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Communication is a vital part of any growing workplace. Good communication leads to happy workers, increased productivity, and team unity. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t the best at it, and the only way to get better is to practice and get comfortable with it. Here are some ways to train your communication skills and improve…

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  Have you ever had a job you didn’t like, or hated, or couldn’t wait to quit so you could find something better? Most of us probably have. It isn’t abnormal for someone’s first or first few positions to be too difficult, boring, painful, or miserable. However, these jobs, no matter how bad they may…

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Crafting the perfect resume takes patience. A few things can sometimes creep into your resume that could be harmful to your job search and hinder your impact on prospective employers. We’ve made a list of things that you should consider taking out of your resume to make sure that it’s ready to pop in front…

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By Bekhi Spika     Over the past few years, U.S. manufacturers have been facing a steadily growing shortage of skilled workers. A recent study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute predicts that “the U.S. manufacturing sector is likely to suffer a shortfall of 2 million workers” by 2025—a marked increase from the 600,000 jobs…

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BY BRIAN FORMATO     Most struggling organizations try to figure out how to turn their fortunes around. They look at various metrics and investigate cutting costs, increasing production, expanding their offerings, and a whole host of other options. Team building, though, rarely tops their lists, with many HR managers thinking of it as an…

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BY STEPHANIE REYES     Every organization in the world seems to be concerned with productivity these days—and for good reason: improving productivity is often the only way for a company to remain competitive in today’s global market. Productivity gains can even drive entire economies! (In the USA, for example, they account for as much…

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By Ira S. Wolfe For managers still trying to figure out the Millennials, here’s some disturbing news: the next cohort, Generation Z, is already knocking on HR’s doorstep. With this addition to the workforce, we now have 18-year-olds and 80-somethings (and everyone in between) seeking employment. This is an unprecedented change to the workplace. Are…

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For a business to really thrive, it must get the best out of every employee and make smart decisions when it comes to hiring new staff. Knowing what skills the workforce has, where they are lacking, and how to bridge any gaps is crucial to remaining competitive in today’s market. A skills gap analysis can…

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If you just finished high school or are fresh out of college or tech school, you’re probably thinking about what your next steps should be regarding your career. Even with higher education, it still might be pretty tough to find a position that works for you if you don’t have a plan. A common pitfall…

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If you’ve been unemployed for a while, getting back into the swing of things can be quite challenging. For one reason or another, you have some gaps in your employment, and you need to figure out a way to impress your prospective employers with your past experience. Here at Tempstar Staffing, we want you to…