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Shift work is common in different industries, but issues can arise for companies with first-second-and third-shift workers.  First-shift workers often get more attention and more benefits than those working late shifts or overnights, in large part because these first-shift workers are around during routine business hours when there is usually a larger management presence. While… Read more »

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When you land a manufacturing interview, you have a chance to impress the hiring manager and potentially embark upon a new and exciting career. You want to make the most of that chance by making a great impression during the interview process. There are lots of things to do to help you impress the hiring… Read more »

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The economy has a big impact on hiring and employment opportunities. In Utah, economists say the economy is firing on all cylinders. This is great news for those who are looking for work, as a strong economy means more demand for labor. Employers may need to be prepared to compete more for qualified workers, which… Read more »

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 When applying for a job, you are likely going to be asked to provide references. Your references should be able to attest to your job skills and speak to your character and work ethic. The recommendations made and testimonials given by your references can have a big impact on your ability to be hired for… Read more »

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If you are being considered for a position you are interested in, you want to make a great impression and maximize your chances of being hired. This means being prepared for your interview and ready to impress the hiring manager. It also means knowing what not to do, as certain things can be a big… Read more »

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Employers lose out when employees get sick. Whether you offer paid sick days or not, your company will experience a decline in productivity on days when staff members take off. You may also have to pay temp employees to come in and try to pick up the slack if a worker has to miss time… Read more »

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has many responsibilities, including promoting administrative rules on workplace safety and conducting workplace safety investigations. There are myriad OSHA requirements which employers have to comply with to avoid citations and other consequences, and these OSHA mandates can seem neverending to employers. While you may find it overwhelming to… Read more »

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It’s the season for temporary work. Many employers bring on new staff to handle holiday overflow. For those looking for work, IES Custom Staffing can help you to take advantage of this surge in hiring over the holidays by finding an interesting and lucrative temporary or temp-to-hire position. Once our staffing firm has assisted you… Read more »

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If you land an interview for a light industrial job, you want to make a favorable impression on your potential new boss. This means, among other things, dressing in appropriate attire. You want to wear clothing that displays your professionalism without being over-the-top in your outfit choices. To help ensure your clothing helps to pave… Read more »

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Veterans learn vitally important skills which should serve them well across a wide variety of industries. Veterans often have advanced training on technical issues, as well as a tremendous ability to excel in stressful work environments. Attention to detail, teamwork, and a strong work ethic are also common characteristics that military veterans share. While veterans… Read more »