Tips for Effective Year-End Reviews

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A quality, helpful year-end review should go far beyond filling out requisite forms and quickly meeting with each employee if you want to make it effective. Take these tips so you can use this year’s reviews to inform and improve overall performance for the year to come. Prepare. This may sound obvious, but many employers… 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 »

How to Effectively Manage a Remote Team

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With technology bringing people closer together, and more and more people desiring to have flexible options for work, it’s imperative that you know how to get everyone working together as if they were all in the same building. Fortunately, there are ways to make this happen successfully, allowing for a better work-life balance for employees… Read more »

Are your Interns Ready to Become Employees?

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You always want the best people for your team, and you may have just what you need waiting in the wings if you have successful interns. So how do you know which interns to hire and which ones to simply thank for their time? Use the following criteria to help you decide. They’ve significantly contributed… Read more »

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Show Passion

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A good leader must always project a rock-solid demeanor of calm, leaving sentiment at home – lest employees think them weak, of course. Then again, maybe not. If you want employees to get passionately invested in their work and the company, you have to show a little passion yourself. A message that comes off as too… 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 »

How You Could Benefit From Temporary Help During Year End

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It may be August, but if you’ve kept track of your work load from years past (and we know you have), you know that the end of the calendar year often becomes your busiest time as you and your clients wrap up accounts and “old business” for 2015. As such, you may want to consider… Read more »

How to Identify a Real Leader for a Management Position

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When considering management positions, you want someone who’s a good leader. We’ve all dealt with people in management or leadership roles who exemplified both sides of the coin, the best and the worst of leadership. So how do you identify a true leader to be promoted to manager? ● They lead by example. Nobody wants to… Read more »

3 Interview Questions to Ask a Warehouse Management Candidate

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When hiring for warehouse management, you want someone whom you can trust. This job requires a combination of good communication, good organization, a cool head, and physical fitness. Addressing the first three qualities takes the most time, so here are three questions to ask your candidates to see if they measure up to your standards…. Read more »