How to Motivate Your Employees Without Giving Them a Raise

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As the saying goes, money talks, and an easy way to motivate your employees is to dangle the prospect of a generous raise in front of them.   However, companies don’t have an unlimited supply of money for doling out raises and even more problematic – money actually isn’t the best employee motivator. Rather, they’re more driven by… Read more »

Interviews 101: 8 Questions All Employers Should be Asking Candidates

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Off-the-wall interview questions get all the headlines, but standard interview questions become standard for a reason: they work.  Before you start asking applicants to figure out how many tennis balls would fit in the interview room, you should probably ask at least one, if not all, of the following questions.  1) Can You Tell Me About… Read more »

Interviews 101: 7 Tips to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

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Every experienced interviewer will tell you they didn’t really know what they were doing when they first started.   It takes years of experience to know how to always come away from an interview with useful information. Below are a few expert tips on how you can interview like a seasoned pro.  1) Do Your Research  Each… Read more »

Hidden Dangers: 10 Ways to Avoid Common Hazards in the Office

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When we think of on-the-job safety, we typically think of safety at massive manufacturing or industrial operations. However, the humble office still contains many health hazards.  More and more, researchers are finding serious health risks associated with office work. In particular, sitting for prolonged, extended periods has been linked to significant negative cardiovascular health impacts.  Below are 10… Read more »

How to Create a Safe Environment for Your Light Industrial Employees

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Creating a safe environment for employees isn’t just about avoiding injury and illness, although those are two good reasons to do so.  Prioritizing safety shows your employees that their employer cares about them and their well-being. This can lead to high employee morale, greater productivity and a stronger brand.  A light industrial environment provides its own unique safety challenges. Below are a few tips on how to… Read more »

How to Successfully Lead Your Employees During Times of Crisis

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These are unprecedented times, and there’s no ‘user manual’ for business leaders to follow during a pandemic.   Leaders have to learn as they go, just like everyone else. The best thing they can do is lean on proven leadership tactics they have worked during past times of crisis. Below are a few tips on how you can… Read more »

Should You Really Fire That Employee? 

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When you see an employee’s performance start to slip to the point they look completely disengaged from their job, it’s easy to start thinking about their dismissal.   However, if you’ve hired a strong employee – someone who had been productive and a good fit for the company culture – working to reengage the employee with personal support, training or reassignment is usually the best… Read more »

These Tips Will Help You Improve Your Mood at Work

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Those of us who have to live through grey skies from December to April know – Seasonal Affected Disorder is real, and it is no joke. On top of that, you have to deal with the daily grind of being a full-time professional. Even if you have a “dream job” – there are probably aspects… Read more »

The Best Ways to Challenge Your Employees to Reach Their Potential

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Helping your staff members reach their potential is easier said than done. You want to help them address shortcomings, but you don’t want to make them feel demoralized. Sometimes, employees will need a push in order to grow and develop, but you don’t want to push them right out the door! Further complicating the issue… Read more »

Learn How to Improve Your Company’s Environment

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As any fan of a struggling sports team will tell you, it’s not enough to just get talented people into your organization; you also have to create an environment that allows them to excel. There’s a saying that good companies attract good people and repel bad people, while bad companies attract bad people and repel… Read more »