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Personal Branding for Manufacturing Professionals: Building Your Industry Presence

April 25, 2024

Personal branding sets you apart from other manufacturing professionals. Building your industry presence helps you form industry connections, stand out in the job market, and advance your career. Because personal branding helps build your presence within the manufacturing industry, you should start taking steps to enhance your professional reputation today. These methods can help. Discover…

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Managing Cross-Generational Teams in Manufacturing

April 18, 2024

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) surveyed manufacturers and interviewed industry leaders to create the November 2021 report Multigenerational Teams in Manufacturing: Industry Trends and Best Practices for Leveraging Age Diversity. The results showed that manufacturing employers who successfully manage cross-generational teams target knowledge transfer, recruitment, and employee feedback.…

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Mastering In-Person Interviews: Proven Best Practices for Your Next Opportunity

February 29, 2024

According to the American Staffing Association’s ASA Workforce Monitor – Winter 2023, 70% of Americans prefer in-person job interviews over video or phone interviews. Although many job seekers prefer to work remotely or hybrid, most prefer to make their first impressions in person. Advantages of In-Person Interviews In-person interviews provide many advantages over video or…

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Chatbots: How to Seamlessly Navigate the New Hiring Frontier

February 22, 2024

The use of chatbots can help companies seamlessly navigate the new hiring frontier. These artificial intelligence (AI)-based hiring tools use machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to respond to candidates in a human-like way. The tools learn from each conversation to respond more effectively over time. Recruitment chatbots automate top-funnel hiring activities. As…

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Navigating Inflation: Strategies for Effectively Managing Salary Expectations

February 8, 2024

Navigating inflation currently is a top priority for most companies. Part of this process includes finding strategies to effectively manage salary expectations. Many employers are having employee conversations about salary and pay transparency. Helping employees understand why they earn their current compensation helps retain top talent. Implement these strategies to effectively manage salary expectations while…

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Finding and Retaining the Best Talent for Operations Management

September 7, 2023

Finding and retaining the best talent for operations management can be challenging. The increasing number of opportunities makes hiring and keeping the best employees more difficult. Hiring and keeping top employees increases engagement, performance, and productivity. These actions elevate job satisfaction, employee morale, and attraction and retention rates. The results help strengthen your bottom line.…

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What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

August 24, 2023

Knowing what to do when your employee asks for a raise is important. You want to handle the request in a professional manner to show you care about your employee’s needs. How you handle your employee’s request for a raise impacts engagement, productivity, and performance. Your response also affects job satisfaction, employee morale, and retention.…

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How to Best Support Your Employee’s Goals

August 17, 2023

Effectively supporting your employee’s goals increases the odds of attaining them. Each goal your employee reaches benefits your organization. Having a plan to support your employee’s goals provides direction and guidance for success. These methods can help. Follow these guidelines to best support your employee’s goals. Involve Your Employee Encourage your employee to participate in…

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How Your Business Can Adapt to the Seasonal Demands of Work by Building a Flexible Workforce

July 6, 2023

  Your manufacturing facility can adapt to the seasonal demands of work by building a flexible workforce. This flexibility helps your team maintain agility to improve productivity and meet changing customer demands. Creating a flexible workforce involves adding contingent workers to your team when needed. You can scale up your staffing during busy seasons and…

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Why It’s Necessary to Raise Safety Awareness in Your Team

June 22, 2023

Safety awareness involves consistently maintaining safety before, during, and after completing a task. Continuously considering safety reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Raising safety awareness in your team includes educating your employees on your company’s safety policies and procedures and ensuring they are followed. Prioritizing workplace safety shows you value and respect your…

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