Our Tips for Making Small Talk with Clients

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While many people find it easy to make small talk in casual situations, when it comes to these simple conversations with clients, the experience can be uncomfortable. Usually, small talk is just a prelude to more serious discussions, often involving money, so the conversations are often more about killing time until the important part begins…. Read more »



The Way Great Leaders Set Employees Up for Success

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As a leader, it isn’t just your responsibility to make sure detailed plans and comprehensive policies are in place, but that your employees are set up for success. Often, the concept can feel a bit ambiguous, but it is completely attainable if you make the right moves and set the proper priorities. To help you… Read more »


What You Should Include in Packets for New Hires

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Giving your new hires a packet of important information is more than just a formality. It is an essential professional courtesy and an integral part of your onboarding strategy. The more information they have and the easier it is to reference, the quicker your new hires will be able to make a meaningful impact at… Read more »


How to Prepare for Successful Salary Negotiations

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Preparing for a salary negotiation is both an exciting and anxious process. Prepare yourself well and you could negotiate an offer that is a lot more generous than you expected. Prepare yourself poorly and you might end up settling for a lot less, or even find that your job offer has been rescinded. Enter your… Read more »


4 Things Hiring Managers Expect from Manufacturing Job Seekers in 2015

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Over the past few years, researchers at the Economic Policy Institute carried out a nationally representative survey of manufacturing establishments to determine if the much-discussed skills gap is real, and to identify the skills manufacturers are most eager to recruit. The results were released last year, and they are of interest to anyone that is… Read more »


Are You Following These Rules to Keep Employees Safe?

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An agreement was recently signed between U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Staffing Association (ASA) to find ways to improve workplace safety for temporary workers. The agreement will establish committees, develop educational resources, and promote outreach programs to help ensure a safe and healthy workplace for temporary workers, a significant but… Read more »


Why You Should Play it Safe on Social Media

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Ten years ago, Social Media barely existed, and now it seems to have worked its way into every corner of our lives. In a lot of ways this is a good thing, as we are now more connected and up-to-date than we have ever been before. But it would be shortsighted to say that social… Read more »