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 »

4 Ways to Ensure Diversity at Your Company

Hiring for diversity has become a massive issue in America, fighting for racial and ethnic equality and fair treatment. These issues also stem from the increasing diversity of the United States.  But how can companies ensure they are hiring for diversity? Here are four ways to do so.    Grow Your Outreach and Networking Pipelines… Read More »

Dead-End Interview? Here Is How You Can Politely Wrap it Up

Every once in awhile, hiring managers begin an interview … and then realize that the interview is a dead end. The candidate isn’t who you’re looking for. There’s no reason to continue the interview since it isn’t going anywhere, and the candidate isn’t who you are looking for.   But how should you wrap up a dead-end interview? Here are several tips.  … Read More »

Do You Need a Resume to Get a Job?

If you’re job searching, you may be wondering if you need a resume to get a job. Well, the answer is yes! Having a resume is not only a necessity, but it can also make getting a job easier. Here’s how resumes work for you.    Resumes display your qualifications. You might have heard of people grabbing… Read More »

Here’s How to Answer “May We Contact Your Current Employer?”

The question “may we contact your current employer” is a common one during job searches. It can be asked by human resources departments, on an application form, or, more rarely, by hiring managers.  But here’s another question: How should you answer? Will, it hurt your chances of getting a job if you say no?    Why Companies Ask the… Read More »

Do You Give That New College Grad a Chance or Hire for More Experience?

If you’re a hiring manager, the recent crop of college grads is out there and hungry for experience! But it’s not always clear whether hiring someone for their first job is the best plan, or whether you should hire someone with more experience.   What’s the best way to decide between hiring someone with different levels of… Read More »

5 Great Professional Development Podcasts!

It’s the Age of the Podcast! Many people want to learn more about how to succeed in work, but feel constrained by time management concerns (how do you get professional development with limited time)?  Well, enter podcasts, which allow you to listen anywhere – while commuting to work, cleaning your house, or exercising. The following five professional development podcasts can help… Read More »