Bad Workplace Environment? Why Quitting Isn’t the Right Answer

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You feel like you’re trapped. Things at work are tense and frustrating, and the environment feels toxic. Sunday nights fill you with a sense of dread, and you don’t know what your next move should be. It can be tempting to walk into your supervisor’s office and announce your departure. But true professionals strategize years […]

It’s National Safety Month -How Can an Employee Perception Survey Help Workplace Safety Culture?

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Emphasizing safety is paramount when it comes to any variety of industrial work or skilled labor. Keeping the workplace safe and happy is crucial for productivity, and also helps to maximize your bottom line. Unsafe behavior can be expensive: think damaged inventory, lost profits, injury compensation, even legal action. Avoid these concerns by creating a […]

5 Workplace Hazards to Watch For

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Employees are at risk, even in the tamest of office settings. It can seem easy to write off something like wrist pain or stray office equipment, but you have a responsibility to your workers. A great leader ensures that their employees are safe and comfortable when they arrive each day. Company environment can make or […]

Can You Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds?

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So you’ve been granted a minute or less to sell yourself as a terrific job candidate. How do you guarantee yourself a position – or at least, an interview? When networking with professionals in your field, you never know what opportunities will become available to you. If you’re looking to expand your career horizons, you […]

What Do You Offer Skilled Employees Who Aren’t Happy in Their Job?

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You see your employees every day, and you can tell when something’s not right. If your company is going through some changes or seeing a change in workflow, a great leader can evaluate what negatively impacts his/her team. Whether it’s tough clients, organizational shifts, or tension among staff, you have to be ready to handle […]

Is Your Resume Format Hurting Your Job Search?

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Is your job hunt not going the way you’d like it to? Are you seeking a new approach? A skills-based resume is a terrific way to showcase your abilities and stand out among other candidates. Your potential employer will be able to see right away what you bring to the table. Should you have a skills-based […]

Are You Underdressed for the Industrial Job Interview?

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Do you have a great opportunity lined up, but you’re not sure how to project your best self? First impressions can be vital when you’re on the job hunt, so it’s important not to miss the mark. Often in the industrial arena, it can be difficult to evaluate how to present yourself. In a job that […]

4 Tips to Get Your Employees to Talk to You More Often

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Leadership comes with immense responsibility, and it can be satisfying to run the show. Being a leader can mean facilitating a well-oiled machine, but it can also put you in a rough spot. There’s truth to the old saying, “It’s lonely at the top”. It’s easy to lose friends when you’re in a top management […]

How Do You Properly Handle Employee Conflict?

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Managing people is one of the most difficult aspects of leadership. People make mistakes, and people place blame. To create an environment where people enjoy coming to work each day, you have to set a standard of equitable treatment. When conflict arises, your staff needs to know that they can count on you to manage […]

What Should Your Lab Technician Resume Include?

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The time is now! You’ve completed your training, you’ve researched the industry, and you’re ready to take the next step in your career as a lab technician. The essentials are probably already under your belt – the basic training, some experience, and your certification. However, the insider tricks and tips on how to cultivate an […]