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Of all the soft skills critical to achieving the right cultural fit in a candidate, communication ranks at or near the top of the list. Communication skills have become increasingly important due to a growing emphasis on team-based collaboration within companies. You can best assess communication skills in a team interview setting, where you have… Read more »

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Attending a career fair is a great way to meet several employers at once, but remember, the hundreds of other attendees have the same goal. By the end of the day, it’s inevitable that many job seekers will blend together in recruiters’ minds, so make yourself memorable. Use these five tips to position yourself as… Read more »

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Starting a new job is equal parts exciting and terrifying. You can’t wait to dive into the work, but first you must get situated and learn the ropes. The first day is always a bit awkward, so give yourself a pass if you get a little tongue-tied or make a few mistakes. In no time… Read more »

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When applying for jobs, you have plenty of options. Hiring managers want to know exactly what interests you about their opening. At first glance, “Why do you want the job?” seems like a relatively simple question, but putting your reasons for applying into an impressive response can be more challenging than you realize. Despite its… Read more »

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A single workplace injury or illness can have far-reaching, debilitating effects on your business and the people who make it work. Lives can be changed forever … for employees, families, communities and co-workers. Does your safety plan need improvement? The answer should always be “yes” – no matter how well you finished last year in terms… Read more »

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You’ve finally landed a new job and you couldn’t be more excited; congratulations are in order! All your hard work paid off and now you’re about to begin the next chapter in your career. Starting a new job is always nerve-wracking, so you’re probably feeling a bit anxious, but relax, this is completely normal. Ease… Read more »

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Some temporary jobs have a clear end date in sight, but others have the opportunity to extend as far into the future as you can see. If you’re hoping to be offered a full-time job at the end of your temporary assignment, there’s a very real possibility you can make this happen. If you want… Read more »

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You want to find an exciting new career opportunity, so does every other job seeker out there. Hiring managers often receive dozens of resumes for posted positions, and after a while, most start to blend together. If you want to stand out from the crowd, add color to your standard, boring resume. Use these three… Read more »

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Research has shown that managers spend up to 50 percent of their time motivating their staff. Your management team would save a lot of time and resources if your hiring strategy resulted in self-motivated employees who were more likely, by nature, to be top performers and have intrinsic drive that rubs off on those around… Read more »

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“Safety cultures consist of shared beliefs, practices and attitudes that exist at an establishment. Culture is the atmosphere created by those beliefs and attitudes, which shape our behavior.” This is how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes a safety culture – which is something every company needs to uphold and maintain. Industry-leading organizations… Read more »