Don’t Hire a Robot: Watching for Soft Skills During an Interview

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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 »

7 Tips for Hiring Peak Season Employees in Light Industrial 

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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 »

Overcoming the “Great Resignation”

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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 »

Hire Right — Formulating a Recruitment Strategy for the Win in 2022!

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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 »

Questions You Must Ask Your Interviewer if You Want to Make it to The Next Round

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Job interviews ought to feel like a polite conversation, with each person asking questions and giving answers. While your interviewer should take precedence when it comes to asking questions, you should expect to ask questions as well. When you ask thoughtful questions based on good research, you gain valuable insight into the opportunity while showing… Read more »

How to Get Your Employees to Embrace Workplace Changes

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Company-wide change is unavoidable for any business, but as businesses grow and staff members become used to the same people, methods and technology, they get set in their ways. When the time for an organizational change comes, it’s common to have unhappy and concerned staff members who staunchly resist. There’s a psychological basis for this… Read more »

What are the Most Expensive Workplace Injuries and How Can You Avoid Them?

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Companies shell out around $170 billion each year in costs related to injuries and illnesses, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Approximately 3 million employees annually in the US private sector are injured at work, and the amount of injuries and illnesses is highest among small and mid-sized businesses. Some of… Read more »

How to Get Through the Work Day When You Work with Difficult People

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Have you ever worked with someone that annoys you so much, you’re not sure if you want to scream at them or run away screaming? Unfortunately, difficult people are a reality of the modern workplace that we all just have to deal with. You can find all kinds of difficult people in the typical American… Read more »

Why You Should Contact a Staffing Firm to Help You Find Your Next Job

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Looking for a new job can be exhausting. It can require a great deal of time and it can be draining. When you’ve been looking for months, it can feel like there aren’t any jobs out there and you’re not good enough to get any of the ones that are. Instead of putting all that… Read more »

7 Social Media Rules You Should be Following When Looking for a Job

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In the past, keeping your personal life and your professional life separate was simple principle that most people followed. The common wisdom was that mixing personal and professional lives could affect how you are seen by others in your industry and your prospects for success. Now, with social media being all-pervasive, keeping that separation is… Read more »