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What is Motivating Your Employees to Leave and Job Hop?

August 16, 2019

According to 2018 data, the average worker switches jobs every 4.2 years. What can your company do to combat this job-hopping trend? Start by recognizing and addressing the primary causes of turnover.      Record-Low Unemployment  In April 2019, the U.S. economy recorded 103 straight months of job gains and the lowest unemployment rate (3.6 percent) since 1969. This means the United States has more job openings than unemployed people. In other words,…

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Manufacturers, Should You Be on LinkedIn?

August 9, 2019

If you work in manufacturing, you may think you don’t need a LinkedIn account. After all, isn’t LinkedIn primarily for business professionals? Although this group does represent a sizable portion of the community, LinkedIn can benefit workers in other industries too.  Here are seven reasons why you should consider opening a LinkedIn account.  It’s Relatively Easy and Free Even if you don’t think you will…

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3 Tips to Eliminate Favoritism in the Workplace

August 2, 2019

If you are working to develop a top team, you probably recognize the danger of playing favorites. Favoritism disrupts workplace dynamics, kills morale and, ultimately, reduces productivity.   However, being fair isn’t as easy as it looks. Use these three strategies to do a better job of treating all your employees equally.      Hold Yourself Accountable According to Stanford University professor Robert Sutton, “When it comes to playing favorites, no matter how fair you think…

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Did You Know About These 5 Manufacturing Methods?

July 26, 2019

If you are currently working in or considering a career in manufacturing, you’ve probably heard of lean manufacturing. Originally developed in Japan, this is a systematic method for minimizing waste. Which of these five lean production methods are you familiar with? Continuous FlowThe goal of Continuous Flow is to have production flow smoothly with few…

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Have You Built a Strong Employer Brand?

July 19, 2019

As an employer, you may wonder, “Why is our brand so important?” Branding helps you sell your product and attract top talent. After all, people want to buy from and work for organizations they know and love. How can you tell if your brand is working? Start with these five questions. Can your employees explain…

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How a Good Night’s Rest Impacts Your Workday

July 12, 2019

Have you ever stayed up late to watch TV or finish a project, only to find yourself exhausted at work the next day? You may think this is no big deal, but research shows getting enough sleep has a significant impact on your work performance. Improve Your Memory Experts believe sleep deprivation delays memory in…

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4 Reasons to Actively Bring Women into the Manufacturing Field

July 5, 2019

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon representing women who took over men’s jobs in shipyards and factories. However, over 75 years later, manufacturing continues to be a male-dominated field. Today, nearly half of the US workforce consists of women, but they hold only 29% of the manufacturing jobs. (United States…

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3 Facts That Will Change Your View of the Manufacturing Industry

June 28, 2019

How much are manufacturing workers paid? What percentage of U.S. employees work in manufacturing? The answers may surprise you. Find out what you may not know.

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Are You Making Clear to Your Potential Employee What Is Non-Negotiable?

June 21, 2019

If you aren’t letting candidates know exactly what you expect during recruiting, your company could be setting itself up for trouble. Learn how to hire smarter.

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3 Tips to Talking About Your Salary Requirements

June 14, 2019

Would you like to make as much money as possible? Most people would. Use these top strategies to help salary negotiations fall in your favor.

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