How to Diffuse Workplace Negativity Before It Escalates

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Employers want their offices to act as well-oiled machines with everyone getting along – or at least having disagreements that lead to greater understanding of each others’ positions. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen – and when the negative vibes go unchecked, they can poison the entire workplace. So here are some suggestions on how to… Read more »

Personality Traits to Highlight for an Administrative Assistant

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If you’ve ever worked in an office and really paid close attention, you’ve come to the realization that a good administrative assistant plays an absolutely invaluable role in making that office (and the life of whoever they’re working for) run smoothly. And it’s way more than just getting coffee, typing emails and memos, and answering… Read more »

How to Motivate Employees When the Job is Boring

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Remember that line from Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Let’s face it: It’s not always easy to find that fun element in every job. Some jobs just seem…boring. Even bosses have to admit that. So how do you manage to help employees find that “spoonful… Read more »

The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency in Akron

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Need to bring on staff but lack the time or resources to do so? The answer lies in using a staffing agency to help you. If you haven’t used an agency before, read on to discover the numerous benefits of using one to help you with your hiring needs. Why should you use a staffing… Read more »

Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees

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If you’re looking to staff your warehouse, you probably want someone with a strong back and a good attitude. But there’s a lot more to a quality warehouse employee than that. Consider these points before you make your next hire. Personality Traits of Good Warehouse Employees If you’re looking to hire a warehouse manager, you want… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Check Candidate Consistency

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In the hiring process, once you’ve got a group of seemingly qualified candidates, the temptation may arise to simply take their resume (and interview, if you’ve gotten that far) at face value and move on to the next stage. A word of advice: Don’t. More companies than would care to admit have stories of hires… Read more »

New Hiring Methods for a New Economy

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The economy has picked up and, as we well know, there’s a somewhat different pool of talent to cull from when it comes to candidates. The type of person looking for work ranges from the recent college graduate, to the seasoned professional laid off due to cutbacks, to the person looking to make a career… 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 »

Hiring Mistakes we Can Learn From

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“Everyone makes mistakes”–a very familiar platitude, and a very true one. And hopefully, we all learn from our mistakes (another familiar statement). When those mistakes occur in the hiring process, however, the lessons gleaned can range from minor and annoying to complicated, prolonged, and expensive. So take a look at some of the hiring mistakes… 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 »