How to Find a Candidate that Fits Your Company Culture

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Assessing a candidates fit to your company 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 »

Ask WorkSource: How can I increase employee moral?

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According to Dale Carnegie Training, “companies lose $350 billion a year because of employee disengagement” – in essence, because of low morale in the workplace. Employee morale is largely fostered by an open work environment – one in which communication is embraced and practiced at the highest levels. It’s bad enough when an employee feels… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: How to Prepare for a Workplace Emergency

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Preparing for workplace emergencies, long before they happen, is critical. WorkSource knows the importance of keeping every worker safe. Whether a manager, CEO or employee, steps should be taken to make sure that your work setting is prepared to handle any type of workplace emergency. OSHA provides a free booklet outlining how to prepare for… Read more »

Four Team Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

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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 »

Avoid These Common Mistakes when Checking References

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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 »

Understanding OSHA: What to do During a Dangerous Work Situation

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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 »

Downsizing with Dignity

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You Can Downsize With Care – for People and the Business From Alan Downs in Business: The Ultimate Resource, About.com Guest Executive Summary Downsizing or doing layoffs is a toxic solution. Used sparingly and with planning downsizing can be an organizational lifesaver, but when layoffs are used repeatedly without a thoughtful strategy, downsizing can destroy… Read more »

Building a Rock Solid Workforce

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Your workforce is made up of teams; an essential component for any business to thrive and achieve success. A team is a group of individuals that come together to achieve common goals, to collaborate, and work together. To have such unity and cohesion among your teams, you must first build them—“If you build it, they… Read more »

3 Stress Relievers to Help Relax Your Workforce

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Lets face it, workplace stress is a mess! Ever experience headaches within a couple of hours of arriving to work? How about light headedness, back or neck pain, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, worthlessness, reduced productivity, lack of motivation or irritability? All of these are symptoms of stress and may be related to workplace stress. WorkSource offers three… Read more »

How to Secure Top Candidates in Fort Madison, Iowa

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What do all the “best companies to work for” have in common? They all have powerful employer branding. In today’s marketplace, how employees perceive you is more important than how customers perceive you. That’s because it takes top talent working for your organization to help create a great customer perception and drive the business forward…. Read more »