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 Acquires Staffing Resources, Inc. and ULG Companies, LLC

  We are pleased to announce, NSC, 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, or… 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 »

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 »