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What to Do When You Think an Employee is on Drugs

Dealing with suspected drug use by employees is a tricky thing. On the one hand, you don’t want to make accusations you can’t prove, and on the other hand, you might need to step in out of safety concerns for the worker and other employees. Many companies make it a policy not to say anything… Read more »

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Personal Life and Professional Life

  The online and “real life” worlds have been increasingly combined, and that’s often not a good thing for people looking to keep a clear divide between professional and personal lives. When your personal and work worlds collide, it can affect how you are seen at work by colleagues, how your supervisor treats you and… Read more »

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5 Ways to Ace Your Welding Interview

  Most people know you should dress up for a typical interview and bring a copy of your resume, but an interview for a welding job isn’t a typical interview. Those scheduled for a welding interview might be wondering if they should take their welding gear, work clothes or any other additional materials. These are… Read more »

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Three Interview Questions You Just Can't Ask

  Most people involved in their company’s hiring process know you can’t directly ask candidates about their race, age, nationality, disability or gender in a job interview. However, people may not know that seemingly innocuous questions can be roundabout ways to get at that same information. Asking these questions isn’t illegal per se. The issue… Read more »

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) added 12 violations to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to give large truck and bus companies a more complete picture of their safety performance. This update aligns with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection collection software and builds on efforts to continuously improve the consistency of data in… Read more »

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The AEU Safety Awards program recognizes the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry Portsmouth, VA – NSC Technologies, LLC (NSC), an innovative staffing firm that specializes in placing qualified skilled, technical and professional talent, announces it has been awarded a 2016 AEU Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace…. Read more »

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How to Get Promoted When You've Been at Your Job Less Than a Year

  Getting a promotion less than 12 months after you’ve been hired sounds like an impossible feat. However, with the economy in decent shape and unemployment relatively low, conditions are right for many employees to receive an internal promotion fairly quickly. That being said, it’s going to take more than a pulse and a bit… Read more »

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Do You Have Your Employees' Backs Covered?

  When employees are moving heavy objects, or doing strenuous labor every day, they can develop back problems over time. Back problems are particularly common when employees are not practicing proper lifting techniques or lifting heavy objects alone rather than with the help of others. Exacerbated by bad posture, daily stress or bad work habits,… Read more »

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Four Questions You Need to Ask at the End of Every Interview

  Every job interview is a two-way street. The person being interviewed ought to be evaluating the company just as much as they’re being considered for the job, as both parties should leave the interview convinced on whether the job would be a fantastic fit or not. Therefore, when the interviewer inevitably asks, “Do you… Read more »

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Why Over Half of Your Labor Force is Open to Being Recruited Elsewhere

  In the American labor market of 2017, organizations must work hard to hold on to staff members, or risk having them leave, according to a new survey. Nearly two of every three employees at mid-sized organizations are open to leaving for a different job, according to a new survey from the ADP Research Institute…. Read more »