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Soft Skills Manufacturing Employees Should Have

April 16, 2021

If you’re looking for a manufacturing job, you KNOW technical skills are important. However, to be a valuable employee, you need non-technical and people skills too. Here are some of the soft skills manufacturing employees should have.   Top Soft Skills for Manufacturing Employees  Teamwork  Manufacturing employees seldom complete projects on their own. Just like machines, the individual parts need to work together to create a final…

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Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient with a Recruiting Agency

April 9, 2021

Finding the right people for your team isn’t an easy task. Are you looking for ways to streamline your system? Here’s how a recruiting agency can make your hiring process more efficient.  Why You Should Consider Hiring Through a Recruiting Agency  Get Better and Faster Results  Writing job descriptions, advertising open positions and sorting resumes takes time and effort. Think of recruiting like a home improvement project. Do-it-yourselfers may…

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Have Sunday Scaries? Five Ways to Cope

March 26, 2021

The weekend is half over, and you’re already starting to feel anxious about Monday morning. Do you have a case of the Sunday Scaries? Here are five tips to help you cope.  Revamp Your Weekend To-Do List When the weekend began you had great plans. You were going to complete that home improvement project. Run errands. Prepare you meals for the upcoming…

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The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

March 19, 2021

Resource scarcity, rising energy costs and pollution are all problems in today’s world. As a result, businesses are facing a challenge. They must produce their goods in a way that’s more efficient and less harmful, or in other words, sustainable. Here’s what the future of sustainable manufacturing may hold.  Companies Will Realize Sustainable Manufacturing Is Smarter Manufacturing  For years, businesses have recognized sustainable manufacturing is “the right thing to…

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How to Decline a Job Offer

March 12, 2021

You applied for a job, went through the interview process and received a job offer. But what if you have a better offer from another company? Or what if, upon reflection, you’ve decided this position isn’t the right fit? Here’s how to decline a job offer professionally and respectfully.  Tops Tips to Decline a Job Offer  Act Quickly  For businesses, open…

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Is There Room for Women in Manufacturing?

March 5, 2021

Traditionally, manufacturing has been a male-dominated industry. So, is there room for women in manufacturing? The answer is yes, of course!   Why It’s Important to Have Women in Manufacturing  Manufacturers Are Facing a Talent Shortage  According to a recent report, the U.S. will need to fill 4.6 million manufacturing jobs in the next decade. And a projected, 2.4 million jobs may be left…

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Should I Answer the Recruiter Messaging Me on LinkedIn?

February 26, 2021

LinkedIn is a wonderful place to connect with your colleagues and other professionals in your field. So, what if a recruiter messages you? Here’s why and how you should respond.  Why You SHOULD Answer a Recruiter Messaging You on Linked  Learn About New Opportunities Maybe you are happy in your current position. However, what if you could make more money? Receive better benefits? Or work on an up-and-coming product…

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Can Tattooed Talent Be Your Top Talent?

February 20, 2021

If you glance around a crowd, you’ll probably noticed tattoos are everywhere. In fact, nearly half (47%) of American millennials have at least one tattoo. So, when you’re interviewing candidates, odds are, you’ll see a tattoo. Should this impact your hiring decisions? Or can tattooed talent be your top talent?  How Tattoos Influence Hiring Decisions  Depending on the situation, tattoos may or may not impact hiring decisions. In a survey…

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It’s Time to Re-enter the Workforce, Here’s How to Prepare

February 12, 2021

Maybe you decided to take some time off for personal reasons? Or maybe you were laid off during the pandemic? Either way, now it’s time to re-enter the workforce. Here’s how to prepare.  Tips for Re-Entering the Workforce  Have a Plan Before you embark on your job-hunting journey, you need to know WHERE you want to go. Begin by asking yourself these important questions. What is my ideal role/company?…

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Setting Employee Social Media Standards

February 5, 2021

Online posts by your workers can reflect either negatively or positively on your company. Does your team know what’s acceptable? If not, use these tips to set employee social media standards.  Setting Employee Social Media Standards Explain Why You Have Employee Social Media Standards  Some people feel workplace social media guidelines infringe on their individual rights. As a result, it’s important to introduce policies in the right way. Remember, social…

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