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For a recruiter to help you land a great full-time job, or ensure you’re able to work steadily on temporary assignments, you’ve got to become a master of communication. If a temp job starts in two days, but you wait three to call the recruiter back, not only will you miss out on the opportunity… Read more »

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If you struggle to find skilled workers for your team, you are not alone. Many companies across the country are dealing with a well-documented skills gap and industrial workplaces are no exception. So, what can you do if your team is missing critical skill sets? Your ATS Might Be Holding You Back Applicant tracking software… Read more »

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Hiring for light industrial work is not without its challenges. Candidates who do well in the interview process sometimes flame out once they are on the job. Bad hires cost time, money and have a negative impact on morale. While it is important to hire people with the right skills for the job, it’s also… Read more »

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Everybody gets stressed out at work from time to time, but chronic stress can lead to major issues like illness, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, injury, workplace violence and burnout. A stressed-out workforce makes more mistakes, has more accidents and experiences high turnover. If you notice these signs of stress among your employees, take immediate steps… Read more »

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When evaluating candidates for open positions, hiring teams often forget one simple fact: Those candidates are judging you and your company, as well. If you create a poor experience for your candidates, they won’t accept your job offers. Furthermore, they will spread the word your company doesn’t treat job seekers well. Providing a good candidate… Read more »

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In industrial work environments, safety matters. According to OSHA, 4.1 million Americans suffer injuries at work each year, and 13 U.S. workers die every day on the job. Employers need to hire people who value safety, because one moment of carelessness can be a matter of life and death.  When preparing for a job interview,… Read more »

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Your workforce represents both your company’s biggest expense and its most valuable asset at the same time, which means productivity and profitability hinge on ensuring your employees can perform to your full expectations. There are myriad ways to increase productivity, but an often-overlooked strategy is to help every employee understand how their role and contribution… Read more »

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Good admins are hard to find, so when you hire a new team member, it is important to set them up for success from the beginning. One of the keys to employee retention is a strong onboarding process. Use these onboarding strategies to help your new administrative employees hit the ground running. Be Welcoming on… Read more »

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In a typical interview, hiring managers focus on what a candidate says in order to evaluate fit. The substance of the candidate’s answers matters, but nonverbal communication can provide valuable insights, as well. Here are some nonverbal cues to watch for in your next interview. The Handshake Test Candidates are always warned against a weak… Read more »

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Change is never easy in the workplace. People get used to doing things a certain way, and they get into a rhythm when it comes to their approach to their work. Potential disruptions to that rhythm can make people nervous, and that nervousness often leads to resistance. However, in today’s rapidly-changing industrial environment, teams have… Read more »