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Forklift operators have a big responsibility to do their job safely, as a forklift can be a dangerous piece of machinery: Almost 100,000 workers are injured in forklift-related incidents each year. With that sobering statistic in mind, below is a short list of essential safety tips for forklift operators. Before operation First and foremost, forklifts… Read more »

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Cynical corporate leaders might read articles about boosting morale and roll their eyes, thinking: Our employees are paid great, have good benefits and an employee recognition program. However, a paycheck, benefits and generic employee recognition plan often isn’t enough to keep employees from leaving a company, and it is imperative for companies to retain talent… Read more »

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The process of reviewing a resume should start before a single applicant hits the Send button. It should begin with a well-written job description that can be used as a standard for any resume that is submitted. An efficient job description clearly outlines specific, essential qualifications and experience. It shouldn’t be a wish list to… Read more »

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In 2018, new approaches to learning, communicating and working will continue to transform the business world and management, in particular. Technology solutions are being applied to almost every business practice, with varying results. Often, technology is the driving force behind new ways of doing business, and with that in mind, the following trends will likely… Read more »

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There are many technical skills electricians must have to be able to do their job, but to truly succeed an electrician must also have several broad-based traits and characteristics such as intellectual ability, business understanding and interpersonal skills. These essential skills are often listed in job postings, but postings often don’t go into much detail…. Read more »

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Getting a job that is a good fit can be difficult. Some people get a new job, only to discover they aren’t happy; others leave because they are let go by the company. While you aren’t expected to stay at a job forever, you can have difficulties getting a new job if you leave jobs… Read more »

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If you’re interviewing for a chief executive position, your choice of attire should be a no-brainer: You wear a very, very nice suit. However, wearing a suit worth $1,000 or more to a warehouse is a bit of overkill, and would probably work against you. If you wear an expensive suit to an interview for… Read more »

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Feeling very secure in your job can be comforting and exciting. However, job security isn’t what it used to be and becoming an indispensable part of a company is extremely difficult. It is possible to become indispensable and it’s mostly based on having a great reputation within your company. This means making a visible and… Read more »

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It’s quite normal for job seekers to focus on the work experience or career summary section of their resume; however, the skills section shouldn’t become an afterthought. Hiring managers look at the skills section of a resume to determine one thing: Does this person have what it takes on a most basic level? If your… Read more »

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A 2015 survey by Jobvite found nearly 50 percent of all employees are open to leaving their employer if a better offer comes along, and since that survey was conducted, employment prospects have only gotten better for today’s professionals. The fact of the matter is: Employers should be concerned about their top employees leaving; taking… Read more »