4 Tips to Get through the Cold and Flu Season at Work

It’s the time of year when people are getting sick. Cold, flu, sniffles – it may be all around you. Although you can try to recover from a cold or flu once you get it, it’s far better to take preventive measures to avoid getting sick in the first place.   Here are some tips to… Read More »

Manager’s Guide to Hanging Out With Employees 

Should managers hang out with employees outside of work? Frankly, it’s not an easy question to answer with complete certainty. It’s more useful to explore the potential pros and cons of hanging out with employees, as a guide to how you should behave.   Pros   You can get to know the employees better.   Hanging out with… Read More »

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 »