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Almost every employer has had at least one experience with a truly toxic employee. “Toxic” employees aren’t just bad; they’re bad and difficult to get rid of. They aren’t just a problem; they’re a problem that seems impossible to solve. Ordinary bad behavior and poor performance can be dealt with by adhering to the employee… Read more »

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In May of 2016, a few important changes were made to the Fair Labor Standards Act, a set of laws designed to protect workers from exploitation. Though the new changes won’t take effect until December, this news will impact the lives of well over 4.2 million working people who spend more than 40 hours a… Read more »

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The job search is hard…We know. We hear from countless people every day who feel weary and demoralized after weeks or months of rejections and dead ends. The job market may be booming and unemployment levels are reaching all-time lows, but this news isn’t very comforting to those in the middle of a long and… Read more »

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As you complete your resume and apply for positions in the healthcare field, you want your employers to know what you can handle. And to do this, you’ll have to show them what you’ve already handled in the past, possibly hundreds of times. You’ll have to explain that you’ve been immersed in this profession for… Read more »

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The search for high level administrative talent and the search for entry and mid-level candidates are not exactly the same. In both cases, you need self-directed, committed employees who are willing and able to work hard and learn new things. But at lower levels, most jobs come with a bit of a ramp-up period and… Read more »

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Hiring in the manufacturing sector dropped rapidly during the recent economic downturn and hit record lows in 2010. Since that point, numbers have been steadily rising, but they still aren’t quite in line with where they should be, and as they search for an explanation, experts are turning their attention toward a skills gap. According… Read more »

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You’re about to leave your current employer. Maybe you’ve been on the market for a while, attending interview after interview. Or maybe an opportunity recently appeared on your landscape without warning, and you decided to make a grab for that brass ring. But in either case, you’re ready to accept your new offer and say… Read more »

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When you hire new members of your nursing staff, you know your new employees have the education, experience and training they need to excel in their specific positions. Your staffing program is strong, so when you choose a candidate, you know that your candidate is ready to step into his or her role and make… Read more »

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Manufacturing jobs often come with high turnover, and this often happens for reasons that integral to the job and can’t be changed. For example, some manufacturing positions are physically demanding, by nature, and employees leave within a short time in order to protect their health. Some manufacturing positions can be boring or unfulfilling, which may… Read more »

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A recently released Careerbuilder study compiled employment figures from over 90 independent sources in order to assess the future of the non-desk job, and fortunately, the outlook seems bright. During the last few decades of our digital age, we witnessed the rise of the desk job and the concurrent rise of the desk-job lifestyle. Most… Read more »