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Improve Retention on the Second and Third Shift

Shift work is notoriously difficult. Unusual sleep schedules and the lifestyle changes required from workers who pull the “graveyard” shift demand a great deal from your employees. For that reason alone it can be very difficult to maintain your second and third shift workers. Rather than struggling with high rates of employee turnover and near-constant… Read More »

4 Quotes to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

Looking for a new job is tough. It makes you take a hard look at your experiences, your qualifications, and your goals. Between rejections and overwhelming job applications that can seem endless, the whole process can be difficult. In today’s highly competitive job market, it’s important to stay positive and motivated through all the ups… Read More »

Create a Lifetime Relationship With Your B2B Clients

B2B, or business-to-business, relationships are likely one of the cornerstones of your business model. They are also a unique breed of client. We’ve seen pretty aggressive B2B growth particularly in the eCommerce space during the last year. This market is expected to hit $1 trillion in sales by 2020 (which is a lot closer than… Read More »

Do You Have a Plan When Attending Your Next Job Fair?

Similarly to your job search as a whole, it is important to plan for success when preparing to attend a job fair. Consider the event as a condensed, in-person version of the application process as a whole. Each employer you meet, each conversation you have, every resume you hand out, each action should be approached… Read More »

What Do Your Manufacturing Clients Expect in Today’s Business World?

Your clients expect quite a lot from you, particularly in our current age of fast communication and digital connectivity. Customers want to know who you are as a company. They want to have a specialized user experience. They want access to the best content available in terms of your product or services. And above all,… Read More »

3 Ways to Start Your Day the Right Way

Mornings can be hectic. Between late nights, getting the kids off to school, or trying to run just one more errand before the workday starts, it can be a real challenge to arrive to work with a clear head and the motivation to give work your full attention. But the themes when you are able… Read More »

How to Write Great Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are an inevitable part of the recruiting process. It is critical for employers to think deeply about what they are looking for from their ideal candidate and how those needs translate onto the page. There is no doubt that the internet has made the application process faster, but at the same time the… Read More »

What to Wear to Your Next Manufacturing Interview

They say to “dress for the job you wish you had,” and that often means dressing in similar attire to your interviewers or even more formally in some cases. It is also commonly advised that job applicants dress in a similar manner to the employees who currently work for the company in order to show… Read More »

3 Ways to Defuse Workplace Tensions

It’s all too common in the modern workplace that teams are disrupted by inevitable disagreements and clashes of personality. A critical element of a manager’s job is to build and maintain a teamwork mentality, encouraging collaboration and problem solving, even when tensions run high. Today’s article discusses three actionable strategies for defusing workplace tensions, focusing… Read More »

Get Your Resume from the Bottom of the Pile to the Top

A great resume can mean the difference between a successful job application and simply being overlooked. The job market is increasingly competitive and in order to get ahead, candidates need to do whatever they can to get their resume noticed. But hiring managers are wise to simple formatting tricks and buzzwords. High-quality content and effective… Read More »