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Tips for Training New Employees

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Every new hire is a valuable addition to your team. The fresh ideas, higher productivity, and smoother workflow that come with a larger staff could potentially transform your entire workplace. Sadly, not all managers give their new recruits the attention they need to thrive. Here are some tips for training your new hires that will… Read more »

The Top 5 Safety Tips for Machine Operators

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Though modern industry wouldn’t be possible without heavy machinery, this same equipment poses one of the biggest hazards you’re likely to face in any workplace. From construction sites to manufacturing floors, the same basic rules of safety can prevent accidents and keep your team running like a well-oiled machine. Here are some universal safety tips… Read more »

Tips for Writing an Eye-Catching Job Posting

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Would you be likely to hire a candidate who shows up late and ill-prepared for an interview? In business, first impressions might be your only impression, as few will choose to team up with an unprofessional partner. What managers sometimes forget, however, is that the “first impression” clause works for both parties. If you fail… Read more »

How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

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Dollar for dollar, employee referral programs might be the most effective hiring method available. When your current employees do the legwork of finding talented candidates for you, you’ve basically got a free pipeline to the best talent. Despite the potential, however, few businesses get as much out of employee referrals as they should. Here’s what… Read more »

Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?

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At first glance, finding an overqualified candidate sounds like a solution looking for a problem. After all, what could be better than hiring an applicant who exceeds your expectations? Regardless, experienced managers often shy away from overqualified candidates, often out of fear they will jump ship for a better offer. Are such fears worth losing… Read more »

Smooth Operator – Safety Tips for Forklift Drivers

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As the source of nearly 100,000 annual accidents, forklifts are one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery in industrial workplaces. Despite the inherent danger of operating heavy equipment, forklifts can be a part of your daily workflow without causing injury. These easy-to-follow forklift safety tips should allow any workplace to put safety first without… Read more »

Tips for Spotting a Negative Employee During an Interview

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When it comes to workplace negativity, it only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch. If you’ve ever had your workplace turn sour because of the influence of a single negative employee, you understand the importance of cutting off negative talk before it begins. These tips will help you spot a Negative Nancy… Read more »

Reduce Absenteeism With These Easy Steps

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When you’re relying on a full staff to keep productivity high, having even one employee unexpectedly miss a day of work can derail your schedule. Though absenteeism rates in industrial work and manufacturing are lower than in some other sectors (as a whole, government jobs take that dubious honor), the safety and productivity implications of… Read more »

The Best Way to Handle a Difficult Employee

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Sooner or later, every manager is bound to have a serious personality clash with an employee. Though diversifying your team is great for productivity, conflicting worldviews, experience gaps and diverging opinions are an inevitable side effect of working on any large team. What should you do when conflict arises at your workplace? These tips will… Read more »

Tips for Working Safely in the Summer Heat

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With temperatures rising into the triple digits in many areas, the middle of summer is a dangerous time for industrial workers. Throughout the country, thousands of injuries and dozens of heat-related deaths are reported every year. Whether your crew is working indoors or out, special precautions need to be taken if you want the whole… Read more »