Listing Temporary Work on Your Resume

Working short term or temporary jobs is nothing to be ashamed of. They are a great way to get new experience, earn extra money, or stay busy when you’re unemployed. But how exactly do you put them on your resume without making it look like you’ve been hopping from one job to another? Listing temporary work

What Are OSHA’s “Fatal Four?” How Can You Prevent Them?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a singular mission to improve workplace safety. Over the years they have collected data that helps them better understand the risks that employees face on the job. This includes what they refer to as the Fatal Four. Especially in the construction industry, these are accidents that can have

Making Your Temporary Employees Feel Welcome

It’s hard being the temporary employee just coming into a new assignment. There is always a new employee period of adjustment, but for a temp, it may never feel like they’re part of the team. You can change this experience and make them feel more welcome right from day one. Here are a few ways you can help them

How to Turn a Bad Interview Around

Interviewing, especially if you’ve been doing it a while, can be exhausting. And sometimes you find yourself in a situation you’d rather avoid. A bad interview can happen to anyone. And when you experience it, your first instinct might be to run and never look back. You may be angry or embarrassed or you can just

The Five Best People to Choose as References

Few people spend a lot of time thinking about the references they provide to a potential employer. But did you know that the list of names you provide can actually make or break your job search? There is both an art and a science to choosing your references. Here are some ideas to pull from to curate an

The Key to Increasing Employee Engagement

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about employee engagement. With a low unemployment rate there are fewer candidates looking for jobs, so employee retention has become a major priority for companies across the country. Employee engagement is great for everyone, staff, and management alike since it keeps your team happy and productive. How can you increase employee engagement easily and efficiently? Here are

How to Handle Constructive Criticism

We all know we should be able to take constructive criticism, but knowing and doing are often two different things. Hearing someone be critical of your behavior, actions, or work can lead to a defensive response, even when we don’t mean to. But constructive criticism is an important part of personal growth, so it’s helpful

What Can You Do If Your Team is Overworked?

Are you sensing that your team is overworked? You may not think you can do much about it, but even small changes and impact employee morale and make it a more positive workplace. If you find that your team is overworked, here are some things you can do as soon as today to help ease

Are You Going Head to Head With a Coworker? Here’s What to Do

You will work with a lot of different people throughout your career. Each of them will have a unique personality that you may or may not gel with. If you get along, everything’s great. But when you don’t, things can get frustrating very quickly. What do you do when you don’t like working with another

What Should You Really Be Asking References?

Are you checking the references for your top candidates before offering them a job? You may be surprised to learn that most companies or hiring managers don’t bother making those calls, but that can lead to very bad hiring decisions. Some people think that it’s not worth their time since a reference is not likely