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You’ve been in your current assignment for awhile now, and you’re really happy. The work itself is great and you really enjoy your colleagues. Unfortunately, your contract is about to end, but you’re hoping to extend it.  Talking to your boss about a contract extension might feel intimidating, but you can do it. Here’s some advice… Read more »

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You’re the kind of person who speaks up when you see something wrong. Consequently, you filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, because your employer was subjecting you to unsafe working conditions. While this activity is protected, your employer somehow figured out you’re the one behind the complaint and they’ve retailed. Now… Read more »

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Working in the construction industry is fun and rewarding, but it can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t followed. More than 800 construction workers die on the job each year and falls are the leading cause of death in this sector, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The importance of gaining… Read more »

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When you hire a new employee, you hope they’re planning to spend the foreseeable future with your company. Many will do just that, but these days, it’s hard to avoid job hoppers. More than half of employers   Despite the frustrating nature of job hoppers, your Illinois recruiting strategy shouldn’t involve bypassing them entirely. These… Read more »

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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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Some workplaces are much more stressful than others, and unfortunately that can bring out the worst in certain employees. People handle stress differently, as some are able to let it roll off their back, while others internalize the pressure until they snap. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration — OSHA — urges employers to realize… Read more »

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Social media has proven to be an incredible medium for people to connect and a very popular pastime. Incorporating platforms like Facebook and Twitter into your training session is a savvy way to capture the attention of your audience and teach them real skills they will use in their job. This interactive approach to training… Read more »

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When you have an open position at your company, you probably want to fill it as soon as possible. After posting the job and screening resumes, you invite top contenders in for an interview, but if this typically results in nothing but frustration, you’re going about it all wrong. Job interviews are a time-consuming process… Read more »

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As an employer, one of your worst nightmares is having a fire breakout at your work site. Hopefully this will never happen, but in case it does, you must equip your workplace with a proper fire detection system. It is also essential for employees to receive training about what to do if a fire happens,… Read more »

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Managers are focused on the present, but as a leader, your vision extends far beyond the now. You have an incredibly talented staff, and while they’re currently satisfied with their jobs, this is just a stepping stone toward big plans for the future. As the boss, you’re in a position to help your employees get… Read more »