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By definition, potential is the capacity to develop into something great, based on unrealized ability. When you’re assessing job candidates, potential can be found in a person’s problem-solving abilities, passion, determination and overall level of conscientiousness. Potential Trumps Experience Giving a candidate with less experience a chance to prove themselves drives long-term loyalty. And, their… Read more »

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The reputation of your company relies heavily on the employees that keep it running. One bad apple can tarnish your brand forever, so you have to make sure each person you hire is willing and able to uphold the ethical standards of your organization. Along with screening for skills and cultural fit, it’s essential to… Read more »

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Today’s labor market is tougher than ever when it comes to hiring light industrial employees. The good news is: With a little creative thinking, you can succeed and emerge a winner in the highly competitive manufacturing talent war. The Skills Gap According to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report, more than 75… Read more »

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In today’s job market, competition for top talent is fierce. You can’t head forward blindly, without a rock-solid hiring strategy that will support your company’s business plan and objectives. Otherwise, you risk losing the best candidates … and they may never look back. Get Ahead of the Game Develop your plan for the next six,… Read more »

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Your company’s success depends on the talent you recruit and hire. If you’re not using the right strategies, you may be missing out on top candidates. Which obstacles stand in your way, and how can you overcome them? What NOT to Do In your efforts to hire the best, you may not be: Looking in… Read more »

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Companies with the most engaged employees are those that go the extra mile to build a positive culture and sense of community in the workplace. Regardless of their size or budget, they emphasize recognition and positive reinforcement as a means to achieving cultural excellence. Focus on What’s Right It’s easy, as a manager, to fall… Read more »

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No company is free from turnover. In fact, you’ve probably had a few employees quit their jobs this year. If so, you’re definitely not alone. Nationally, the average turnover rate is 18.1 percent, according to the 2016 Turnover Rate Report, compiled by Compdata Surveys. While inevitable, keeping your turnover rate as low as possible is… Read more »

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The right administrative professional is essential for a manager to keep their office or department afloat. When hiring for this role, you need the candidate with the right knowledge, skills, experience and personality to suit all your business requirements. What to Look For As technology has evolved, so has the role of the administrative professional…. Read more »

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An employee’s commitment to safety should begin even before their first day on the job and continue throughout their tenure with your company. Fifty-two percent of workplace injuries occur within the first year of a person’s employment. This statistic calls attention to the significance of onboarding new hires into a safety culture. But the other… Read more »

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You probably have a lot on your mind this month – and so do your employees. On top of all the personal holiday busyness, the final weeks of the year can be crunch time at work as well. How do you keep distractions down and productivity up, without turning into Ebenezer Scrooge and giving it… Read more »