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Be a Better Leader with These New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2023

The beginning of the year is an excellent time for making resolutions. Planning how you want to improve yourself increases the likelihood of reaching your goals. It would be best if you focused on developing your leadership skills as a team or company leader. The more effective you are at leading others, the better your…

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Trends in IIoT for Manufacturing Safety

December 22, 2022

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is expanding. More industries are making IoT technology part of their automation, workforce management initiatives, and customer experience. Retail, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, and other industries are using the IIoT to benefit their business initiatives and planning. This affects how the IIoT may be used in the future. Discover…

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Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2023

December 8, 2022

The fifth industrial revolution is focused on connecting people and machines. Collaboration between humans and smart systems continues to advance the manufacturing industry. As a result, manufacturers must continue to welcome ongoing change to remain competitive. Leveraging the newest technologies is needed to maintain or increase market share. Pay attention to these 2023 manufacturing trends…

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Are You a New Manufacturing Manager? Follow These Tips for Success

November 17, 2022

Becoming a new manufacturing manager involves overseeing a team. This includes handling hiring needs, budgets, disciplinary actions, and other responsibilities. Learning management tactics helps you be successful in your new role. This provides a foundation of knowledge to build on as you go. It also helps you gain employees’ trust and respect. Plus, knowing what…

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Your Staff Will Adore These Employee Appreciation Ideas

November 3, 2022

Building an attractive company culture requires employee appreciation. Employees who feel appreciated have greater job satisfaction. This increases engagement, performance, and morale. The longer your employees remain with your organization, the lower your recruiting costs. This improves your bottom line. Choose among these suggestions to express employee appreciation. Implement Peer-to-Peer Recognition Employees appreciate recognition from…

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Red Flags That May Emerge During the Hiring Process

October 20, 2022

Hiring is a time-consuming, expensive process. This is why making the most effective hiring decisions is important. Looking for red flags during your hiring process lets you eliminate the candidates who do not fit what you are looking for. This frees up time to talk with the candidates who better meet your hiring criteria. Knowing…

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How Can Managers Get the Training They Need to Give Great Performance Reviews?

October 6, 2022

The success of employee performance reviews depends on managers. They are the ones who implement the process. As a result, manager buy-in and participation are required for effective performance management. This promotes a culture of constructive feedback to improve employee performance. To maximize results, managers require training on the delivery process. This helps elevate individual…

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What’s the Best Way to Provide Ongoing Safety and Compliance Training to Your Team?

September 22, 2022

Workplace safety and compliance training is a top priority for your manufacturing team. You understand that reducing the risks of employee illness and injury protects your employees and the bottom line. However, you may have trouble finding the time to conduct the training and verify its effectiveness. You also might have difficulty following up with…

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In a Hiring Crunch? Connectology Can Help You Find These Professionals!

September 8, 2022

Connectology was established in 2007 by experienced recruitment professionals who excel at placing talent. We work out of our St. Croix Valley office to serve manufacturing companies in the upper Midwest. Our Contingent, Engaged, and Retained Services provide customized solutions to meet our clients’ manufacturing talent needs. We work with individual contributors, managers, directors, vice…

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What Are the Benefits for Employers Who Use Contingent Staffing?

August 18, 2022

Contingent staffing often is used to fill skill gaps or handle a period of increased demand for labor. Adding this agility to your workforce can be beneficial for your manufacturing company. Contingent workers often are blended with your permanent employees to work on a project or help with seasonal work. These workers may stay for…

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