Here's why that helps you in an interview: It sets a positive tone. Approaching your interview with the intention of filling a need or solving a problem will launch a productive conversation. You'll obviously answer interview questions about yourself and your career, but be sure to show equal interest in learning about the employer. Be curious about their challenges and the dialogue will flow more naturally.

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17
Mar
2020

Your Employees Are More Loyal Than You Think

The narrative is familiar by now: job-hopping is increasingly common in the United States, while long-term employment relationships are hard to establish. But new research shows that the story is much more complicated; in fact, looking at the overall economy, business leaders of a generation ago would have envied the low job switching rates that U.S. companies enjoy today. So to increase employee loyalty, savvy hiring managers need to move past common myths about job tenure and focus on the story the data is actually telling. Only then can they design truly successful retention strategies.

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17
Mar
2020

8 Steps Employers Can Take To Protect Workers From The Coronavirus

One day before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Google parent company Alphabet asked all of its North American employees to work from home. The tech titan may have been among the first to issue such a sweeping edict, but it’s far from the only one implementing policies to safeguard employees. According to a survey by global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson, as of mid-February, 46% of employers had started encouraging staff to work remotely, while 55% were holding virtual meetings in an effort to reduce the need for business travel. Of the 158 U.S. companies surveyed, 38% reported that their human resources departments had been reviewing or revising their procedures to better protect their workforces. For those still in the process of doing so, here are eight ways that employers can protect their employees from the coronavirus.

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17
Mar
2020

Coronavirus and paid leave: What are my rights as an employee in New York?

New York became the epicenter for one of the largest clusters of novel coronavirus cases in the nation this week, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are moving fast to allow workers to stay home sick without employment repercussions. In his State of State agenda in January, Cuomo proposed paid sick leave that would cover nearly all New York employees with at least five days of paid time off for illness. New York City enacted a similar bill in 2014. On Monday, he pledged to send the bill to the state Legislature this week, which would specifically protect those required to quarantine or isolate themselves in relation to the coronavirus. “I think it’s especially important that if the government is ordering a quarantine, even a voluntary quarantine, that places a personal hardship on a person and that person should get paid,” he said. “I don’t want to add to the burden that we’re creating.”

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17
Mar
2020

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11
Feb
2020

Hiring managers rank skills over degrees, report finds

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11
Feb
2020

Overworked? 5 Reasons to Outsource Your Administrative Tasks in 2020

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5
Feb
2020

What Job Candidates Really Want From You (Hint: It’s Not a Game Room)

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5
Feb
2020

What Not to Say: The Subtle Art of Keeping Interviews Appropriate

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4
Feb
2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/27/career-advice-how-to-demonstrate-soft-skills-in-a-job-interview.html

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Feb
2020

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4
Nov
2019

NEW SERVICES TO CLIENTS

Our skills testing has helped us to select only the strongest candidates for our clients, and we are now offering that same hiring advantage to you!We offer a diverse array of skills testing to help employers ensure that their candidates have the skill set needed to succeed.Click the link to download our flyer with all the details.‍

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25
Jun
2019

Keeping Workers

Bringing in Normann Staffing and improving recruiting techniques is one way to find people, but how do you keep workers in a tight labor market? There are some things employers can do.

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11
Jul
2018

NOW FOR HIRING SUCCESS

What works in a very tight labor market? There are basics for both employers and employees. Check this.

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16
Jun
2018

NEW TAX INFORMATION

Most everyone will be a winner when it comes to the new federal income tax legislation says Glenn Noakes, CPA and supervisor at RBT certified public accountants and consultants.

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14
Jun
2018

Questions You Should NEVER Ask a Job Candidate

What are the questions it's illegal to ask a job candidate? What are the three questions you should always ask? These are among the topics covered when New Normann Staffing Speakers Bureau made its debut last month at the April luncheon of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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1
May
2018

What Are The Secrets of Hiring Great People in the Toughest Job Market in Decades?

Book our new Speakers Bureau and find out. With know-how from more than 30 years of recruiting and today’s digital front lines, The Normann Staffing Speakers Bureau is offering engaging 40-minute interactive presentations on how to meet today’s hiring challenges and find great people.

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1
May
2018

What You Should Never Say When Interviewing & Principles of Hiring Well, APRIL 10

Join us for lunch in New Paltz on Wednesday, April 11th, when Normann Staffing’s President Tony Marmo presents “How to Hire the Right Employee” at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. Learn what to say and what you should never say when interviewing!

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30
Mar
2018

Paid Family Leave: New Requirement and Help From Normann Staffing!

Beginning this year NY State private employers must secure paid family leave insurance, and Normann Staffing is available to provide personnel to fill in when your people take leave.

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17
Jan
2018

See Your Job Candidates as Consumers

The world’s most successful companies understand that today’s candidates are approaching the workplace as if they are shoppers. Therefore, for hiring success, it’s important to create a great customer experience.

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16
Sep
2017