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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 »

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Pre–interview preparation and the job interview itself are extremely important, but don’t sleep on the importance of what you do after a job interview.  Your actions after an interview can make or break your candidacy. With this in mind, please consider the following five tips on how to follow up after an interview.  1) Ask About Next Steps… Read more »

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Weighing several tons and capable of traveling up to 10 mph, the typical forklift is a heavy and relatively fast-moving object.  Those that drive forklifts need to prioritize safety. If they don’t, they are putting people and property at risk. Below are 12 tips on how forklift operators can do their job safely.  1) Vehicle… Read more »

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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 »

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Because you don’t have to physically show up for the interview, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that remote interview is much easier than the in-person version. However, this is far from the truth.   Remote interviews were already becoming increasingly common as companies expanded their remote workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has only… Read more »

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While social distancing has been shown to be an effective tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, not leaving your home for weeks at a time can have serious mental and physical health impacts.   If you’re eating for comfort and regularly ordering takeout to support your local restaurants, you run the risk of gaining… Read more »

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As businesses shift to remote work and employees are increasingly being furloughed, you might think that nobody is hiring for the near future.   Regardless of how the labor market situation pans out, career experts say it’s advisable to continue job search activities, albeit with a shift in approach.  Businesses are changing the ways they do business. Some are looking at how… Read more »

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The World Economic Forum has officially identified emotional intelligence as a skill in the workplace. Defined as the intelligent use of emotions and ability to navigate change, emotional intelligence can help you handle uncertainty in your daily work life and in your career.   With five generations currently in the workplace, emotional intelligence is more important today than… Read more »

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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 »

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When you walk into a job interview, there’s just one thing an interviewer wants to know: What can you do for us?  The best way to answer that question is to give examples of what you have done for past employers. When you give examples of the good work you’ve done in the past, it impresses an interviewer… Read more »