Questions to Ask in the Interview to Help Understand Expectation

At the end of every job interview comes a crucial opportunity: when they give you, the interviewee, the chance to ask questions. Many candidates pass up that opportunity, relieved that the hard part’s over, but they’re missing a precious opportunity to set themselves apart from all the other candidates. Potential employers want to see that… Read More »

Do You Abuse Your Leadership Authority in the Office?

Time and time again, we hear about companies paying massive fines to the federal government for legal and ethical violations that got out of hand—JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and even Facebook. In fact, according to a 2018 business ethics survey, 41% of US workers said they observed some unethical or illegal… Read More »

Safety 101: Why Are Safety Measures Important to Follow?

It’s easy to get lax about safety procedures. After all, you’ve probably performed your duties a million times without an accident. Not to mention that some of your personal protective equipment (PPE) doesn’t fit quite right. But stop. Safety has to be a priority—always. Health and safety are essential, not only for your well-being but also for… Read More »

Safety Guide: OSHA Lockout/Tagout

When it comes to big machinery, safety has to be your number one priority. There’s too much at risk—workplace injuries, accidents, and environmental hazards—to ignore the federal safety regulations put in place by OSHA. And that includes hazardous energy. Energy sources that include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal can be dangerous to workers.… Read More »

Dress, Look, and Act the Part On Your Next Interview

So you’ve found your dream job and now you’re going for the interview. The best piece of advice is to be professional. People who demonstrate a certain level of professionalism are more likely to receive job offers, promotions, and raises. And they’re more likely to advance to management roles within a company. But how do you… Read More »

Is Professionalism Becoming an Underrated Quality?

Professionalism. It’s a nice buzzword. Everyone knows it’s important, but why? What does it mean? And why can’t we just forego it in favor of a really fun personality? Professionalism is a worker’s behavior, appearance, and set of ethics in the workplace. When your employees demonstrate professionalism, they’re generally perceived as more credible and reliable than their… Read More »

Safety 101: Proper Lifting Techniques to Use 

Lifting heavy objects is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. But you don’t have to be The Rock to ensure that you don’t get hurt while lifting. You simply must make sure that you use the proper techniques, so you don’t pull a muscle, throw something out of alignment or dislodge a disc.… Read More »

Safety Guide: Don’t Let Stubborn Employees Get Away with Bad Habits

There’s at least one in every crowd—someone who ignores the safety rules and does their own thing. They’ll say they don’t have time to enact your safety protocols. Or they don’t like the way the safety equipment feels on their head. Or it impedes their vision. The problem is that safety must be a priority for all… Read More »

8 Ways to Recognize Employee Achievements

If you run a busy office, you might not think you have time to recognize your employees’ achievements, and it might not seem like a big deal to do so, but it is. A little recognition can go a long way. Think employee satisfaction, motivation, and loyalty. Sometimes those intangible rewards, like saying “thank you” or “good job” are… Read More »

Stop Waiting! Stop Procrastination at Work Today!

We all procrastinate. We know what we’re supposed to be doing, but something else is just more appealing. Instagram. Solitaire. Your Facebook feed. Even simply chatting about your weekend with your colleagues. Chances are we’re putting off our work because it’s challenging or tedious or time-consuming. But we’ll pay the price in the end. If… Read More »