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Traditional annual reviews for employees, which use numerical scales and curves to rank people based on their performance, are fast becoming dinosaurs in today’s business world. Referred to as “rank-and-yank” systems by some employers, they assign scores to workers relative to that of their peers. Pay-for-performance still works, as it should, just not through a… Read more »

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Some days are more productive than others, but the reasoning behind this is more than just a matter of chance. You typically spend the same amount of time on the job each shift, but some days you leave work with a huge sense of accomplishment and others feel like a bit of a waste. As… Read more »

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If you’ve been in the workforce for awhile, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve had at least one job you didn’t like. Whether your boss was a tyrant, the work was incredibly boring or you couldn’t stand most of your colleagues, most people encounter this type of problem at some point in their career. You’ve… Read more »

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After making a selection of viable candidates from a pile of resumes, it may be tempting to skip your telephone interview as a preliminary hiring step. But, don’t be too hasty. A phone interview allows you to get a feel for your most promising prospects before bringing them in for a face-to-face meeting. The Benefits… Read more »

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In most workplaces, hazards are minimal. Employees spend their day sitting at a desk, staring at a computer, which presents very little threat to their well-being. Of course, this couldn’t be farther from the case in a manufacturing facility. Powerful, heavy machinery is everywhere you look, so creating a set of strict safety guidelines is… Read more »