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Quality control without breaking the bank

Quality control is a very important component of running any type of organization. When the end result or product is of high-quality, it results in repeat business and a good reputation for the company. But managing and monitoring quality assurance and the controls that need to be in place take time and effort. Unfortunately, some… Read more »

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Trying to find a job can be very frustrating. Have you ever wondered why you are not getting any calls from hiring managers after you go through the effort of sending a professional resume and cover letter? Perhaps it’s not you. It could be your cover letter just needs a little bit of tweaking. How… Read more »

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What do Blockbuster, Myspace and Sharper Image have in common? At one time, all three were at the forefront of their industries. The Sharper Image built its brand recognition on offering luxury products and futuristic tech that wasn’t readily available anywhere else, Myspace was the definitive social media hangout for an entire generation, and Blockbuster… Read more »

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Things don’t always go as planned; and, when your warehouse worklist is adding up, even the plan itself can be too much. In a warehouse, falling behind on just one day can lead to cascading effects that delay shipping and long-term activities. What does it take to stay productive and meet deadlines when tasks are… Read more »

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Developing a balanced staffing plan isn’t easy. No matter what industry you work in, predicting your company’s staffing needs is an art – one in which it’s easy to fail. Managers who don’t master this art constantly find themselves either overwhelmed or overstaffed (and wasting valuable resources and budget). No business manager has ever overcome… Read more »

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Clock in, clock out. They call it the daily grind for a reason. A hectic work schedule can have you worn down before you know it – staying focused when your pillow is calling out to you is a fight every human has had. What does it take to win the fight and stay productive… Read more »

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There are few moments in life where making a good impression is more important than during a job interview. If you’re preparing for an interview, how can you guarantee you will leave your interviewer with a positive impression? It’s not all about saying the right thing; your interviewer’s opinion depends much on what you DON’T… Read more »

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Interviews are often the decisive step in the hiring process. Even so, despite the effort, time and resources expended during the hiring process, a shocking amount of new hires don’t work out. In fact, studies show that nearly half of all new hires wash out within 18 months. Is the interview process to blame? Yes… Read more »

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Recruiting new employees is not a job to take lightly. You’re not searching for the middle ground, someone who barely meets your needs. The ideal candidate not only meets your current expectations, they can help your business grow and succeed in the future. Don’t let them slip through your fingers! Here are some clues to… Read more »

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Almost nobody looks forward to performance reviews. Employees dread them, and even experienced managers are often baffled and uncomfortable with the process. Are you nervous about an upcoming performance review? Don’t be. With the right tools and the right attitude, your semi-annual review can actually work out in your favor. In fact, it might even… Read more »