Avoid Flu Season

You can take a few simple measures to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands often and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are nowhere to be found, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a […]

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Perfecting Your Resume

A resume is the initial step to making a great first impression with an employer. Double-check the most minute, taken-for-granted details to avoid typos, grammatical errors, and incorrect contact information. Ensure your resume has a good visual balance; avoiding wall-to-wall text featuring five different fonts or too much white space. Make your resume specific for […]

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Fall Prevention

Avoid a work environment with slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces. Check for unprotected edges, floor holes, wall openings, and unsafely positioned ladders. According to the 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 605 workers were killed and an estimated 212,760 workers were seriously injured by falls to the same or lower level. Fall […]

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Receiving Feedback From Employees

Ask these four questions to learn about best practices, company culture, and your employees’ thoughts: • What are we doing when operating at our best? This question will reveal best practices. The answers you receive will also reveal the company’s culture. Know this it will allow you to leverage those best practices in your marketing […]

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Safety Practices for Host Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a list of recommended safety practices for staffing agencies and host employers. To view the full recommended practices guidance click here. “Workers sent by a staffing agency to a worksite deserve the same level of protection from workplace hazards as the host employer’s workers […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Matt Midget from Global Cash Card Challenged Jeff Shearer. He gladly accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.   Check it out here  

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Industry Update: Construction Jobs and Areas of Growth

To remain at the top of your industry and compete for the best jobs, it is essential to stay informed of economic trends that could affect your work, as well as keep up to date with education and skills. If your industry happens to be construction, or your field closely works with it, consider these […]

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Online & Offline Distractions at Work

In the next few minutes it takes to read this blog, you will probably check your phone, respond to a text, or glance at Facebook (maybe even all of the above). Distractions are everywhere these days, including the workplace. Not to mention off-screen you might get carried away with an employee’s conversation. If you are […]

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Having a Plan When Disaster Hits

No matter where you call “home” it is subject to some kind of natural disaster. Floods, hurricanes, fires, blizzards, earthquakes and more -employers must be prepared. According to HR Hero, “Crisis management and business continuity plans must be expanded from isolated company-specific disasters to plans for massive regional damage such as the total collapse of […]

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Getting the Job: Interview Tips

Before the interview, do some research on the business. This will allow you to understand what the company is all about. It’s also important to practice interviewing with family and friends. Your job interview starts the second you walk in the door, so be ready. Be punctual, dress professionally, be aware of your body language, […]

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