3 Ways to Help Your Team Start 2020 Off on the Right Foot

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It doesn’t seem possible, yet the calendar tells us that it’s almost time to say farewell to another year. This time of year is often filled with a certain level of chaos in the workplace. There’s a balance between wrapping up Q4 and finalizing year-end numbers, as well as dealing with the holidays and how… Read more »

Making a Decision When You’re Torn Between Two Great Candidates

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Finding the right candidate for the job isn’t always easy. In an economy that’s favorable for many industries, the demand for qualified workers exceeds the supply. Candidates are in the position to be selective about the positions they apply for and can leave hiring managers with a limited talent pool to choose from. Considering this,… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Show Appreciation to Temp Workers

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It’s no secret that companies where employees feel valued and appreciated are more productive, rewarding places to work – which equates to success on every level. There are plenty of ways to express gratitude to permanent employees, however temp workers are often left out of the equation. Companies that work with temporary workers understand that… Read more »

5 Things You Can Do to Encourage Professional Development Among Your Team

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When you bring a new employee on board, it’s usually with the assumption that this person will grow from a professional standpoint over time. What isn’t always taken into consideration is how that growth will happen. The type of employee development your business needs doesn’t happen on its own, instead it needs to be encouraged… Read more »

4 Ways to Retain Your Best Employees

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At any given time, you can look at your staff and be correct in guessing that nearly half of them have their eyes set on the next move career-wise. They might be interested in a promotion within your organization, but they’re also not going to pass up a great opportunity from another employer if one… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Part-Time Staff

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When you take a look at your staff, who do you consider to be the most valuable members of your team? Do you immediately look toward your full-time employees, maybe the ones that have put in a few years and have built up a history with your company? While these members of your team are… Read more »

How to Attract New Skilled Trade Candidates During a Labor Shortage

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There aren’t too many people who will complain about a good economy, especially low unemployment rates, but a booming economy does present some challenges for certain industries – mainly that the demand for a skilled trade workforce exceeds the current supply. Where you once had candidates filing through your door, you’re now hearing crickets.  Labor shortages can… Read more »

Beat the Heat and Don’t Become a Statistic

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Summer, along with the warmer temperatures and longer days that it brings, is upon us. While the blazing sun might make for a great day at the beach, the same doesn’t hold true for those who work outside in the heat, or in warehouses and manufacturing facilities that can become excessively warm during the summer months.   Each year, heat–related stress is… Read more »

How to Address Employee PPE Complaints

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Every seven seconds, a worker in the United States is injured on the job. Many of these injuries could be avoided with the proper use of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Thanks to PPE, the number of workplace accidents is significantly less than it otherwise would be. You would think,… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Put Up With a Workplace Bully

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Toxic Thoughts are Ruining Your Interview

Workplaces, being staffed with adults, should be bully-free zones. But survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll found otherwise, showing that as much as 28 percent—or 1 in every 4 people—were victims of workplace bullying. As much as 19 percent of workers left their jobs because of bullying and abuse. And the survey… Read more »