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5 Management Practices to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

May 3, 2021

Your employees are accomplishing less work than usual. So, what can you do to get things back on track? Try these 5 management practices to increase your team’s productivity.  Top Practices to Increase Your Team’s Productivity  Set Clear and Focused Goals Your employees will have difficultly staying on task if they don’t understand what they need to do. Therefore, clearly define and communicate…

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Manufacturing Engineer

April 23, 2021

Your company is trying to hire a manufacturing engineer. So, what skills does the perfect candidate need? Here are 5 qualities to look for in a manufacturing engineer.  5 Top Skills for Manufacturing Engineers  Design Experience Manufacturing engineers bring ideas into existence. As a result, candidates must be able to effectivity use 3D design software. Examples include AutoCAD, Autodesk, Allegro CAD and Solidworks. Ideally, you’ll want an engineer who has been trained on your chosen (or…

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Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient with a Recruiting Agency

April 9, 2021

Finding the right people for your team isn’t an easy task. Are you looking for ways to streamline your system? Here’s how a recruiting agency can make your hiring process more efficient.  Why You Should Consider Hiring Through a Recruiting Agency  Get Better and Faster Results  Writing job descriptions, advertising open positions and sorting resumes takes time and effort. Think of recruiting like a home improvement project. Do-it-yourselfers may…

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The Future of Sustainable Manufacturing

March 19, 2021

Resource scarcity, rising energy costs and pollution are all problems in today’s world. As a result, businesses are facing a challenge. They must produce their goods in a way that’s more efficient and less harmful, or in other words, sustainable. Here’s what the future of sustainable manufacturing may hold.  Companies Will Realize Sustainable Manufacturing Is Smarter Manufacturing  For years, businesses have recognized sustainable manufacturing is “the right thing to…

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Is There Room for Women in Manufacturing?

March 5, 2021

Traditionally, manufacturing has been a male-dominated industry. So, is there room for women in manufacturing? The answer is yes, of course!   Why It’s Important to Have Women in Manufacturing  Manufacturers Are Facing a Talent Shortage  According to a recent report, the U.S. will need to fill 4.6 million manufacturing jobs in the next decade. And a projected, 2.4 million jobs may be left…

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Can Tattooed Talent Be Your Top Talent?

February 20, 2021

If you glance around a crowd, you’ll probably noticed tattoos are everywhere. In fact, nearly half (47%) of American millennials have at least one tattoo. So, when you’re interviewing candidates, odds are, you’ll see a tattoo. Should this impact your hiring decisions? Or can tattooed talent be your top talent?  How Tattoos Influence Hiring Decisions  Depending on the situation, tattoos may or may not impact hiring decisions. In a survey…

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Setting Employee Social Media Standards

February 5, 2021

Online posts by your workers can reflect either negatively or positively on your company. Does your team know what’s acceptable? If not, use these tips to set employee social media standards.  Setting Employee Social Media Standards Explain Why You Have Employee Social Media Standards  Some people feel workplace social media guidelines infringe on their individual rights. As a result, it’s important to introduce policies in the right way. Remember, social…

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Employee Perks to Offer in 2021

January 15, 2021

Are you hoping to keep your top talent and hire superstars? Certainly, money is important, but today’s workers often look beyond the paycheck. To improve both retention and recruiting, here are three employee perks to offer in 2021.  Top Perks Workers Want in 2021  Healthcare Insurance  With the recent pandemic, healthcare is top of mind for most people. And company-based programs tend to be more comprehensive and less expensive than public or private options. Of course, not…

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Easily Avoid These Top 10 OSHA Violations

January 8, 2021

Safety is of the utmost importance for you and your team. So, what can you do to prevent costly accidents? Here’s how to easily avoid these top 10 OSHA Violations.  Fall Protection Falls are one of the most common causes of work–related injuries and deaths. Be sure your company has the appropriate fall protections in place. And keep in mind, these regulations vary by industry.  …

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4 Industrial Skills You Should Brush Up on for the New Year

December 28, 2020

Do you work in manufacturing? Are you hoping to advance your career in 2021? Here are four industrial skills you should brush up on for the New Year.  4 Top Industrial Skills for 2021  Artificial Intelligence The Age of AI is here! Today, powerful processors allow computers to look for patterns, plan outcomes, make complex decisions and learn from their mistakes over time. This technology has already transformed several…

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