Tips for Conducting Effective Team Meetings

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Team meetings are a great way to get your staff together to brainstorm ideas, share updates, and reconnect. However, simply having everyone in the same room doesn’t automatically make for an effective meeting. When not properly structured, team meetings can feel like a colossal waste of time. Use this advice to ensure employees walk away… Read more »

Do You Know the Importance of Diversity in Your Workforce?

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When hiring, you take many different factors into account, but if diversity isn’t one of them, that’s a problem. If it doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, that’s likely because most of your team comes from a background similar to yours. Diversity highlights many types of differences, including racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, gender,… Read more »

Hiring Trends for the Light Industrial Industry in 2021: The Changes You Should be Making

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Now that the new year is officially in full swing you’re ready to start hiring. Your light industrial company has big plans for 2021 and that means expanding your team.   Of course, the COVID-19 crisis is still going strong so you know you need to take a different approach than you have in the past. Here’s a look at top hiring trends that… Read more »

Hiring Preferences — How to Identify & Eliminate Hidden Bias

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As a manager, having a diverse workplace is important to you but you know you have work to do. You want to assemble a team filled with talent of different genders, sexual orientations, and from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. Creating a diverse team is the right thing to do and working for a company… Read more »

Candidate Failed Background Check — What Do I Do Now?

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It’s always exciting to find a candidate who seemingly checks all your boxes. This makes it even more surprising when they fail your standard background check. Whether they were dishonest about their criminal past, padded their education history, or failed a drug test, you can’t ignore these red flags. Of course, there are always exceptions…. Read more »

How to Improve Workplace Diversity

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You want your company to be a place where everyone feels welcome regardless of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Things aren’t currently terrible at your workplace but you know there’s room for improvement — and so does your team. More than half (55%) of U.S. employees believe their company should do more to… Read more »

How to Write an Eye-Catching Job Description

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Finding the best person for the job is a multi-step process that starts with the job description. Many employers mistakenly believe this isn’t much more than a formality, either writing one in haste or recycling a description that’s been used for years.  Opting not to take the job description seriously is a huge mistake because… Read more »

5 Ways You Can Better Manage a Remote Team

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When COVID-19 was classified as a global pandemic, many companies decided to have their employees work from home. At first, you thought this might last for a few weeks or even months but more than half a year later, you’ve accepted this as — at least temporarily — the new normal.   Overall, managing a remote team is going pretty… Read more »

Promoted Over Friends — How to Successfully Manage Former Co-Workers

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You’ve just been promoted and you couldn’t be more excited. This is something you’ve wanted for a while and worked hard for so it feels great to finally climb up the ladder.   However, being the boss means you’re now in charge of your former colleagues. This is undeniably awkward if you’re not quite sure how… Read more »

Wellness — Why Workplace Health and Safety Are Critical in 2020

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The health of your employees should always be important to you, but more so now than ever in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to staying physically safe, it’s also essential for people to focus on their mental well-being; as both equate to overall good health.  As an employer, you’re in a position… Read more »