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Interviews pose tricky maneuvering when it comes to vetting a potential candidate. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Most states also prohibit discrimination based on factors such as marital status or sexual orientation. Asking the wrong question could open you… Read more »

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WorkSource wants all workers to be safe while in the workplace. Whether a manager, CEO or employee, steps should be taken to make sure that your work setting is prepared for any type of emergency in the workplace. OSHA has published a new booklet outlining how to prepare for an emergency in the workplace. WorkSource… Read more »

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Interviews are a tricky thing; you can count on there being more than one if all goes well. But interviews are also a bit like first dates, since the potential is there for another “date,” you don’t want to blow it by seeming to eager or moving too quickly on the first one. Interviews work… Read more »

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford Just saying teambuilding exercise is synonymous with the words “boring” and “dreadful.” Many correlate the two and often times employees dread hearing, “a day of team building” or “off-site teambuilding activities.” So how do you work on creating stronger teams… Read more »

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The hiring process can be both exhilarating and daunting. As companies grow, fresh blood (meaning new candidates, new skill sets) is always an enticing endeavor. But as many human resource professionals will point out, it can also be an uphill climb. Once interviews are done and candidates have been narrowed down, from the hundreds, sometimes… Read more »

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During the Progressive Era of the early 1900’s, hazardous working conditions was a normal occurrence. President Theodore Roosevelt, with the help and advocacy of Frances Perkins, broadened the scope of what was considered “dangerous working conditions” and ultimately the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) evolved. Today OSHA maintains strict guidelines for health and safety,… Read more »

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When applying for jobs, it is very easy to focus so much on the cover letter, resume and potential interview that you forget to work on one major ticket item—your references! References play a big role when it comes to winning over a potential interviewer. They could literally be the deciding factor between you and… Read more »

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Assessing a candidates fit to your work culture is about more than finding the perfect “worker bee.” Culture is define as the values, traditions, and beliefs of a religion, group or organization. Workplace culture is the character and personality of your specific organization. It’s what makes your organization unique and is the sum of its… Read more »

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In a day and age of social media and digital communication, the idea of sending a hand-written thank-you note may sound old school, but it’s a simple formality that can impress employers and leave an indelible mark. WorkSource Staffing explains when sending a thank you note is appropriate and what to include. Don’t write a… Read more »

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Are you a proactive employer, looking for support for all the hard work you do to keep your workers safe? OSHA recognizes the need to support health and safety efforts put forth by companies and is offering the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Why is it named Susan Harwood? If you aren’t familiar with The… Read more »