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Unpaid Internships Can Carry Legal Risks: Here’s What You Need To Know

  Unpaid Internships Can Carry Legal Risks: Here’s What You Need To Know Forbes Human Resources Council   Whether they’re a current student or graduate, internships give young adults a chance to get their feet wet in their chosen careers, as well as gain some basic job experience for their resumes.   But while most …

Small Business Staffing: Tips for Hiring Interns

  Small Business Staffing: Tips for Hiring Interns By Karen Sams  Build an internship program that benefits your business, team, and interns with these tips. For small business owners, hiring interns can be a great way to complete special projects, bring in a fresh perspective, or find new talent. It’s important to establish a process …

Memo to Jason Chaffetz: These are the congressional workers who actually need a stipend

  Memo to Jason Chaffetz: These are the congressional workers who actually need a stipend – The Washington Post By Carlos Vera Former congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) made headlines when he said members of Congress should receive a monthly $2,500 housing stipend. Days before retiring from the House, he argued that members of Congress often …

Why Should I Hire An Internship Consultant?

  10 Reasons You Should Hire An Internship Consultant An Internship Consultant provides guidance and best practices on developing internship programs and managing interns. An Internship Consultant can recruit, hire, and train the right intern so you can focus on growing your business. An Internship Consultant can help you develop and implement policies and procedures …

Students should have the freedom to do unpaid internships

  Students should have the freedom to do unpaid internships by Sandy Malone   That good internship on your resume can be the difference between getting a job interview or not. And the competition to get internships is brutal, because students really, really want them. Unfortunately, the number of internship opportunities available has dropped over …

Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program

  Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program By Isaac Coates   Figuring out how to run a legal and mutually beneficial internship program for young adults looking to enter the workforce can be challenging.   Congrats! Reaching a point in business where you are able to develop an intern program …

Shark Tank start-up Her Fashion Box exploited staff: Fair Work Ombudsman

  Shark Tank start-up Her Fashion Box exploited staff: Fair Work Ombudsman By Nick Toscano   A fashion business that began on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank has been accused of running an illegal unpaid internship program and exploiting staff.   Her Fashion Box complaints spark warning NSW Fair Trading warns consumers to steer clear of HerFashionBox.com, a start-up …

Paid or unpaid? The internship question

  Paid or unpaid? The internship question By Ben Hoagland College students have undoubtedly heard it before; internships serve as valuable experiences for students to progress into their professional careers. For many students at St. Michael’s, internships are irreplaceable experiences filled with personal and professional development. But for others, internships can come at a financial …

It’s Internship Time!

  It’s that time of the year when college students will come knocking looking for a job or an internship. Depending on the nature of an organization’s business, an unpaid intern might be a great idea. But before organizations start engaging summer intern help, they need to make sure that they are complying with the Department of …

The Internship Mistake Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Make

  The Internship Mistake Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Make Anthonia Akitunde, Founder, mater mea Interns have been a cost-effective way for businesses to get work done for years. But if your company runs an unpaid internship program, chances are, you’re breaking the law. Unlike the death of print, Facebook and cable television, …