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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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 »

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Three employees smiling in a warehouse

For many, summer is a peak season, and managing the influx in production can lead to exhaustion and burnout for you and your employees. One way around burnout is by hiring temporary support staff. And since summer is coming much more quickly than anyone wants to admit, now is the time to start the hiring… Read more »

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A sticky note on a keyboard that says "I QUIT!"

Nearly 40 million people left their jobs in 2021, and according to the U.S.  Bureau of Labor, that statistic remains on trend in 2022. In February alone, 4.4 million workers, a whole 2.9% of the workforce, voluntarily quit their jobs. More than 22,000 of those workers were in durable goods manufacturing. Why Are They Leaving?… Read more »

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Office employees having a meeting at a table

Have you ever heard of employee engagement? It’s a hot buzzword in business these days and has tremendous weight in the ultimate success of your business. So, what exactly is “employee engagement?”  (Hint: It’s not when Carl and Elizabeth fall in love at the water cooler, end up engaged, and live happily ever after).  At… Read more »

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A woman in her office smiling

Administrative assistants are key members of teams across a wide range of industries, in companies ranging from small businesses to worldwide conglomerates. In fact, they’re useful in almost every industry, from healthcare to industrial work to technology and everything in between. This is good news for current and prospective administrative assistants because it means there… Read more »

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A candidate in a job interview with two managers

Have you ever gotten that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when it’s time to start the hiring process again? Perhaps your receptionist is taking a leave, and you need a fill-in? Perhaps, your assistant manager just moved to a new company and left very big shoes to fill? Or maybe you have… Read more »

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Two manufacturing workers looking at CNC machine

A pearl forms when a tiny, irritable speck of dirt, or even a parasite, worms its way into an oyster. To defend itself from the unwelcome guest, the mollusk secretes a fluid coating the debris layer by layer until a pearl is formed. There’s a life lesson in this –sometimes, the debris and the “little,… Read more »

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The last two years have been incredibly challenging. COVID-19, political unrest, and intense social justice issues have wreaked havoc and caused a ripple effect in almost every business and industry. No one knows the depth of change fully yet to come from the continued fallout. Regardless, hiring right remains a constant essential. Choosing the best… Read more »

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A CNC machinist working

Do you have an interest in technology? Design? A passion for making things that are used every day by countless people across the world? A job as a CNC machinist might be the right fit for you.   Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines are the beating heart of the manufacturing industry, and the people who operate… Read more »