Could Connecting with Your Coworkers on Social Media Hurt Your Career?

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In the past, keeping your work life and your professional life separate was simple principle that most people followed. The common wisdom was that combining personal and professional lives could affect how you are seen by others at work and your prospects for success with your organization. Now, with social media being all-pervasive, keeping that… Read more »

Build These 5 Skills to Keep Your Career Relevant

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Odds are your job description has shifted within the last five years. Or perhaps the position you have didn’t even exist until recently. The workplace will continue to evolve as a result of technology, the economy, the environment and politics. The changing workplace is creating a skills gap, with a big group of jobs that… Read more »

What Employees Need From Management to Succeed

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According to research, the average employee doesn’t require a lot from management in order to do his or her job effectively. However, the things that employees do need are absolutely essential. Most employees require the same basic things from management: transparency, engagement, recognition and opportunity. This isn’t a lot to ask for and offering all… Read more »

Summer Safety Commercial Driving Tips

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Whether you have recently finished driving school or are an experienced driver, the heat out on the road will affect you and your truck. You should always take measures to defeat the heat throughout the summer months. The following summer safety driving tips can help keep you safe and comfortable until the cooler fall weather… Read more »

Workers vs. Managers: What is Their Motivation for Working Safely?

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One of the greatest challenges for safety professionals is getting workers and management to “buy into” the notion of workplace safety. While it isn’t hard for safety professionals to explain safety practices and the reasons behind them, it is much more difficult to get both groups to comply. Some managers may feel that business demands… Read more »

5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

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Unfortunately, difficult people can be found in any job – from employees who won’t take direction, to disconnected upper management, to demanding clients. Fortunately, difficult people can be easy to deal with; you just have to embrace the right mindset. Consider the following tips on how to deal with difficult people at work. Dealing with… Read more »

How a Welding Apprenticeship Will Help Your Career

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The advantages of a welding apprenticeship are well known by those in the industry, but perhaps not so obvious for those assessing their career options. One of the biggest benefits of an apprenticeship is a chance to kickstart a welding career. Welders must successfully finish a certified training program to be allowed to work in… Read more »

What to Do When You Experience Career Burnout?

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Job burnout is one thing: We’ve all been at a job we hate but know this is still the right career. However, career burnout is a completely different animal. When you’re feeling burned out on your career, you’re thinking about going back to school or maybe going back to that fun job you had delivering… Read more »

National Safety Month: Multitasking on the Road is Distracted Driving

  In today’s day in age, it’s difficult to focus on one thing at a time. We’ve become used to the idea of multitasking, to the point we depend on it to be able to get our work done. Although it can be useful at times, multitasking behind the wheel isn’t one of those times.… Read more »

National Safety Month: Offices Can Be Dangerous Places!

  When we think of workplace safety, construction sites and manufacturing facilities are often the first things that come to mind. However, an office also has safety hazards that should not be ignored. For instance, sitting at a desk and using keyboard day after day can lead to a whole host of chronic injuries, such… Read more »