The Right Way to Talk About Disabilities in the Job Search

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The topic of disabled employees and job seekers is a touchy one to say the least. On one hand, it’s important to give everybody a fair shot at putting in an honest day’s work and earning a livable wage. Conversely, you can’t let the inefficiencies or disabilities of an individual worker affect the productivity of… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting – What Do We Know?

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Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) is growing, and some experts think it’s only a matter of time before we see a massive shift toward next-gen robotics and AI-driven systems. Some companies, particularly those that rely on information technology to complete their day-to-day operations, are already seeing an increased amount of AI integration across the board…. Read more »

The Skills Gap Exists – Here’s How to Overcome It

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If you’ve been a part of the workforce for an extended period of time – especially within the temporary sector – you’ve likely heard the term “skills gap” thrown around. It refers to the gap between the current needs of a company and the capabilities of their employees or candidates, and it’s a very real… Read more »

3 Tips to Increase Awareness of Your Company to Passive Job Candidates

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The most motivated and proactive job seekers will typically find your company on their own; the thrill of the hunt is ingrained in their very nature. However, this only represents a portion of the workforce. In order to have access to as many qualified recruits as possible, you’ll need to put in some extra effort… Read more »

Easy Changes to Increase Diversity in Your Candidate Pool

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Adding diversity to your candidate pool is beneficial in a variety of ways. Not only are you increasing your overall access to qualified recruits, you’re serving as a positive role model for your community and industry in general. You don’t even have to terminate any of your current employees to interject some diversity into your… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

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According to recent stats, the manufacturing industry experienced a 16 percent turnover rate during 2016. While this isn’t as bad as some professional sectors, such as hospitality, healthcare or banking, it’s still on the higher end of the spectrum. Such large turnover rates not only affect productivity and profitability on a day-to-day basis, they can… Read more »

4 Body Language Tips for Better Leadership in Manufacturing

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It’s important for your managers and supervisors to lead by example. Whether they realize it or not, they’re serving as a role models for all of the employees who report to them. As such, their body language can go a long way toward achieving cooperation between teammates and maximizing day-to-day productivity. 1. Maintain Confidence at… Read more »

Millennials Want This Approach to Leadership

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Leadership roles are viewed very differently in the 21st century when compared to generations past. As millennials have recently taken over as the largest single group of laborers in the United States, they value innovation over experience. Instead of sitting comfortably in an office, millennials want leaders who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty… Read more »

3 Ways to Find Candidates Faster in a Tight Candidate Market

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Finding top talent in a tight candidate market can be a difficult and stressful time. Whether you’re suffering from a lack of qualified workers or if you simply don’t have the funds to maintain a full-time staff of professionals, it can be incredibly challenging to maintain productivity and meet deadlines when working with a tight… Read more »

4 Ways to Lead Your Manufacturing Team From the Floor

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A successful manufacturing team involves a number of dynamics. How your team members get along with one another and their individual performances are all crucial, but it really comes down to the abilities of the leader. Although each factory is different, there are some fundamental aspects to keep in mind when leading a team from… Read more »