Mind the Skills Gap in Your Light Industrial Workplace

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A combination of changing technology and a shifting workforce can lead to skill gaps in a low of workplaces. Some of the most impacted business are those operating in the industrial sector, like manufacturing and warehousing companies. As older worker retire, they take with them a career’s worth of knowledge in the field. The younger… Read more »

You Made It to the Second-Round Interview! Now What?

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Many companies have instituted more stringent hiring practices; this includes adding second-round interviews. While you might be inclined to treat this like any other interview, that is not the best approach. First-round interview processes are fairly straightforward and are often similar from one company to the next. But the second-round can be an entirely different… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Changes

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Concern about the impending retirement of baby boomers across the workforce has been expressed for years. Many companies received an unofficial extension when the recession in 2008 kept many older workers involved in the job market landscape for longer than planned. Now that signs of economic recovery have stabilized various industries, and retirement accounts, baby… Read more »

3 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Administrative Career

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Cultivating a successful career is about more than your education and experience. While being able to use a computer, coordinate events, and other hard skills may be requirements, it’s soft skills that can set you apart. While hard skills can be taught, soft skills are more innate, and they are often harder to define. To… Read more »

What’s the Secret to Always Finding the Best Candidate?

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Finding the right candidate for an open position can feel like a challenge, regardless of how many times you have successfully hired a new employee before. There are ways to help increase your odds of selecting the best candidate for the position the first time around as long as you organize the hiring process. If… Read more »

Use These Tips to Become Everyone’s Favorite New Clerical Employee!

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Everyone has had to deal with less-than-ideal co-workers from time to time. While no person is perfect, certain actions and attitudes are practically guaranteed to ruffles some feathers along the way. Instead of accidentally succumbing to these inclinations, use the information to help you become one of the company’s favorite employees instead of the one… Read more »

Sick of Losing Your Best Employees? Stop Making These Mistakes

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A side effect of our increasingly digital world is that employment issues are more transparent and more widely known. Employees are able to discuss previously taboo topics, such as salary and benefits information, with ease, and a free to comment on their work environment to a worldwide audience. The high level of information has assured… Read more »

How to Successfully Onboard New Temporary Employees

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While many businesses work diligently to create a process for bringing on new permanent employees, many companies neglect to take the same care with their temporary employees.  In order to set your temporary employees up for the same level of success as your permanent ones, consider these tips to get your onboarding process in shape…. Read more »

How Long Should a Clerical Resume Be?

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Previous wisdom used to say that a resume, regardless of the type of job to which you are applying, should never be over a page long.  However, changes in the hiring environment have led what was once a hard-and-fast rule to become part of a larger gray area in regards to what is appropriate for… Read more »

Back to School, Work, But Not Stress!

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Whether you are a college student returning to the classroom, or a parent in the workforce, back to school time can feel like a mixed blessing.  In order to better manage the upcoming stress in a way that allows you to be more productive in your work or studies, consider these tips for helping to… Read more »