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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Fire an Employee the Right Way

  Firing an employee is never easy. Since there are usually a lot of emotions involved, things are often done or said in a less-than-ideal way or they’re just done wrong. There are several reasons you should be trying to fire people the ‘right way.’ First, make sure you aren’t making a mistake. You don’t… Read more »

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  When you submit your resume for an open position, you could be up against dozens of other applicants. With all that competition, it’s important to make your appeal stand out as much as possible. You may think your skills, education and experience are more than enough to make you stand out from the pack…. Read more »

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  Congratulations! You’ve landed the job you worked so hard to get! But now, the real work begins, and it all starts with the first day. To be honest, the first day on the job isn’t going to make or break you – but it does set the tone for your onboarding into the company…. Read more »

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  Injuries cost businesses around $170 billion per year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the worst part about it is many workplace injuries are preventable. According to a study from Travelers Insurance, the top cause of on-the-job injury is handling materials, considered an activity that might involve lifting, filling or transporting… Read more »

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  One simple trick to give your resume more life is to use action verbs to describe your past responsibilities and achievements. Words like “assisted” or “evaluated” are action verbs that get straight to the point in telling the reader you “assisted supervisors with training of new employees” or “evaluated standard procedures for inefficiencies.” Action… Read more »

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  Many manufacturing and light industrial jobs ask applicants to fill out an application when seeking employment at their company, so do you need to submit a resume for this job as well? If you want to stand out from other applicants – in a good way – then yes, you absolutely need to submit… Read more »

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  You know its coming: That question about your last job. If you left your last employer on bad terms, you will probably dread talking about it during your next job interview. To be fair, it can be very difficult to find a way to spin an unfortunate situation, regardless of whether you quit or… Read more »

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  Have you gotten a few connection requests on LinkedIn from attractive ladies that don’t seem all that familiar? No, random good-looking women aren’t suddenly finding your professional credentials fascinating. You’ve likely been spammed from a fake account. These kinds of requests are a real wet blanket on LinkedIn, which is an otherwise valuable networking… Read more »

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  Phone interviews may seem to be a trap to job seekers. Your interviewer(s) can’t see you, so why not take a relaxed approach? Well, recruiters consider phone interviews to be very big part of their screening process and being lazy can get you removed from the pool of potential employees. Like an in-person interview,… Read more »

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  Research has shown that stepping away from your work for a bit during the day can actually lead to better productivity than if you just try to grind it out without stopping. More specifically, taking a short break has been shown to boost mental sharpness, lessen fatigue, alleviate pain and boost alertness. Americans are… Read more »