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Summer’s here, and on some days it’s brutally hot out there. To beat the heat, people seek out shady spots, a cold beverage, or air conditioning whenever and wherever possible. But what about workers whose jobs require spending time in excessively hot and humid environments? For them, the heat—indoors or out—can be downright dangerous. Thousands of workers become sick from heat exposure at work every year, and some of those workers die from heat stress. These illnesses and deaths are preventable with workplace safeguards and training in place. Read on to learn how to keep your workers cool and healthy when temperatures rise.    Read More

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Hiring employees with the right combination of skills, mindset, and experience is crucial to your company’s bottom line. A study by the Society for Human Resources Management found a poor hire can cost up to five times that person’s annual salary. A mis-hire impacts productivity goals, as well as the morale of existing employees. This holds true whether you are seeking direct hires, or seasonal and temporary workers. Read More

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Companies often scale back or even skip the onboarding process for temporary hires since their tenure with the company is brief. However, onboarding new temporary employees matters. Whether they are the face of your retail business in the busy season, or helping a construction project finish ahead of schedule, temporary hires are essential to your company’s success. Onboarding is the process that helps them feel that way, thereby improving the chances they will give their best to your organization, and return in the future. Read on to learn how onboarding temporary and seasonal hires benefits your business, and how to onboard effectively. Read More

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To increase the productivity and focus of your employees – encourage them to stop working. Taking occasional five- or ten-minute breaks, along with lunch breaks, helps restore your workers' energy levels, reduces their stress, and helps them avoid physical injury and muscle strain. Breaks also reduce the occurrence of fatigue-related accidents, which can hurt people, damage equipment, and throw work goals off track. Ultimately breaks are good for your workers and for your business.    Read More

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While the long, sunny days of summer bring thoughts of flip-flops, outdoor fun and BBQs, it’s also a time when many young people consider finding a summer job. It’s a smart move. Whether you are a college student who depends upon summer work to help with tuition, or a recent high school or college grad considering your next move, taking a job for the summer doesn’t just build bank – it helps develop important qualities you’ll need in your future career. Read More

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Among the most valuable ways to say “Thank You For Your Service” to a veteran is to give them a job. Work plays a crucial role in their transition from military to civilian life. Employing an Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine veteran helps show them the many ways their hard-earned skills are transferable to the private sector. Hiring a veteran is a smart business practice that benefits both the veteran and your company. Read on to learn how men and women with military experience make exceptional employees. Read More

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Our Mindsets Represent the Way Our Thoughts Influence Our Behaviors I stumbled upon the concept of “mindsets” a few times during my college years. Dr. Carol Dweck, a Psychology Professor at Stanford University, developed the not-so-complex study that links our thoughts to our behaviors. Dr. Dweck describes two types of people: those with a Fixed Mindset, and those with a Growth Mindset. Read More

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The Best Sales Tactics Are About Much More Than Just Closing Deals Being successful in sales is an artform. This means that sales is comprised of skills that can be mastered – and you can always learn new tactics or better strategies. The most experienced sales people I know are always looking to find ways to ask better questions, which will increase their probability of success - and, ultimately, help them close more deals. What I am about to share with you was something I had the opportunity to learn recently from Jeff West. Jeff is a successful salesman that spent over three decades in sales and sales leadership. He came to LINK Staffing to teach us about Fusion Points™, and how they can be used to “craft” our success in sales. Read More