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Beyond the required qualifications, you may be looking for other ways to distinguish your top candidate picks. If you’re looking to fill an opening and trying to decide between two perfectly qualified applicants, it can often help to look at their soft skills. In other words, traits that aren’t necessarily taught in any college or… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a new job, you may have decided to try a temporary-to-hire arrangement. The good news is that these types of jobs have the potential to turn into full-time, permanent employment. If you do a good job and fill the requirements and qualifications, plus fit into the company culture—you just may find yourself with… Read more »

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As an employer, your main job is to manage your workers. But this isn’t always an easy task! Across a diverse workforce comes a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions, and people don’t always agree. When conflicts arise in your company, it helps to practice good listening skills. By being a good listener, you can… Read more »

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An interview is your time to shine, but also your time to investigate. You may feel the main focus is on you; however, an interview isn’t just about how well you fit into a job opportunity. It’s also your time to determine if the job opportunity is something you really want and if you see yourself fitting… Read more »

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Looking to fill an open position at your company? It’s important to find the right person to help ensure work continues to get done, deadlines are met and customers are satisfied with the end product. But the hiring process can be arduous, involving many steps and considerable effort.   If you’re looking for help sooner rather than… Read more »

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As you prepare for your upcoming interview, you’re gathering together your answers for common interview questions. And one you should add to the list is: “What challenges are you looking for in a new position?” Your answer will help an interviewer understand your motivation, your desire to grow and how hard you’re willing to work.   How to… Read more »

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Safety is a top priority at your company. Taking steps to keep your employees safe and healthy is critical to running a successful business. So, when employees express concerns related to safety in your workplace, you need to take swift action. Get more information and amend the situation as quickly as possible.   When your workers feel… Read more »

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In search of a full-time job? Trying out a temp-to-hire position can be a great option. The hiring process can take employers a while since they need to review resumes, conduct phone and in-person interviews, and screen candidates before extending an offer. If you’re with the company in a temp-to-hire arrangement, you already have your foot… Read more »

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Safety in your workplace is critical to the well-being of your employees and the good reputation of your company. By keeping your workers safe, you’ll ensure continued productivity and output, helping you meet the needs of your customers. Plus, it’s just good business practice.   Inexpensive ways to improve safety  If you’re worried that instituting safety precautions may break the bank, there are low-cost steps you can take to help… Read more »

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As you practice your answers to common interview questions, it’s a good idea to include your answer to this one: “How do you handle stressful situations at work?” Your potential employer wants to know that you don’t simply go to pieces under pressure, because every workplace can be stressful from time to time. So, what’s… Read more »