Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2021

There’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a bad to terrible year for many people in the U.S. Even if it hasn’t been for you personally, it’s easy to read the headlines or listen to friends and relatives and become discouraged. The economy is bad; many employers aren’t hiring.   But the key to… Read More »

This New Year Focus on Bringing the BEST Out in Your Employees

A new year brings with it new year’s resolutions – and 2021 is no exception. Make this a year in which you focus on bringing out the best in your employees. Why? Because bringing out the best in them works to your advantage and the advantage of the company. If you can help employees succeed… Read More »

3 Tips to Get Your Resume in HR’s Hands

Your resume is a key document in obtaining a job. It has to show what you have done and what value you offer to the company. But it can’t do that if it doesn’t end up in the hands of the Human Resources (HR) Department! HR is crucial during the hiring process. They screen and review… Read More »

Can Managers Be Friends With Employees?

Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned hand, the issue of whether or not to be friends with your employees is a common one. Can you be friends? Can you hang after work? What is the norm around relationships that are both manager-subordinate and friendships?  First, let’s clarify what “friends” means. There’s a difference between friendly and friend. It’s important to… Read More »

What Is Your Priority as a Manager?

It’s very easy to become overly busy as a manager. In fact, many would say it comes with the territory! But you also must show and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage. So how can you do those things instead of being overwhelmed with work from every direction? Here’s how.    Prioritize by looking at… Read More »

What to Do When Your New Job Isn’t What You Thought It Would Be

Getting a new job is exciting! You look forward to a new paycheck, new responsibilities, and new coworkers.   But what if the new job isn’t what you thought it would be? How can you tell if you’re just overwhelmed by a new job? How long should you stay if it really isn’t what you thought?   Your approach depends on what “isn’t… Read More »

4 Best People to Choose as Job References

One of the most crucial parts of the hiring process is the period when the prospective company checks your references. Generally, this occurs after the initial interview. If you impress the hiring manager or human resources professional during the interview, you may be in line to be hired – but the actual hire usually won’t be made until your… Read More »

How Online Reviews Can Impact Your Hiring

Online reviews exist for everything under the sun: products, services, and yes, companies. As a result, job candidates have ample opportunity to access online reviews of your company’s products, services, and hiring practices if they wish.    The Effect of Online Reviews  Does this have any impact on your hiring? It may, for several reasons.… Read More »

How to Talk to Your Boss About Safety Concerns

Safety is highly important in workplaces. Without appropriate safety standards and protocols, workers can be injured. Safety is just as important to companies as it is to workers, as we all want safe workplaces.   Nonetheless, sometimes it can be difficult to bring up safety concerns. Your boss may seem busy or distracted. How should employees begin a conversation… Read More »

Make Safety Concerns a Top Priority in Your Workplace

Safety is a top priority in light industrial fields such as warehousing and logistics. Despite this, however, workplace injuries and fatalities are climbing—lack of safety costs businesses in a thousand ways. Injured workers cause productivity losses and can cause higher premiums.   The good news is that workplace injuries are preventable with a strong safety culture. Businesses… Read More »