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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Do you have a career mentor or read career-related blogs online? If you do, you’re on the right track towards making smart decisions in your career. However, sometimes the career advice that mentors or websites provide isn’t always as helpful as it first appears. How can you tell what advice to follow and what advice…

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Employee retention is crucial for any business. There are many reasons why employees choose to leave their job for a different one. Some might say they find it difficult to advance in the company, or their supervisor/leaders might be difficult to connect to. They might also be looking elsewhere if they’re looking for a higher…

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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…

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Company culture is one thing, of many, that attracts and retains top employees. It has been proven that a solid, attractive company culture means attaining top talent that stays as well as increased productivity. If you are struggling to maintain talent, or you’re looking for a change, we have some tips to help you out…

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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…

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Wanting to start 2019 off the right way with a new job? We hear you! There’s never a better New Year’s resolution than getting out there and finding a different, more meaningful career. However, you might be wondering how that could be possible if you’re already employed. You need to consider timing, interviews, exit strategy,…