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Once upon a time, in-person meetings were the only way for people to communicate with one another, but now, easier methods of communication are available, from simple phone calls to Skype. While technology may be more convenient than in-person meetings, it does involve an artificial barrier that can mean lower productivity. There are many benefits… Read more »

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An infographic uses images, color and text to present information, and there has been an emerging trend to use this format when putting together a resume. Infographic resumes are mostly used by creative types, particularly graphic designers and layout artists for obvious reasons. Generally speaking, you’ll want to stick to the traditional text resume to… Read more »

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Your online presence is an important part of your personality, especially when looking for a job. That should make you think: Have I been a courteous and socially responsible online, or have I been a crass, offensive troll? Prior to the interview stage, hiring personnel considering your application may have never met you, and all… Read more »

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If you’ve made it to the final interview for a job you really want, congratulations! You’ve beat out a lot of other candidates and deserve a pat on the back. That being said, this isn’t the time to kick back and rest on your laurels. There’s still work to be done. Not only do you… Read more »

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We all like to tell ourselves we’re open to change, but the reality is that change is often met with heavy resistance. Some people resist because they fear how change will affect them. Other resist change because making real change takes a great deal of work. In the workplace, these and other forms of resistance… Read more »

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Bad hires can have a serious negative impact on an organization. In addition to resources being wasted on someone who turns out to be a bad employee, there’s also the impact to productivity, morale and company culture. The problem is, negative employees can be difficult to spot in the interview process. They may still have… Read more »

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It’s important for every company to have an organized process for looking into accidents. This process should be based on well-written accident reports. A good accident report must include a few crucial elements. The reporting method starts with uncovering facts and ends with suggestions for avoiding costly future workplace accidents. Most companies use a standard… Read more »

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Regardless of its size, the typical warehouse is filled with all kinds of hazards, such as heavy loads on high platforms and moving machinery. It’s important for everyone in a warehouse to remain vigilant when it comes to safety. Statistics show that thousands of people are hurt or killed in warehouse accidents. You can keep… Read more »

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Whether you’re unemployed by choice or not, it’s important to stay productive while not working a full-time job. The worst thing you can do is sit around and lament your situation. If you’re looking to get back to full-time employment as soon as possible, you should be spending multiple hours a day looking for that… Read more »

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When you apply for a job, a hiring manager looks at all of your professional abilities, education and work history. If your work history isn’t the greatest, you may have something of a disadvantage. The good news is, a subpar work history can be effectively managed throughout the application process. From customizing your resume to… Read more »