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6 Essential Interview Questions

6 Essential Interview Questions

Do you know the real cost of hiring the wrong employee? It’s more than you think. The U.S. Department of Labor says the cost of one hiring mistake is around 30 percent of their first-year salary.  A thorough interview process is one way to minimize that risk. While...

Should You Take a Seasonal Job?

Should You Take a Seasonal Job?

Seasonal employment is commonly associated with retail, but we know that many industries – from agriculture to manufacturing – all depend on seasonal/temporary staff to help during predictable busy seasons.   Temporary work is a staple of the American economy, and it...

Top Management Styles, Which Ones Are the Most Effective?

Top Management Styles, Which Ones Are the Most Effective?

How do you lead, and how do you manage?   There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all management style. Some styles are better suited to some personalities, and others are best for particular contexts.   Even though there isn’t one best type of management, you should...

How to Be the Temp They Want to Hire

How to Be the Temp They Want to Hire

With so many qualified candidates currently vying for jobs, many employers prefer to use temporary employees to test out candidates and find the perfect match for the position. Temp-to-hire jobs come with some risk, but they also provide access to new opportunities...

How to Manage Employee Conflict Effectively

How to Manage Employee Conflict Effectively

Employee conflict is a fact of life. These conflicts can be personal or professional—and they happen in or outside of work. But these problems can also be structural, like the result of a poorly defined job role or HR policy.   As leaders, your role isn’t to end all...

The Industrial Job Interview, Overdressed? Or Underdressed?

The Industrial Job Interview, Overdressed? Or Underdressed?

What do you wear to a job interview? It’s an eternal question, no matter your field.  It’s a particularly tough question for jobs on a factory floor, an oil rig, or another setting where the day-to-day dress code is safety – not a suit. At the same time, you are still...

Traits of a Great Manufacturing Leader

Traits of a Great Manufacturing Leader

Are you looking for a great boss, or do you want a great leader?  There’s a difference, and your team can tell.  Leaders have relationships built on trust rather than solely on hierarchy. They inspire those around them to meet high expectations. Moreover, they give...

Why Take a Temp Job When You Really Want a Permanent One?

Why Take a Temp Job When You Really Want a Permanent One?

The road to the permanent job that you have always wanted – the one with the salary, benefits, great team, and room for advancement – is a long and bumpy one. You don’t want to remain unemployed, but is a temp job the right move? Temp (and contract) jobs are...

9 Unexpected Interview Questions to Reveal a Candidate’s Qualities

9 Unexpected Interview Questions to Reveal a Candidate’s Qualities

  Most job seekers hear the same questions repeated at every interview.  “Why do you want to work for our company?”  “Describe a time you overcame a challenge.”  These are good questions, but your candidates see them coming, which means you won’t learn much from...

How to Review a Resume

How to Review a Resume

Finding the ideal candidate starts with reviewing resumes. Whether you are working with a staffing agency or conducting