What an Employer Really Wants to Hear When They Say, “Tell Me About Yourself”

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One of the most common interview questions is: Tell me about yourself. This question is one that many job seekers dread because it is such an open-ended question and the answer could make or break the interview.   When a hiring manager asks you to share information about who you are, they aren’t looking for… Read more »

Are Your Employees Following Safety Regulations?

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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 »

How Can You Make Each Shift Feel Important?

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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 »

Economist – Utah Economy Is Firing on All Cylinders

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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 »

3 Ways to Minimize Workplace Illness This Winter

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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 »

3 Reasons Why OSHA Could Come Knocking on Your Company Door

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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 »

Should You Dress Up for Your Light Industrial Interview?

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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 »

Farming Jobs in Idaho Are Holding Steady

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If you are looking for farming work, you need to know what the market is like in your area so you can determine how choosy to be when considering open positions. The good news is, if you live in Idaho, farming jobs are holding steady.  KIVI-TV 6 offered some recent details about job conditions in… Read more »

IES Custom Staffing’s New Website Is a True Gem

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IES Custom Staffing, long a leader in industrial, agricultural, administrative and call center staffing across Idaho and Northern Utah, has launched an information-packed new website at www.iescustomstaffing.com. The attractive new site highlights the stunning geography of Idaho and Northern Utah as well as the positions that IES fills that are so important to the region’s… Read more »