Passive Candidates and Long-Term Vision — 5 Tips for Recruiting

The job market is tight right now.  The reality is that many, many candidates, the same ones you want and need, are already employed and not looking for work. These “passive candidates” are not looking for a career change. But they are probably open to at least talking. If the shoe fits, that is. A LinkedIn study showed that: 79% …

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations! You’ve passed the milestone of college graduation! You have your cap, your gown, your degree . . . and, most likely, a student loan to pay off. So now what? Advice for Grads — 7 Tips for Moving Forward Keep Moving  “You don’t have to see the first staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.   …

Avoiding Politics at Work

The political divide has never been more intense. These days, politics come up at just about any dinner table, water cooler, or outdoor seating patio. And no matter what side of the aisle they are sitting on, everyone cares.  A lot. About everything. Working with people who think and are passionate about things quite different from yourself can cause a …

Foster a Sense of Belonging  

If there’s anything 2020, with all of its Zoom meetings and social distancing, taught us, it’s that we humans are hardwired for connection and belonging.  Besides meeting a deep, emotional need, employees who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to stay with the company — reducing the high cost of turnover. 7 Ways to Help Your Employees Belong …

Looking for a Fresh Start in Your Career? Consider Your Clerical Side.

Every industry needs clerical help. After all, a business cannot run without “taking care of business.” Somebody must answer the phone, keep track of data, manage the books, organize, schedule, and the list continues. The plus side is while clerical positions usually require a calm, unruffled, pleasant personality and strong attention to detail, they typically do not require extensive education. …

Getting Fired from A New Job — Here’s How in 10 Easy Steps

You just started a new job.  You were hired because you were qualified and appeared to fit the company culture.   You know all the tricks for sailing through the first 90 days, but let’s have a little fun. Read on for ten easy steps to getting fired! The fact is, getting yourself fired isn’t that hard to do — although …

The Path to Excellence in Management

While management skills look great on a resume and are reflected in your paycheck, it can be a challenging position to fill. No, you don’t have to be the expert in every area, but you have to be aware of the needed expertise and how to obtain it. The success of your team/department rests on your shoulders, which means you …

Safety in the Warehouse

Safety is a vital ingredient in any work setting. In addition to your employees’ well-being, unsafe working conditions are a liability and inhibit productive workflow. It is especially true in warehousing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 680,000 Americans work in the warehouse or product transport workforce. Unfortunately, warehousing has experienced an increase in safety incidents …

Skills Sets for the Warehouse Worker

Behind the shelves of your favorite retail location (and behind the UPS driver bringing you your Amazon delivery) is a whole world of warehouse workers. Without the warehouses full of merchandise and supplies, there would be nothing prepped and ready for your favorite driver to deliver. If you are looking for good, reliable work, a warehouse might be the place …