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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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How to Decide Between Two Qualified Candidates

May 17, 2019

With recent talent shortages, having two qualified candidates sounds like a dream come true. This is a good problem, but now you need to choose. Let’s assume both applicants interviewed well, and they both have similar technical skills and experience. How did you pick the better employee? Try an Experiential Interview Unfortunately, resumes and traditional…

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Does Your Onboarding Process Work?

May 3, 2019

Effective onboarding is beneficial for new employees and for employers. After all, the faster hires adjust to their job, the more quickly they become productive members of the team. How can you make sure your onboarding program works? Begin with these five questions. What percentage of your new employees quit within the first six months?According…

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Top Reasons Why a New Hire Can Fail

April 19, 2019

Hiring is an investment. When a new employee comes and goes within a few months, this costs a company both time and money. What can your organization do to prevent this scenario? Here are three reasons why a new hire might fail (and how you can prevent them). You Hired the Wrong PersonHiring the wrong…

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Are You a Boss or a Leader?

April 5, 2019

Are you a boss who is hoping to become a better leader? The world is full of bosses who aren’t great leaders as well as everyday leaders who don’t happen to hold the title of boss. Here are the top characteristics of bosses vs. leaders. A Boss: Is interested in prestige, rank and perks Uses…

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

March 15, 2019

If you’ve ever picked the wrong person to join your organization, you know this can be an expensive mistake. But, exactly how much does a bad hire cost? Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, famously stated bad hires had cost his company “well over $100 million.” (Forbes, 2016) As for the actual dollar value for your business,…

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How to Spot a Job Hopper in the Interview

March 1, 2019

You hired someone you thought would make a great employee, but within a few months, you receive the dreaded two weeks’ notice. Oh no! What happened? Did you unwittingly fall for a serial job hopper? Identifying job hoppers may seem easy. Simply toss any resumes where # of jobs > # of years in a…

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Help Your Employees Fall in Love With Their Jobs

February 15, 2019

Often companies make the mistake of overlooking their most valuable resource … their employees. And, studies show, happy employees are more productive employees. So, what’s the secret to helping your workers fall in love with their jobs? Here are top tips from three management experts. Inspire Your People – Simon Sinek Organizational consultant and bestselling…

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High Turnover? Try These Ideas.

February 1, 2019

Turnover happens. Employees retire, take new jobs, leave for personal reasons or sometimes, unfortunately, are asked to move on. At low levels, turnover can be healthy. New employees bring innovative ideas and fight off complacency.  However, excessively high turnover can undermine the stability and profitability of any organization. What should you do if you suspect…

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Are Your Employees Burnt Out?

January 25, 2019

The term burnout first appeared in the work of American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s. Fifty years later, job burnout continues to be linked with health problems in workers and lower productivity and higher turnover in businesses. (CNBC, 2018) What can your organization do to counteract these negative effects? How to Identify Burnout The…

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