Gigats Employer Review of MillerCoors

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By providing effective job hunting tools, Gigats is able to help you make informed decisions about the right job for you and the companies to work for. Read below to see our employer review of MillerCoors and visit our website to see your personalized job matches.

Ranked as one of the top selling American Breweries, MillerCoors also makes our list of cool companies to work for. Offering an employee “perk six-pack,” flexible opportunities, and rich history, MillerCoors provides employees with several great benefits. According to Glassdoor.com, MillerCoors receives a 3.0 rating and more than 50% of employees would recommend the company to a friend. The Director of Integrated Talent Management at MillerCoors describes the extensive benefits offered, as a “perk six-pack.” The perks that make up the six-pack of benefits include career development, community involvement, beer (obviously), diversity and inclusion, more beer (seriously-employees receive a monthly gratis beer), and a team of talented people. MillerCoors also offers flexible opportunities and a wide range of job positions, including Tour Guides, Customer Service Representatives, Warehouse Operators and Marketing Representatives. MillerCoors is a company with three hundred years of combined brewing history and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The company offers a rich history and established foundation that offers a source of pride that would be difficult to find with another company.

With courses designed to help build careers, extensive perks including free beer and events, and a diverse and talented group of employees, there are several great reasons to join the MillerCoors team. Visit Gigats.com to see what opportunities may be available to you with MillerCoors and other top companies!

 

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Business Creation Declines as Job Market Improves

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Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs during the month of March. As the job market improves, changes and trends begin to occur. One of which is that fewer Americans apparently felt the need to create their own jobs last year, as a result of the suggested improvement in our economy.

The Kauffman Foundation, which studies entrepreneurship, published findings that more individuals are landing jobs and are no longer starting their own businesses out of necessity. The groups of individuals who in the past have chosen to forgo the job-search and begin their own company out of need are referred to as “necessity entrepreneurs”. As the economy has improved the number of businesses created has declined and returned to pre-recession levels. In fact, in 2013 the business-creation rate dropped to .28 percent, a number that is not too far off from the .26 percent rate we had in 2001.

The Kauffman Foundations’ vice president of research and policy, Dane Stangler, believes that the reason for the decline in business-creation is due to the labor market beginning to attract people back into it. As the market improves, the job search is becoming less daunting and individuals no longer feel the need to create their own jobs out of necessity. Those that are still choosing to create start-ups are, for the most part, employed and starting businesses because of the perceived opportunities- not because they were forced into it.

The decrease in the number of businesses created suggests that the job market is beginning to recover and that opportunities for employment are becoming more readily available. To take a look at an abundance of jobs available to you, visit Gigats.com!

 

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Myths of Telework

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Gigats recently reported a rise in telecommuting across several job sectors. Telework, the ability to work remotely from an alternative worksite, is aiming to make the balance between work duties and family obligations a bit easier. There are several misconceptions about telework that prevent people from exploring their options and how the transition can help employers and employees alike.

Read below to see the most common myths about telework and the truth behind them:

Myth: Telework is only for mothers and women
The truth is that men are more likely to telework than women. In a Flex + Strategy Group telephone survey of 556 full-time U.S. employees in 2013, men comprised 71% of respondents who said they did most of their work from a remote location. Flexibility and telework isn’t just a desire for a mom or a woman, men seek the same opportunities.

Myth: Telework is only for parents who want to be with their children
According to the survey, there is no significant difference between those who had children and those who didn’t have kids. Of the individuals surveyed, 29% who telework don’t have children, and 32% do. While telecommuting parents can gain time with their children, it isn’t meant to serve as a substitute for child care.

Myth: Only millennials are interested in working remotely
Teleworking spans across several generations and it isn’t just reserved for Gen Y or millennials. For those that work remotely, 35% are millennials, 30% are Generation Xers, and 30% percent were baby boomers.

Myth: Everyone can telework or work remotely
Unfortunately, not every company or job allows telecommuting- a Doctor can’t expect patients to come to their home. In fact, Premiere Global Services State of Telecommuting 2014 survey found that 20% of companies don’t allow it. Organizations have to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach and instead determine on a case-to-case basis which job positions are an ideal fit for remote work.

Myth: Telework can be successful without formal training and policies
In order for telecommuting to be successful a company must have the framework, training and technology necessary. Sending a person to their home to perform their work without any form of checks and balances will likely hurt a companies’ productivity. Teleworking has become easier for companies to implement due to technology and the growth in tools that enable the opportunity, but companies should still establish guidelines for the expectations of the position.

