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 »

Maintaining a Strong Work-Life Balance as a Professional

It’s a fact that we work in situations that can be very stressful far too frequently. Co-workers need us. Managers and customers need us, and call on us to do more and more. You may have family responsibilities on top of a job that takes nearly all your energy.   As a result, your work-life balance may suffer, to the point of being all work,… Read More »

3 Ways to Recover from a Bad Interview

Interviews are crucial steps in the hiring process. A good interview can land you the job. But a bad one can ensure that the company won’t turn to you. What’s a bad interview? Unfortunately, there are several different ways that an interview can go south. You can be late or seem uninterested, or give answers to interview… Read More »

How to Draw in Passive Job Seekers

If the resumes you’re getting during a job search don’t reflect either the quality or skills you were hoping to see, it may be a sign you need to tap the passive job seeker pool. People who are looking for jobs actively are active job seekers. People who are not looking, but would be interested if… Read More »

Quick Tips to Improve Your Company’s Culture

A vibrant and positive company culture can be a huge asset to a business. Many top leaders feel it is a large factor in company success overall. Why? Because a company culture that can excite employees about working for a company, and make them feel appreciated, can foster good morale, strong teamwork and high job satisfaction. As… Read More »

Top 5 Best Podcasts Focused on Career Success

Podcasts are wildly popular all over the U.S. While you can listen to topics ranging from true crime to scoops about your favorite streaming series, you can also listen to terrific podcasts that can help you succeed in your career. The beauty of podcasts, of course, is they allow you to take in information wherever… Read More »