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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 »

Become a Better Communicator to Get More out of Your Employees

Communication is readily agreed to be one of the most valued skills in a leadership position. Communication is not only about what we say, but how we say it. The best employers know that how we communicate can and will have a significant impact on the motivation and productivity of our staff. Here are some… Read More »

Balancing Work And Life To Get Better At Everything

You’ve heard a lot of talk about the importance of achieving a good work-life balance, but what does that really mean in today’s highly competitive workforce? Turns out it’s about more than simply being happy in your job. A good work-life balance can actually make you better at your job, happier in your home life,… Read More »

Make A LinkedIn Profile That Stands Out

As a potential candidate for a competitive job, you can be 100 percent sure that whoever is considering hiring you will also be scoping out your social media presence. That includes Googling you, checking your Facebook and Twitter activity, and above all, looking you up on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has become the go to outlet for… Read More »

Management Tips for Your Technician Team

As a manager, you know your technicians are one of your most valuable resources. But managing them might seem like an entirely different sport than you might be used to. Here are a number of valuable management techniques for building strong relationships with your technical team. Crystal Clear Communication This tip is valid for all… Read More »

How to Overcome Absenteeism in the Workplace

Chronic absenteeism in the workplace is an insidious problem. A lack of dedicated personnel can result in a higher likelihood of inconsistencies and errors on projects, in deliverables, and an overall decrease in team moral. While it is unavoidable that from time-to-time your staff will need to take some personal time away from work, whether… Read More »

What to do if you’re having trouble finding candidates.

It has always been the case that good help is hard to find. As an employer, you know the success of your projects depends on the commitment of your workers and the quality of their skills. Finding and retaining a high-quality workforce can be an ongoing struggle. But succeeding where your competitors fail will result… 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 »