How to Advocate for Change at Work

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  — Gandhi Some of the most meaningful and lasting changes come from deep within an organization. The people at the base experience the daily grind and see firsthand what’s working and what isn’t. As a result, they carry a unique insight allowing them to be… Read more »

How to Be a Top Notch Team-Player  

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“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 »

How Many Questions Should I Ask in an Interview?

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“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 »

How in the World do I Achieve Work-Life Balance?!

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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 »

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 »