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Working with someone who is unpleasant or who doesn’t pull their weight can be very stressful. A bad co-worker can sap your energy and drag down the productivity of your whole team. Unfortunately, there may be nothing you can do about an unpleasant person you have to work with. However, you can try to improve… Read more »

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There are many employers who need workers to take on jobs that exist only during seasons. For example, agricultural workers and landscape workers are in demand only during specific times of the year. If you are willing to take on seasonal work, you could benefit from many great opportunities within these fields. Not everyone is… Read more »

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As an employer, you expect a lot from your employees. From being productive to being good team players and exhibiting character traits like honesty. However, one of the most important things employers need from employees is a focus on safety. If your employees are not following best practices for safety or are taking risks on… Read more »

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When you are hiring for a manufacturing position, finding someone with the right hard skills is vital. After all, the job candidate needs to know how to work the machines and follow best practices in the industry. Unfortunately, companies often focus so much on finding a candidate who has the right hard skills they overlook… Read more »

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Not all agricultural jobs are created equal. If you have a job in this field you don’t like or is not a good fit for you, you don’t have to stay in your current position. You have plenty of opportunities to find new work in the agricultural industry that will be better suited to your… Read more »

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Most people change jobs multiple times over the course of their careers. If you’re interested in moving on to new career opportunities, this can mean resigning from your current position. Having the “I quit” conversation with your boss can be uncomfortable, but it is important you do it correctly so you don’t burn your bridges…. Read more »

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No matter what industry you work in or what your job title is, experiencing stress at work is inevitable. Workplace stress can sometimes impact your health and can increase the chances of burnout or job mistakes. It is important to find healthy ways to manage stressful situations and explore opportunities to reduce stress at work…. Read more »

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When you’re brought in for an onsite visit, you may feel pretty confident that you’re on your way to being hired for a manufacturing job. Unfortunately, sometimes you won’t end up getting hired even after you’ve been invited onsite. There are a lot of potential reasons why the company may have gone with someone else,… Read more »

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Drug laws are in flux throughout the U.S. Some states have legalized recreational marijuana, while others have legalized medicinal marijuana. The federal government, however, has indicated an intent to enforce marijuana laws, despite the fact that states are becoming more permissive. Amidst uncertain laws and changing societal attitudes towards drug use, many employers are wondering… Read more »

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In 2016, temporary workers accounted for about 20 percent of the workforce, according to USA Today. Employers are increasingly turning to temporary employees to better manage workflow, and to avoid making the big commitment that comes with hiring a full-time worker.  This means there is a good chance that you, as an employee, will have… Read more »