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Our conception of the word “job” can get rigid. However, it doesn’t just refer to a 40-hour-a-week, nine-to-five experience. Rather, a professional position can take many forms. Finding the one that suits your lifestyle often represents a significant challenge.   That’s what makes temp jobs such a useful option. These positions stretch out the narrow definition of what’s possible for your career-building needs. Working… Read more »

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Going into your latest recruiting effort, you thought your biggest risk was not finding a qualified candidate at all. But now you’ve run into a different problem: you’ve met two applicants who seem perfect for the job. How do you break the tie?  The situation can present an agonizing decision. You want to get the most out of every member… Read more »

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  Light industrial work is more complicated than many people realize. It involves more than the specific task at hand. Workers need to show a number of soft skills as well, in order to push productivity and efficiency to the highest levels.   But what traits to target? What soft skills make the most difference in a light industrial… Read more »

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Safety is an everyday thing. It often comes down to relatively simple decisions, like what to wear. Performing a warehouse job safely and efficiently starts with the right dress code.  It’s important to get the little things right when it comes to safety. Avoiding injuries and accidents isn’t about special seminars or massive technology upgrades…. Read more »

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You’ve built a thriving staffing business. However, just because you are doing well in a general sense doesn’t mean that you have every niche covered. When you get a request for a skilled labor job that you aren’t comfortable filling, do you have a plan in mind?  Don’t be ashamed if you have specialties you… Read more »

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Running your business involves the constant interaction between people and machines. This creates an amazing productivity opportunity. However, it has a dark side as well. All that human/equipment interplay poses a potential safety risk.  The forklift represents a great example of this. It’s fundamental to running your day-to-day operation. At the same time, all that driving around… Read more »

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Keeping your best employees allows you to maintain stability and drive innovation. On the other hand, retention problems can ripple through your company. Continually lose your best employees, and you’re likely to suffer significant consequences. It makes reducing turnover a priority if you want to sustain long-term growth.  High turnover will cause your recruiting expenses to rise,… Read more »

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Early in the job-search process, getting an interview prompts real excitement. Like champagne popping-level excitement. However, as the interviews continue to roll in, but the offers most definitely don’t, that level of enthusiasm starts to fade. What once seemed like the last step before landing a job has become a frustrating purgatory.  But why is… Read more »

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Think of the old adage: “you learn more from failure than you do from success.” There’s a job-interview twist on this to keep in mind. You learn more from asking about failure than you do from asking about success.  Most candidates can easily talk about the highlights on their resumes and the times they achieved success. And this… Read more »