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How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials?

November 15, 2019

Over the past few years, we’ve heard about millennials in the workplace. But now, about 61 million Gen-Zers are about to enter the US workforce. How does Gen-Z differ from millennials? And, what does this mean for companies? How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials? Here’s a brief overview of the two groups. Gen-Z Born between…

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7 Ways to Calm Yourself Down Before an Interview

October 25, 2019

It’s easy to feel anxious before an interview. After all, your future could depend on your performance. But before you work yourself into a frenzy, follow these seven tips and remain calm, cool and collected. Do Your Homework Preparation is a key ingredient for staying calm. Whenever you begin to fret about your upcoming interview,…

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Are You Effectively Using Your Social Channels to Find Employees?

October 18, 2019

With the ongoing talent shortage, companies need to recruit more creativity. Social media is a powerful advertising tool, but is your business utilizing it effectively? Answer these five questions to find out. Does your company have a LinkedIn page?Since LinkedIn caters to the business community, you’ll want your organization to show up there. If you…

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5 Great YouTube Channels Every Manufacturer Should Be Following

October 11, 2019

Do you work in manufacturing? Do you love watching YouTube videos in your free time? Here’s a fantastic way to combine your interests. Check out these manufacturing and science-themed channels! Colinfurze Colinfurze is the home of crazy inventions, brilliant world records and constant disregard to health and safety. Contraptions range from a tea machine to hydraulic scissor lift shoes to…

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Should You Be Doing Continuous Drug Screenings on Your Employees?

October 4, 2019

If your company is evaluating your drug screening policy, you may wonder how thorough your plan should be. Is one pre-employment test enough? Or, should you be running ongoing random screenings? Ultimately, the correct answer depends on your organization. You’ll need to decide what is responsible and what might be excessive. Here’s a brief overview…

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Daycare or Preschool: Best Options While You Are at Work

September 27, 2019

Childcare is a major concern for working parents. You want a solution that’s safe, convenient and cost-effective. Plus, you want to make sure your little one is happy too. Once your child passes those toddler years, the decision becomes more complicated. Is daycare enough or is your little Einstein ready to jump into the school…

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Should You be Hiring an Over-Qualified Candidate?

September 20, 2019

Hiring an overqualified candidate seems like an easy decision. You get more experience and more skills for less money. However, don’t forget to consider the potential downside too. The Pros Over-qualified candidates … Have all the skills needed to successfully do the job (plus a few more); Bring experience and expertise to the table; Can…

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How Bringing Your Lunch to Work Could Save You $1,000 Every Year

September 13, 2019

Are you trying to save more money? Did you know packing your lunch could save you thousands of dollars each year? Let’s check out the math. Moderately Priced Restaurants Cost About $3,000 Each Year A lunch entrée at your local diner usually runs between $6-$12. Taking the average cost, $9, plus a 20% tip brings…

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Why Creating an Enjoyable Onboarding Process Is So Important!

September 6, 2019

Unfortunately, onboarding doesn’t have a great reputation. Think awkward introductions, piles of paperwork and lots of waiting around. Your company can do better, and here’s why you should. First Impressions Make a Long-Term Difference According to Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of The Interchange Group, “Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay…

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Are You Drinking Enough Water Throughout Your Day?

August 23, 2019

When it comes to drinking water, you’ve probably heard the 8×8 rule or eight 8-ounce glasses (about half a gallon) each day. Unfortunately, there is no science behind this rule. Although it’s fine as a general guide, ultimately, the right amount depends on you.  Factors Impacting How Much Water You Need   Your Gender – Men need more water than women due to their higher water weight percentage.  The Weather – Hot, humid weather makes you sweat and therefore…

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