4 Off-the-Wall Interview Questions That Uncover the True Personality of Your Candidate

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“If you were a color, what color would you be?” “What is your spirit animal?” “Which dinosaur do you most identify with?” We’re all familiar with these off-the-wall interview questions. “Weird” job interview questions should not be used to simply throw candidates for a loop. Rather, they should reveal aspects of an applicant that can’t… Read more »

National Safety Month: 10 Overlooked Office Hazards That May Cost Your Company

Conversations around workplace safety often make us think of industrial, construction or commercial places of business. However, there are many hazards in the typical office, and most of them go overlooked. Each year, tens of thousands of office employees are affected by costly injuries or health conditions they acquired on the job. Although the potential… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Begin Training to Prevent Workplace Violence

Of course, employers would like to think workplace violence will never occur on their premises but relying on wishful thinking just isn’t good enough. Every responsible employer must work to prevent workplace violence and have a plan in place in case an incident does occur. With 76 percent of shooting incidents taking place at a… Read more »

National Safety Month: Prevent Costly Slips, Trips and Falls With Our Help

Considered collectively, slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of on-the-job injuries year after year. Slips occur when insecure footing causes someone to lose their balance, trips are when someone loses their balance due to contact with an object, and falls occur when the body hits the floor. Slips and trips can lead to… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Recognize and Prevent Hazards in the Workplace

Managers and employees both want to avoid workplace accidents, and a big part of avoiding accidents is being able to recognize and prevent hazards as they appear. Because management typically isn’t available to oversee employee safety all the time, it is essential for employees to be able to recognize and prevent hazards on their own.… Read more »

National Safety Month: The Surprising Ways Fatigue and Impairment Affect Employees On the Job

The economy is surging, and American workers are more productive than ever. In this environment, it’s important employers do everything they can to avoid worker fatigue. Accidents can be averted when staff members are attentive, focused and completely engaged while on the job. To ensure that employees are working at full capacity and steer clear… Read more »

Are You Neglecting Your Mirrors?

As a result of their width and length, large trucks have several blind spots that cannot be viewed from the cab. These blind spots are a safety risk for both drivers and those around them. Safe truck driving habits include maintaining and using your truck’s mirrors effectively with the idea of getting rid of blind… Read more »

Should You Ever Hire an Underqualified Candidate?

Hiring a new staff member, regardless of the role, can be one of the most challenging tasks for any company. Given all the work that goes into hiring, you might be reluctant to give serious consideration to applicants that are underqualified. However, hiring an underqualified applicant can be a smart move for your organization if… Read more »

Don’t Settle for a Workplace That Doesn’t Make You Happy

Most people are in a position where they need to work, and unfortunately work can be downright maddening sometimes. What you don’t want is a job that makes you unhappy day-after-day, and month-after-month. If you think you are in a bad workplace, read more. You Should Feel Content You’re not going to find a job… Read more »

Easy Ways to Relax Before You Walk into Your Job Interview

Regardless of whether it’s your first or your hundredth, an interview is one of the most stressful situations in life. The apprehension around a job interview is understandable, and it’s normal for a looming interview to generate a cycle of anxiety and self-doubt. While this may be typical, it’s in no way inescapable. Consider the… Read more »