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How To Network In Human Resources

HR is a constantly evolving field. Changes to federal and state laws can be complex and overwhelming. Networking with other HR professionals enables you to be aware of changes in the industry. More importantly, you can share resources and ideas with other senior professionals. The complexity of laws and workplace situations can become even more challenging if you are an HR department of one. Networking with other HR professionals can enhance your knowledge and ability to tackle any situation you are presented with.   Photo by  Chris Montgomery  on  Unsplash See my reference in 4 Expert Tips for Networking With Other HR Professionals . How Do You Connect With Other HR Professionals? You can connect with other HR professionals in forums, professional HR organizations, professional networking events, and LinkedIn. Multiple HR forums enable HR professionals to ask questions and share their knowledge in their area of specialization. By joining local and national organizations such as the So

5 Best Business Books To Get Your Business On Track

Starting a business can be one of the most exciting and overwhelming events that occur throughout your lifetime. Sometimes you need additional resources to help get and keep your business on track. Below are a few books that business owners can use to get their business up and running and on the right track. 1. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine  by Mike Michalowicz. Ad Profit First informs entrepreneurs on the ways that they can realize how to make their business profitable. Most business owners make money and spend it on other expenditures without paying themselves or saving money for the future. Mike discusses the profit first method of saving a small income in separate business banking accounts for profits, your salary, taxes, and an expense account. Establishing individual accounts using the profit first method allows you to realize that you have a profitable business, take a salary, and cover business expenses. See my featur

How To Use Tuition Reimbursement To Save On College Expenses

Tuition reimbursement is when employers reimburse employees for education-related expenses they incur. Employers provide tuition reimbursement for employees to upskill in their current profession. Employees can complete degrees or start degrees that will enable them to enhance their existing workplace skills. Providing tuition reimbursement benefits employers because employees will use the skills learned and apply them to the workplace.    How Does Tuition Reimbursement Work? When employees seek tuition reimbursement, you typically seek approval from your supervisor before enrolling in a college or course. When consent is received, you will be eligible to enroll in the class(es). Tuition reimbursement must be applied or benefit the employee's current profession. Electives are allowed if part of a degree program that applies to your career. In addition, you must take courses through an accredited institution for them to be eligible for reimbursement. 5 Ways to Get a College Degree W

4 Ways You Can Use Side Hustles to Increase Your Income

A side hustle can increase your income and enable you to use the knowledge and skills that you have built over a lifetime. If you work in a profession that can translate into an independent side hustle, not only can you enhance your skills, but it could also benefit you at work. Providing a service to others can also give you a source of internal satisfaction and increase your desire to gain more knowledge to improve your competitiveness in the market. Fiverr Fiverr is one of the growing sites that provides gig opportunities to individuals with graphic design experience. Fiverr uses freelance designers located worldwide to provide low-cost marketing services to customers. More experienced designers can charge an increased rate for their services. If you have experience creating logos, websites, or understand search engine optimization (SEO), Fiverr is constantly looking for sellers. The best part is that you can work with Fiverr from the comfort of your own home. Side Hustles Can Help

Top 4 Ways To Budget For The Holidays

Holiday gift-giving is a time of joy, and the expression you see on someone's face when they open that perfect gift can confirm that you found the perfect gift. Gisele Bundchen stated that "Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It's a time when people are kinder and open-hearted." When searching for the perfect gift(s), it's also essential to keep your budget in mind. Here are tips to keep your holiday budget on the right track. Photo by  Jakob Owens  on  Unsplash Budgeting for the Holidays Budgeting for the holidays begins by estimating what you plan to spend for gifts, travel, and food. If you have children, budgeting for presents keeps your budget on track by designating what you will spend on each child. If you have a significant other, agreeing on gift purchase limits for each other can help ensure that one partner doesn't overspend. You can also pre-plan your travel by budgeting at least six months in advance and establishing a limit for f