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Will An Intern Ruin My Business?

  Many entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs shy away from working with interns because of the criteria set forth by The Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   Particularly troubling for many business owners is the standard that “The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; …

Join me at the Business Women’s Network of Howard County Luncheon

  The Business Women’s Network of Howard County promotes and supports professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. BWN provides a vibrant network of women who have a significant impact on the business environment in Howard County.   I am honored to be a panelist for How to Attract and Retain …

What Tasks Can An Unpaid Intern Perform?

  First let me start by saying that I believe every intern should receive some sort of financial compensation whether it is a weekly transportation stipend or a monthly bonus – even interns working in nonprofit organizations.   There are regulations for what constitutes an unpaid internship versus employment in private or for profit sector.  …

Don’t Get Sued By Your Intern

Ignore the idea that interns are free labor.   The Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.  If each of the following six criteria listed below are met, an employment relationship …

Area business leaders learn ‘ins and outs’ of internships

  Area business leaders learn ‘ins and outs’ of internships By Sarah Hite Hando at Times Leaders   WILKES-BARRE — When Maureen Ciliberto was an intern “back in the day,” fetching coffee was one of the duties.   “I was able to observe a lot, but I was more like extra help,” said Ciliberto, career …

Grow Your Business With Interns

  Every industry can benefit from interns.   A strong internship program can help business increase both productivity and profits while giving back to their community through by developing a qualified workforce.   An Internship Consultant can provide support in determining if an intern will help or hinder your business,  finding qualified interns, hiring great …

Choosing the perfect intern the right way

  Choosing the perfect intern the right way By Disha Kathuria The internship phase is the Rainbow Bridge or star gate on the career path. It is the transitory period where freshly moulded minds leave the safety of the theoretical world of books, assignments, and exams, for the practical world. Not only is this phase …

What Are Your End Of Year Goals?

  Time To Evaluate and Get In Position! The end of the 4th quarter for  businesses. The end of fall semester for college students. The end of the year 2016 for us all. What are your end of year goals for your internship program?   Related Articles: What Should I Teach My Intern? When Should …

Seeking Business Sponsors for Pack A Purse Drive

  Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Spread your business message Promote your brand Give back to your community …by sponsoring our 10th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive     Our goal is to collect 1,000 purses (totes and other handbags) and fill with personal hygiene items for teen girls in foster homes, group homes, and …

Unpaid internships devalue students

  Unpaid internships devalue students (opinion piece)   You want employment experience prior to graduation, and an internship seems like a logical course of action, but is it worth it, if you have to pay for it and possibly pay for it more than once?   Unfortunately, this is often the case when it comes …