Is Your Workplace Missing an Employee Wellness Program?

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The best employers understand that when employees are leading healthy lifestyles they are also highly productive members of the team. Yet, there are too many companies hesitant to start an employee wellness program because of the cost and time investment. According to the Harvard Business Review, the benefits of providing a corporate wellness program far… Read more »

How to Find “Secret” Clerical Jobs

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On the prowl for a clerical or administrative job in Central and Southern Mississippi? Maybe you’ve been a little worried because you are not seeing too many jobs advertised in your area of expertise. Or the jobs that are listed are for the same companies over and over again, which means they may not be… Read more »

How to Address, or Move Past, a Candidate’s Career Gap

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As human resource practitioners and managers, it’s become much more common to receive candidates who have gaps of unemployment on their resumes. This is as a result of the poor economy that most of the nation experienced for several years, and some areas that are still catching up. However, one must not ignore these gaps…. Read more »

Looking For Light Industrial Employers to Call You? Use These Tips!

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The job search process has changed a lot over the years. Once it was standard to mail a cover letter and resume to potential light industrial employers, then wait weeks for a response, then finally get asked for an interview. In other cases, either you saw a “Help Wanted” sign on the door and walked… Read more »

How to Put Together Your Dream Team of Employees

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It is the goal of every business leader to build a dream team of highly effective employees who have the right skills, attitudes, and abilities to propel their business forward. But, this effort often falls short for a number of reasons. Either the right people are too difficult to find, or the wrong people are… Read more »

Start Building Better Relationships with Your Co-Workers

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A big part of the success of your career depends on how well you get to know and fit in with your peers on the job. If you have ever been in a job and felt like an outsider, then you probably realized quickly that you needed to get out. There’s nothing worse than being… Read more »

Major Hiring Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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Companies require good people in order to thrive in a changing market. In order to hire the best people, a company must have sound recruitment practices that include plenty of interviewing, screening, reference checking, and assessing skill sets as they apply to each job type. Unfortunately, there are companies out there that have poor methods… Read more »

How to Tell If Your Resume is a Total Flop

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Are you getting next-to-no response from sending your resume to prospective employers? Your resume is often the only way that companies and recruitment firms can learn about you, so this document has to count. If you are getting nothing but silence after sending your resume to countless employers, staffing firms, and more – perhaps your… Read more »

Is There a Better Way to Interview Entry-Level Candidates?

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Interviewing people for entry-level positions can pose a challenge for any hiring manager. There are several reasons for this. First, candidates who present for entry-level positions often have limited-to-no previous career experience. This can make it difficult to obtain references and to have talking points during the interview. Secondly, entry-level candidates may not know what… Read more »

How to Handle Being the “Rookie” at a New Position

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Are you the new guy on the bottom of the totem pole at work? Then you are probably known as the rookie at work. This awkward time is something that will pass. But in the meantime, you want to watch out for some of the mistakes that rookies make in a new job. Here’s how… Read more »