How to Show Your Employees You’re Thankful for Them

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Show Your Employees You're Thankful for Them

While the holidays are a good time to express gratitude to your staff, hopefully you have been doing it all year long. Good companies make a habit of showing appreciation year-round, often by making sure their managers regularly acknowledge employee contributions. Little unexpected surprises and tokens of appreciation distributed throughout every season help worker feel… Read more »

Is Your Employer Supplying the Right PPE?

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Is Your Employer Supplying the Right PPE?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps protect workers against all kinds of hazards, from bumps on the head to burns from caustic chemicals. When human error happens or a machine fails, PPE is often a worker’s best chance for walking away unscathed. PPE can prevent amputations, serious illnesses, burns and even death. If your company doesn’t… Read more »

What a Great Light Industrial Leader Looks Like

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What a Great Light Industrial Leader Looks Like

From Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, great business leaders have many different appearances – it’s what these people do that makes them truly look like leaders. Entry-level employees who bubble up into leadership positions, particularly in light industrial fields, are driven to make a great product, offer great service or build an inspiring workplace. As… Read more »

How to Work with Parents During Back-to-School Season

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How to Work with Parents During Back-to-School Season

During the summer, parents are busy shuffling their kids to and from activities, shipping them off to summer camp or loading the family into the car and heading to the beach. After Labor Day, the chaos and fun of summer gives way to the stress and structure of school. The stress that students feel during… Read more »

How to Identify a Lie on a Candidate’s Resume

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From intentional omissions to outright falsehoods, there are many ways applicants lie on their resumes. While you shouldn’t be expected to pick out every single lie, you wouldn’t be doing your job if you didn’t at least know some common lies and how to spot them. Here are a few telltale signs you should be… Read more »

How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

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How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

  Regardless of intentions, bias has a way of creeping into the hiring process, and research shows that people from certain backgrounds have a harder time successfully making it through the process than others. Obviously, your company should be vigilant about eliminating bias in all of its human resources functions, but particularly when it comes… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Safe All Year Round

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How to Keep Your Employees Safe All Year Round

Sadly, we live in a world where organizations develop and train employees for catastrophic, disaster, or terrorism situations, which now includes ‘active shooter’ situations. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to prepare your team for these situations and that means not ignoring the possibility these situations happening, including an active shooter situation taking place in… Read more »

Things You Should Never Talk About at Work

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Things You Should Never Talk About at Work

With the same people seeing each other every weekday for 40 hours or more a week, conversations in the workplace can get pretty loosey-goosey. However, that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down and start saying whatever pops into your mind. Despite some people getting away with saying whatever they want to on Twitter,… Read more »

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Save More Money

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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Save More Money

Companies try to give their employees good compensation for their services, but sometimes employees still have a tough time meeting all of their financial goals. If you can’t afford to pay your employees more, you could always take other steps to make them feel financially secure. Here are a few tips on how to help… Read more »

4 Curveball Questions You Should Ask Interviewees

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Curveball Interview Questions

Strange, curveball interview questions appear to be quite divisive among hiring personnel. Critics say they don’t produce any useful information. Supporters say they can provide insight that standard interview questions cannot. Furthermore, applicants often prepare stock answers for the typical interview questions, turning the interview into more of a recital that anything else. While curveball… Read more »