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Working outdoors in the summer can be rough. When temperatures rise past comfortable levels, you’re still expected to get the job done. It’s important to abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rules and regulations regarding heat, because nothing is more than your health and safety. Follow these guidelines to protect yourself from… Read more »

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Another U.S. Open is in the books. From June 12-18, the PGA’s finest gathered at Erin Hills, in Erin, WI to battle it out for the highly coveted title. Many golfers brought their A-game, but in the end, only one could be crowned the champion. At Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the top Chicago… Read more »

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Your employees are a pretty obedient group, but they don’t really have a choice. Anyone who dares fall short of a goal, question a rule or propose a creative new idea knows their job is at stake. Falling out of line has serious consequences at your company, and your employees live in fear that one… Read more »

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When you’re a bundle of nerves, it’s hard to maintain your cool. However, your employees need you to exhibit a constant confidence, so sometimes you just have to fake it. Being the boss is rarely easy, but the best managers understand the importance of maintaining a steadfast presence. Revealing your own anxiety can create a… Read more »

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Finding the best person for the job is never easy, so it’s always a relief when the right candidate finally walks through the door. You’re excited about this person, and they seem equally enthralled at the possibility of joining your team, making it baffling when they turn down your job offer. At first glance, you’re… Read more »

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Summer doesn’t officially begin until next month, but the temperatures outside are already heating up. Many people look forward to the warmest season of the year, but those who work outdoors are already starting to sweat it. Working in elevated temperatures is more than just uncomfortable — it can be very dangerous. Occupational Safety &… Read more »

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Hiring trends come and go, so if you want to secure the best candidates, you need to keep up. Not only will outdated practices cause top talent to run straight to your competition, they can also lead you to hire wrong person for the job. Released in January 2017, CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast revealed top… Read more »

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Spending at least eight hours per day at the office can be exhausting enough, but the addition of a slow commute often makes for a very long day. In Chicago, it takes the average person 34 minutes to get to work, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and is often even longer for… Read more »

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Being left in the dark isn’t fun, but your lack of transparency is doing just that to your employees. People become resentful when they never quite know where they stand. Putting up a barrier between yourself and your employees makes it seem like you don’t trust them and sets the tone for a closed-off work… Read more »

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Your team is likely composed of a mix of professionals that hail from various generations. Having baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Generation Z on staff can be a wonderful thing, but the same approach cannot be used to manage them. Workers from each generation are motivated by different things, so you have to know… Read more »