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Today, it seems like a smartphone or similar mobile device is a necessity for everyone, from childhood on. But this dependency on the latest technology can pose a serious safety threat in an industrial workplace setting. As a responsible employer, you need to set technology usage rules to protect your employees from injury and your… Read more »

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Searching for the right person to fill an open position at your company is incredibly stressful and time-consuming, so finally finding your dream candidate feels amazing. What doesn’t feel great is having that generous job offer rejected by your top choice. Unfortunately, this happens rather frequently, as the best and brightest candidates often receive multiple… Read more »

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The beginning of the year is a good time to pursue alternative staffing solutions, for a number of reasons. During the first quarter, it’s time to begin implementing those plans for the year you worked so hard to develop. Temporary employees can be a tremendous asset as you address the human capital needs related to… Read more »

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Once upon a time you had a staff filled with energetic and engaged workers, and while the same people are still onboard, your work environment is not what it used to be. If once friendly employees have become easily irritable, staffers are taking more sick days than ever and no one seems to have a… Read more »

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Stepping back into the workforce after spending some time away can feel very intimidating. Whether you were caring for your young family, coping with an illness, traveling the world or any other reason, coming back probably feels simultaneously exciting and daunting. Feel confident in knowing many professionals put their career on hold for a while… Read more »

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Change is a normal, healthy and necessary part of life — especially in the fast-paced business world — but many people are strongly opposed to anything that threatens the stability of their standard routine. As the boss, you’ve probably noticed that some of your team members thrive on change, while others panic at any hint… Read more »

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Great perks, a competitive salary and a fun work environment can certainly drive your team to work hard and enjoy their jobs, that alone is not enough. No one wants to spend all day doing meaningless work, so as the boss, it’s your job to help employees understand the value of their contributions. Productivity levels… Read more »

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Annual performance reviews are quickly becoming outdated. In the past, this practice served as a corporate staple, but companies are starting to realize that checking in once a year just isn’t enough. In August 2015, Cliff Stevenson, a senior research analyst for the Institute of Corporate Productivity told The Washington Post that approximately 10 percent… Read more »

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“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”  (Albert Schweitzer) Appreciation is a fundamental human need – not unlike food or water. That may sound a bit extreme, but deep down inside, every individual thrives as the result of a well-deserved pat on the back for working extra hard to achieve… Read more »

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Your employees are committed to helping your company thrive, but it’s important to remember that work isn’t the only aspect of their lives. These people have children, significant others, family, friends, pets and hobbies outside of work that they need time to enjoy. Doing it all isn’t always that easy. One-third of workers have a… Read more »