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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 »

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 »

Having the Time to Find a Job Means more Money

A recent study by the New York Federal Reserve has found that job seekers who are already employed get job offers worth 23% more on average than those without jobs. The study pointed out some of the reasons why this might be true. Over time, a  candidate’s skills could lose value while they’re out of… Read More »

Why Working with a Staffing Agency Counts when You’re Stalled

Everyone who has ever been on the hunt for a job knows the search can get you down. It takes time to find all of the places that are hiring, more time still to send resumes or contact hiring managers. It’s a often a job in itself to keep it all organized.  It doesn’t always… Read More »

How to Find Out If You’re a “Fit”

When it comes to hiring, culture fit is just as important to screen for as skills fit. A candidate who is capable of doing a job may not perform well in your environment, or may disrupt others from doing their jobs well. To ensure a great hire, determine which values you want to see in your… Read More »

Advice You Never Hear

A recent Quora thread, “What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?”, offers someting you don’t get everyday: career advice you’ve never heard before.  What follows are five excellent take-aways from that thread gathered by Business Insider.   1. “Understand when people see you check your phone at every call, then don’t answer when they… Read More »