Are You Turning a Blind Eye to Bad Safety Practices?

Even with the best of good intentions, it’s possible to start turning a blind eye to corrupt safety practices. In a warehouse, for example, not keeping workspaces and areas where people walk clean and free from debris can be dangerous. But not keeping them clean and free from debris is a practice that can start very slowly… Read More »

Tips to Get a Job With No Prior Experience in That Field

It’s an old conundrum: how do you get a job when jobs require experience, and you don’t have any experience because you can’t get a job…because they need experience. Nearly everyone with a career has been frustrated by that scenario at some point in their lives.   But the near-universality of that frustration is the silver lining. All… Read More »

Why Being Bilingual Will Advance You In the Job Search

In today’s world, the ability to speak two or more languages is increasingly an asset in the business world. It can be an enhancement to landing a job, being promoted, and being paid more.   Here’s how being bilingual helps you in the job search.    It’s an advantage in landing a job. Be sure to… Read More »

5 Signs Your Onboarding Process Is Overwhelming for Employees

A good, structured onboarding process is a proven method of making sure employees are introduced to a firm in a way that can maximize their productivity.   But sometimes, the onboarding process can be overwhelming. This can happen if the process contains too much information – everything from their initial computer password to personnel forms to… Read More »

Basic Computer Skills You Should Have to Land a Manufacturing Job

If you’re looking for a manufacturing job, you might not be thinking specifically about your computer skills. But in fact, there are necessary computer skills important to manufacturing employers. You should know them and highlight them on your resume.  Here are the necessary computer skills you should have to get a job in manufacturing.    How to… Read More »

Are Flexible Hours Plausible in the Industrial Field?

Over the last decade, flexible hours have become a huge workplace trend in many businesses. But is it possible to develop flexible hours for industrial workers?   Many manufacturing and production firms are creating flexible hours for their employees. It helps, though, to understand a distinction between industrial jobs and other types of work in which… Read More »

3 Ways to Prepare for a Week of Swing Shifts

In many fields, it’s not uncommon for shifts to change. Whether you’re switching a shift permanently or your employer has a policy of rotation it can be challenging to be at your best for the first week or so, as your body adjusts.   If you’ve been working days and are moving to swing, you may have to… Read More »

4 Ways You Can Keep Working On Your Communication Skills

One of the best ways to land a job is to show great communication skills to your prospective employers. Why? First, good communication skills are important to almost all jobs. You need to communicate clearly. Second, many employers look at the job search process to see examples of how well you communicate.   If you felt your… Read More »

Are You Keeping Your Unconscious Biases In Mind When Hiring?

Unconscious biases can affect every aspect of the hiring process. The fact is, we all may have perceptions of people based on certain characteristics, such as gender, age, race and ethnicity, and even whether they are differently-abled or not. These perceptions can have nothing to do with their potential job performance.   You may think, for… Read More »

Is Your Company Buckling Down on Safety?

Safety is a key consideration in workplaces across the country. Whether you are managing an office, a warehouse, or a manufacturing plant, you need to enforce safety standards and safety precautions. Approximately 5,147 people died because of workplace injuries in 2017, and many more were injured.   Workplace injuries can range from bruises in a slip and fall to… Read More »