Posts made in December, 2012

Guest post: How Workplace Safety Contributes to Business Success

Workplace safety is a transformative habit. Take, for instance, the Aluminum Company of America (or Alcoa) which in 1987 had a very poor safety record. Paul O’Neill took the helm as CEO. In a speech to investors and stock analysts he discussed only one thing: making Alcoa a safe company for workers. He didn’t talk about business cost reduction, supply chain optimization or profit margins. He didn’t talk about any of the things one expects from a CEO. Within a year of his declaration the company’s profits hit a record high. When he left 13 years later, the company had more than quadrupled its annual net income. All because of a focus on worker...

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Infographic: Old School vs. New School Recruiter

Infographic – Old School vs New School Recruiter

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Guest post: Tips for a powerful cover letter

While all job applicants are familiar with the usefulness of a good resume, many do not fully understand the potential of well-crafted cover letter. A great cover letter reinforces your experience and key skills, conveys your passion to work for a particular employer, demonstrates how you can be an asset to an organization, and, most importantly, helps you stand out from the crowd. To help you prepare an impressive cover letter that does all this and much more, here are a few important cover letter writing tips: 1. Know your employer The first thing you must do is research your potential employer. Use the company’s website and other sources to learn as much as you can...

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The High Cost of New Hires

Interesting infographic from Compliance and Safety on employee turnover and training costs:  

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Glassdoor Announces Top 50 Best Places to Work

Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has announced the 5th annual list of Top 50 Best Places to Work, an Employees’ Choice Award. The list is based entirely on employee satisfaction ratings and company reviews shared throughout the past year – in fact, nearly half a million company reviews and ratings were submitted to Glassdoor since late November 2011. Included below are some highlights from the list: Highlights: Top 5 Best Places to Work: Facebook (Rank: #1, Rating: 4.7), McKinsey & Company (Rank: #2, Rating: 4.5), Riverbed Technology (Rank: #3, Rating: 4.5), Bain & Company (Rank: #4, Rating: 4.5) & MD Anderson Cancer Center (Rank: #5,...

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