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Multiple employees vied for the same promotion, but only one person could be selected for the job. This is a tough situation, because you value each employee, and don’t want anyone to feel slighted. It’s inevitable that those not chosen will be disappointed, but the manner in which you deliver the news can have a… Read more »

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Many people suffer from disabilities they’re unable to hide, but others are able to keep their health conditions under wraps. A 2014 study found that many workers don’t disclose their disability because of the social stigma attached to it. Co-authored by Northern Illinois University researcher Alecia Santuzzi, NIU psychology department graduate student Pamala Waltz, NIU… Read more »

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On the surface, the Tour de France doesn’t have much in common with an office job. Spending just over three weeks cycling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Paris is quite different than working in engineering or manufacturing, but there’s more similarities than you might think. Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the leading employment agencies in… Read more »

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Success doesn’t come easy, so you expect your employees to work hard. However, there’s a fine line between pushing your team to do their best and downright overworking them. Every company has busy periods, but nothing good comes from too much of the latter. Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the top engineering staffing agencies… Read more »

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Summer heat can be brutal, but no matter how hot temperatures rise, your team still has to work. Extra precautions should always be made to keep employees safe in the heat, but your best efforts might not be enough to keep some people from getting sick. There’s plenty of OSHA rules and regulations surrounding heat… Read more »

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Out of all cities in the U.S., Chicago has one of the highest volume of engineering and manufacturing jobs, according to the BLS. Professionals flock to the city for its wealth of rewarding opportunities and stay because they’re able to find fulfilling work. Despite the enormous presence of engineering and manufacturing talent in the area,… Read more »

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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 »