Myth: Providing the equipment for teleworking isn’t worth the cost
The reality is that Teleworking is fairly inexpensive to adopt and might save money. Companies that are able to save on real estate overhead are moving towards embracing telework. Additionally, companies are seeing more than just monetary gains. Telecommuting can result in personal productivity gains because employees no longer have to commute as often or face frequent disruptions in the office.

Teleworking can be mutually beneficial for an employee and employer when the right policies are set in place. While it isn’t for everyone, telecommuting is easy to adopt, can drive better benefits for employees, and can provide growth for companies.

 

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How to Lose your Boss’ Trust

It’s a bit harsh, but trust is much easier to lose than it is to gain. Building a reputation as a hardworking, excellent and dependable employee can take years and it can call crumble in just a few minutes. You’ve worked hard to earn yourself a title as your boss’ go-to person, so make sure you secure it by avoiding the 4 small habits that can lose your boss’ trust.

The first way to lose your boss’ trust is to promise something that you can’t deliver. Often, we will say pretty much anything to get us out of a tough situation. While this may serve as an effective short-term solution, it doesn’t take long for others to realize that we are unable to follow through. If you are unable to provide realistic information to your manager, he or she probably won’t trust you with any additional responsibilities. It’s better to safely provide a solution that you can execute, than to make promises you can’t keep.

Failing to return calls or emails is another way to drop down to the bottom of the trust totem pole. It’s easy for an email to get buried in an overflowing inbox or for a voicemail to accidentally get deleted, but when this becomes a habit, your manager will likely find out. Your boss may begin to question whether she or he can trust you with important clients and big projects. If you’re unable to respond to calls or emails in a timely manner, how can they expect you to complete big deadlines that carry greater responsibility?

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When your boss comes to you with an explicit task and deadline it’s safe to say you should get it done. Not tomorrow, or the next day, but immediately. Ignoring the importance of urgency in a task is a sure-fire way to lose your boss’ trust. If you are ever unsure of what you are supposed to do and when it should be done by, it’s much safer to clarify at the time of the initial request instead of waiting to see what happens when you procrastinate.

Resolving a situation on your own before unnecessarily involving your manager can demonstrate initiative, but it’s important to keep them in the loop. Dumping a problem into your boss’ lap that he or see had no indication of isn’t the wisest idea and can result in your boss becoming less likely to trust your instincts and more likely to check up on you. It is important to keep your boss informed as a situation progresses.

By asking for what you need, keeping your boss informed, and taking responsibility for your work you can prove to your boss that you can be trusted with anything and you should see some excellent benefits, whether that’s greater opportunities, bigger projects or an overall boost in your career.

 

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Job Seeker Technology

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The job market is constantly changing and along with it is the way we navigate a job search. The advent of new technology constantly affects the way companies choose to isolate, recruit and hire the best employees. Staying on top of technology trends and their relationship to the job search is just one of the ways that Gigats provides you with the best job hunting tool box available. Read below to see the 4 major ways that technology is mixing up the job search:

The Twesume
And you thought that writing a resume was hard enough; now try doing it in 140 characters. According to USA Today, companies are looking to Twitter to find their next employees. When companies began using Twitter to publicize their job postings with links to their career site and relevant hashtags, potential employees couldn’t help but wonder why they couldn’t respond using the same medium. A Twesume is a 140-character resume that typically includes links to a job seeker’s relevant professional social media profile, resume, or website. Don’t believe us? Check out the hashtag #twesume to see what we are talking about.

The Video Interview
Face-to-Face versus Webcam-to-Webcam. The popularity of the video interview has been rising in the last few years, with more than 60% of companies using video interviewing in their hiring efforts. How does this help you as a job seeker? It’s easier for employers to schedule interviews around the packed schedules of candidates because there is no commute needed. Video interviews are cutting down on time-to-hire and allowing companies to fill positions more quickly.

The Mobile Interview
Taking the Video Interview one step further, companies have developed a one-way video interview in which they pose questions and then job seekers answer on video. Job seekers are able to answer questions directly from their mobile devices allowing employers to cut down on time-consuming phone screens and initial screening interviews. The Mobile Interview allows companies to focus on the most qualified candidates by quickly weeding out the rest.

