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July 10, 2018

Branding and Workplace Culture

2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

The trend toward Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) over the past decade has had a tremendous positive impact on businesses and various charitable causes. There is little doubt that companies grow and communities improve when there is a conscious effort to do more than just make a profit and provide dividends for shareholders. In fact, as the CSR movement matures, we see increasing evidence of the linkage between financial success and being engaged in philanthropic and charitable endeavors within our communities.

The businesses that excel in CSR have developed workplace cultures that bond employees to something greater than themselves or their jobs. But we also find ourselves, as business leaders, struggling to define exactly what is a good work culture. […]

Branding and Workplace Culture 2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

June 29, 2018

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature

2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00
Our online job bank is a free service offered for members that is a great opportunity and easy to use feature if you are looking to fill a position.
How to post a job:
1. Go to the www.leandercc.org homepage and log in to your ‘Members Only’ account. If you do not know your username and password, give us a call at 512-259-1907.
2. After logging in, you will see your member portal. From there, click the ‘Features’ drop down menu and then click ‘View/Add Jobs’.
3. Click ‘Post Job’. Here you will add all of the information required for the position and even have the option to allow applicants to […]

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature 2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00

What’s New with LinkedIn

2018-06-25T11:02:36+00:00

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, with over 530 million members. Dive into some of the biggest tools you may have missed from this platform.

Salary Insights on Jobs

In 2016, LinkedIn introduced Salary — a tool that allows users to see a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location based on information privately submitted by LinkedIn members. Since then, they’ve identified ways to make this experience even more valuable. You can explore compensation details next to open roles, showing an estimated or expected salary range for the role.

The salary information shared on job listings comes from one of two places:

  1. Employer Provided: Employers can provide salary ranges for specific jobs, meaning you will know exactly what […]
What’s New with LinkedIn 2018-06-25T11:02:36+00:00

Starting Your Own E-Business as a Stay-at-Home Mom

2018-06-20T09:22:25+00:00

Article by Eva Benoit

When you are a stay-at-home mom, your days aren’t exactly free. Between caring for the house and the kids, there is plenty of work to do. However, as the children grow older and become more involved in school, some stay-at-home parents find they have some spare time on their hands all of a sudden. Starting a home e-business is a great way to make use of that time while contributing to your household income.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Of course, starting a small business is no small endeavor. It takes commitment and hard work. If you want to stick to it, your best bet is finding a way to work your passions into your business ideas. […]

Starting Your Own E-Business as a Stay-at-Home Mom 2018-06-20T09:22:25+00:00

Common Mistakes Employers Make With At-Will Employment in Texas

2018-06-15T16:32:24+00:00

COMMON MISTAKES EMPLOYERS MAKE WITH AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT IN TEXAS

Article By David Oliver and Laura Fowler

Texas law permits private employers and nonprofit organizations to offer at-will employment – a term used to refer to an employment arrangement in which either party may terminate the relationship at any time without cause. Unfortunately, some employers make mistakes that make it difficult for them to enforce ­at-will employment relationships.

One of the most common errors businesses make when creating an initial job offer letter or agreement is to state an annual salary.  This creates an issue in an at-will arrangement because a business can become liable for the full annual salary if it chooses to terminate the relationship early. The best way to […]

Common Mistakes Employers Make With At-Will Employment in Texas 2018-06-15T16:32:24+00:00

May 31, 2018

Independent Contractor VS Employee: What’s Best for Your Business?

2018-05-31T10:50:03+00:00

Article by John Pearce and Laura Fowler

As your business grows, you will invariably reach a point where you simply cannot manage all aspects of the business without help. But many small business owners are finding it increasingly difficult to find quality employees to fill needed positions. The U.S. Small Business Administration claims that, “more than 50 percent of small businesses said it was very or somewhat difficult to fill open positions.” This has led many business owners to consider hiring contract labor.

Perhaps the single most important thing for business owners to learn about employment law is how to properly characterize employees and contract workers. Truly frightening consequences befall on employers who do not familiarize themselves […]

Independent Contractor VS Employee: What’s Best for Your Business? 2018-05-31T10:50:03+00:00

April 20, 2018

Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google?

2018-04-20T10:51:13+00:00
Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google?  These 3 tips are super easy to do and will actually improve your ranking with Google.
1. Add the chamber’s logo to your website.  Google ranks chambers as highly credible pages.  If you want to increase your organic search and are a current member of the Chamber, add this to the bottom of your page with our logo and link.
Proud member of Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.  www.leandercc.org
2. Ensure your site is indexed on Google.  Just type this into the URL:  Site:your full URL.  If you don’t show up, here is a great blog we […]

Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google? 2018-04-20T10:51:13+00:00

October 5, 2017

Leander in the Top 10 Best Small Cities for Families

2017-10-05T12:07:16+00:00
NerdWallet examined the data for 944 cities across the U.S. with populations of 25,000 to 75,000 residents to find the top options that offer the best combination of affordability, growth and prosperity, and family-friendliness. Leander made the top 10!!
  • Linton Hall, Virginia
  • Little Elm, Texas
  • Leander, Texas
  • Lehi, Utah
  • Sammamish, Washington
  • Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Flower Mound, Texas
  • Cedar Park, Texas
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Plainfield, Illinois
Leander in the Top 10 Best Small Cities for Families 2017-10-05T12:07:16+00:00

August 28, 2017

Austin Job Postings Report

2017-09-01T12:45:54+00:00

AUSTIN – ROUND ROCK – SAN MARCOS MSA

May 2017 Job Postings Report Overview
austinchamber.com/jobpostings

  • Lots of hiring. 5,400 more people employed between March 2017 and April 2017.
  • Many job openings, but fewer than a year ago. 41,100 Available Job Postings during May 2017, or 2,100 less compared to May 2016.
  • Job postings in May 2017 is lower than May of past three years. The Austin MSA saw more than 42,000 Available Job Postings in 2014, 2015 and 2016 but is below 42,000 in May 2017.
  • Demand for Tech talent remains high. Software Developers-Applications replaced Registered Nurses as the top posted occupation since March 2017. The annual median wage for Software Developers-Applications in the Austin MSA increased from $99,420 […]
Austin Job Postings Report 2017-09-01T12:45:54+00:00