Onboarding Remote Employees Made Easy

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Onboarding new hires has its challenges, but how do you manage it when working with remote employees? As with any onboarding process, you need to keep it as streamlined as possible, but you’ll also have some unique needs to address to get them both excited and prepared.   Make getting the basics painless. Using services… Read more »

How to Emphasize Safety in Your Manufacturing Facility

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Obviously you want to keep your employees safe, especially in a manufacturing facility where forklifts and pallet jacks abound (a friend actually broke his leg when it got stuck between those two items). As a manager, you need to create a culture of safety in your space that employees view as both easy to follow… Read more »

How to Secretly Search for a New Job

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When you get to the point that your current job doesn’t meet your needs, whatever the reason, obviously a job search must begin. But how do you manage it quietly, without alerting your current boss that you want to move on before you’re ready to tell the news yourself? In some respects, telling a boss… Read more »

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Current Salary?” in an Interview

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As you prepare for interviews, you want to have answers ready for any questions they ask. But sometimes the questions get a little sticky and, as some feel, a little invasive. One primary example involves an interviewer asking about your current salary, which often does come up. But there’s a way to both answer the… Read more »

Let Your Cookie-Cutter Company Culture Crumble

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You may well know and believe that company culture can have a strong impact on workers, including their satisfaction with the job, which can have a significant ripple effect (turnover, recommending the company to others, etc.). When you look at really successful companies such as Google and Zappos and their “unconventional” culture, you may feel tempted… Read more »

These Commonplace Compliance Mistakes Will Cost You

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Everyone bends the rules sometimes, right? As a company, you cannot afford – in any sense of the word – to take this sort of attitude toward certain areas of compliance. Read on to find out about common compliance mistakes that you can easily avoid when filling out the OSHA form – because not doing… Read more »

What to Say to the Candidates Who Weren’t Chosen for the Job

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Once you’ve gone through the often exhaustive process of hiring a new employee, do you really have to contact the candidates who didn’t get chosen? Actually, yes, you should. Even if they didn’t get the job, they got close, and they probably wanted the job just as much (and sometimes more) than the candidate who… Read more »

4 Ways to Turn Workplace Conflict into a Positive Learning Tool

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Workplace conflict is something we naturally want to avoid, but you can turn that negative experience into a positive with the right approach. Focus on clear communication. Poor communication often leads to conflict in the workplace, but you can make something good out of it. When employees become frustrated due to unclear expectations, it allows… Read more »

Compliance in 2015: Are You Up to Date?

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As you prepare to welcome 2015, it’s a good idea to take a look at your company policies and make sure you’re starting the year off on the right foot, particularly with regard to safety policies and OSHA regulations. If you haven’t revisited or revamped in a while, take time now to do so. It… Read more »

Important Company Policies to Implement Before the New Year

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As the new year approaches, you want to approach it with everything in place in terms of policies for your employees. And this is the perfect time to implement any new policies or changes to current ones–set everything up so that when 2015 comes around, employees will know your expectations right away. Computer Security Unfortunately,… Read more »