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There are going to be times in your life when you look at a job that you are interested in, but lack the experience that is being asked for. If you are looking to switch jobs or enter a new industry, here are a few great ways to gain some valuable industry expertise. Seek out… Read more »

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There is a general consensus that being a boss does not instantly make you a leader. They are different. A person becomes a leader by inspiring others to follow. A person becomes a boss because of a hierarchy within a company. There are all sorts of books out there that make claims to help you… Read more »

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It is important to stand out at every level of applying for a job, the application, resume, but especially the interview! Be prepared and remember these tips. Do not provide references without first checking with them. Not everyone you like always feels the same way, so make sure you discuss putting them as a reference… Read more »

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The biggest challenge in modern HR is how to best advocate for and implement the new technologies available to improve the recruiting and management process. Technology is fast changing, and many may feel it’s not worth adopting an innovation because another will come right around the corner. But this approach means missing out on strategies… Read more »

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There are many different reasons why companies use team building activities. A small sampling of these reasons include: Improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, ice breakers to help get to know each other better, learning effective strategies, improving productivity, learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses and many others. Team building activities can be used by any business,… Read more »

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Do you question if you are 100% compliant with OSHA? Did you know you could receive a free onsite consultation without risk of citation? OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. In… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice for many companies. While these extra helpers get harvest done more efficiently, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers do not need to know the entire… Read more »

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We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them. But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s… Read more »

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Providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace is critical to the wellbeing of your employees and the success of your business – but it is also the law. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), employers must provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help is a prevalent practice for many companies, especially in the construction and agricultural industries.  While these extra helpers are able to get the job done quicker, they cause extra work for management and HR.  Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point… Read more »