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Cities in the U.S.A. Making a Manufacturing Comeback

It’s true and you wouldn’t believe that a number of Great Lakes area cities make the list, including a number in Michigan.    The last few decades have been especially hard on industrial and manufacturing sectors all across the United States of America and nowhere harder than here in the Midwest. Millions of jobs have… Read More »

The Perks of Working with a Staffing Agency this Winter

As winter appraoches, jobs searches all over the Great Lakes region will slow down due to the weather and the busy schedules of the holiday seasons.    Another year winding down, another season of difficult weather, and the rush of the holidays leading us to the New Year. Whether your looking for work and unemployed, or… Read More »

How to rise to the role of leader without the title

What is the number-one quality that employers are looking for in their best candidates? Leadership. Even positions that are not managerial in nature benefit from employees who are committed to providing leadership skills in the workplace. You may ask why you should be a leader if that isn’t your job. The truth is leadership isn’t… Read More »

How to Increase Productivity at Work

Everyone is interested in figuring out how to get more done in less time. Employers want productive staffers, and professionals want to get things done smartly and effectively. Productivity is the result of intelligent planning and focus. Any job can become unnecessarily stressful as work piles up and you start to feel overloaded. Smart productivity… Read More »

Be Ready to Find Job Candidates in Mobile Recruiting

The internet has revolutionized recruiting. Gone are the days when a hand-delivered resume was the norm. Mobile technologies have further influenced professional networking and job hunting with the popularity of apps like Facebook and LinkedIn. Interestingly enough, a large portion of Facebook users only access the site via their mobile devices, and this trend is… Read More »

Blog Revisited: Exit Interviews

An exit interview can often be an awkward or unpleasant experience. But it doesn’t have to have such negative connotations. A lot of information can be gathered from an exit interview, and that information is more valuable than you might think. Today’s blog discusses the type of information you should be seeking when conducting an… Read More »

The Manufacturing Industry is More Optimistic About the Economy

After rebounding from a devastating recession, the U.S. economy looks to be reaching an unexpected peak, at least according to manufacturing executives. It seems that industry leaders are feeling more optimistic about economic trends than at any point in about 10 years. Specifically, the April 2014 Manufacturing Barometer reported that of those interviewed, 76 percent… Read More »

Top Trends in Asset Performance Management

Asset performance is considered to be a business’s ability to manage their productive resources to produce quantifiable returns, or profit. In the manufacturing sector, a number of asset performance management trends have recently been identified as particularly valuable. In today’s article, we discuss the most valuable takeaways from trends impacting asset performance in the workforce.… Read More »

How to Be a Better Team Member

Every employer you will ever work wants to hire employees who make strong teams. Not just strong individuals, but strong team players. A great team has a synergistic effect on projects, deliverables, morale, and the overall work environment. This means the impact of the group is greater than the sum of its individual members. What… Read More »

What a Vendor On Premise (VOP) Can Do For Your Company

You’ve been successfully using staffing and recruiting services for years. How do you know when it’s time to take a more strategic approach to staffing and make the leap to Vendor on Premise services? Are you using a large temporary workforce? If you just need a temp here or there to fill in for vacations… Read More »