4 Ways to Hijack Your Anxiety and Turn it Into Something Positive

Think back to the last time you were on a stage in front of a crowd of people – maybe it was for a performance of some kind, a big speech or a graduation ceremony. How nervous were you? Could you feel your heart pounding in your chest? Were your hands shaking? Were you drenched… Read more »

How to Keep Your Best People From Moving On

According to a recent Gallup poll, between 17 and 20 percent of American workers are “actively disengaged” at their job, essentially going through the motions from the time they walk in the door until the time they leave. These aren’t employees who are committed to a job they don’t love to support their life outside… Read more »

How to Find a Healthy Work-Life Balance … With Your Smartphone

Smartphones provide several apps to deal with tasks more effectively both inside and outside the office. However, that added productivity can come at cost, upsetting your work-life balance as some workplaces expect you to be available outside of the normal office hours. Your smartphone doesn’t have to be the enemy to your personal time. By… Read more »

Michigan Approves New Legislation to Raise Speed Limits on Roadways

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed new legislation that could eventually increase speed limits on certain roadways and also includes an increase from 60 to 65 mph for commercial trucks. The bills, HBs 4423-2227, will allow the speed limit to be raised to 75 mph on 600 miles of freeways and up to 65… Read more »

Make the Most of Your Welding Career as a Shipfitter

Shipfitters convert blueprints into seaworthy vessels using a wide range of skills. These workers build both small- and large-scale vessels, and often are responsible for making repairs. Many shipfitters specialize by focusing on pipefitting or welding. In addition to having expert building skills, shipfitters must have the mental and physical fitness necessary to work in… Read more »

Happy Birthday NSC Technologies

Today marks NSC Technologies’ 16th year in the industry! Paul Rodriguez founded NSC Technologies in 2000 in his parents’ garage. Paul’s goal was and still is to provide continual employment to our workforce and prides himself on putting American workers to work. Today NSC Technologies has grown into a leading national staffing provider servicing diverse… Read more »

Distracted Driving: A Growing Issue

We all know that hand-held mobile devices can be the biggest cause of driver distraction. But, did you know that there are many other things going on in the cab that can also distract truckers from keeping their eyes on the road? In this post we will take a look at the growing issue of… Read more »

Top Tips for Choosing a Truck Driver Staffing Firm

Companies in the market for a reliable firm to manage their truck driver staffing are looking for a way to save money and hassle. One thing they aren’t looking for is extra headaches because they chose an inferior staffing company. With their reputation on the line every time a truck bearing their name is on… Read more »

Can You (and Should You) Manage Without Being Pushy?

Giving advice and criticism to your employees requires maintaining a tricky equilibrium. You don’t want to be too aggressive for fear of pushing them away or creating resentment. You don’t want to be too timid for fear of not getting your message across. Most workers thrive when their manager expresses belief in them, encourages them… Read more »

Material Handler Jobs Are on The Rise. Here’s How to Get one!

Material handlers are essential to the daily functions of a warehouse, and the demand for individuals to work these jobs is on the rise. Materials handlers transfer freight, inventory, supplies and other materials from one location to another, which involves loading onto vehicles, shelves or shipping pallets. These individuals are accountable for packing orders, palletizing,… Read more »