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Here’s How You Can Land Your Next Promotion

A treadmill. A grind. A dead-end. A lot of nicknames have been coined for bad work experiences. If we aren’t careful, the office can become a dreary place, where we crank out the same kind of work day after day, and even year after year. One way to stay out of that loop: keep moving… Read more »

What Exactly Can a Staffing Agency Do for Your Business?

You’ve heard a lot about staffing firms, but you’re still skeptical. You like your employees. You trust your hiring and training procedures. Everything has worked out fine for your business. What’s the point of bringing in strangers?   Well, first off, the goals of any staffing agency will include becoming a long-term partner. These aren’t… Read more »

Get Movin’: 3 Quick Workouts You Can Do at Work

Remember the good old days, when you had time to work out every day and you always looked and felt great and the world was yours for the taking? Well, maybe it was never quite like that. But the responsibilities of adult life have definitely cut down the opportunity to get in a regular work… Read more »

Encourage Your Team to Watch These 5 TED Talks to Get Them Motivated

It may seem like showing your employees a YouTube video might be a strange way to motivate them (other than the ones where cats get absurdly scared of cucumbers). But you can find a lot of clips in the TED Talk series that could encourage improved performance or lead to a more concrete discussion about… Read more »

Why Regularly Scheduled Safety Trainings Are a MUST For Your Business

In the busy day-to-day, it’s hard to find time for anything out of the ordinary. Stopping work for any reason is always hard to justify in the moment. Even if the long-term benefits are obvious, it’s always easy to put off long-term goals to keep things humming in the short term. That’s why it can… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Stay Motivated During a Long Day at Work

Staring down an eight-hour day can be daunting. It’s easy to let your attention lag. However, it’s important to do what you can to keep your mind on work. First, your career will improve if you can find ways to boost your productivity and effectiveness, which can’t happen if you spend the day drowsy and… Read more »

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 »