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It’s a competitive world out there, and any given job may have dozens or even hundreds of candidates applying for it. If you’ve been searching for a job and not having much luck, it might be time to rethink your game plan. Here are some specific ways to improve your job search today and find… Read more »

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Workplace safety is no laughing matter for today’s businesses and something that should be taken very seriously. Failing to do so puts workers at unnecessary risk and can be quite costly to employers. In fact, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index reports that “overexertion and falls alone account for more than… Read more »

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Achieving work-life balance is arguably one of the most important parts of life. Without it, you can quickly find things in disarray, and it can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Here are six practical ways to live a more balanced life. Do Some Volunteering Devoting your time to helping others and… Read more »

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Your resume is an all-important document that will greatly influence how successful your job search is. That’s why you’ll want to use a resume format that effectively showcases your skills and highlights your qualifications. While most people stick to a traditional, chronological resume, others may want to use a functional resume. Here’s how they differ,… Read more »

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If you’re looking to expedite the job search process, one great option is to attend a job fair, which is the equivalent of speed dating for employers and job seekers. Although these events can be somewhat intimidating, creating a plan before a job fair increases your chances of being successful. Here are some tips for… Read more »

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Employee retention is a serious matter, especially with so many businesses being in a competitive market these days. In fact, “nearly four out of five (78 percent) of business leaders rank employee retention as important or urgent.” With the high cost of employee turnover, it’s considerably cheaper to retain your current employees rather than find… Read more »

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During an interview, it’s customary for a hiring manager to ask a candidate several questions to assess their skills and gauge their personality. However, it’s also important that a candidate ask questions as well because it shows that they’re prepared, actively participating and have a genuine interest in a position. While there are numerous questions… Read more »

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Whenever a potential employer is considering bringing a candidate on board, they will examine a myriad of factors like their qualifications, experience, personality, etc. One of the things that can make or break a candidate is whether or not they have quality references. If an employer does decide to contact people from their past, a… Read more »

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Although there are countless job openings in your industry at any given time, it’s doubtful that you’ll know about the large majority of them. In fact, Forbes reports, “about 80 percent are never advertised.” This means that you often have to have the right contacts and connections if you expect to find the best job… Read more »

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Hiring temporary employees is a great way to cover the workload and offers a lot of benefits. However, when a company brings on a large amount of temporary employees, it can be difficult to manage everyone. One efficient option is onsite management, where a staffing agency provides an onsite representative to coordinate workers and their… Read more »