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How to Properly Conduct an Exit Interview

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Change is inevitable. In business, one of the most sources of change is your staff. Sooner or later, even your most satisfied employees will move on. These moments can be frustrating – after all, now you have to find a replacement – but they can also be amazing learning experiences. By conducting exit interviews with… Read more »

Health and Safety Myths That Are Hurting Your Company

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Every business claims to make safety a priority. Even so, millions of annual injuries and nearly 5,000 workplace deaths per year indicate there is vast room for improvement. If you are interested in improving your company’s safety record, it might be time to examine your policies and company culture. Here are a few common health… Read more »

Are You Investing in Employee Happiness? If Not, You Should!

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They say you have to spend money to make money. The question is, on what? Resource management is one of the most crucial issues faced by business managers. What should be the top priority for your time, budget and other resources? When it comes to the most underappreciated investments that a business can make, one… Read more »

4 Common Mistakes When Writing a Job Offer Letter (and How to Avoid Them)

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Hiring a new employee is a process with a simple goal: find and select the best candidate. Once you’ve done so, the heavy lifting is over, right? Though extending a job offer to an applicant might seem straightforward, there are a few pitfalls you should be aware of. Here are the top mistakes managers make… Read more »

The Importance of Frequent Employee Reviews

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Over the past few years, much has change in the business world. In fact, business owners are realizing that many management techniques they have taken for granted need to be reconsidered. The annual performance review is one of the policies that needs a major overhaul. If you only conduct employee reviews once a year, here’s… Read more »

OSHA Launches an Injury-Tracking Application

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Over the past few years, OSHA has made significant strides in simplifying and streamlining their requirements. This year, the regulatory agency unveiled a new online application that will make reporting workplace injuries much faster. Since the data from these forms can help improve safety practices on a nationwide level, the new injury tracking application is… Read more »

Why Employee Onboarding Is Crucial

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After weeks – or even month – of searching, you’ve finally found the perfect candidate. With so much time, energy, and resources invested in the search, you should be home free, right? Not exactly. The first few months after hiring a new employee are critical, and neglecting their training could be disastrous. Here’s why employee… Read more »

How to Hire Great Entry-Level Employees

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There’s no one-size-fits-all hiring strategy. Depending on your staffing needs, you’ll need to employ different methods. Hiring entry-level employees, in particular, is drastically different from hiring supervisors and trained staff. Here’s what it takes to successfully pick and hire the best entry-level workers. Build your reputation After years of stagnation, the US manufacturing industry is… Read more »

OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda – What to Expect in the Future

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The federal government’s regulatory agenda contains important clues as to what the future of your business holds. This list of proposed regulation and deregulation, each with their status updates, helps business owners and managers understand what changes are coming up. The most recent copy of this report – which includes OSHA’s regulatory agenda – is… Read more »

When Is the Time Right to Promote an Employee?

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Helping your employees reach their full potential is one of the fundamental aspects of being a good manager. In fact, since promoting from within is much cheaper than hiring external talent, mentoring your current workers with promotion in mind is one of the best ways to protect your budget and help your business grow. The… Read more »