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Why it Pays Off to Invest in Your Employees

February 17, 2020

Companies want workers to invest in their jobs. But unfortunately, they often forget this is a two-way street. Here’s why it pays off to invest in your employees.     Top Benefits of Investing in Your Employees Increased Productivity Investing in your employees sends a message. Your organization values its workforce. Employees will recognize this. And…

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4 Ways to Successfully Onboard Manufacturing New Hires

February 3, 2020

Many companies overlook the importance of the onboarding process. And, those first days can have a significant impact on an employee’s long-term performance. Here are four ways to successfully onboard manufacturing new hires. Contact Employees Before They Begin Welcome your new hires to your organization before they walk through the door with a phone call,…

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Creativity in Your Team

Why You Should Spark Creativity in Your Team

January 27, 2020

You want your employees to do their jobs. But what if they also contributed original ideas and groundbreaking solutions? Learn about the benefits of encouraging creativity in your team as well as smart ways to spark innovation.   Why You Should Spark Creativity in Your Team  Creativity Increases Curiosity  If your workers simply do as they are told, they often get stuck in a rut. On the other hand, when you encourage them to be creative, you’re inspiring…

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Making Your Factory More Productive

Making Your Factory More Productive

January 20, 2020

You know higher productivity leads to increased profits as well as a competitive advantage in the marketplace. So, how can your organization become a model of efficiency? Use these strategies to make your factory more productive.  Examine Your Current Workflow  Before you can make improvements, you need to figure out where you are. Some of your procedures probably work quite well, while others may require an…

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Making Your Manufacturing Culture About Safety

December 25, 2019

To maximize productivity and build a successful manufacturing business, you need to keep your employees safe. What’s the best way to accomplish this goal? Use these five strategies to make safety an essential part of your manufacturing culture.  Hold Everyone Responsible  If someone sees a problem, ignoring it shouldn’t be an option. Employees, supervisors and even the CEO should understand reporting dangerous situations is not only expected but also required. To get your…

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Top 10 OSHA Violations in Manufacturing and How to Prevent Them

December 11, 2019

Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry. Following safety regulations is the best way to protect both your employees and your company. Check out the top 10 OHSA violations and learn how to prevent them.  1. Machine Guarding  Guards protect people from machine’s moving parts as well as from flying chips and sparks. Employers need to make sure machine guarding is in place and used properly.  Preventative Measures: Equipment should be inspected regularly and before each…

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What Is Sustainable Manufacturing and How Will It Impact the Future?

November 29, 2019

You may have heard the phrase sustainable manufacturing. What is sustainable manufacturing, and how will it impact the future? Here’s a brief overview. What Is Sustainable Manufacturing? According to the United States, Environmental Protection Agency, “Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and…

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How to Improve Your Manufacturing Hiring Process

November 22, 2019

You want to add the best people to your manufacturing team. But how can you make sure this happens? Use these strategies to improve your manufacturing hiring process. Expand Your Recruiting Efforts With the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, businesses across the United States are struggling to find qualified workers. Because of this, advertising…

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How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials?

November 15, 2019

Over the past few years, we’ve heard about millennials in the workplace. But now, about 61 million Gen-Zers are about to enter the US workforce. How does Gen-Z differ from millennials? And, what does this mean for companies? How Does Gen-Z Differ from Millennials? Here’s a brief overview of the two groups. Gen-Z Born between…

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Are You Effectively Using Your Social Channels to Find Employees?

October 18, 2019

With the ongoing talent shortage, companies need to recruit more creativity. Social media is a powerful advertising tool, but is your business utilizing it effectively? Answer these five questions to find out. Does your company have a LinkedIn page?Since LinkedIn caters to the business community, you’ll want your organization to show up there. If you…

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