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Companies often scale back or even skip the onboarding process for temporary hires since their tenure with the company is brief. However, onboarding new temporary employees matters. Whether they are the face of your retail business in the busy season, or helping a construction project finish ahead of schedule, temporary hires are essential to your company’s success. Onboarding is the process tha Read More

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To increase the productivity and focus of your employees – encourage them to stop working. Taking occasional five- or ten-minute breaks, along with lunch breaks, helps restore your workers' energy levels, reduces their stress, and helps them avoid physical injury and muscle strain. Breaks also reduce the occurrence of fatigue-related accidents, which can hurt people, damage equipment, and throw Read More

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The simplest way to improve how your company manages temporary and seasonal employees is to put yourself in their shoes. Imagine you are entering an unfamiliar warehouse, catering facility, office, or construction jobsite. What do you need to know to do your job well and feel comfortable doing it? Read More

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While the long, sunny days of summer bring thoughts of flip-flops, outdoor fun and BBQs, it’s also a time when many young people consider finding a summer job. It’s a smart move. Whether you are a college student who depends upon summer work to help with tuition, or a recent high school or college grad considering your next move, taking a job for the summer doesn’t just build bank – i Read More

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Among the most valuable ways to say “Thank You For Your Service” to a veteran is to give them a job. Work plays a crucial role in their transition from military to civilian life. Employing an Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine veteran helps show them the many ways their hard-earned skills are transferable to the private sector. Hiring a veteran is a smart business practice that benefits both the Read More

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Our Mindsets Represent the Way Our Thoughts Influence Our Behaviors I stumbled upon the concept of “mindsets” a few times during my college years. Dr. Carol Dweck, a Psychology Professor at Stanford University, developed the not-so-complex study that links our thoughts to our behaviors. Dr. Dweck describes two types of people: those with a Fixed Mindset, and those with a Growth Mindset. Read More

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The Best Sales Tactics Are About Much More Than Just Closing Deals Being successful in sales is an artform. This means that sales is comprised of skills that can be mastered – and you can always learn new tactics or better strategies. The most experienced sales people I know are always looking to find ways to ask better questions, which will increase their probability of success - and, ultimatel Read More

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Let’s face it, although the economy has improved over the last few years and more jobs are being created, times are still tough for many. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate as of April 2014, was 6.3%. Although the unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2008, one third of today’s unemployed Americans find themselves in the category of the long-term une Read More