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Hard hats can literally be a matter of life and death, so you have to make sure they’re used — and used properly. Both employers and employees must be aware of the standards regarding hard hats because keeping everyone on a job site safe and healthy is a team effort. Five Frequently Asked Questions Regarding… Read more »

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Civil engineers have a very big job, and they’re paid handsomely for their work. The median annual salary for civil engineers in the U.S. is $83,540, as of May 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is 2.25 percent higher than the national average salary of $37,040. Those holding Chicago civil engineering jobs… Read more »

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It’s been a busy year, but chances are, things have slowed down a bit now that the year is coming to a close. Each month, the manufacturing recruiters at Premium Staffing, Inc. offer multiple pieces of HR advice tailored to manufacturing and engineering managers, because running a business is hard work. Your hectic schedule probably… Read more »

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It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over, but what a year it’s been! Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what’s in store for you in the next 12 months. If you’re thinking about searching for new Chicago engineering jobs, now is a great time to start… Read more »

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When you’re bored at work, time seems to stand still. Staring at the clock won’t make quitting time come any faster, so you need to find productive ways to stay energized and keep your mind occupied. Follow these ideas from Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the top engineering recruiters in Chicago — to take… Read more »

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Worksites are filled with hazards, and many are a direct risk to the feet. In fact, thousands of workers sustain foot injuries each year that range in severity from leaving them temporarily unable to work — at best — to permanently disabling them. In 2015 alone, 53,530 private, state and local government workers sustained a… Read more »

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The U.S. economy is currently booming. In Sept. 2017, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% — the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years. This is great in many aspects, but hiring is not one of them. Finding top engineers in Chicago is always a challenge, but it can feel nearly impossible when there… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee for your team is a major undertaking. Not only do you have to attract the right person, you also need to get them to apply in the first place. You’ll put several screening measures in place to help you choose the best candidate, but your actions also contribute to this process… Read more »

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Described as one of the most comprehensive engineering fields, mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing process of everything from batteries to medical equipment. In this type of role, you’ll be researching, designing, building, developing and testing mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, but more on that later. Whether you’re already a mechanical engineer or… Read more »

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Hopefully an emergency will never happen at your workplace, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. The Occupational Safety and Health Association has established exit route requirements for employers to follow, to make sure employees have a safe way out of the building in case of emergency. OSHA has put many mandates in… Read more »