What Your Body Language Says in Job Interviews

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  During an interview, your mouth isn’t the only thing talking. Your body language is also sending messages to the hiring manager and, if not properly managed, can even contradict the words you are saying. While most body language is fairly instinctual, you can learn to control it. If you want to make sure your… Read more »

Put an End to Employee Attrition This Year

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  With the labor market remaining tight, most businesses are finding themselves in a job seeker’s market. Skilled professionals can quickly find new opportunities, some employers that aren’t measuring up will often end up shorthanded. During periods such as this, retention needs to be a priority at every company. Otherwise, employee attrition can leave your… Read more »

Help Employees Create Career Plans for 2019 and Beyond!

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  With the business world in a constant state of evolution, often because of advances in technology, and the labor pool shrinking, companies need to go the extra mile if they want to keep their employees engaged. Your workers are an asset and, by helping them identify clear pathways for advancement, you can show your… Read more »

Disagree With Your Year-End Evaluation? Here’s How to Handle It

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  As the year draws to a close, employees around the country are sitting down for one of their hardest meetings of the year: their year-end evaluation. While many will likely receive compliments on their performance, constructive criticism usually comes along too. When the negative feedback is valid and insightful, it can actually be beneficially,… Read more »

Rewarding Employees Without Breaking the Bank

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  When you manage an exceptional team, wanting to reward their effort is completely natural. However, many companies can’t afford to spend a bundle on their employees, or even just their top performers. When options like expensive gifts, generous bonuses, or raises aren’t affordable, it can be frustrating. This is especially true if you want… Read more »

Why You Need to Work on Workplace Diversity

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  Most business leaders understand the value of diversity in the workplace. Bringing people together from different backgrounds can lead to innovation and more effective problem solving, allowing the cumulative life experience of the team to create additional value. However, when it comes to creating a diverse workplace, not all companies take the right approach…. Read more »

Employee Engagement That Works for Everyone

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  While technology has been a boon in many workplaces, it isn’t without its drawbacks. Today, people expect their information in quick snippets and, at times, even instantaneously. This has led to the rise of efficient collaboration software, but has also rendered communications options like email, employee newsletters, and even intranet announcements to become less… Read more »

How to Properly Onboard Your New Welders

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  When a new welder comes in on their first day, some companies don’t spend much time familiarizing them with the environment, introducing them to team members, or providing them with helpful information that will allow them to excel. Instead, they give them the basics of what they need to know and then largely leave… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Be Unemployed?

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  Being unemployed creates financial challenges. After all, you may be receiving little-to-nothing as income, depending on whether you qualify for unemployment benefits. A few factors can impact the total cost of being unemployed, including how long it takes to secure a job and the kinds of expenses you have to manage as part of… Read more »

3 Hidden Expenses of Hiring on Your Own

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  When you hire on your own, you are responsible for all costs associated with the activity. This includes paying for advertising, software to handle screening, the time required to review applications, and even website management expenses. While many of the costs of hiring are easy to recognize, others may fly under the radar. Here… Read more »