Six Benefits of Team-Building Exercises

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While team-building exercises might have been mocked in sitcoms like The Office, they have been shown to be highly effective at bringing people together and encouraging cooperation at work. It’s important to note that events shouldn’t be the only part of efforts to build up your team. First and foremost, it’s crucial to have a… Read more »

Four Ways to Know You’re Micromanaging

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Nobody wants to be a micromanager. However, trying to control everything your employees do is a habit that can start to creep in when you feel pressure mounting and deadlines approaching. If your team members think you’re micromanaging, your efficiency as a leader might be compromised, and your efforts might actually be backfiring. Therefore, it’s… Read more »

Is Your On-boarding Process as Efficient as it Could Be?

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With the economy on the rise, businesses are increasingly recruiting new staff members, meaning a lot more first days on the job and waiting for new staffers to get up to speed. The effect of so many newbies has been the emergence of a trend known as on-boarding. Simply put, on-boarding goes way beyond basic… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Summer Temporary Employees Feel Welcome

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Since they might be out the door at the drop of a hat, temporary workers unfortunately don’t get the same welcome wagon that permanent hires receive. In fairness, it’s human nature not to get attached to someone who you may never see again, and all too often temporary workers get little more than a handshake… Read more »

Why Fatigue is a Cause For Concern with Workplace Safety

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Research has shown that about one-third of workers in the U.S. get less than six hours of sleep per night, and the result is chronic fatigue. The decision to go without enough sleep affects a person’s capacity carry out work safely. Tired employees have diminished motor skills and reaction time, which is particularly dangerous for… Read more »

How to Build a Productive Team

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We’ve all had our share of experiences working in a toxic environment and now that you are in a position to put your own team together, you’ll hopefully draw on those bad experiences in order to achieve a highly-productive and collegial team of employees. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying… Read more »

How to Be a Good Boss

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Being a good boss can be hard. In addition to your own work, you’re accountable for inspiring, guiding and rewarding a collection of workers who all have distinctive methods, unique mentalities and different needs. For many, becoming a fantastic boss isn’t due to a few simple steps. Rather, it is a continuous refinement process that… Read more »

Should You Hire Someone With a Criminal Record?

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The justice system of the United States is based around the idea of rehabilitation, and in that spirit, companies shouldn’t automatically disqualify someone for employment just because of a criminal conviction. In fact, automatically disqualifying someone due to a conviction could mean missing out on very talented individuals who just happened to have made a… Read more »

Three Qualities to Seek in QA Manager Candidates

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A quality assurance (QA) manager is accountable for making certain the raw materials and finished products in a production facility meet the safety and quality standards laid out by both the company itself and any relevant regulations. An efficient quality control manager should have the proper combination of qualities. These include, but are not limited… Read more »

Begin the New Year With a Fully Staffed Workforce

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As the New Year draws near and businesses complete their budgets for 2017, recruiting and hiring operations can become delayed. The fact is that while hiring may take a break, the amount of work does not. A staffing agency is often a great way to get an extra set of hands or to rapidly fill… Read more »