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Safety Training – Educating Your Employees on Hazards and Their Health

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A safe workplace is a productive workplace. No matter how experienced your team may be, there is always the possibility of an accident. When you add some novice employees into the mix, you need to be extra cautious. Because of this, safety training should always be at the top of every manager’s to-do list. Here… Read more »

Are Your Best Employees Slipping? Here’s How to Get Them Back on Track

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Both managers and employees know it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Much of your time with your employees will be focused on those who need more direction and supervision. But what happens when your best employees start to slip? Keeping productivity high depends on your most talented workers doing their part. When top… Read more »

The Final Hiring Decision – It’s Not as Easy as You Think

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You’ve sorted through all the resumes, you’ve conducted all your interviews, and decision time is here. Even after all the heavy lifting is done, the final hiring decision is never easy. A single bad hire could cost your company thousands of dollars; this is no time to flip a coin! Before making the big choice,… Read more »

Promoting Safety Among Young Employees

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Attracting young workers to the manufacturing and industrial fields is vital for our future success. If your business successfully campaigns with a younger crowd, you’re setting yourself up with a strong workforce for years to come. Even so, employing a younger generation brings unique challenges. For example, workers younger than 25 are twice as likely… Read more »

Is Your Company Culture Attracting Top Talent?

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Fact: Everyone needs to work to survive, but they don’t need to work at your business. An open job market allows the best workers to carefully consider their options. A 40-hour workweek takes up nearly half of a person’s waking hours – it’s only natural they should want more from their job than just a… Read more »

The 4 Most Important Phone Interview Questions

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Today, managers look beyond their town, their state, perhaps even beyond their country to find the best talent. Because of this, it becomes more likely you will initially be interviewing candidates, not in person, but over the phone. This change shouldn’t be seen as daunting; rather, it maximizes your access to great candidates. Are you… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Team Building Works

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When they hear the phrase “team building,” most people’s immediate reaction is a weary eye-roll. So many sitcoms have merged the concept with clueless, over-eager bosses that it’s often hard to take the idea seriously. The joke writers, however, have left out one important fact: team building works! The ability for every part of your business… Read more »

Using Better Job Descriptions to Attract the Best Candidates

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Fishing for better job candidates is the same as any other type: success depends on using the right bait. How much thought and effort do you put into your job postings? If you’re unsure about how to craft compelling job descriptions, you’re not alone. Fortunately, this means it will be easy for you to stand… Read more »

Job Hoppers – How to Spot Them

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Searching for, hiring and training a new employee is one of the most critical – and costly – problems managers have to address. The cost of making a bad hire is significant. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that making a bad hire will cost a business, on average, 30 percent of that employee’s salary…. Read more »