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When evaluating candidates for open positions, hiring teams often forget one simple fact: Those candidates are judging you and your company, as well. If you create a poor experience for your candidates, they won’t accept your job offers. Furthermore, they will spread the word your company doesn’t treat job seekers well. Providing a good candidate… Read more »

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In industrial work environments, safety matters. According to OSHA, 4.1 million Americans suffer injuries at work each year, and 13 U.S. workers die every day on the job. Employers need to hire people who value safety, because one moment of carelessness can be a matter of life and death.  When preparing for a job interview,… Read more »

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Your workforce represents both your company’s biggest expense and its most valuable asset at the same time, which means productivity and profitability hinge on ensuring your employees can perform to your full expectations. There are myriad ways to increase productivity, but an often-overlooked strategy is to help every employee understand how their role and contribution… Read more »

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Good admins are hard to find, so when you hire a new team member, it is important to set them up for success from the beginning. One of the keys to employee retention is a strong onboarding process. Use these onboarding strategies to help your new administrative employees hit the ground running. Be Welcoming on… Read more »

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In a typical interview, hiring managers focus on what a candidate says in order to evaluate fit. The substance of the candidate’s answers matters, but nonverbal communication can provide valuable insights, as well. Here are some nonverbal cues to watch for in your next interview. The Handshake Test Candidates are always warned against a weak… Read more »

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Change is never easy in the workplace. People get used to doing things a certain way, and they get into a rhythm when it comes to their approach to their work. Potential disruptions to that rhythm can make people nervous, and that nervousness often leads to resistance. However, in today’s rapidly-changing industrial environment, teams have… Read more »

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There are a number of reasons people take a break from the workforce ranging from illness to raising children to caring for an ailing parent to returning to school, and nearly a million scenarios in between. Getting back to work after time away can be exciting but also be overwhelming. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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We want to believe the best of people, but the truth is, not every person is a good person. There are employees whose ethical standards can put teams and the entire organization at risk. You can’t change the nature of people, but you can protect your company by committing to an interview and hiring process… Read more »

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In industry, punctuality matters. One late employee can throw off production and output for an entire section of your organization. However, determining whether a candidate will have an issue with punctuality can be a difficult task. Often, supervisors don’t find out until it’s too late they made a bad hiring choice. Here are some tips… Read more »

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Competition for open positions is steep in today’s job market. When you’re sending off a resume or submitting an application, it’s easy to feel like you’ll be lost in the shuffle. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to stand out from the pack at every opportunity as you seek out your next position…. Read more »