Staffing and Recruiting Informational Blog

The Career Concepts’ staffing and recruiting blog is a free resource that provides tips, advice, and insight for job seekers and client companies. Learn how to work towards achieving your next fulfilling career; or finding quality candidates for your business.

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Are You Being Taken Advantage of at Work?

A terrible boss can make a job unbearable, especially if they have no problem taking advantage of employees. While being asked to take on additional duties from time to time is par for the course at most companies, feeling unappreciated or like your good will is being exploited is not supposed to be part of… Read more »

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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 »

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How to Choose Between Two Jobs You Want

  Having two job offers is a desirable position to be in, but it’s not that unusual, particularly when the unemployment rate is low. If you’re job searching for the first time, unemployed or currently employed, determining the best offer can be a problem. It’s difficult to figure out which opportunity is the proper fit,… Read more »

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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 »

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Will Changing Jobs Really Make You Happy?

Whether there is a concrete job opportunity in front of you or not, sometimes it seems like happiness will follow if you can just get out of your current job. However, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, as the saying goes, and sometimes the thought of working another job… Read more »

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A sad construction worker sitting with his supervisor

Maintaining a good attendance record at work includes more than just not calling in sick regularly. It also means starting your job duties on time, staying on the job throughout the day to complete duties properly, and attending all scheduled meetings and appointments. When you are persistently absent, it forces other employees to pick up… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Why a Mock Interview Can Get You Your Next Job

Like it or not, an interview is a kind of performance, and therefore – it’s helpful to get a lot of practice in before the real deal. The best athletes, musicians and actors practice over and over before they hit the field or the stage. These performers go through so much repetition; it reduces the… Read more »

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How to Structure Your Resume When You Know You’re Underqualified for the Job

If you have most of the core skills listed in a job posting, but you don’t have every single skill a company is looking for, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply for the job. We often encourage job seekers to reach for jobs they may be slightly underqualified for, knowing that employers often use job… Read more »