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

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One of our most popular blog posts has been a piece about the skills employers look for in an administrative assistant in the past few years. Knowing these skills has never been more important, as COVID-19 has increased the importance and complexity of the admin’s role. Not only do they need the traditional proficiencies in scheduling, bookkeeping, and arranging travel; admins also are being asked to take… Read more »

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You might think stress over making a good first impression at a new job is limited to office work. But it turns out manufacturing and other industrial employees have similar fears.   A study by 4imprint, an English promotional marketer, asked people working within engineering and manufacturing environments about their first-day disasters. Their experiences included showing… Read more »

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One of the most frustrating problems a big-box store can face is slow-moving inventory. Not only does it hurt sales, but it also eats up warehouse space that could be used to stock faster-selling items. If you’re a business owner or warehouse manager, getting rid of slow movers can make the difference between a dismal… Read more »

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When an employee leaves your company, it means losing the time and resources invested in that individual. It also means finding someone new to fill the gap, which means even more money and effort needs to be invested. That’s why successful companies try to figure out what might cause employees to leave the company in… Read more »

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A standard measure of success in the workplace is getting more and more responsibility. What this looks like varies depending on your work environment, be it an office environment or a factory. And while the path to advancement may be different for every worker, there are certain tips for asking for extra duties that carry… Read more »

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Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week?   And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.    Why Handwashing Works  When you wash your hands, soap molecules act like crowbars. They pry dirt, oil, and germs from your skin. In addition, soap breaks down the outer membrane of many microorganisms and… Read more »

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Learn the nine values that lead to happy employees and successful businesses  When a company has a positive culture, employees are more engaged and do better work. On the other hand, toxic company culture can lead to lower productivity, retention, and recruiting.   But what defines a positive company culture? And where does it come from?… Read more »

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Everyone has days when it seems impossible to get out of bed – much less go to work. It can be even harder during a pandemic. Here are six tips for getting going on days like this.  Put one Foot in Front of The Other   Taking one step at a time is a good way… Read more »

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As we approach Thanksgiving, thoughts naturally turn toward being thankful. Although this usually plays out personally, the holiday is a good reminder for company leaders that their employees could use some regular thanking, too. Here are eight fun ways to do just that 1. Offer flexible scheduling options When high-performing employees are putting in long… Read more »

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If you’re at a career crossroads and considering trade job opportunities, you may want to consider welding. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a welding career can be lucrative both in terms of salary and benefits, and North Carolina employs a lot of welders – nearly 12,000 in 2019.  Welders also have the potential… Read more »