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If you’re gathering intelligence on a candidate for a position, one of your best resources is the professional references they’ve provided you. But those references are only as valuable as the questions you ask them. These seven questions will maximize the effectiveness of your screening process.   How Does the Candidate Affect Their Co-workers?  Does the candidate energize the people they… Read more »

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The kids are back to school; the holidays are around the corner, you’re saving for a return to traveling – whatever your reason, sometimes you want the opportunity to make extra money.  So, what’s the first step? Knowing where to look – or, in this case, when. You see, a night job can be a great… Read more »

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All managers are on the lookout for “the perfect employee.” Unfortunately, such a candidate doesn’t exist, and even if they do, you can’t count on finding a unicorn in your particular realm.  No matter how impressive a job prospect looks, they’ll have something in their background that gives you pause. One such potential hiccup is a gap… Read more »

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Staffing agencies like Mega Force work to connect potential employees with managers needing talent. But perhaps you find yourself at an interesting crossroads: Let’s say you’re a skilled warehouse worker in Fayetteville with years of valuable experience to offer a company. But you’re ready to put those tools to use in a managerial role. What specific skills do you need to make the jump into management?   Zippia compiled a list of… Read more »

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Saving money is always at the forefront for companies who want to grow – not just survive. As the adage goes, success is often about working smarter, not harder. One area of business logistics in which working smarter can work to your advantage is shift planning. Workforce communications company Workerbee shared some best practices for saving money… Read more »

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On the 20th anniversary of the largest attack on American soil, we can look back and see what has changed and what has not. It’s only been in the last couple of months that the United States has withdrawn troops from Afghanistan, where we had been since shortly after the 2001 attack. There are Americans who see… Read more »

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Last month, we talked about one of those tricky interview questions that stops you cold: “Why do you want to work here?” But there’s another interview question that is kind of the other side of the coin: “Why did you leave your last job?” This can be even harder to answer than the first one because there’s almost… Read more »

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One of the most crippling costs a company can incur is on-the-job accidents.  The National Safety Council reports that workplace safety incidents cost employers $171 billion in 2019. That’s about $1,100 per employee per year. Risk managers are constantly searching for ways to make the workplace safer for employees, but the surprising news is that the answer may lie with employees themselves.  Engagement = Safety  That… Read more »

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How to Resolve Issues at Work That Make You Want to Leave    Even a dream job can seem like a nightmare sometimes. And when workplace annoyances reach a boiling point, even the most dedicated employees may feel it’s time to cut their losses and chuck their job. But for any number of reasons, leaving a stressful situation behind… Read more »

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If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely exploring ways to increase the flow of candidates to your business. In-house recruiting is critical, but sometimes staffing needs arise that call for reinforcements. Relying on luck to fill the extra positions associated with these needs isn’t a great idea, but working with a staffing agency could be a great solution. Here are just five reasons. … Read more »