5 Benefits of the December Job Hunt

There’s quite a dip in productivity during the month of December, so conventional wisdom would lead us to believe that it’s best to put off a job search until the new year as well. In reality, however, looking for a job in December is a smart move.  5 Ways to Successfully Job Search in December… Read More »

Are They Bad Employees or Are You a Bad Manager?

The “he-said, she-said” conflict did not disappear when you were too old to get time for recess. Instead, it has either stayed the same or increased since becoming an adult and working in a group of people.  Every employee has a gripe about their boss. Every boss has a gripe about an employee. When it… Read More »

How Many Chances Should You Give an Employee Before Termination?

For many managers, terminating an employee is the least favorite responsibility of the job. Despite anyone’s strong hand at management, knowing that you have to let someone go from their livelihood is a tough task. Nonetheless, that comes with a job. Even more important than having that tough conversation is the ability to discern whether… Read More »

What Did You Dislike About Your Last Job?

There’s a lot you need to do to prepare for a job interview. As you review potential questions, you should also consider how you may answer questions regarding your current or most recent position.  One question you may get is, “What did you dislike about your last job?” This can be a tricky question for… Read More »

3 Reasons Your Employees Aren’t Showing Up to Work

Did you know that not every PTO day is taken because of being sick or taking vacation? Unfortunately, employees sometimes use their PTO just to get a break from the workplace. While this isn’t considered unhealthy behavior if it’s a rare occurrence, managers should begin problem-solving if this is happening often. 3 Reasons Why Your… Read More »

Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Finding Happiness

A shift in careers is known to be one of the most stressful situations you can endure in your life. Whoah! This even applies to when you willfully make the change. So it’s no surprise that your natural instinct of fear may be the only thing holding you back from a job switch. On the… Read More »

Having a Bad Week? Here are Some Tips to Get in a Better Head Space

As much as we would like to leave our personal life outside the office, it doesn’t always happen. Triggers from your personal life, or even issues going on in the office can affect your head space.  We all know the best workers are those that have a more positive frame of mind. They’re more productive… Read More »

Best Interview Questions to Ask Manufacturing Candidates

When you have an open position in manufacturing, it can be a highly competitive interviewing process. It’s a great problem to have a position with so much qualified interest, but it can be a challenge to determine which candidate is the best fit for your company. Prepare yourself for the interviews to find your best… Read More »

5 Daily Habits that Will Make Your Days Feel More Productive

These days, nearly everyone you’ll meet will say they’re busier than ever. No matter what it is that contributes to your packed day; each person has the same 24 hours in a day. What does matter is how you utilize those hours.  It’s a good idea to periodically reflect on how you spend your time… Read More »

Has COVID Killed the Traditional Office?

Even though it’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the workspace of most businesses has yet to return to normal. But for many employers and employees alike, that’s quite alright. Remote work began as safety measures to “slow the spread,” but after a longer bout of staying home, much of the workforce… Read More »