5 Signs Your Company Culture Needs Changing

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Organizational culture is one of the most often overlooked aspects of success in today’s competitive business landscape. Organizations that focus on working through the prism of a consistent set of values, objectives and missions consistently exceed expectations. Meanwhile, organizations that fail to consider the importance of culture tend to get left behind.  Unfortunately, identifying the need for cultural change within an… Read more »

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

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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 »

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Feedback

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Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you further insight into how your company is viewed by employees, recruits, and even competitors.   Utilize a Short Survey  Start by offering a short survey… Read more »

The Right Way to Say No to a Work Assignment

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The world of the average temporary worker is a tough one. While it’s important to take on new assignments when they come your way, it can be difficult – if not downright impossible – to assume responsibility for a project you’re just not comfortable with. In this case, it’s important you’re able to say no… Read more »

Which Excel Skills Get You an Inventory Clerk Job?

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Although the role might entail different responsibilities depending on the exact company you’re applying to, the job of the inventory clerk is a rather standard function. Not only will you be responsible for overseeing the company’s inventory management system, you’ll likely be tasked with duties in recordkeeping, data analysis and reporting. One of the most… Read more »

Millennials Want This Approach to Leadership

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Leadership roles are viewed very differently in the 21st century when compared to generations past. As millennials have recently taken over as the largest single group of laborers in the United States, they value innovation over experience. Instead of sitting comfortably in an office, millennials want leaders who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty… Read more »

3 Ways to Find Candidates Faster in a Tight Candidate Market

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Finding top talent in a tight candidate market can be a difficult and stressful time. Whether you’re suffering from a lack of qualified workers or if you simply don’t have the funds to maintain a full-time staff of professionals, it can be incredibly challenging to maintain productivity and meet deadlines when working with a tight… Read more »

4 Ways to Lead Your Manufacturing Team From the Floor

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A successful manufacturing team involves a number of dynamics. How your team members get along with one another and their individual performances are all crucial, but it really comes down to the abilities of the leader. Although each factory is different, there are some fundamental aspects to keep in mind when leading a team from… Read more »

It’s National Safety Month – What Can We Learn From the Top Safety Violations of 2016?

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As a business owner of any kind, your top priority should be the health and safety of your employees. Not only are there laws in place for this very reason, but looking after the well-being of your staff can result in improved productivity over time. With the month of June known as National Safety Month,… Read more »

3 Deal Breakers to Watch Out for in Interviews

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Everyone knows job interviews can be high-pressure situations that often force people to make mistakes. Many hiring managers and employment agencies are used to giving job applicants a little leeway to correct some of the things they say that don’t sound quite right. However, there are some things candidates can say in an interview that… Read more »