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4 Red Flags to Look out for on a Candidate’s Resume

Let’s be honest, interviewing job applicants can be a pain. No offense to the eager, fresh-faced hopefuls who just want to impress, but hearing similar answers to the same questions for hours on end can be tedious. Anything that can be done to weed out the most unpromising applicants is an important step toward improved… Read more »

3 Winning Questions to Ask at the End of Your Next Interview (And One Losing One)

An interview is more than a chance to sell yourself; it’s also an interaction. You want to learn about the company to ensure it’s a comfortable place for you to work and make sure it fits your long-term career plan. You also want to emphasize your interest in the position and show the people conducting… Read more »

How You Can Stop Making These 4 Hiring Mistakes

Hiring is more art than science. People are complicated (and so are most jobs for that matter). No one has a 100 percent hiring success rate.   However, the goal is to learn from your mistakes. When things go wrong, look back at the hiring process and find places where the process broke down. However,… Read more »

Why You Should Try a Skills-Based Resume For Your Next Job Search

Most of us make a resume for the first time as we finish school. From there, even as our careers progress over years or even (yipes) decades, we usually stick to the same resume model. We may update, we may tweak, we might improve, but we never get around to completely rewriting, even though we… Read more »

5 Tips to Stay up to Date With OSHA Trends

Safety may seem obvious, but in reality, it’s an ever-changing topic. Things that were routine in the workplace a couple of decades ago would strike a modern worker as jaw-dropping safety violations.   Regulations, like those set down by OSHA and other oversight agencies, often lack best practices. This gives you the opportunity to keep… Read more »

4 Things to Help You Fit In With Your New Co-Workers

First days are hard. When you land that new job, there’s the initial sense of elation. But as you come in for that first day, it’s common to be struck by a bout of nerves.   Doubts set in: Will I get along with my new boss? Will my work meet expectations? And maybe the… Read more »

How to Keep Sickness in Your Workplace From Spreading to Your Entire Staff

It’s flu season again, and this year has been particularly bad. There are reports of widespread outbreaks and even stories of a handful of tragic flu-related deaths. This terrible human toll, correctly, gets most of the attention, but there is a less visible consequence to a bad flu season: the impact on business.   According… Read more »

This is How a Staffing Agency Can Find You a Job

Being out of work can be scary. It represents one of the most stressful events a person can face.  However, it is also a time of opportunity, when your life can evolve into something better than you ever imagined before.   But how do you get to that point?  What is the best way to… Read more »

Are You Asking Your Candidates the Right Interview Questions to Ensure You’re Hiring the Safest Workers?

Safety is a key concern in every workplace. Lives and livelihoods are at stake, not to mention thousands (or even millions) of dollars stemming from potential lost productivity and lawsuits.   With that in mind, it’s important to start the process of ensuring safety as early as possible. At the beginning in fact, in the… Read more »

How to Deal With a Co-Worker’s Negative Attitude

We all know the feeling. That tightening of the stomach. That leadening of the steps as we walk toward the car in the morning. The slumping of the shoulders as we enter the door, bringing our minds back to high school bullies.   Working with someone who is aggressively negative can sap your productivity and… Read more »