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Reference checks help a hiring manager make sure applicants have been honest in their application process, but they can also be used to find out more about a candidate. Some questions asked of candidate references are to confirm facts, such as a previous job title, salary and employment dates. Reference questions can also help get… Read more »

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According to a recent survey, two out of three people who don’t show up for work aren’t physically ill. For most businesses, immediate supervisors have the responsibility for handling absenteeism. These managers are often the only individuals who are aware of particular workers being absent. They must also make decisions on how to handle the… Read more »

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There’s a lot of resume writing advice out there, and keeping it straight can be pretty difficult. If you find all this advice a bit confusing, just keep three ‘Rs’ in mind: Relevance, results and realism. In addition to being a simple-to-remember, the three Rs approach is designed to get you thinking like an employer…. Read more »

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For years, we’ve heard about the importance of earning a college degree and one of the unfortunate byproducts of that emphasis has been a massive decline in the number of people entering the skilled trades. The fact is, skilled trades offer a lot of earning potential and career satisfaction. With the cost of a college… Read more »

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A computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine is an industrial tool with programming capabilities for automated operation. CNC machines are typically used in creation of machine parts that require a high degree of precision or have fine details, including medical devices and automotive parts. A CNC machine operator must be knowledgeable in machining processes, qualities of… Read more »

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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 »