Should You Ever Hire an Underqualified Candidate?

Hiring a new staff member, regardless of the role, can be one of the most challenging tasks for any company. Given all the work that goes into hiring, you might be reluctant to give serious consideration to applicants that are underqualified. However, hiring an underqualified applicant can be a smart move for your organization if… Read more »

Don’t Settle for a Workplace That Doesn’t Make You Happy

Most people are in a position where they need to work, and unfortunately work can be downright maddening sometimes. What you don’t want is a job that makes you unhappy day-after-day, and month-after-month. If you think you are in a bad workplace, read more. You Should Feel Content You’re not going to find a job… Read more »

Easy Ways to Relax Before You Walk into Your Job Interview

Regardless of whether it’s your first or your hundredth, an interview is one of the most stressful situations in life. The apprehension around a job interview is understandable, and it’s normal for a looming interview to generate a cycle of anxiety and self-doubt. While this may be typical, it’s in no way inescapable. Consider the… Read more »

NSC Technologies Acquires Staffing Resources, Inc. and ULG Companies, LLC

  We are pleased to announce, NSC Technologies, headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, acquired Indiana-based staffing providers Staffing Resources Inc. and ULG LLC. “The addition of ULG and SRI to our family of companies is a further manifestation of our vision to expand our geographic footprint and capabilities,” said Paul Rodriguez, CEO of NSC. Staffing Resources,… Read more »

It’s Time to Learn from Baby Boomers Before They Retire

Considering our modern romance with the latest, the innovative and the hip, it’s easy to forget the value of experience. For instance, learning the value of a tried-and-true piece of equipment functions may take a few hours of training or a semester-long class, but knowing when that same piece of equipment is starting to fail… Read more »

How to Look for a Job While You’re Still Working

It can be challenging to look for a new job without triggering your boss’s suspicions. If your employer figures out that you’re trying to find other work, odds are your boss and others won’t be happy about it. This could lead to a situation where you’re black-balled with respect to opportunities or even laid off… Read more »

Unite Your Team by Understanding Generational Differences

A major challenge for any company leader is how to efficiently manage various generations. Many Baby Boomers are now working past retirement age and millennials are continuing to enter the workforce. Add in Generation X, and the results are massive differences in values and work habits that are becoming progressively more pronounced. Business leaders also… Read more »

How to Network When You Have a Manufacturing Job

Career and personal success are heavily based on a network of connections to co-workers, supervisors, clients, friends and loved ones. Network connections often lead you to new opportunities of all sizes and types. While some industries, like sales, naturally lend themselves to networking – manufacturing isn’t one of them. Those in the manufacturing industry are… Read more »

The Right Way to Introduce Temporary Staff to Full-Time Staff

There are numerous advantages to using temporary workers, including the ability to readily increase or reduce staffing, try out employees before hiring them full-time, or fill open positions rapidly. Even though temporary workers may be with you for only a short time, it’s important to make them feel welcome. It’s typical for temporary staff members… Read more »

Are You an Unemployed Millennial? Try Truck Driving!

The trucking industry is in desperate need of younger drivers, and that makes Millennials who get into truck driving a hot commodity. Surveys have shown the need for a unique type of license, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), is a big reason Millennials don’t opt for a truck driving career. However, some businesses do provide… Read more »