Summer Team-Building Activities to Get Your Employees Energized

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When you want to increase or maintain your team’s current level of productivity, engagement is often the key to success. But, now that summer is in full swing, some of your staff may be distracted by upcoming vacations or the simple desire to spend time out in the sun. Luckily, there are summer team-building activities… Read more »

How to Ingrain Safety Tips into Your Workplace Culture

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By making safety a company priority, you can prevent injuries and illnesses, enhance morale, and even improve productivity. While large-scale safety training and robust policies play a substantial role, ingraining safety tips into your workplace culture can help reinforce the concepts on a regular basis. This approach ensures safety is always at the forefront of… Read more »

Four Common Traits of Effective Hiring Managers

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Hiring managers are tasked with one of the most important duties in the company: Selecting the right person for the job. To make things even more complex, you typically only have a limited number of interactions to determine which candidate is ideal for the role. Effective hiring managers often share a few characteristics that help… Read more »

How to Deal With Unhappy Employees

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At some point in your career as a manager, you are almost guaranteed to have an unhappy employee on your team. How you approach the situation can have a significant impact on the final result. If you handle things properly, an unhappy worker can turn it around and even become a star team member. But,… Read more »

Should You Consider Hiring for Temporary Positions This Holiday Season

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  Many companies experience seasonal fluctuations in demand, especially around the holiday season. Others need to maintain standard production rates, even when employees are hoping to use vacation leave to spend time with family and friends. And, in some cases, organizations deal with all of the above. But there is a way to ensure you… Read more »

Why Interview Panels are More Efficient

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Many companies shy away from panel interviews for numerous reasons. For example, some consider them too intimidating for candidates and are worried the extra pressure may turn them off of the company. Others have issues coordinating the schedules of several interviewers, making it seem as though multiple one-on-one interviews are the better option. In fact,… Read more »

How You Can Make Sure Your Employees Are Staying on Top of Industry Trends

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Being ahead of your competitors can play a big role in the success of your company, and staying apprised of industry trends is a surefire way to stay on the cutting edge. However, keeping up with all the information isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t a one-person job. That’s why having your employees get involved… Read more »

How to Know if Your Feedback is Too Harsh

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Providing feedback is an important part of being a manager; it gives employees the information they need to excel in their positions and make corrections as required. But, if your feedback is too harsh, it can be surprisingly ineffective. While being direct is great, the wrong tone or wording can be more discouraging to workers… Read more »

Take the Time to Get to Know Your New Hire

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When a new hire walks in for their first day, you may think the hardest part of your job is done. However, don’t stop putting out extra effort just yet. Taking the time to get to know your newest employee can help build trust and create a more comfortable work environment that gives them an… Read more »

Keep Your Candidates Guessing With Unexpected Interview Questions

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Most interviews are comprised of a series of relatively standard questions. Sure, you want to know about the candidate’s greatest accomplishments and why they are looking for a new job, but these inquiries only reveal so much. The majority of job seekers are familiar with common interview questions, so they have a chance to rehearse… Read more »