The Essential Skills You Should Have for a Risk Management Position

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Risk management is an exciting and rewarding career, particularly in the energy industry. Companies depend heavily on their risk management professionals to help them decide what the right course of action is within projects as well as an overall business strategy. But knowing whether risk management is the right path forward for you can be… Read more »

Spotting a Bad Hire During an Interview

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Hiring a new employee is something that must be done thoughtfully. The cost of hiring the wrong person for the job can be surprisingly high, both in terms of lost productivity but also lost time in having the right person in the role. That’s why it is so critical to spot those warning signs in… Read more »

Addressing Your Resume Red Flags Head On During an Interview

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Is there something on your resume that is not favorable to a potential employer? Examples include being fired from a previous position, a prolonged gap in employment, or changing industries. Don’t let them slow you down. An interview is the best place to address those concerns head-on. Here is how you can handle questions around… Read more »

Make the Most of Your New Hire With These 5 Training Tips

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Inevitably, turnover becomes something employers need to address strategic hiring practices and a robust talent pipeline. Employers generally keep the bar high when making the decision on who to hire, but often new hires are expected to hit the ground running. As a manager, it’s important to accept this reality and pave the way with… Read more »

Ways You Can Keep Your Employees Motivated As the End of Year Approaches

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The end of the year can bring a loss of productivity, as motivation wanes and holidays approach. But the end of the year is just as critical a time to get work done as any other time. Here is how you can combat this seasonal slowdown for your employees and make sure your team is… Read more »

Video Interview Tips 2/2: Preparing Your Environment

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Continuing in our series about how to succeed in a video interview, today we’re talking about how best to prepare your environment. The environment is critical. As more companies are getting more global in scope, it stands to reason that not every candidate is available locally or able to fly in for an interview. Video… Read more »

Balancing Profitability and Your Workforce

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Building and sustaining a profitable company is hard. Building and sustaining a company that is profitable and socially responsible and can recruit and retain the industry’s top talent may seem impossible. But more and more that is what is being demanded of modern employers. Employees want to work for the good guy, especially young employees…. Read more »

A Social Media Presence Creates the Brand that Helps Your Career

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Your social media activities can either help promote your personal brand or might actually hinder it. Employers are actively looking for new talent online, and if you are not sending the right message out from your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms, you’re doing yourself and your career a huge disservice. Here is what you need… Read more »

Candidate Recruitment Is a Challenge – What Can You Do to Overcome the Skills Gap

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Recruitment is always a challenge. In today’s high-tech work environment, it’s even more difficult to fill the skills gap. But there are things you can do to bridge the gap, even if you’re struggling to find the right candidates for your jobs. While many new hires may lack the experience, industry know-how, and skill sets… Read more »

If Your Workplace Doesn’t Have These Safety Features, It Needs Them ASAP

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Safety is a liability for employers and employees alike. To avoid risking accidents and resulting increases in insurance rates, or even a poor reputation among clients, make sure you are incorporating these key safety features on the job. Fire Protection and Prevention OSHA has several fire protection and prevention requirements that must be enforced in… Read more »