Is the Problem in Retention or in Hiring?

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If you are having trouble maintaining the right workforce to accomplish your goals as a business, there are a couple different angles to consider when you attempt to course correct. Your people are the foundation of your company, they are what drives your product, your client experience, and your bottom line. Without the right culture,… Read more »

Reaching Long-Term Goals Requires This Daily Task

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Achieving your goals can be a challenge, even if you set ones that are very clear and actionable. But there is one handy trick that can help you achieve your long-term goals, and it’s something you can do every day.   Write down what you did each day to accomplish a particular goal.   Here’s why it works.  … Read more »

Leadership Will Impact the Fourth Industrial Revolution  

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  The fourth industrial revolution is happening right now. If you’re not up to speed on how IoT and digital transformation are shaking up the industry, you should be. Now in this time of rapid change, strong leadership is more important than ever. Here’s how we see leadership impacting the future of the energy industry as… Read more »

4 Tips to Conduct a Better Phone Interview

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Phone interviews are a common tool hiring managers use to screen out potential candidates before inviting them in for a formal interview. While they are increasingly part of the standard hiring process, a phone interview is not something all candidates know how to perform well on, despite being essential to the hiring process. For those… Read more »

Are You Ready for the New OSHA Reporting Requirements?

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Earlier in 2016, OSHA issued an update to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. There are two parts to this new ruling, the first relating to employee involvement which went into effect on Dec. 1, and the other relating to employer recordkeeping, which will go into effect on Jan. 1 of the new year…. Read more »

4 Job Interview Questions You Need Your Best Answers For

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Job interviews are meant to be tough. You need to bring your A-game to make a good impression. If you are unprepared or caught off guard by some of the more in-depth questions an interviewer might have for you, chances are you won’t perform as well as if you had prepared. Do your homework about… Read more »

One Tip to Becoming a Better Leader Tomorrow

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Being a good leader takes more than the vision and decisiveness needed to get the job done. It takes the ability to rally your troops, inspire and motivate your workers, and convince everyone from your coworkers to your clients that they are all working toward the same goals. Seem like a challenge? It should. Good… Read more »

Does Your Industrial Business Have a Strategy for the Internet of Things? 75 Percent Do Not!

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The Internet of Things is the hot trend in the industrial sector today, but many companies are having a hard time making the investment. A recent survey by the Genpact Research Institute and IndustryWeek conducted by Penton Research looked at business perspectives on IoT adoption in the industrial sector. It received responses from C-Suite, Senior… Read more »

How Are Utilities Focusing More on Customers?

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The energy industry has been on the brink of massive change for years. The falling prices of renewable energy, the rising cost of carbon generation, the growing political concern over climate change, and the transformation of energy storage capabilities have taken us that much closer to the future of energy production. With all the upheaval… Read more »

When Is the Skills-Based Resume for You?

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The job market has changed substantially to reflect today’s project and skills-focused business climate. Professionals are no longer starting with a company fresh out of school and sticking with them through to retirement. Rather, workers advance through their career by taking on new and interesting challenges, often with different employers. And their resumes often look… Read more »