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 »

Do Women Hold The Key To Closing Gaps In Your Workforce?

It is a great time to be a professional in skilled trades, manufacturing, engineering and logistics. Job growth has been steady – as well as salary growth, and talented people are writing their own tickets in the job market. Employers, however, are facing skill gaps and talent shortages, and an estimated 2 million jobs will… Read more »

How to Create a Stronger Team by Hiring for Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is a popular topic for discussion, and while the focus of these conversations usually revolves around equality – employers shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that diversity is actually better for their bottom line. Research has consistently shown connections between increased diversity and things like higher productivity or greater innovation. Consider… Read more »

Why You Need to Be Patient When Giving Your New Job A Chance

The first few weeks and months at a new job are crucial, and you can set you up for success by making a few right moves from the start. According to career experts, there are at least four key things you need to do to settle in successfully: pay attention to people, network, determine expectations… Read more »

4 Steps to Get Chronic Job Hoppers to Stay

The US economy has heated up in recent years and companies are hiring more than ever. While that’s good news, it also means competition has led to many employees jumping ship and taking better offer from another company. Companies face steep competition in the labor market, and they also have to figure out how to… Read more »

Want to Hire Better Drivers? Look for These Five Qualities

Truck drivers take care of many key responsibilities for a company, and you can never hire drivers that are just too good at their job. Of course, hiring good drivers isn’t easy. There’s no magic formula to making the perfect hire. There are, however, a few qualities that are common to high-quality candidates. Below are… Read more »

Can’t Find a New Job? Maybe You Need to Establish Your Personal Brand

Applying to jobs can be tough when you feel like a face in the crowd, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By building a personal brand in your professional circles, you distinguish yourself and take more control over your career. Building a personal brand can be done by anyone and is useful in… Read more »

What Your Established Business Will Learn from Adopting a Start Up Mentality

Start-up companies may get a lot of headlines related to company culture and their tech-savvy workforce, but these companies are also showing established businesses that the right mentality is key to success. Consider the following successful start-up practices and how you might incorporate them into your established business. Talk to Potential Customers Due to their… Read more »