How To Cut Costs While Cutting Waste

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Across the manufacturing sector, vast cost cutting opportunities and potential efficiency improvements can be found in the product development arena, but many of these opportunities are going untapped and undiscovered. What steps can business decision makers take to investigate processes and find ways to trim waste and cost? Even a small change can yield staggering… Read more »

Polish Your Approach to Customer Service Management

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In a contracting economy, consumers across every channel (B2B, B2C, etc) tighten their wallets and look for ways to reduce spending. This doesn’t just mean slashing budgets and saying no to potential purchases; it also means giving closer scrutiny to the value received for every dollar spent. It means holding vendors accountable, returning purchases that… Read more »

Make an Impression: Ask These Questions During Interviews

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Regardless of the specific position or industry, most job interviews follow a certain predictable rhythm: Introductory small talk gives way to the interviewer’s brief overview of the position, which is followed by a series of inquiries directed to the applicant. Eventually the conversation comes to an end, at which point the interviewer turns the tables… Read more »

What do Men and Women Want from Prospective Employers?

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Business owners, hiring managers and HR pros are always looking for ways to polish their workplace images in order to attract the attention of the most promising candidates. We all want our workplace cultures to elevate us in the eyes of talented job seekers. So we publish targeted job postings, protect our company reputations, and… Read more »

Reference Checks: Just a Formality?

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Savvy applicants always choose and list their references carefully, but in end, many hiring mangers ultimately ignore these references and make their final decisions based on other criteria. Reference check omissions are especially common among short term or lower level positions, and they happen for a host of reasons. Among these reasons, they’re time-consuming and… Read more »