The Job Search Campaign
Forget politicians, job seekers are becoming the masters of campaigns. More and more potential employees are using new technology in order to start their own campaigns for their dream jobs. Employers are nabbing these people up because of the value and out-of-the-box thinking that they display during the application process. Companies are creating new ways to find talent by starting campaigns where candidates must create a webpage, outline a marketing campaign, and other projects that challenge potential employees to think creatively and innovatively.

Stay on top of your competition by staying ahead of technology. Embrace the new ways of connecting with employers so you can stop searching and start working.

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Gigats Employer Review of Whole Foods Market

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Gigats equips you with a job hunting tool box designed to help you make educated decisions about where to work. Read below to see our employer review of Whole Foods Market and visit our website to find which opportunities may be the best match for you.

In 2011, CNN Money published an article outlining the five reasons why it’s great to work at Whole Foods. According to the article, Whole Foods promotes healthy habits, encourages transparency, provides a “kumbaya culture,” encourages employees to submit ideas, and provides plenty of extra perks.  Since 2011, it has become evident that Whole Foods continues to earn its ranking as one of the best companies to work for.

According to Glassdoor.com, Whole Foods earns a 3.6 rating from employees and almost ¾ of their employees would recommend the company to a friend. Setting itself even further apart from the competition, Whole Foods is considered innovative when it comes to employee health care. Whole Foods provides a health insurance plan, healthy discount incentive program- which offers an additional discount based on each team members’ wellness on top of the standard 20% off of store products that employees receive, and total health immersion to eligible employees.

Whole Foods, “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” offers various employment opportunities ranging from customer service positions to food preparation team members. By offering numerous opportunities to join the Whole Foods team and creating an exciting work environment chock-full of perks, Whole Foods continues to solidify its place as one of the best companies to work for.

 

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Debunking Job Search Myths

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A successful job hunt requires up-to-date knowledge about how employers look for talent, and insight into the process. Gigats is here to provide that. Often, job seekers experience frustration due to preconceived ideas and job search advice from uninformed sources. There are several common job search myths that can hurt your chances of securing a new career. Read below to see them debunked and how to stop searching and start working.

The first common job search myth is that your resume is all about you. While it’s true that you are the main subject of the resume, there is more to it than just that. Your resume should demonstrate how you represent the answer to an employer’s needs. Prior to applying, you should read the position description, select important keywords and incorporate them into your own personal accomplishments and skills.

Another common job search misconception is that it is equally as important that an employer sell themselves to you as you sell yourself to them. If this is the case- you haven’t done your research. An interview isn’t the time to learn the basics about a company or its opportunities. Be sure to research the company before going, that way you can focus more confidently on portraying yourself as the right candidate.

Finally, many incorrectly believe that networking is about obtaining help from others. Why is this the wrong outlook? Networking is about building relationships, not about viewing people as the assistance they might provide. Networking takes time and involves getting to know other people. It should be a mutual arrangement in which you are able to help them in similar ways that they help you. Pay it forward and you’ll find your job search to come with a little more ease.

Ditch these outdated words of advice and you should be well on your way to improving your job search and finding your perfect job match.

 

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Best-Paying Cities

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Gigats provides relevant job-related research on work place environments in order to equip job seekers with the tools to find their perfect job match. It is clear that some cities compensate workers better than others in order to attract top talent, adjust for a higher cost of living, or to meet union standards. Whatever the reason, certain cities provide varying professionals the opportunity to earn a shinier, prettier penny.

Take a look at the list below and see which locations earn the title as one of the Best-Paying Cities.

 

1. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco offers plenty of technology, construction, health care, business and social services opportunities with the added bonus of a vibrant cultural community.

Added Perk: The city hosts an endless stream of events, has numerous breathtaking views, and boasts a plethora of food trucks, restaurants, bars and parks.

 

2. San Jose, CA

The concentration of tech companies in the area drives demand for top talent seeking top salaries. Web Developers earn almost $25,000 more than the average pay in San Jose than in other cities.

Added Perk: Locals enjoy access to a range of museums, parks and theaters all with visits made easier by the mild climate that brings 300 sunny days a year.

 

3. New York City, NY

The BLS reports that accountants, sale managers, operations research analysts and other financial sector jobs earn large paychecks due to the strong financial hub and high cost of living.

Added Perk:  It’s the “city that doesn’t sleep.” With an iconic skyline, bustling streets, and endless forms of entertainment, there is never a dull moment.

 

4. Nassau, NY

Nassau has social services and construction job opportunities. Additionally, Elementary school teachers earn $39,290 more than the national average when teaching in Nassau.

