Staffing and Recruiting Informational Blog

The Career Concepts’ staffing and recruiting blog is a free resource that provides tips, advice, and insight for job seekers and client companies. Learn how to work towards achieving your next fulfilling career; or finding quality candidates for your business.

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office employees in a work huddle

“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now, who wants to do that?”       – Matthew Woodring Stover We all know that teamwork is a big deal. Of course, it’s essential to a smooth running operation, but it’s also the key to an engaging culture and camaraderie among coworkers. So, what can… Read more »

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Two manufacturing workers talking in a factory

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the lives of countless people? To provide the masses with things necessary to their basic survival and well-being? To have a purpose in your work that is bigger and greater than yourself? Well, then, light industrial might be the spot for you! Light industrial is a foundational… Read more »

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An ongoing job interview with 4 people

“To ask or not to ask – that is the question.”    — Shakespeare (sort of)  Job interviews are not one-way interrogations. After all, you’re not on trial here. Ideally, you will learn as much about your potential employer as they will about you. This means you need a few questions of your own. Some questions… Read more »

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A wooden balance with blocks that spell "work" and "life"

Ahh –work-life balance. What is this mysterious, out-of-reach, seemingly impossible thing? It’s a catchphrase we always talk about, but it somehow seems to elude us. As a result, we end up frustrated at work and home because, despite our desire to defy the laws of physics, we can’t be in two places at one time,… Read more »

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Two men interviewing a woman

No matter how advanced your career, interviews can be intimidating. After all, it’s the first (maybe the only) chance you have to prove to the recruiter why they need to hire you and not the candidate from an hour ago. Every recruiter is looking for different things. Not to mention, every industry and company has… Read more »

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A worker operating a stand up forklift in a warehouse

When it comes to the efficiency of your warehouse, organization is the name of the game. Poor organization makes finding inventory more difficult and time-taking. It poses safety risks and creates challenging navigation. Ultimately, poor organization hampers productivity, stopping you from reaching your full potential as a light industrial manufacturer. Create a culture that centers… Read more »

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Office workers smiling while holding up their fists

Can you picture a setting where all of your employees feel accepted, valued, and heard — despite their religious, political, or lifestyle preferences?  What if your employees knew they could count on each other to have their backs? What if everyone knew they were respected and would not be marginalized for being different from the person… Read more »

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An employer reading a resume during a job interview

We live in an increasingly robotic world. Everything is becoming more and more automated and technology-driven. Even in the workplace, machinery and equipment replace people in countless industries. However, machinery and technology aren’t the only “robots” in the workforce. People can be a sort of robots as well. For example, if someone is entirely hard-skill… Read more »

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An office manager talking on the phone while working on his laptop

An office job can be a great way to start your career. You’ll learn a lot about what it means to be a working professional, gain skills and build professional relationships. Virtually every business needs people with office skills. You could work in a medical practice, a corporate office or a construction trailer! The possibilities… Read more »

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Two warehouse employees working in a warehouse

Benefits of a Clean Warehouse  Certainly, cleanliness and organization are good things to maintain all year long. Proper sanitization prevents the build-up of bacteria, mold, and mildew. It protects your inventory (dirty environments jeopardize consumable, raw, and perishable goods) and your employees from getting sick. In addition, a clean and orderly workplace promotes: Safety Increased… Read more »