How to Earn the Respect of New Employees

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Earning the respect of your employees is difficult, especially if they are new hires. New employees haven’t had enough time to get to know you fully and get comfortable in their new position. You might think that the first impression is all you need, and sometimes it is, but not always. First impressions are important,…

The Future of Talent Acquisition: What You Need to Know

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With the current unemployment rate reaching as low as 4% and talent being harder than ever to find and keep, you may be hard-pressed to research what the future holds and what it means for your business. The Forn Kerry Institute has an answer. The Forn Kerry Institute conducted a study that suggests labor shortages…

Attract the Best Employees for Your Light Industrial Positions

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For every light industrial business, attracting the best employees can be challenging, especially with high turnover rates. Many employers like yourself may be turning to temporary or contract workers to supplement their production needs due to talent shortages. When you find an employee you like, hiring them on is the next logical step, but getting…

Hiring Challenges to Watch Out For This Year

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2019 is off to a good start, but there are definitely some hiring challenges ahead. If one of your primary goals this year is in hiring the very best talent for your business, it is important to recognize the challenges you may face and prepare for them ahead of time. We have organized a list…

Top 5 Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

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When interviewing candidates for your open positions, it is always a good idea to outline your interview questions beforehand. While free-form interviews can be beneficial, you don’t want to allow an interview to get off track. Additionally, preparing questions ahead of time gives you some time to practice how you’ll handle each question. If you…

4 Tips for Recruiting Great Manufacturing Employees Who Stay

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Recruiting and maintaining great employees is an ongoing struggle that many manufacturing companies have to deal with on a regular basis. If you’re one of them, we understand the problem this poses for your business. One thing that makes the world of difference is how your company stands out among a sea of competitors. As…

Temporary Staffing is What You Need During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is incredibly stressful for many kinds of businesses for many different reasons. During the Christmas season, the United States’ retail industry generated over $3 trillion in 2013, and that number has undoubtedly risen with each new year. With the increase of both in-store and online purchases, places such as retail stores and…

Managing Staffing Shortages in Challenging Labor Market

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For the past several months, there have been more job openings available in the United States than there are people to fill them, leading to labor shortages. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on the last day of August, the number of job openings increased to 7.1 million, a new series high. This appears to…

Top 4 Benefits of Working With a Staffing Agency

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It can’t be denied that the staffing industry is an important part of employment and recruiting. If you’re not sure if you should work with or hire through a staffing agency, here are somethings we think will pique your interest.     Staffing agencies are “high-touch” Staffing agencies are one of the top five “high-touch”…

What To Do When Your Company Hires the Wrong Candidate

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Are you and your company regretting a recent hire? Did the candidate not match your expectations? We know how grueling the hiring process can be; it only makes matters worse when the candidate you chose is not who you thought they were. Here are a few things you can do to try to make the…