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OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative Updates: What You Need to Know

Join Forces with Your Staffing Agency to Protect Temporary Workers Anytime you bring a temporary employee to your office or warehouse, it is critical that you ensure their safety, just as you ensure for your permanent staff. As the host employer, you must work with your staffing agency to provide a safe work environment, pursuant to the […]

 

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How to Deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Work Place

Seasonal Affective Disorder Creates Additional Winter Challenges for Sufferers The winter is a challenging time of year with the need to bundle for the cold weather and trudge through the snow just to get to work. Some people have to deal with the additional hurdle of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is commonly referred […]

 

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Creative Names for Human Resources: Why The Name Matters

What’s in a HR Department Name? The National Cash Register Company created the first Human Resources Department in 1901 following a bitter strike. Then referred to as “personnel,” the new department’s role was largely compliance-based, and focused on record keeping, workplace safety, wage management, and employee grievances. Fast forward to the present. The role of […]

 

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What Do You Know About Our Company? How to Answer

What do you know about our company? 47% of people that interview for a job have little or no knowledge of the company they are interviewing with. It’s not the interviewers job to educate you on the company – it’s yours. Follow these three easy research tips to prepare a smart answer to the interview question […]

 

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Tell Me About Yourself: What to Say in an Interview

“Tell me about yourself.” When an interviewer asks you about yourself, he or she doesn’t necessarily want to know where you were born, what your hobbies are or a laundry list of your job skills.  In reality this is an extremely important question.  What this question really means is, ‘Tell me something that will matter to […]

 

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What to Do When You Don’t Like Your Boss

Sometimes you don’t like your coworkers. And other times you don’t like your boss. Which is worse? It doesn’t matter. The truth is that you have to find a way to deal with this issue – fast. Your boss may be the key to your career success so it’s important to establish a relationship as […]

 

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How to Deliver Bad News to Employees

Let’s face it. Unless you’re a masochist that thrives on other’s misery, no one enjoys delivering bad news. It’s uncomfortable which makes it hard to do. But, if you’re an HR Manager or hiring manager, it comes with the job. Finding the best way to deliver bad news on everything from layoffs to salary freezes […]

 

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Improve Your Customer Service by Treating Your Employees Well

A New York Times blog post asked the question, “How do you treat your employees?” It’s a simple question, but one we might not always ask ourselves. Instead we prioritize other issues: employee happiness, engagement, and productivity. However, if we really break it down, the key to a successful workforce might be found in your […]

 

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