How Can You Evaluate If a Candidate Is Reliable?

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Every employer wants reliable candidates. You need a worker who will show up on time for shifts and work to the best of their ability. It’s just good business sense to hire people who will help your business achieve its goals. Reliable candidates are easier on you, but also easier on the rest of your… Read more »

Don’t Lose Candidates to Other Offers

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Good talent is hard to find! Not to mention the time and money you spend on the hiring process—from advertising positions and contacting potential candidates, then interviewing, screening and extending offers. As a result, hiring just the right talent can take months. So once you’ve located potential candidates, you want to see them through the… Read more »

Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring for Empathy

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A valuable soft skill, empathy is the ability to recognize the way a co-worker is feeling and understand what they are going through. This skill allows your employees to work well together through respect for each other’s work methods. Why is this important? Everyone is a little different in the way they approach assignments, problem… Read more »

Are You Struggling to Find Qualified Light Industrial Talent?

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You need the right light industrial workers to get the job done. If you’re currently working with a skeleton crew, this can diminish your employee productivity and output. Plus staff tasked with operating skilled tools and machinery can’t do their jobs adequately and safely when overworked. But what can you do when you need additional… Read more »

Keeping Your Employees Safe on the Job

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June is National Safety Month—and for light industrial workers, safety is a workplace necessity. You can keep your employees safe and productive with a strategy that includes top safety recommendations. Seven safety practices to enforce in your workplace Consider incorporating any of the following into your safety regulations for light industrial workers: Provide adequate training…. Read more »

How Can You Prevent a Poor Hiring Decision?

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Your employees are the fuel that keeps your company’s “pistons” pumping. So it’s critical to get the right talent in place. Good hiring decisions add to the productivity and positive energy of your team, and help move everyone—and everything—ahead. In contrast, bad hiring decisions can negatively impact not just one position, but the performance of… Read more »

The Benefit of Hiring Employees Who Need Training

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When hiring workers, does experience always trump ambition? For many employers, the answer is no. A candidate may have years of experience in a particular role but, in some cases, many of the key skills needed can be learned in a few short months. And candidates who are ready and willing to learn can be… Read more »

Evaluating a Candidate’s Soft Skills

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Candidates need technical skills and education to qualify for a job, but it’s the extras that make the difference. A positive attitude, effective communication, a strong work ethic, emotional intelligence and more are high on the soft skill must-have list. These are what set a good employee apart from a great one. So when you’re… Read more »

Prevent Burnout From Spiraling Out of Control

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Job-related stress and overwork can lead to employee burnout. This is a serious problem as it impacts your workers’ health, but also your staffing level—and burnout can lead to turnover. To maintain a full, healthy and highly productive staff, it’s a good idea to help your employees avoid on-the-job burnout. Red-flag indicators How do you… Read more »