Is Your Current Job Disrupting Your Work/Life Balance?

April 25, 2020

You feel like your current job is disrupting your work/life balance. But, is this true? And if so, what should you do about it? Rebalance the scales using this advice.  Signs Your Current Job Is Disrupting Your Work/Life Balance  You spend more than 55 hours per week working  You often need to complete assignments off the clock  You seem to be thinking about your job constantly  You check your work…

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Does Your Company Need Additional Help For A Current Project?

April 17, 2020

Business can be unpredictable. Sometimes things are going along smoothly, and then, a huge project hits. You know your company needs additional help to get the job done. So, now what should you do? Here are three practical options.    Option #1 – Ask Everyone to Work Overtime  Especially if the project is short-term, consider rallying your current team. By approaching the challenge correctly, you can…

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Find A Job Where They Don’t Treat You Like A Robot

April 11, 2020

A career in manufacturing can be challenging and exciting. But, working for the wrong company will leave you feeling like a robot. Are you ready to find a better job? Follow these five steps to discover your next opportunity.    Define Your Ideal Job  If you’re unhappy in your current role, you may think, “Anything would be better than this.” However, that’s not necessarily true. You don’t want…

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Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are…

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Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

April 7, 2020

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in…

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3 Tactics To Target Passive Job Seekers

April 3, 2020

If your organization is searching for top talent, you’ll want to recruit both active job seekers as well as those who are happily employed. But, how do you advertise to candidates who aren’t looking? Use these three tactics to target passive job seekers.  Advertise on Social Media Passive job seekers aren’t searching the job boards. They DO, however, spend time on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other…

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4 Biggest Safety Concerns in Manufacturing

March 27, 2020

You want to keep your employees, your customers and your company safe. But, where should you focus your efforts? Here are four of the biggest safety concerns in manufacturing.  1. Poor Maintenance In an effort to save time and money, some organizations downplay the importance of regular maintenance. Unfortunately, this attitude can be a recipe for disaster. Workers may not notice a broken or run-down machine until after an…

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5 Networking Tips for Manufacturing Professionals

March 25, 2020

Even if you aren’t currently looking for work, growing your network is a smart career move. After all, you never know who might help you land your next job. Are you ready to start building connections? Follow these five networking tips for manufacturing professionals.    1. Get to Know Your Coworkers  When you’re trying to expand your network, your own organization is the perfect place to…

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Preparing for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

March 19, 2020

From 2011 to 2030, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day. For American businesses, this means a growing wave of employees leaving the workforce. What can your company do to stay ahead of this retirement trend?  How to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers  Keep Open Lines of Communication  Sixty-five is no longer the magical retirement age. In fact, a 2018 Gallup…

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What to Bring to a Job Fair

March 13, 2020

You’re looking for a job and you’ve decided to attend a career fair. Great! Now, how should you prepare? Here’s our list of what to bring to a job fair.  7 Things to Bring to a Job Fair  1. Background Information About Attending Companies   Wandering around aimlessly at a career fair isn’t the best strategy. Instead, do your homework. Before you attend, go to the job fair’s website. Find out which businesses will…

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