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The Scary Side of Seasonal Hiring

The scariest thing about Halloween? It means Christmas is just around the corner. The scariest thing about Christmas? No, not the prospect of talking to Uncle Arthur about politics all night. The scariest thing is getting the right seasonal help for your business. Why? Because bringing in seasonal help is a hectic process, where the… Read more »

Rev-Up Your Morning Routine With These 3 Tips

The best way to rev up your morning…lots of caffeine, right? A Red Bull double espresso washed down with a Buzz Cola chaser on your way out the door. Then, you’re ready to run through walls until at least lunch time. Well, that might be effective in the short term. But eventually, your caffeine tolerance… Read more »

Don’t Get Tricked by a Potential New Hire! Here’s How to Spot Lies on a Resume

You can’t blame these on the age of alternative facts and fake news. Lying on a resume represents an age-old job-search tradition. To some extent, a little exaggeration is expected. It’s one of those things – like advertising copy or a sales pitch – where a little fudging and a bit of spin is par… Read more »

5 Tips For Protecting Your Back on the Job

You don’t know how important your back is until something goes wrong with it. Then, it becomes difficult to do almost anything. Your work life, time with your family, all your hobbies, even sitting comfortably or getting a good night’s sleep – they all depend in part on having a healthy back. With that in… Read more »

How Much Time and Money Are Safety Accidents Costing You?

The direct costs of an accident are often too easy to assess. First, there’s the human cost. If the incident is serious enough, there could be crippling injuries or even deaths. Second comes the financial cost. The accident can lead to expenses like medical bills, workers’ compensation and potential legal costs. But that’s just the… Read more »

How to Properly Explain What You Did at a Previous Job

There comes a time in every interview where you’ll be asked about your previous jobs: what you did there, how you interacted with your co-workers and why you left. While this may seem like an easy task, framing these prior experiences takes a little tact. Too much enthusiasm? Maybe you’re not ready to move on.… Read more »

3 Tips For Parents Balancing Work and Back-to-School Time

Labor Day is over. You can start to feel a slight nip in the breeze. People are closing up their pools, putting away their lawn furniture and openly talking about plans for Thanksgiving. And school’s back in session – a blessing and a curse to working parents. A blessing because it will no longer be… Read more »

Here’s Why Behavioral Interview Questions Can Help You Find the Best Candidate

Remember story problems from math class? You’d learn about a concept (say fractions), then after doing a bunch of rote practice equations, you’d eventually graduate to word problems: “You have six bananas and Sally took half. How many bananas do you have now?” Behavioral interview questions are like the story problems of the job search… Read more »

5 Reasons to Have a LinkedIn Profile While Job Searching

Social media has become a big part of the career-building process. Almost all job search activity now happens online, with much of the action expanding from websites like Indeed or Monster to places like Facebook, Twitter and, of course, LinkedIn. This last hub represents the main beachhead for the social-media takeover of the job-search process.… Read more »

5 Tips For Maintaining a Positive Relationship With Your Staffing Agency

Relationship building is key to any business. It’s true for sales. It’s true for networking. And it’s true with your staffing agency. This last one might seem counterintuitive. After all, your staffing agency gets paid when you do. The “relationship” is fixed around getting you a placement. What’s there to develop? But working with a… Read more »