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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Learn How Facebook Can Get You a Job Interview!

Facebook isn’t just for keeping in touch with college roommates and watching cat videos anymore; it’s also a great career tool thanks to some recent initiatives by the social networking giant. Learn how to use Facebook the right way so you can find a new job! Networking Old friends, exes and distant relatives aren’t the… Read more »

Staying Safe on the Road This Winter

For truck drivers, winter driving safety depends on common sense, planning, and attention to detail. Keep your truck in top condition, drive defensively and be ready to handle emergencies. Prioritize safety when making decision and you’ll likely stay safe out there. Preparation is Key Prior to beginning your journey, it’s crucial to see if you… Read more »

When it Comes to Company Culture, Great Leaders Set the Bar

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Business culture comes from the top-down. While not rolled out purposely, a business’ culture is essentially a game of Follow-the-Leader. If leadership does not have integrity, staff members will play fast and loose with their own work. If leadership trusts its employees, they will trust each other and leadership itself. It’s that simple. When it… Read more »

Summer Safety Commercial Driving Tips

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Whether you have recently finished driving school or are an experienced driver, the heat out on the road will affect you and your truck. You should always take measures to defeat the heat throughout the summer months. The following summer safety driving tips can help keep you safe and comfortable until the cooler fall weather… Read more »

Why Managing Employees Is Only Part of a Leader’s Role

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  In trying to do a good job, many managers focus intently on supervising their employees; coaching workers who are underperforming, mediating disputes and addressing various concerns. However, managing employees shouldn’t be the only thing a company leader thinks about. They should also be attentive to other aspects of the job that might be less… Read more »