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Some of us work the day shift—others, the night shift. But if you’re working a swing shift, you have the responsibility of fitting in both. This can be difficult on your sleep schedule and your body in general, which will never quite know when it’s time to work and time to sleep. Still, you can… Read more »

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During your interview, you’ll undoubtedly be asked about your previous job. Why are you leaving? What made you look for something new? If you had a negative experience with your past employer, it may be written all over your face—and this is something you’ll need to get under control. It’s much easier when you know… Read more »

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Employing talent at the top of your field gives your business a competitive advantage over others. But if you want the best, you must be able to pay well—or else they’ll move on to something new (or never start with you in the first place). This is especially true if your industry is competitive, and… Read more »

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On the job, following safety procedures helps you protect yourself and coworkers from harm. It’s important to learn the proper procedures for operating a forklift and always follow these safety guidelines in your workplace. Key forklift operating practices Be sure you’re familiar with all of the following: 1. Only operate a forklift if qualified. In… Read more »

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It’s very disappointing to get rejected for a potential job. Sometimes, you may know exactly what went wrong during the interview. But other times, you may think you did a great job and aren’t sure why you weren’t hired. During your interview, you will likely be keyed up or even nervous, so things you would… Read more »

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If you work hard at your job, it’s frustrating to work with others who do not. Especially if their lackluster behavior directly impacts your work day. If you find yourself, time and again, picking up the slack for other employees who can’t be bothered, you’ve probably felt your fair share of annoyance. But what can… Read more »

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Employees are busy people! With full schedules of tasks and daily demands, meetings can eat up lots of valuable time. To be sure you’re spending your staff’s time wisely, it helps to follow a few meeting best practices. Six pathways to better meetings To get everyone through a meeting and back to their workday, consider… Read more »

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Stress can be good in small doses. Short-term stress actually helps propel you into motion and get things done. But when stress is ongoing over long periods of time, you can run into health problems. Chronic stress can lead to poor sleep, unhealthy eating habits, increased blood pressure, depression and much more. The bottom line… Read more »

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Money is serious business, but also a sensitive topic with many workers. It can make or break your job satisfaction and it’s essential—after all, you need to pay your bills, and it’s nice to have some left over to add to your quality of life. Though money isn’t the only thing (for example, it’s not… Read more »

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An interview is just as important for you as for your potential employer. Why? Because it’s a learning process where you can find out all you need to know about a job. In a way, you’re interviewing the hiring manager just as much as she is interviewing you. Four key questions to ask During your… Read more »