Tips for Transitioning Back into Work After Being Unemployed

Being unemployed can be stressful in the best of times. You don’t have a salary, and you don’t have the structure and rewards that come from having a job. Currently, being long-term unemployed may be more stressful than it usually is, due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. Some sectors and industries have been hit especially… Read More »

Tips to Get Your Temps to Embrace Your Company Culture

Company culture is critical for every employee – and that includes temporary employees! Company culture is crucial to the bonding of smooth-functioning teams and ensuring fit among employees (so they can be a team in the first place!).   The more all employees work well together and enjoy each other’s company, the more productive and engaged employees they will be. But ensuring… Read More »

Effectively Manage Being Overstaffed and Understaffed

Overstaffing is a problem for managers. If you have too many people to do the available work, you are spending too much for the productivity you have. Left unchecked, it can drain business cash flow and even lead to bankruptcy.  But understaffing can also be a challenge. If you’re understaffed, you have too few people to do… Read More »

What Makes Valuable Employees Quit?

Employee retention can be highly valuable to your business. It can take from two to three times an employee’s salary to replace them, factoring in employee search, interviewing, and training a new employee. In the meantime, the productivity of departments and companies can be severely affected by being down in headcount.  It stands to reason, then, that… 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 »

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 »

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 »