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Tips for Effectively Reviewing Resumes

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Rapidly reviewing dozens of resumes comes down to the ability to make one important decision as quickly as possible: Yes, or no? Either a candidate has the qualities that you want, or it’s time to move on to the next resume. With experience, you should be able to move quickly, rapidly distinguishing between talented and… Read more »

How to Get Your Employees to Take Ownership of Their Work

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For over a century, the 40-hour workweek has been the standard for American businesses. While the average employee is locked into some variation of the daily nine-to-five, business owners tend to live by much more strenuous schedules. On average, business owners spend over 50 hours on the clock every week, and many – whether at… Read more »

Safety Tips for CDL Drivers

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Without a way to reliably transport your inventory to its destination, every other part of your business might as well shut down. Inevitably, this leads you to put a considerable amount of trust in one group: Your delivery drivers. Because of the huge amount of responsibility given to them, commercial drivers are held to a… Read more »

Tips for Uncovering a Candidate’s Ethical Standards in an Interview

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Determining a candidate’s skill level and work history is relatively easy. A quick reference check and a few minutes of conversation should tell you how knowledgeable they are in their field. In contrast, uncovering a candidate’s ethical standards is much more complex. After all, the very concept of ethics and ethical behavior has perplexed humans… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring the Right Forklift Operator

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Whether large or small, every warehouse depends on a forklift to keep inventory moving where it needs to go. Without heavy equipment of this kind, the modern workplace would come to a standstill. If you need to replace your current forklift operator, the race is on to find a suitable candidate. What should you look… Read more »

Why You Should Be Conducting Reference Checks

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Choosing between job candidates is a weighty decision. Regardless, after examining many resumes and interviewing your favorite candidates, it can often seem that your choice might as well come down to a coin toss. For managers who want more information before making a decision, checking the applicants’ references is a smart move. If you’re not… Read more »

Common Causes of Low Employee Morale (and How to Fix It)

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Are you concerned your workplace is not as productive as it could be? More often than not, low productivity is caused by low morale. If your employees are unhappy with their jobs, one of the first signs is often a dip in productivity and engagement. How can you help put the bounce back in your… Read more »

Safety Tips for Working in a Warehouse

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Between forklifts and other heavy machinery, fall risks, and heavy loads, it’s not surprising that warehouse workers are prone to injury. Despite increasing automation in the industrial field, warehouses will always need a human presence. As long as you follow some common-sense safety tips, however, your workplace can remain accident free. How can you keep… Read more »

Tips for Determining the Right Level of Compensation for a Job

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Compensation is one of the most common sources of conflict between employers and employees. To avoid disputes further down the road, it’s important to set a fair salary and benefits package before you start looking for a new hire. What should you consider when determining the appropriate compensation level for a given job opening? Here… Read more »

7 Items to Include in a New Hire Packet

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After selecting and hiring a new candidate, you’ve got one simple goal: Get them working as a productive team member as soon as possible. Don’t get ahead of yourself, though. Before a new hire can perform any work for your company, there are some essential legal steps to take care of. Every employee must receive… Read more »