3 Ways to Intensify Your Job Search This Summer

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Conventional wisdom dictates that you slow down your job search during the summer months, as everyone moves into vacation mode. But in reality, the opposite may be true. With patience, persistence and the right strategy, your June-through-August search efforts can reap major rewards, including a possible new role for you by the time autumn rolls… Read more »

Improving Workplace Safety in Modesto

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It doesn’t take many injuries to put your workplace in peril – even serious peril. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 4,600 American workers are killed on the job each year. Among the top injuries sustained are falls, ladder and forklift incidents, machinery accidents, hazardous energy occurrences and respiratory issues…. Read more »

3 Common Misconceptions about Partnering with Employment Agencies

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More than 13 million people find jobs through staffing agencies every year. Working with an agency to find your next job can be a highly rewarding experience, as you not only save time and money, but also develop a valuable ongoing relationship with your recruiter. Yet there are myths about partnering with an employment agency… Read more »

Boost Your Overall Team Productivity This Summer

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During the summer, productivity may not always be at its peak. Distractions abound and projects can get derailed. How do you keep employees engaged, motivated and productive when everyone is mentally on the seventh fairway or in beach mode? Take time to look ahead. Summer can be an ideal time to take stock of where… Read more »

Focus on Personal Growth and Development for Long-Term Career Success

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No one cares as much about your career as you do. So if you plan to continue to learn and advance, you need to get in the driver’s seat. Take charge of your professional future and set yourself on that yellow brick road to long-term success and happiness. Network to Greatness Don’t wait till you’re… Read more »

4 Character Traits to Look for in a New Hire

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Recruiting is expensive. The associated costs of a new hire can run as high as 150 percent of the employee’s annual salary. What are the most important traits you should seek in candidates to ensure that every new hire is a success? Four forerunners are: Aptitude Fifty-seven percent of businesses say they face a critical… Read more »

3 Reasons to Shadow Current Employees When You Start a New Job

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Job shadowing is an increasingly common technique being used by employers to train new employees. It involves spending time during your first weeks on the job with seasoned team members, observing and learning from the things they do during the course of the day. Shadowing may begin on your very first day on the job… Read more »

Don’t Delay your Seasonal Hiring: Get Started Sooner than Later

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Spring has sprung … and now is the time to start planning for your summer seasonal hiring needs. Dragging your feet may mean you lose the best candidates to other jobs. An additional benefit to starting the process early is that you give yourself ample time to properly place and train your summer help. Make… Read more »

How Successful People Handle Office Politics

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The word “politics” comes from the Greek “politikos” meaning “of, for or relating to citizens.” At its very root, it’s not a negative concept. Politics is simply the art and science of influencing people. However, office politics can be a tricky road to navigate. Some people prefer to steer clear of it all together. But… Read more »

3 Reasons Your Top Employees Quit

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As reported recently by the Department of Labor, the average tenure of an employee in the United States is 1.5 years. According to one HR study, in 88 percent of voluntary job turnovers, the root cause is something other than money.   As your company addresses the pressing issue of employee churn and minimizing turnover,… Read more »