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Workplace illness can wreak havoc on an otherwise successful and productive workforce. Particularly troublesome in the winter months, widespread illness can be devastating to a company’s bottom line. The most proactive employers try to combat sickness before it even begins. While this isn’t always possible, there are a number of tactics available to those who… Read more »

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Wearing the proper attire to the initial interview is critical when it comes to making a strong first impression. Not only does the perfect outfit serve to highlight your professionalism, but it also shows the interviewer that you have read and understood any of their own dress code requirements. Moreover, it demonstrates a large amount… Read more »

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While the theory behind workforce management is a rather straightforward concept, becoming a great leader is anything but simple. Many are able to grasp the fundamentals of direct management and supervision, but very few of today’s leaders are actually engaged with their employees. In fact, according to a 2015 study by Gallup, only 35 percent… Read more »

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Many job seekers know only one style and format for their resume: chronological. While the chronological format, which lists your past career experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent positions, is fine for most individuals, there are some circumstances that call for a different approach. Conversely, the skills-based resume, which draws more… Read more »

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A worldwide initiative that has recently broken through into the mainstream, Lean manufacturing refers to a set of standards that facilitate the elimination of waste, increased production and streamlining procedures on behalf of employers. Moreover, as Lean manufacturing often includes the principles of quality assurance as outlined by Six Sigma, the package creates a highly… Read more »

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Commonly associated with personality traits, social habits, communication level and people skills, the term “soft skills” can be applied to many different characteristics. While some may be more valuable than others, and some may be more relevant to one particular job or another, it’s still important to focus, at least in part, on these skills… Read more »

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When it comes to recruitment in the 21st century, writing a great job description is critical to locating and securing top talent for the open position. While it may seem a simple and straightforward process, a job description that fails to properly explain the recruit’s responsibilities and expectations is likely to result in a high… Read more »

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Production workers, also known as factory workers, are involved in manufacturing goods and warehouse distribution. Oftentimes, in production and distribution warehouses, work can be physically strenuous and wages typically lean toward the lower end of the pay scale. Turnover in these positions is common and the cost associated with recruitment and training can be a… Read more »

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Job fairs generally present a great opportunity for locating and, in some cases, securing employment within a specific industry or company. Even the most successful jobseekers enter such events faced with challenges such as competition in skill and experience, limited face-time interactions, organizational disruption, etc. Therefore, it is imperative that jobseekers be prepared with a… Read more »

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward Lavish buffets. Watching football. Spending time with family and friends. That’s usually what comes to mind when most people think of Thanksgiving Day. And while all of those things are wonderful and should… Read more »