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Underqualified, but Hardworking? Here’s How to Get Them to Take A Chance on You

It’s a familiar scene. You see a job posting and know you can check a lot of the boxes, but not quite all of them. You’re underqualified, but it would be a perfect job for you, and you know you can learn. So how do you communicate that to the company? It starts with a great application, so they pick up the phone and call you. Here’s how you can encourage a company to take [...]

The Importance of Making Your Candidates Feel Special

It wasn’t that long ago that employers were able to find countless qualified candidates for open positions. When people faced the recession around 2008, many great employees were out of a job through no fault of their own, and companies could easily scoop that talent up once hiring was back on the table. Today, unemployment is low, which means the market is much more competitive. So how can you make your candidates feel special, so [...]

4 Tips that Command Trust & Respect in an Interview

After you send your resume and get a call back to schedule an interview, you must work hard to make the next impression. The interview is your chance to demonstrate how you’re the best possible candidate for their open position. You want to command trust and respect in the interview along with building a good rapport and showcasing your related experience. Here are 4 tips that can give you an edge.       Practice Your Handshake   A handshake [...]

Are You Keeping Your Employees Safe from Chemical Exposure?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, regulates workplace standards intended to keep workers safe on the job. Does your facility deal with chemicals that could be considered toxic or hazardous? Do you know if you’re keeping your employees safe according to the standards set by OSHA? These dangers can pose a real threat to the safety of your employees and your company overall. Here are a few things you should know about keeping [...]

How to Take Responsibility of Your Hearing in Noisy Work Environments

Working in a manufacturing environment has a number of potential hazards. Beyond the things you would typically consider, such as falls or dehydration, have you thought about how to protect your hearing in a noisy work environment? If the decibels are deafening in your workplace, it would be a good idea to take some steps to protect your hearing. Here are a few things you can do to make a difference.     Wear Ear Protection at Work  If [...]

Invest In Your Employees: 8 Fun Team-Building Activities for The End of Summer

Team-building activities don’t have to make your entire team cringe. We know what most people think about ice breakers and other forced fun activities in an office environment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are eight fun team-building activities you can do before the end of summer to start the fall off right.     Cookout  Sometimes summer fun is as simple as a pot-luck or an office cookout. If you have space at your office, bring [...]

3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Temp Jobs

If you’ve been looking for a job, you may be missing out on an important opportunity. Many job seekers who are looking for a permanent position don’t consider applying with a staffing agency or accepting short-term temp positions. But temporary work has a number of benefits, including a paycheck when you might need it most. Here are three tips to help you get the most out of your temp jobs.   Consider it a Resume [...]

Importance of Having Proper Lighting in the Warehouse

Unlike HBO’s Game of Thrones, your warehouse should not be dark and full of terrors. Proper lighting is not only important for the safety of your team, but also their ability to work effectively and efficiently. If you’re considering an update to your warehouse facility, lighting should be at the top of your list. Here are some of the many reasons that proper lighting in your warehouse is essential.   Reduce Accidents Proper lighting can [...]

Top Trending Work Boots for 2019

Picking the right work boots for both safety and comfort is important. And if you require your team wear work boots on the job, you can provide guidance to help them find the best shoes. There are many different aspects to consider. Do you require steel toe boots, or are other toe materials acceptable? Do they provide good foot support and help prevent injuries or back pain? They should also be durable and comfortable for [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Leveraging Social Media for Recruiting

Social media has really changed the way we communicate with others. That’s true for finding and hiring top talent for your company. Everyone is on social media, so you can tap into the resource to find great people looking for new positions. But there are some gray areas when it comes to leveraging social media for recruiting. How do you know what to do and what to avoid? Here are the do’s and don’ts of [...]