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The Labor Department’s job numbers may not reflect the true number, or desperation, of the nation’s unemployed workers. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Employers were looking to fill more than 6 million vacancies at the end of April. At the same time, government data suggest nearly 6.9 million Americans are out of work and actively looking to… Read more »

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Walking into an interview can be nerve-racking. In moments you’ll be seated in front of a total stranger where you’ll be placed under the microscope, dissected and analyzed to determine if you’re a suitable fit for a position. Therefore, it’s normal to get the jitters and be a little on edge. Fortunately, there are a few… Read more »

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  Employee engagement is vital to your company’s overall performance. It directly impacts productivity, customer service, profitability and ultimately your bottom line. The problem is that employee engagement is alarmingly low. In fact, Gallup reports, “70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged at work.” The scary thing is that “Employee disengagement costs more than… Read more »

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  Freedom of speech is one of America’s most fundamental rights that it gives its citizens. But when it comes to the workplace, freedom of speech can sometimes become disruptive and create tension among co-workers. As an employer, it’s important that you understand how freedom of speech affects the workplace and the boundaries you’re allowed to… Read more »

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  It may sound superficial, but there’s no denying that job candidates are judged heavily on the clothing they wear to an interview. Recruiters will make an instant assessment about you based on what you’re wearing, which is why you need to be selective about your interview clothing. Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure that… Read more »

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  For your business to operate at its maximum potential, it’s critical that your employees are on the same page. There needs to be effective collaboration, cohesion and team synergy. But this type of cooperation doesn’t always happen on its own. It often requires diligent effort on your part. Here are some specific ways you can… Read more »

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  Working as a temporary forklift operator may be sufficient for awhile, but it’s important to think about your long-term future. If you’re constantly switching from employer to employer, it’s hard to make any real tangible progress. You can quickly find yourself in a vicious cycle, and there’s always the creeping uncertainty about your financial future… Read more »

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  Workplace safety is something that should never be taken lightly. In 2014 alone, there were “nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries reported by private industry employers at a rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers.” One reason why employers may skimp on certain areas of safety is because they think it’s going… Read more »

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  Interviewing for a job position is inherently challenging for many people. Even with ample preparation, you never really know for sure how it’s going to go or whether or not you’ll connect with your recruiter. In some cases, things can quickly get off track, and you may even find that you’re bombing your interview…. Read more »