How Loud is Too Loud?

From large machinery to power tools, industrial workplaces and construction sites are dangerously noisy environments. Loud conditions in many industries have been around for decades, and yet, some folks might not know about the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to noise. One of the most essential things companies can do for employees working in… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Reset Your Professional Goals for 2019

As we kick off 2019, it’s typical to think about the year that’s just passed. When doing this, some people might suddenly realize 2018 was the year they overlooked their career goals. There are a couple big reasons why this happens. First, it’s easy to concentrate so much on personal things that work takes a… Read more »

How to Avoid Major Pitfalls as Manager

For a company to achieve success, mid-level managers must successfully direct employees. This involves recognizing and avoiding the biggest pitfalls. Less-effective managers typically don’t have the right soft skills to lead, perhaps because they never had essential training in how to manage people. Simply put, bad managers don’t have the sensibility, sensitivity, and understanding required… Read more »

Why It’s a Candidates Market

Whenever we hear about record low unemployment, the initial reaction is usually to celebrate. However, record low unemployment raises all kinds of issues for employers. Employers not only have to fight to land in-demand candidates, they also have to fight to keep the talent they already have from getting lured elsewhere. Consider the following results… Read more »

8 of the Most Common Reasons Drivers Leave Their Jobs

When drivers quit, it’s not usually because another company lured them away with a better offer – it’s because something caused them to leave. Often, the decision to quit is triggered by several small things that add up, until one day the driver has had enough. Consider the following eight common reasons why drivers quit… Read more »

New Year, New Job!

For New Year’s resolutions, many people vow to lose weight, spend more time with family or take up a hobby. While NSC can’t help much with those resolutions, we can help with another common resolution – getting a new job! There’s something about turning the calendar to a new year that make us want to… Read more »

The Right Way to Help Your Employees Through Company Changes Next Year

Helping your employees through a major business transition is an exercise in extreme empathy. Almost any change you’re leading or supporting is highly disruptive to somebody on an emotional level. The key to helping people is understanding why some folks get emotional about major change. Surprisingly, it’s not the change itself; it’s the loss of… Read more »

Make it Your Resolution to Beat the Sunday Scaries

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If you spend Sunday nights stressing out about work, it’s not just you. A recent survey from Monster.com found that 80 percent of people admit to having the “Sunday Scaries.” You might think that by Sunday night you’d feel rejuvenated from the weekend, however, that isn’t always a given. Some people don’t dedicate enough weekend… Read more »

Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths in 2019!

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If your leadership style is driven by business, team and employee interests, you’re going to be in a position to succeed, especially if you can produce results. However, even leaders with the best of intentions can have blind spots or fall into bad habits. Below are some common leadership weaknesses that you can turn into… Read more »

Different Types of Jobs You Can Get With Your CDL License

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If you like driving large vehicles on the open road and you have a clean driving record, a career as a commercial driver may be for you. These jobs typically require earning a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Long-haul truck drivers are most commonly associated with a CDL. According to the Truck Driver Institute, these drivers… Read more »