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Lying on resumes and CVs has become so commonplace that around 85% of companies report catching applicants lying on their resume. While some lies might only rise to the level of obscuring the exact dates worked at a company, others wholly misrepresent a person’s skills or credentials. So, how do you spot a lie when… Read more »

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Even with unemployment at one of the lowest rates in the last decade, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll snag a job without trouble. Job searchers often make common and avoidable mistakes that prevent them from getting interviews in the first place or succeeding in the interview process. Keep reading for some of these common mistakes… Read more »

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Fire Safety   GPS challenge of the week…Fire Safety! General workplace fire safety do’s and don’ts: Make sure all walkways are kept clear. Sweep up scraps of paper. Empty trash. Do not use open flames. Participate in fire drills: Evacuate safely. Do not use equipment that delivers mild electrical shock or gives off an unusual… Read more »

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Virtually every interview ends with the interviewer asking if you have any questions. It’s partially an opportunity for you to get clarification. It’s mostly a test that many interviewees don’t handle well. The interviewer wants some sign that you’ve looked into the company or industry and plan on sticking around. So, here are some questions… Read more »

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Hand Safety   GPS challenge of the week…Hand Safety!  Keep your fingers and hands safe!  Three types of hazards can cause hand injuries: Mechanical Hazards – these are situations where hands and fingers can get caught, pinched, crushed or severed in chains, rollers, gears, or other moving parts. Objects could fall on your hands. Or, your… Read more »

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Getting into the interview phase is often such a struggle that you may feel like you need to take any job offer that comes your way. In practice, though, a bad job can prove even more disastrous than waiting a little longer for another option. Keep reading to learn some red flags to watch for when interviewing.  Your… Read more »

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Respirator Fit!   GPS challenge of the week…Respirator Fit!  OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard requires fit testing every year and when an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious change in body weight. With “Movember” just a little over a month away, check out this article to see what type of facial hair… Read more »

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The hiring process is almost as daunting for employers as it is for candidates. You must spend time weeding out the bad fits, running screenings and doing background checks. And that doesn’t include checking references. Unfortunately, this process can lead you to discard candidates that might be great.   Let’s look at three categories of candidates you should give some extra… Read more »