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You’re trying to get back into the workforce after a long absence. However, you face a challenge, a kind of prejudice. People are reluctant to hire you. The gaps in your resume are scaring away prospective employers.  It can feel like you are back in your early days, just getting started. All the hard work you put… Read more »

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Running a successful staffing agency involves excelling on two fronts simultaneously. First, you have to build a strong collection of highly-skilled workers. Second, you have to cultivate connections with employers who need the kind of talent you have to offer.  Those two sides have to stay in balance. If they get out of whack, you… Read more »

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Welding poses obvious safety risks. It uses extreme heat to melt metal – the possibility of severe bodily damage is clear from a basic description of the activity. In other words, it’s a very dangerous job. However, as with any hazardous endeavor, though, those dangers can be avoided if you identify the risks and take proper precautions to… Read more »

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Every company says it is committed to safety. The trick comes from turning that dedication into a day-to-day reality. Upgrading your educational investment can get you a step closer, making OSHA training sessions an excellent way to improve your safety regime.  The OSHA sessions can represent essential building blocks in reaching optimal safety levels. However, they… Read more »

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Some people like the night shift. Others take what they can get. Whatever your motivation, switching to an overnight schedule can have significant consequences. But by taking the appropriate steps, you can optimize your ability to make the transition.  Changing from a day shift to an overnight one can play havoc with the rest of… Read more »

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Consult any basic business textbook about the key driver of any enterprise. The answer will almost always come down to one factor: competitive advantage. However, what happens to all the potential customers outside your area of expertise? For your staffing firm, are you just supposed to reject any work orders outside of your niche?  No, of course not. But figuring out how… Read more »

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When a job candidate ghosts you, it can bring your recruiting process to a grinding halt. If it comes from one of your top applicants, it’s often difficult to cut bait and move on. You end up wasting time and frustrating everyone involved with the job search.  Don’t feel ashamed. We’ve all been there. You think all the time and effort that you… Read more »

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When you run a recruiting agency, you want to keep your talent pool as full as possible. However, there’s a limit. If you end up with more job candidates than you can place, it can lead to long-term problems. Luckily, DHR provides a safety valve that can prevent the “too much” problem from causing any… Read more »

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Safety should represent a company-wide mission. You need to be vigilant and consistent to enforce an effective safety regime. It requires a strict, no-nonsense approach allowing you to reach the highest levels of compliance. However, saying you want a no-nonsense safety regime is one thing. Implementing one is something else. Putting the procedures into place… Read more »

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Recruiting people from a rural area poses unique problems. If you operate in New York City or Los Angeles or Chicago or any number of large cities, you have millions of potential candidates within a commutable distance of your headquarters. That isn’t the case in more isolated areas. Sourcing viable candidates for open positions becomes… Read more »