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Just when you start to get excited about spring, you remember that annoying chore that comes around every April 15: Tax Day. It’s the time of year when you must round up all your paperwork and crunch your income numbers. To some extent, you need your employer to be a partner in this process. They… Read more »

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Your recruiting efforts ultimately get judged the same way as any other activity at your company. You review the resources that go into an operation, and then compare that to what you get out of it. Simple ROI calculations. So, as you plan the rest of your recruiting plan for the year, the question becomes:… Read more »

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Worried about getting edged out of your current position by some low-cost, up-and-coming hotshot? Looking to add some leverage to your next salary negotiation? Your best bet on both fronts is to make yourself irreplaceable in the eyes of your boss. By making yourself the center of your team’s operation, you gain job security and… Read more »

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Your typical warehouse seems a long way from the glass offices of Silicon Valley. However, technology lives everywhere. It’s right at home in the back area of any facility. In fact, with product tracking, just-in-time inventory, and a focus on short delivery times, the warehouse has become a hive of tech innovation. A new high-tech… Read more »

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A tension has entered the air. Everyone started off the interview politely and engaged. But now, attention is starting to wane. Your interviewers seem suddenly impatient, checking their phones or distractedly going through the motions. You’re blowing your chance. It may seem hopeless, but there’s still a chance to salvage the situation. Imagine that moment… Read more »

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The new year. It’s traditionally considered a time of new beginnings. Spring may still be a few months off, but the start of January represents fresh horizons and the possibility of a better year ahead. But does that make the new year the right time to find a new job? Actually, it usually does. While… Read more »

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Keeping your staff happy can accelerate growth and boost productivity. It’s an important component to achieving the most efficient workplace possible. However, it’s not always easy to keep your workers in mind. A competing set of interested parties is always vying for your concern and attention. You have to ruminate constantly about customer satisfaction. You… Read more »

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Effectively managing overtime can represent the difference between accelerated expansion and stagnation. To grow, your business needs flexibility and the ability to absorb a sudden influx of orders. However, the tasks of coordinating and efficiently overseeing overtime can create challenges. After all, customers don’t follow prearranged production schedules. When they need something, they want it… Read more »

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Keeping your good employees is essential for building long-term success. However, the goal can be tricky. Sometimes, when faced with a hard budget ceiling, you need to get creative about your retention strategies. You must find low-cost ways to convince a place to stay for the long term. Obviously, retention becomes easier when you can… Read more »

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Finding a job with little or no work experience presents a daunting challenge. It’s difficult to get hired, because no one wants to deal with the learning curve or take a chance on an untested talent. The circumstances create a Catch 22-type situation: how do you get experience when no one will hire you? Building… Read more »