Added Perk:  Just a hop, skip and jump away from Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey, weekend adventures are always a possibility.

 

5. Vallejo, CA

Looking for a career in the health care industry? Vallejo is the place to be. Health care professionals are in high demand and are highly compensated.  A Surgical technologist earns about $30,000 more than average salary for this profession.

Added Perk: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is in Vallejo’s  backyard in addition to beautiful marinas and historical museums.

 

6. Bridgeport, CT

The banking and financial sector are thriving in Bridgeport. Opportunities for estheticians, computer systems analysts, compliance officers and financial analysts with the opportunity to earn higher salaries are numerous.

Added Perk:  Bridgeport, CT touts one of the lowest crime rates, has beautiful beaches, and a collection of eccentric museums and theatres.

 

7. Oakland, CA

Epidemiologists and phlebotomists working in Oakland earn higher paychecks than their counterparts in other U.S. cities- with an average that is almost $50,000 higher than others in the profession.

Added Perk: Redwood Regional Park, known for stunning views and empty paths, is just a few miles from downtown. Great for any nature lover to visit.

 

8. Trenton, NJ

This New Jersey capital has a booming construction sector with skilled labor workers earning higher wages. Electricians in Trenton are likely to belong to a union and therefore earn union wages.

Added Perk: Trenton is the place to be for history lovers and other explorers. The New Jersey State Museum, one of many in the area, has exhilarating exhibits and celebrates the state’s artistic and cultural life.

 

9. New Haven, CT

The BLS reports that in 2012, glaziers in New Haven earned $35,000 higher than the average pay. Additional construction jobs are available in New Haven and play well.

Added Perk: From lighthouses to charming town greens to world-class museums and Yale’s renowned campus, New Haven offers many, diverse, beautiful settins for lively concerts and events.

 

10. Norwich, CT

Norwich pays its medical secretaries, veterinary technologists, veterinary technicians and restaurant cooks higher-than-average salaries in 2012. High Medical Secretary pay may be attributed to operations of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in the Norwich area.

Added Perk: Winner of the Prettiest Painted Places in America, Norwich offers beautiful sites, a gorgeous harbor, historic walking tours and much more.

 

If you’re looking for an exciting change of scenery and an income boost, one of these cities may be the place for you! Which of the cities on the list sound like perfect environment to grow your career?

 

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Telecommuting Gains Popularity

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How many times a week do you roll out of bed and say to yourself, “I don’t want to go into work today?” Whether it’s a plea to avoid the daily traffic-jam on your morning commute or the desire to stay in your pajamas, we’ve all dreamt about the opportunity to wake up in the morning, pour ourselves a nice cup of coffee and start our work day from the comfort of our own home. If a recent study, conducted by Global Workplace Analytics, is any indication, it’s become apparent that many more people are taking advantage of their home office. According to the study telecommuting has grown almost 80% from 2005 to 2012 across several job sectors.

The increase in telecommuting has spread across a range of career categories, including medical/health, education, writing, technology, customer service, travel and more. Some of the most popular telecommuting job positions range from a Writer to a Medical Coder. The availability of a variety of positions has provided greater opportunity for individuals to work from home. Another reason for the increase? Companies are able to meet the needs of employees who don’t want to or can’t live near the “mother ship.” Telecommuting opportunities allow companies to hire and retain valuable employees that may otherwise be unable to join their team.

Does working from home sound like the gig for you? Visit Gigats.com to see what telecommuting opportunities are available- we don’t mind if you search in your pajamas.

 

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Gigats Employer Review of AT&T

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Gigats provides employer information and other job hunting tools to help you make informed decisions about where to work so you can stop searching and start working. Take a look at the employer review below to see if AT&T has the perfect job match for you.

According to Glassdoor.com, AT&T receives 3 out of 5 starts when rated by employees. Ratings are determined based on employee’s judgments in regards to culture and values, work/life balance, senior management, compensation and benefits, and career opportunities. The criterion with the highest employee rating is compensation and benefits. AT&T employees enjoy competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, pension and savings plans, product and service discounts, life insurance and more.

As the largest innovation-led telecommunications company in the world, AT&T anticipates adding more wireless subscribers than expected due to LTE data plan updates and is offering over 3,000 employment opportunities this week alone. AT&T offers full-time and part-time positions in multiple areas, including Call Centers, Retail, Sales and more.

See what opportunities are available with AT&T and other top employers at Gigats.com!

 

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