4 Things to Do After You Interview for a Job With a Staffing Firm

It’s easy to think of a job interview as the end of the process. From then on, other people will determine what will happen with your career – your part is over. This feeling can be especially prevalent when you interview with a staffing firm. Their job is to find you work, right? What more is there to do, but wait for the phone to ring with your dream position? The truth is, there’s plenty for you to do after the interview is over. By actively following up, you maximize your chances of getting the best possible placement. Four steps… Read more »

4 Ways Working With a Recruiter Makes Your Job Easier

You know your business. You like to keep tabs on everything and make sure everything goes right. The first step in this process is getting the right employees. Why wouldn’t you want to oversee every step of the hiring process? If everything in the business flows from the people, why would you ever farm recruitment out to someone else? Let’s flip that around for a second. Because hiring forms the cornerstone of every other aspect of your business, why wouldn’t you want expert advice to get the best result? You don’t give up control. You just enhance your team’s skill… Read more »

Workplace Conversation Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward – Use These Tips!

Stepping into a new office can spark flashbacks to the first day of junior high. You’re back in the cafeteria, holding your tray, not sure where you’re supposed to sit. After all, starting a new job can be tough enough – getting used to a new boss, a new organization and a new job description – without adding the social aspect onto it. Getting to know your co-workers can stir up anxiety in even the most confident person. This can prove particularly difficult when you come into a situation as a temp. You’re moving in and out of jobs, making… Read more »

Four Things You Should Never Do Around Machinery

It’s up to you to keep yourself and others safe on the job. When you operate machinery at your worksite, it’s important to take all possible safety precautions. Four key safety practices for operating machines Aside from being trained and/or licensed to use specific machines, you can follow these four tips to help maintain a safe workplace: Don’t use machinery for anything other than its dedicated purpose. Never use machinery for tasks it was not meant to perform. By doing so, you can damage the machine by pushing it beyond its designated limits. Using machinery improperly can also put you… Read more »

Use This Key Strategy to Effectively Communicate Safety Requirements to Employees

Everyone knows safety practices are important. They’re a common component on every factory floor and construction site. But it’s critical for your labor staff to understand the extent of the consequences that can occur when safety procedures are ignored. Tell employees why—and don’t let them off easy! Safety policies and procedures are in place to prevent injuries and even death. They should be taken seriously and followed to the letter. Employees should understand by ignoring safety practices, they are putting themselves—and their fellow employees—in danger. Obviously, no one wants to find themselves in harm’s way, and no one wants the… Read more »

How to Write Your Very First Resume

Congratulations! Whether you’ve just finished high school, graduated with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or completed a trade school course, you’re ready to enter the workforce! Your ticket to the working world is your resume. This allows employers to make the first cut when deciding who they will hire. Crafting that first resume can prove difficult. Much of the advice about how to organize and shape a resume assumes you have a wealth of experience to use. Your early-career version has special concerns to keep in mind. But don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here are four steps to writing… Read more »

Slowly But Surely: Building a Culture Founded on Safety

Safety is critical to the well-being of your employees and your business. Unlike other settings, labor and construction requires employees to work with tools, machinery and conditions that are more dangerous than many other jobs. For this reason, your staff must be properly trained on how to work within a construction and labor site. It helps to design and follow a strict safety program. How to implement a work site safety program Safety must become part of your company culture, just like punching the clock and taking breaks. Simply design your program specific to the ins and outs of your… Read more »

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Two gift cards (value up at $100 apiece). Eligibility requirements – Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. One entry per person will be permitted. No purchase necessary. Click on the sign-up and fill out the entry form containing your contact information to include your name, email address and phone number and other survey questions. Entry starts on Saturday, December 1, 2018, through Friday, January 25, 2019. Winners will be randomly chosen through two separate random draws: Friday, December 28 – $100 gift card Friday, January 25 – $100 gift card LaborMax Staffing or Facebook are not… Read more »

CDL Driver Workplace Safety Checklist

Commercial drivers are relied upon to deliver goods—safely and on time. But long hours on the road are not something to take lightly. Drivers should adhere to general safety guidelines to keep themselves and other motorists safe. Weather conditions, the actions of other drivers, and wildlife are all potential hazards. But by sticking to a list of safety rules, commercial drivers can help ensure a safe journey, every time. Top seven safety items for CDL drivers Drivers should follow these safety requirements to avoid accidents and maintain their CDL: Allow plenty of time to brake. Big rigs are heavy and… Read more »

Benefits of an Employee Referral Program

Think about your best employees. They make your business hum. Things get done without you having to get involved. Every project comes in early, under budget and better than expected. Now imagine if you could clone these employees. Well, maybe not the kind of cloning that comes up in science fiction movies. But the next best thing: A set of new team members hand-picked by your top employees. That’s a referral program. Setting up a system that turns your trusted employees into talent scouts can contribute to successful long-term team building. Here are some benefits: Shorter Hiring Process You know… Read more »