Use These Tips to Turn Short-Term Admin Hires into Top Employees

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  Bringing in a short-term admin hire often requires a different approach than when you select a candidate for a long-term position. While their work may be critical to your current operations, they won’t be motivated to perform by the same things that keep your other employees working at their best. However, there are ways… Read more »

5 Steps to Make a Great Impression at Your New Clerical Job

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  After a long and arduous process, you had the chance to accept a job offer and are preparing to start in a new clerical position. While this can be an exciting time, it can also bring about a lot of anxiety, especially if you are worried about making a great first impression. Luckily, getting… Read more »

Want to Attract Light Industrial Talent? Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

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When companies look to add new talent, they often resort to their standard hiring processes and procedures. But just because these techniques worked well even a few years ago, that doesn’t mean they will attract employees today. In most cases, light industrial talent have options regarding where they can work, and simple mistakes in your… Read more »

Does Your Career Fall into One of These 3 Categories?

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People often have distinct visions regarding the progression of their career path; they choose specific educational paths, work to reach the next job title in the series, and aim to get as far as possible for retirement. But how those goals are accomplished surprisingly fits most people into one of three career-oriented categories: Organizational, protean,… Read more »

Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

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Even though the last recession began almost 10 years ago, one thing was made abundantly clear in the aftermath; people want their employers to communicate more effectively. This goes well beyond simply scheduling regular staff meetings and sending out generic newsletters. In fact, ineffective and archaic approaches to information sharing can actually yield negative results… Read more »

Can You Give Your Workday Attitude a “Spring Cleaning?”

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There are times when even we can tell our attitude has seen better days. Maybe it was a long project that took more out of us than we realized, or simply being ready for the sunnier weather. Whatever the cause, it is possible to get things moving in the right direction. Why? Because it can… Read more »

Hate Networking? It May Be Simpler Than You Realize!

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  When some people think about networking, they cringe. It brings to mind images of spending your work and free time connecting with people on a professional level, even if you don’t have anything else in common. However, maintaining a network might not mean what you think it does. In fact, many individuals harbor misconceptions… Read more »

Uh-Oh: Candidates Are Checking YOUR Credentials

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  The reference check has been a vital part of the hiring experience for some time. But now, job candidates are able to return the favor. Career-oriented websites and social media platforms allow them to get information about the company culture, corporate policies, and even individual managers or executives. Is this change in the job… Read more »

Already Stressed at Work? Relax with These Tips

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  Everyone experiences stress on the job at some point. For some, stress is something you carry quietly, letting it tear you up on the inside. Others wear their stress out in the open, letting it shine like a badge on their chest. Regardless of the cause of your long days and sleepless nights, it… Read more »

A Bigger Paycheck Doesn’t Guarantee a Better Hire

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  It wasn’t long ago that the best way to attract top candidates was to offer the biggest paycheck possible. While having a competitive compensation package is still important, there are other factors that carry more weight than you may realize. And this is especially true if you are looking to lure employees away from… Read more »