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What traits should you look for as you interview candidates for light industrial positions? The cost of a poor hire can be devastating, so you want to find the best combination of general and industry-specific qualities that define optimal performance and success. Keep these three areas at the top of your list: Math and Reasoning… Read more »

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Bullying in schools and cyberbullying are frequent headline issues. Less well known but just as devastating is workplace bullying, which has reached epidemic proportions. In one study, 13.7 million Americans said they were currently being bullied at work, and nearly three times that number said they had been bullied in the past. In a survey… Read more »

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Your employees are the future of your business. It’s up to you to encourage their career self-reliance and development. Teach them to take charge of their own futures and, at the same time, collaborate with them to make it happen. Facilitate the process by providing clarity and opportunity. Help Them Make a Plan Employees need… Read more »

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As an employer, you cannot ignore social media or its impact on your business. Research has shown that 40 percent of gen Y workers rate social media access above receiving a higher salary, as they make a decision on where to accept a job. And the popularity of social media is not limited to millennials…. Read more »

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The best business results emerge when a company’s ideas, strategies, business models, tools and systems fire in unison, on all cylinders. It’s called innovation – and your organization needs it, in order to convert the creativity of your best people into actual solutions. Only then can you reap the return on your investment. You need… Read more »

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform, so if you’re not using it to its full potential, you’re missing out. If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, head to your computer immediately and create one. Of course, simply having a dormant account doesn’t really do much good either, so it’s time to step… Read more »

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Many candidates mistakenly think a job interview is solely a one-sided way for companies to find their ideal candidate, but that couldn’t be farther from the case. This is also your chance to ask pointed questions to learn more about the company culture, to see if it it’s the right choice for you. Company culture… Read more »

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If your company has experienced a surge in demand for temporary workers in recent years, you’re not alone. As the economy has recovered, our nation’s temporary workforce has grown as well. For instance, in 2010, the number of temporary employees nationwide increased by 9 percent. While the number of manufacturing workers in the United States… Read more »

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A strong benefits package is a critical employee attraction and retention tool. It can pay big dividends in terms of your ongoing employee satisfaction and business success results. Numerous recent studies support this premise: In a Harvard Business Review Analytic Survey of HR leaders, 60 percent said that a good benefits package was “very important”… Read more »