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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 »

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It’s always exciting to find a job you’re really drawn to and perfectly qualified for at a company you’d be very interested in joining, but incredibly discouraging when your resume is greeted with radio silence. Competition for the best jobs is always intense, but if this has become a pattern, it’s time to re-examine your… Read more »

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If you think it doesn’t take much more than knowing how to answer a phone to succeed as a call center associate, you’re sorely mistaken. This demanding job requires a very defined skill set, so if you want to get to the top of your field, you’ll need to work hard to develop the competencies… Read more »