CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2011.03.02

Garrett Koan has written about radiology technicians and received his online accounting degree in 2007. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, as of this September, the unemployment  rate is 14.4%. This is down from the summer's even higher rates of 15.7% in August ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2011.02.16

Transparency for impact, not just compliance How to be more open in your organization (The Great Workplace 2.0 Note: It is great to see other successful entrepreneurs writing about the fundamentals that make a Great Workplace. We TOOK the liberty of sharing this example) By Mario Morino Smart Business ...

CATEGORY › THE BOOK
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2011.01.25

They could have been GREAT. They had the best of ALL worlds: solid products, solid customers, money and an almost blank slate: They had a relatively new facility, a small initial staff, and a small contingent of people to make their products. On the surface, ...

CATEGORY › CHAMPION
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2010.12.17

John Lott recently published a post on Fox News blog about the recovery. He claims that this is the "first entirely temporary help service job recovery ever in our country's history.  True. It is as I was in this industry the last "recession". According to him ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.11.03

This is an article I wrote for the book: "101 Ways to Boost Your Career" to be published December 2010: To have a productive, satisfying career now and in the future, you will need to know how the Workplace has changed and how to be valued ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.11.01

Blue Collar Workplace has partnered with Champion Personnel to bring Hiring Fairs to Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula and Lake Counties for BLUE COLLAR JOBS!! Our clients are looking to hire up to 100 qualified people for the following openings: Electronics Assembly, Electronics Technicians, Mechanical Assembly, Through Hole ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.09.13

I am the manager of a large, vibrant Staffing Service ("Employment Agency"). We have a lot of jobs and therefore a lot of “applications” for those positions we advertise. We use at least 5 major Internet sources seeking qualified candidates. This means that on any ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.08.19

I'm connected to Michael on Face Book. He posted this on FB at about 9:45 this morning: "A sense of purpose is not something that we find; it is something that we are. Truth is not something that we look for; it’s ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.08.18

In private, you can be insensitive and stupid. When your responsibilities exceed your own person, like representing your company, a company, a people or a concept … it is critical to engage a thought process akin to a quality inspection, before you open your mouth. We ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.08.04

Posted byChris Thompson - 08.03.2010. Reprinted from The + NE Ohio Blog I cannot help but wonder when was the last time this happened: From February to June of this year, the Cleveland metro led the nation's 40 largest MSAs in manufacturing job growth. ...

CATEGORY › BLUE COLLAR WORKPLACE
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2010.07.28

You've been hard at work this week scheduling appointments.  Good work. Take a break this afternoon and go shopping.  What for you ask? Well do you want to stand out from the crowded applicant pool when there are over two hundred applicants who need to be ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.07.21

Champion Personnel System, Inc has been contracted and retained by A Major North East Ohio Corporation, to locate a professional Product Compliance Subject Matter Expert for their corporate headquarters located in Amherst Ohio. The person we are seeking will be highly competent in regulations such as ...

CATEGORY › BLUE COLLAR WORKPLACE
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2010.07.13

Many people in the industrial sector haven't a clue how to dress for a job interview.  And when one does....it totally excites the Staffing Expert and puts the candidate to the top of the list when all else is equal. But what works in making a ...

CATEGORY › THE WORKFARCE
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2010.07.07

In a recent CNN article it was noted that factories have jettisoned 2 million jobs over the last (2+) years, but they cannot find QUALIFIED, SKILLED (High Value) workers today. In a related research finding sponsored by The Foundation for Pedantic Information, the Foundation points out ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.05.11

Enough is enough! Let’s simply look at it this way: More people are out of work now than 2 years ago. People are getting hired again. Business is picking up. The government is hiring. People and businesses are cautious. The economy is good and bad, depends ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.03.29

“Yeah, that job sounds like a good one but if I take it, it’ll hurt my unemployment benefits so I’m gonna have to pass, thanks anyway.” What’s wrong with this picture?  People are turning down good, well paying, permanent job opportunities for fear of loosing their ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.24

NO CELL PHONES FOR INTERVIEWS!! If you want to make sure you conduct a poor phone interview with a recruiter or hiring authority, use your cell phone. Yes, I’m an old guy. I was around when phones were the “finger in the dial” kind. It made texting ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.17

There is an enormous buzz going around “employment land” these days about Drug Tests, how to pass them, how to squeeze by them, how to skunk them, how to make sure employees are drug free and how to assure a safer working environment…for everyone involved. One ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.17

This will drive Paris Hilton and many more selfish people nuts: The interview really is not about you, if you want to get the job. No Really, The Interview Isn’t About YOU! What a surprise to many, many people. You have been told and trained to REALLY ...

CATEGORY › COMMUNITY SOAPBOX
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2010.03.09

What the Frick! Where the living hell did all these “Speakers” come from? Is everyone an expert on Jobs, Employment and such? Or even “Social Media”. A friend (who is in another field is speaking on Jobs). Another friend (in another field) is speaking on “Social ...

CATEGORY › THE GREAT WORKPLACE
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2010.03.08

We are speaking about THE best workplaces of today and tomorrow, and how they differentiate themselves from the “also-ran” pack of today and yesterday: Throughout our copious research we found these characteristics to be true: 1)     Their door is “Always Open”: “Discovering” new potential employees, board members, ...

CATEGORY › WORK IS GOOD
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2010.03.04

I’m tired of talking to people who have not spent more than 3 minutes thinking about their experience before they go on an interview. They get asked “Why should I hire you?” and answer “I have good experience”. Or even worse: “Because I am a ...