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Money operates as an obvious selling point when bringing in new employees. This makes sense. Candidates are looking for a good financial situation. Meanwhile, compensation provides an easily comparable statistic candidates can use to consider competing opportunities. But culture can supply an equally enticing draw. While not as easily communicated as a salary level, a… Read more »

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There are many reasons for taking some time out of the workforce: maternity leave; becoming a stay-at-home parent; taking care of a sick relative; going back to school … even living off that lottery win as long as you can. There are also a lot of good reasons to go back. A paycheck for one…. Read more »

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One of your carefully chosen, painstakingly groomed employees has decided to go back to school. Besides the personal blow of seeing her leave, you’re stuck with the prospect of trying to replace her. It’s happening. Your least favorite task: You’re going to have run a job search. Your eyes narrow and your stomach turns as… Read more »

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Keeping everyone on the job as safe as possible is the right thing to do, speaking just from a basic human standpoint. After all, any accident could literally ruin (or end) someone’s life. But even from a strict amoral accounting calculus, encouraging safety remains a key priority. Bottom line: It’s more than just a good… Read more »

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You’ve gone through the painful slog of a candidate search and the candidates you’ve found represent the human equivalents of a shrug emoji. Basically, you and everyone in HR have traded emails giving various elaborated versions of a single sentiment: meh. What now? Pick the best out of the pile of “meh” and move on… Read more »

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You don’t just work for money. Most of your waking hours get poured into your career and you want something more than a paycheck out of that time invested. You want to feel engaged. You want to feel challenged. Unfortunately, not every job ends up like that. Sometimes, you get to a point where you… Read more »

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The most painful words in any business: “No, sorry, we don’t do that.” A potential customer comes to you, ready to buy, and you have to turn them away. It’s like watching money walk out the door. Sound familiar? Probably, because this is a common situation in the staffing business. Most organizations specialize in certain… Read more »

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Safety represents a key responsibility for any company and training your workforce in the highest safety standards should occupy a key place in your priorities. But not every employee should get the same training regime. This isn’t to say that some employees are exempt from the need for safety training. It’s imperative for everyone. Precautions… Read more »

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There’s only so much you can do on your own. All the planning and strategizing eventually reaches the point where your team must take over and get the job done. But how can you make them care about a project as much as you do? How can you make achieving productivity goals as important to… Read more »

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There’s a lot of advice out there about what to include on your resume. However, it’s equally important to think about the things that should get left off. Resumes exist on a thin line. HR folks sift through a lot of them each time a position gets posted. They aren’t in a mood for any… Read more »