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Industry news, information on careers and hiring, updated regularly.

Can You Train Employees on Problem-Solving Skills?

Soft skills are highly valuable in today’s workforce. But can they be taught? Some employees may have a natural talent for skills such as problem solving, but there are ways to teach these skills as well. And if your team is lacking in problem-solving skills, it is vital you train them on problem-solving methods. This… Read more »

Not Hearing Back After An Interview? Here’s What to Do

One of the hardest parts of job hunting is waiting to hear back from a potential employer. If it’s been a while since your interview, and you still haven’t heard back, the question on your mind is probably, “Why?” The good news is you are not necessarily out of the running. There are a lot… Read more »

Chronically Late to Work? Try These 4 Tips!

“Sorry I’m late, I ran into traffic.” “I won’t be in on time, I overslept.” “I’m running late because of the weather.” These are all common excuses for being late. Many employers understand an occasional incidence of lateness, but if you are chronically late to work, it won’t matter what your excuse is. Business News… Read more »

Interviewing for Interpersonal Skills

By the time you start scheduling interviews, you have narrowed down your candidates quite a bit. You’ve passed over anyone whose experience and education is not up to snuff. You’ve even done a bit of sleuthing on the candidate’s social media accounts to look for red flags. Likely, the resumes you are left with are… Read more »

Communication: Becoming a Better Leader Through Active Listening

What is the most important quality for a leader to have? There are plenty of opinions out there, but good communication skills usually rank highly on everyone’s list. What’s often forgotten is that communication is about more than just being able to get your point across. Listening is the “bigger half” of good communication. Do you… Read more »

Should You Hire Based on Enthusiasm?

It’s a problem just about every hiring manager has faced: Candidate A is fresh out of college, with no work experience to speak of, but is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the company. Candidate B has all the experience and qualifications you could ask for, but seems less than eager about the job. Who do… Read more »

What Do Your Employees Want?

As a manager, do you know how to keep your employees happy? Most employers think what employees really want is money and job security. In reality, what usually tops the list for employees is appreciation and independence. The best way to be sure you are giving employees what they want is to simply ask! Employee… Read more »

Four Strategies for Staying Focused at Work

Everyone has off days; those days where you just can’t seem to stay focused. Learning how to stay focused is a wonderful talent for employees to have. And if you are seeking employment, it is an attractive quality to potential employers. The next time you’re struggling to get work done, try these four time-tested strategies… Read more »

How to Create a Culture of Workplace Safety (and Why You Need to Do It Now!)

Last year, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in the United States. That’s three cases per 100 FTE workers! And if that alone isn’t enough to convince you, here are a few more reasons to cultivate a safety culture in your company: safety programs can result in an average of 52 percent… Read more »

Evaluating Career Success

What does career success mean to you? It’s a difficult question, but it’s extremely important to consider. Whether you are a temporary worker, permanent employee or currently seeking employment, evaluating career goals should be a priority. What kind of goals should you set to keep your career on track? And what’s the best way to… Read more »