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How Optimizing Your Website Can Improve Your Manufacturing Business

July 20, 2021

You want your company to do well. You’ve hired the right people, created a top product and marketed your brand. So, what else? Here’s how optimizing your website can improve your manufacturing business.  Why Is Optimizing Your Website Important?  What do YOU do when you need something? If you’re like most people, you pick up…

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How to Better Lead Your Manufacturing Team

July 6, 2021

You want both your workers and your company to succeed. So, how can you help your employees perform at their highest levels? Here’s how to better lead your manufacturing team.  Tips for Leading Your Manufacturing Team Serve Your Team The idea of serving your team may sound confusing. After all, aren’t you supposed to be…

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How Frequently Should You Review Safety Training?

June 21, 2021

Your organization understands the importance of safety, and you carefully train all your new hires. However, you realize this isn’t enough. Your employees will need refresher courses too. So, how frequently should you review safety training?  Companies Should Review Safety Training…  Annually, Quarterly, Monthly and/or Weekly  Since your everyday business keeps you busy, it’s easy to let safety training…

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Why Communication and Safety Go Hand in Hand

June 7, 2021

You want to keep your workers and your company safe. So, where should you begin? It may start with better communication. Here’s why communication and safety go hand in hand.  Improve Safety with…  Clearly Communicated Expectations What ARE the safety rules at your organization? If your workers don’t know, they won’t be able to follow them. Therefore, your company must clearly…

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Here’s Why You May Want to Consider Rehiring a Former Employee

May 17, 2021

You hired someone, and they didn’t work out. Now, they’ve reapplied. Should you look at their application or skip it? Here’s why you may want to consider rehiring a former employee.  Here’s Why You May Want to Consider Rehiring a Former Employee Benefits of Rehiring a Former Employee  You Know What You’re Getting Hiring is risky. Sometimes a candidate with a perfect resume and a…

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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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