Tips for Finding Work Right After High School

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Graduation is coming up soon. What will you do next? You’ve probably got teachers and family members pushing you to go to college. But there are other options. You can also jump start your working life by finding a job right after high school. More than 3.5 million people complete high school each year. Less than two thirds of these will go on to college. That leaves more than 1 million recent graduates who head right into the working world. How can you stand out in this crowd? To figure that out, here are some tips for finding work right… Read more »

How Many Warnings Before You Should Fire Someone

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It’s a frustrating situation. You have one team member who always falls behind or who always delivers low-quality work. You’ve tried talking to them, but it hasn’t helped. How long until you should consider an extreme approach? In other words, how many warnings should you give before you fire someone? Making the right choice represents a major responsibility. Letting someone go means taking away their livelihood. At the same time, you can’t let a terrible employee hold back the rest of the company. You need to weigh the decision carefully. There are steps you can take that will increase your… Read more »

What To Do If You Miss Your Interview

Your car breaks down. You forget about daylight savings time. Your kid gets violently ill. A close relative passes away. In other words, things happen. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you end up missing your job interview. Now what? Missing an interview serves as a deal-breaker for many employers. At the very least, it means you’ll have to work harder to overcome the negative first impression. After all, nearly three quarters of all interviews end in disappointment anyway. Add a cancellation and your chances plummet. Even so, you can still save the situation. In fact, you can make significant strides… Read more »

April Showers Bring Warehouse Hazards

We often look at spring as a time of renewal. Goodbye, grey winter. Hello, bright summer. But spring comes with its own safety risks. Wet conditions caused by rain showers or by melting snow can create slipping hazards for your warehouse. Even in the best of conditions, slip and trip dangers represent some of the biggest warehouse safety concerns. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slips, and falls lead to more than a million hospital emergency room visits each year. That equates to 12% of total falls. Meanwhile, OSHA reports that nearly 700 fatalities a year result from slips,… Read more »

Jobs You Can Get with Little or No Experience

Jumpstarting a career can prove difficult. Landing jobs is hard if you don’t have a lengthy resume to help you get your foot in the door. Often, to build up experience, you need to take the jobs you can get with little or no experience. The trick: knowing which of these positions is for you. Finding the right entry-level gig will get your professional life headed in the right direction. With that in mind, here are a few jobs you can land without a lengthy work history: Flaggers When you see road construction, the area is usually marked off by… Read more »

How to Reassure Your Candidates That Your Position Is Safe…and Get Them to Apply

Hopefully, the COVID outbreak is finally subsiding. However, that doesn’t mean everything will immediately go back to pre-pandemic conditions. Many job candidates will remain concerned about safety, both for COVID and for any other medical threats that may come up in the future. That creates a crucial communication responsibility. You need to indicate your commitment to safety right at the beginning of the recruitment process. To get people to apply to your open jobs, you need to create procedures to reassure your candidates that a position is safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make job… Read more »

Career Spotlight on Welders

Welding represents an excellent career choice for many workers. The training process is relatively streamlined (no advanced degrees necessary), and it offers solid wages and job prospects. At the same time, the position offers a chance for creativity and provides an engaging task to fill your workdays. For the right person, a professional welding career feels like making your hobby into a paying gig. But how can you go from a novice to the point where you’re earning a paycheck? Take a look at our Career Spotlight on Welders to learn some basics about the industry: Job Outlook According to… Read more »

Avoiding Road Rage: Keeping Your Cool as a Delivery Driver

The open road has its romantic appeal. In reality, though, the constant traffic and ever-present time pressures of a delivery driver job can lead to significant stress. At its worst, this can spill over into dangerous outbursts. How can you avoid road rage and keep your cool as a delivery driver? It’s a question that more and more people will have to answer. Delivery driving was once a position limited to pizza parlors and Chinese restaurants. The growing gig economy of the last couple of decades has expanded this range dramatically. Now almost every type of business offers some form… Read more »

Learn About The Best Format For a Warehouse Resume

The warehouse industry has seen a boom lately. The growth of companies like Amazon has made it a major growth sector, a key source of new jobs in the economy. As a result, it’s never been more important to learn about the best format for a warehouse resume. At the end of 2020, the warehouse industry employed more than 1.4 million workers. This more than doubles the approximately 650,000 that worked in the industry in 2011. Even over the course of 2020 itself, the sector gained more than 100,000 positions. This type of growth means opportunities for you. But, first,… Read more »

Clever Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

You might think of saying “thank you” as just a matter of simple politeness. Sure, that’s true. But it also represents good business. Finding clever ways to show your employees you appreciate them will help build team spirit and ultimately boost your bottom line. Employees want to feel valued for their contribution. Doing so leads to improved retention and productivity. This, in turn, will bolster profitability and encourage innovation. Just look at the numbers. For instance, one study showed that appreciation can keep your top contributors from developing a roving eye. The survey, prepared by SurveyMonkey and Bonusly, indicated that… Read more »