Mega Force Blog

Career and hiring tips, industry insights – all updated regularly to keep you informed.

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You don’t have to be a supervisor to be a leader. But whether you lead because it’s in your job description, or you’re leading by example, you’ll find yourself wearing several different hats as your responsibilities shift throughout each day. No matter your title, any leadership role you take will require you to wear one… Read more »

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As a warehouse operations employee, you’re an important part of your company’s workflow. But perhaps you’re looking to stretch your wings. What are your career goals?  Once you’ve committed your goals to writing, use these 10 tips to reach them.  Make a written list of your strengths and weaknesses. You need to know what you… Read more »

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In today’s job market, applicants aren’t hard to find. As an employer, your challenge is finding the right employee for you. Here are seven tips on recruiting high-quality candidates for your company.    1. Treat candidates like you would your customers.  Think of this as the golden rule of recruiting. Remember that you’re selling the… Read more »

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Love and relationships are in the air this month – whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or gathering with single friends in solidarity. But one of the major relationships you might not be thinking about is the one you have with your job.   According to new research from LinkedIn, most of us (81%) believe we should… Read more »

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Whether you are staffing in Lumberton or Charlotte, unconscious bias can sabotage your recruiting efforts. You could be missing out on a great hire by not being aware of the flawed shortcuts your brain makes. To help you avoid such missed opportunities, watch for these unconscious biases in your hiring process.  The Halo Effect   This cognitive bias involves allowing one obvious positive trait about a… Read more »

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Congratulations on being offered a manufacturing interview! You may be a little nervous, particularly if you’ve never had an industry interview before. Here are some tips for preparing to sell yourself to your interviewer. Research the company  As with any job, it’s crucial to review the job posting to identify the specific skills, education, and other qualifications the employer is looking… Read more »

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Organizational culture is one of the most often overlooked aspects of success in today’s competitive business landscape. Organizations that focus on working through the prism of a consistent set of values, objectives and missions consistently exceed expectations. Meanwhile, organizations that fail to consider the importance of culture tend to get left behind.  Unfortunately, identifying the need for cultural change within an… Read more »

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One of our most popular blog posts has been a piece about the skills employers look for in an administrative assistant in the past few years. Knowing these skills has never been more important, as COVID-19 has increased the importance and complexity of the admin’s role. Not only do they need the traditional proficiencies in scheduling, bookkeeping, and arranging travel; admins also are being asked to take… Read more »

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You might think stress over making a good first impression at a new job is limited to office work. But it turns out manufacturing and other industrial employees have similar fears.   A study by 4imprint, an English promotional marketer, asked people working within engineering and manufacturing environments about their first-day disasters. Their experiences included showing… Read more »

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One of the most frustrating problems a big-box store can face is slow-moving inventory. Not only does it hurt sales, but it also eats up warehouse space that could be used to stock faster-selling items. If you’re a business owner or warehouse manager, getting rid of slow movers can make the difference between a dismal… Read more »