How to Look for a Job While You’re Still Working

It can be challenging to look for a new job without triggering your boss’s suspicions. If your employer figures out that you’re trying to find other work, odds are your boss and others won’t be happy about it. This could lead to a situation where you’re black-balled with respect to opportunities or even laid off… Read more »

4 Steps to Get Chronic Job Hoppers to Stay

The US economy has heated up in recent years and companies are hiring more than ever. While that’s good news, it also means competition has led to many employees jumping ship and taking better offer from another company. Companies face steep competition in the labor market, and they also have to figure out how to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

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As an employer, your workers are your lifelines. Each employee is a valuable addition to your team and it’s important they feel that way. Recognition makes people feel good about their job and motivates them to keep up the good work. Positive reinforcement can also set an example for everyone in your organization, showing them… Read more »

Retention is Key During this Era of Ultra-Low Unemployment

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After you invest a lot of time, energy and capital in hiring the best applicants possible, you must hold on to that top talent, especially with the labor market as tight as it is right now. Simply put, keep your best staff members satisfied. While pay and benefits are big reasons why people take a… Read more »

How a Mock Job Interview Can Help You Ace the Real Thing

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Like it or not, a job interview is a performance and like any performance, getting it right takes a lot of practice. Obviously, you don’t want to go into an interview cold. You also don’t want to practice once or twice, dust off your hands and flick on the TV. You should be practicing for… 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 »

How to Add Your Personality Into Your Job Search

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  Looking for a job can feel very rules-driven: Resumes and cover letter must follow certain formats and include specific information, while interviewers expect you to have strong answers for standard interview questions. With all this repetition and structure, job seekers can easily fall into the trap of becoming rigid and robotic. While certain parts… Read more »

Skills-Based vs. Traditional: Which Resume Is for You?

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  Your resume should show you are the ideal person for the job. However, if you’re a recent graduate with no work experience or you’re trying to change careers and want to list your transferable skills over experience in a different industry, you’re going to need a skills-based resume. The conventional reverse-chronological format may be… Read more »