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Career and hiring tips, industry insights – all updated regularly to keep you informed.

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People take on seasonal jobs for a variety of reasons. If they are unemployed, they may need to find a source of income quickly. If they have a job, they might need a shift that will allow them to earn extra pay. They could need a position that offers more flexibility than is typical or are hoping to get a foot in the door with an employer by making a great impression on the… Read more »

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It’s never too early to get ready for crunch time. Holiday season comes a little sooner for warehouse staff. Keeping stores fully stocked or getting products to consumers takes planning. Start by looking at what you did last year as far as volume and timing. Adjust for the changes you can anticipate in the coming year, such… Read more »

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Sometimes job seekers hesitate to apply for temporary jobs. As intriguing as the opportunity might be, most people need to have access to benefits – particularly healthcare. They are afraid to take the risk of having a gap in coverage. It’s a common misconception that temporary employees are not eligible for benefits, but that is seldom the case…. Read more »

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You’ve just completed a job interview, and you’re breathing a sigh of relief. But what you do after the interview can be just as important as how you performed during it. With that in mind, here are 13 things you can do after a job interview to help close the deal.  Ask how you should follow up Before you leave, ask what the hiring manager’s hiring timeline is and with whom you should follow up.  Get your interviewers’ contact information Gathered your interviewers’ business… Read more »

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It’s always a pleasure to give high-performing employees positive reinforcement during a performance review. On the other hand, giving colleagues constructive criticism in the same situation is challenging, because it discourages them. More and more managers are making regularly scheduled peer feedback sessions part of the process because it allows them an opportunity to address… Read more »

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While the current unemployment numbers still look bleak, companies are, nevertheless, hiring. And recruiters are reporting that they are now busier than they have been in several years. That could be good news for you if you’re looking for a job; unfortunately, many people have misconceptions about what recruiters do. Let’s bust some myths!  MYTH:… Read more »

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One of the most uncomfortable dilemmas a manager can face is how to deal with an employee who isn’t meeting expectations. No one likes firing an employee, but if you keep them around without addressing their performance issues, they can drag fellow employees down – possibly your entire organization.    Mitchell Marks, professor of leadership at… Read more »

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Employers typically have a broad bank of interview questions to ask candidates for job openings. However, certain critical roles require a specific set of skills, and employers need to drill down for these positions with specific skill requirements. Take, for instance, accounts payable. Employers looking to hire in that area need interview questions that focus… Read more »

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If you’re required to wear protective footwear on the job, choosing the right pair can be overwhelming. Selecting the right shoes in general, and work boots in particular, is a more confusing process than many people imagine. But it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at the considerations below before you start your search.   Consider The Types of… Read more »

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Baby boomers aren’t retiring in droves, but their numbers in the workforce are dwindling significantly. And when boomers retire, they take with them a generation of beliefs and workstyles. Perhaps most importantly, they leave with vast quantities of “tribal knowledge”: exclusive technical, product or process information. This information is rarely stored on the web or… Read more »