TERRA Helped Me Transition My Skills into a New and Exciting Career

Sometimes the hardest part of a job search is getting started. Where do you even begin? Amanda Owen found herself struggling with that very thing. The restaurant where she'd been working closed for renovation and she found herself in need…

How to Prevent Past Employees from Degrading Your Business on Social Media

Social media allows us to stay connected and say what’s on our minds, much like having circles of friends has done for thousands of years. Unfortunately, social media has one significant drawback that a circle of friends does not: it…

TERRA Helped Me Try Jobs on for Size Until I Found the Right Fit

Leaving a job that’s comfortable, in search of something new and exciting, can be nerve-racking. What if your new job isn’t better? What if you can’t find a new job at all? But for Tommilyn Amos, an experienced administrative professional…

The Oregon Equal Pay Act: What Employers Need to Know

Oregon’s Equal Pay Act, which takes effect in October 2017, expands the state’s laws regarding wage disparities among employees. It also changes several rules for employers. Here, we cover some of the key points of the law. What’s Changing? The…

TERRA Found Me the Perfect Fit Right Away

When something feels right, it probably is. And it was that gut-feeling that led Megan Otterstrom to leave Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was born and raised, and move to Seattle, Washington. “I was able to do a lot of traveling…

Why Offering Paid Parental Leave Could Give You an Edge on Your Competition

The movement for paid parental leave is gathering momentum in the United States, with several states and localities passing paid leave policies in recent years. If you’re not in one of these locations, offering paid parental leave can give you…

My New Job is a Match Made in Heaven

A year and half ago, Nathanael Rojas moved from California to Oregon. Finding a job that was right for him was difficult. He tried doing lumber work, construction, landscaping and even some housekeeping, but none of these jobs were a…

Adjust Your Recruiting Style to Find (and Hire!) Top Talent

Do you have your recruiting system down to a science? Do the best candidates still seem to end up with your competitors? If the answer to both question is “yes,” it may be time to rethink your science—and adapt your…

My New Job is a Perfect Fit and Fills Me with Confidence

Kelli Dillion is extremely passionate about architecture. She loves design, selecting materials and building things – essentially the entire manufacturing process, from start to finish. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Architecture, Kelli decided to…

OSHA Audit: Reduce the Risk of Workplace Accidents This Summer

From slippery snow and ice in winter to the risks of people and materials overheating in summer, every season presents its own challenges to workplace safety. But despite knowing this, many workplaces don’t reevaluate safety or assess new risks on…