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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 »

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It can be challenging to find and hire top talent—however, your staffing function is necessary to keep your business competitive. Hiring can be both time-consuming and difficult, especially if yours is a competitive market where employee demand exceeds supply. For these reasons, working with a staffing agency to assist with talent sourcing provides a great… Read more »

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If you’re looking to move ahead, becoming a certified welder is a smart step. You’ll have a higher earning potential and be in higher demand with employers. This can help you cement your job stability. How to become a certified welder You can become certified through the American Welding Society, or AMS, by following these… Read more »

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If you’re having a hard time finding work, relocation can be a good option. Still, moving is a big undertaking, especially if you have a family or currently own your home. Even if your dream job is in view in another part of the country, it’s important to consider some important factors before making the… Read more »

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In your search for employment, contract positions are a huge benefit. This type of employment, which includes temporary assignments in which you have a contract with an employer for completing a specific assignment, gives you the opportunity to learn and grow in your career while earning income. Advantages of contract work Though contract assignments aren’t… Read more »

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Looking for skilled trade candidates on social media? Your first thought may be LinkedIn—which is a good option. But have you ever considered the advantages of Facebook for quality staffing options? Advantages of Facebook This ever-popular social media site boasts more than two billion users, which means your sourcing pool is much larger than on… Read more »

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If you’re a skilled laborer, your profession may be in high demand. This means you’ll have more job openings to choose from and higher pay for your knowledge and skills. So if you’re recently graduated from trade school and about to hit the job market, or if you’re currently working but thinking about pursuing a… Read more »