Boss Day 2012: America’s Best Boss Contest

Managers who inspire, motivate and positively challenge their teams not only make you more productive but they also make work more fun. In honor of Boss Day on October 16th, we’re asking you to nominate someone for America’s Best Boss and tell the world what makes them a great leader.

If the person you nominate wins, then you win too! We’ll send the winning boss a Tumi briefcase and you’ll receive a $100 American Express gift card PLUS a free catered lunch for your entire office.

All you have to do to enter is follow us on Twitter (if you’re not already) and send a tweet to @AdeccoUSA using the hashtag #BossDay about what makes your boss the best. Click here to enter now!

You can also check out our resource center for insights on management, leadership and more.


Win4Youth Triathletes in Barcelona

Win4Youth North American Team

Representatives from Adecco offices all over the world are gathering in this week to compete in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in Spain. As part of our Win4Youth program, these Adecco employees have been training for this particular triathlon for months and the miles they rack up will count toward earning money for charity.

Check out the list of everyone competing from our group in North America and send them a shout out in the comments below or on Facebook.

This Week’s Hot Jobs

We’re hiring for many different positions across a huge variety of industries. Even though we often post about our “hot jobs” on our Facebook page, here’s a quick list of some the openings that are looking to be filled asap. Check them out below and apply today:

Call center and customer service reps: GSI is hiring for thousands of positions in Wisconsin, Florida and Georgia.

Microbiologists: If you’re in the tri-state area, learn more about this opening near Princeton, NJ.

Food service: Work in the hospitality industry for a great company in Silicon Valley.

Mortgage positions: Hiring nationwide for everything from underwriters to loan processors and more.

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Win 10k to Help Your Small Business

Attention small business owners: we are giving away $10,000 in staffing services to help you take your business to the next level.

More often than not, small businesses struggle because they’re in a place where there’s a large demand for their product but there’s not enough hands to get the product out the door. That’s we’re we come in. Contingent labor (temps) are beneficial in a number of ways, particularly in that they don’t require additional overhead. For example, by going through Adecco you’d be able to take on new employees without having to pay benefits; temps have the option to receive those benefits through Adecco.
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Webinar: State of the American Workforce

Join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm EST for our latest webinar: State of the American Workforce.  As the economy changes so does how we do business. We’ll be looking at trends, challenges and how to achieve success.

Topics we will cover include:
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Five Tips for the Last Time You’ll Go Back to School

Fall is in the air! That means football, pumpkin spice lattes (which, coincidentally, I am enjoying right now), and students returning to the classrooms. Now, if you’re a college senior this is potentially the last year you’ll be going back to school. Unless of course you go to grad school of some kind, but, I digress. For those of you entering the workforce in the spring of 2013, here are a few tips to help you get on the right track to gainful employment:

1) Start putting together your resume NOW: Believe it or not, it will take you a long time to update your resume to make sure it’s up to snuff. You should have one general resume, but typically it’s best to tailor it for each position you’re applying for.

2) Network like it’s your job: You’re in college. I promise you that this is the last time you’ll have tons of free time so make the most of it. Go to school-sponsored networking functions within your major, sign up for different events on LinkedIn, and check out events for industries you want to break into. Then go to those events and make friends. Sounds easy enough but making a good first impression is really important.
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