Start 2018 Without Fear!

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Career Concepts

The New Year is a chance for new beginnings and it’s also the perfect time to start a new job. However, change can be scary. There are a lot of anxieties associated with changing jobs and if you want to move ahead in your career, it’s important for you to tackle these fears head on…. Read more »

What’s the Actual Value of Maintaining a Safe Workplace?

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The Value of a Safe Workplace

Is investing $10,000 now to save $100,000 in the future a good idea? What about investing that same amount of money to save the life of an employee? Clearly, investing in safety is an investment worth making. That being said, good companies have to justify all the investments they make, and a company could easily… Read more »

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 »

How Do I Get My Forklift Driver Certification?

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Forklift Driver Certification

Most industries, employers and insurance providers mandate that forklift operators be certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Furthermore, drivers should be certified by OSHA because it contributes to an operator doing their job more safely and efficiently. The operator can be trained at work by a certified trainer, at a trade school… 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 Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Their Number 1 Choice!

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How to Convince Hiring Managers That You Are Their Number 1 Choice!

When a candidate walks in for an interview, the hiring manager has one big question on their mind: “Why should I hire this person?” As the interviewee, you must explain why you’re a good fit for the position by talking about your skills, experience and ability to fit into the company culture. It also helps… Read more »

What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

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What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

Most of us have gone through a job application process where you think you are perfectly qualified and say all the right things in the interview, only to end up being passed over for someone else. It’s important to note that trying to get a new job isn’t like buying a car or booking a… 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 Get Promoted When You’ve Been at Your Job Under a Year

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Get a Promotion

Seeking a promotion after the first year on a job is pretty ambitious. However, if you’re delivering a superior performance and conditions are right, it isn’t unreasonable. Landing a promotion after the first year starts with finding the right job with the right company. After 12 months of doing great work, you will still have… Read more »