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Light industrial employees depend on a safe workplace to stay productive, healthy, and onboard. Unsafe spaces and a weak safety commitment from employers are two common drivers of not just injury (that’s a given) but also turnover. So, keep your workplace safe and your workplace brand trustworthy! Do this by building a reliable culture of… read the rest »

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So, you took a leadership test to determine your “leadership style,” and you reviewed the results, nodded in agreement, and simply moved on after that. If your test indicated you’re a “top-down manager,” or a “collaborative coach,” or a “remote resource provider” or whatever your style may be, it’s possible you accepted this as truth… read the rest »

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Human resource management requires a variety of skill sets and aptitudes that draw on all areas of the brain. If you think HR managers crunch data all day, you’re right…but that’s not the only thing they do. Not even close. At the core of their responsibilities, HR managers help the company gain the highest possible… read the rest »

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When you interview sales candidates, you can easily determine years of experience and education level just by asking. And assuming the resumes you’ve selected from the pool are accurate, you can skim those documents for critical information about past employers and general sales records. But if all those generic, accessible metrics are more or less… read the rest »

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If you’re looking for ways to take your career to the next level, you can look outside yourself or you can glance inward. Outside you may see available jobs, possible promotions or willing mentors. Inside, you’ll see a different set of opportunities and potential adjustments you might like to make. Here are five little tweaks… read the rest »

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You’re hiring a team of engineers, and you have a few clear goals in mind: First, you want to attract and hire the best talent available. And second, you want to retain your new hires as long as possible. You want to cultivate their skills, bring out their best and make sure they’re getting as… read the rest »

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Most of us don’t write down our goals on paper. In fact, only about 3% of adults claim to do this when asked, and the reasons are fairly obvious: It takes time, most of us keep records digitally instead of on paper, and most of us think our brains can be trusted to remember things… read the rest »

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Some stereotypes suggest that IT candidates are shy, socially awkward or reserved, especially in the tense environment of a job interview. But the truth is, ALL candidates tend to feel shy during interviews. And very few of us feel perfectly relaxed and open while conversing with strangers who are being paid to judge us. If… read the rest »

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Almost every career plan in every industry can benefit from a little attention to long-term planning. But this type of planning is especially helpful for those who hope to climb the ladder as accountants. Why does a five-year plan matter? And what do you stand to gain by casting your glance so far into the… read the rest »

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Empathy is a trait we bring forth when we try to see the world through another person’s eyes, or when we try to understand what a person is going through by envisioning ourselves in their position. Empathy isn’t the same thing as sympathy, it’s not the same thing as kindness, and it’s not just about… read the rest »