How to Attract New Skilled Trade Candidates During a Labor Shortage

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There aren’t too many people who will complain about a good economy, especially low unemployment rates, but a booming economy does present some challenges for certain industries – mainly that the demand for a skilled trade workforce exceeds the current supply. Where you once had candidates filing through your door, you’re now hearing crickets.  Labor shortages can… Read more »

How to Make the Right First Impression and Land the Job

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More than 50% of interviewers will decide if they want to hire you within the first 90 seconds of the interview. Right from your outfit choice to body language and eye contact, first impressions are crucial during interviews and can make the difference between success and failure. More often times than not, our attention is… Read more »

7 Ways to Boost Your Confidence at Work Today

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Although it may seem that some people are just naturally confident, the truth is that confidence is something that can be developed. If you are notoriously shy or have butterflies in your stomach during social interactions, rest assured there are ways to get around it. By now, you probably already know just how important confidence… Read more »

The Best Way to Get Your Manager to Listen to Your Great Ideas

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Top Notch Personnel

Good managers are always on the lookout for great ideas. They know how to spot a great idea, how to tweak it to suit the company’s needs, and ultimately, how to implement it. But the reality is that most managers are swamped with so many suggestions that some genuinely good ideas don’t ever see the… Read more »

3 Drawbacks of Employee Referrals You Need to Consider When Hiring

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3 Drawbacks of Employee Referrals You Need to Consider When Hiring

It is no secret that referral marketing is one of the best ways to hire top-notch talent from your current employees. It’s a way of getting employees to help fill up open positions by referring someone they know who is qualified enough for the job. Employee referrals have become a very popular hiring strategy that many… Read more »

Make Your Shop Floor Management More Efficient with These 3 Techniques

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Make Your Shop Floor More Efficient

In today’s business world, communicating has never been easier thanks to the prevalence of smartphones, email, text messaging, and other digital media. Online messages render problems associated with time and distance obsolete, making business organizations more efficient in disseminating information and receiving feedback. But for many facilities that cater to production and assembly processes, optimizing… Read more »

7 Serious Mistakes That Get Good Employees Fired

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How to Get Fired

No matter who you are or where you’re from, getting fired can be damaging to your self esteem. It’s not only embarrassing, it can leave you feeling lost, with no idea what to do next. But while it may seem that getting fired is the result of a serious breach of contract, it can happen… Read more »

Our 3-Step Process to Wow in Your Next Job Interview

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  Finally, after weeks of searching, you’ve secured an interview at a tech company/IT firm you’ve been eyeing. The days leading to the interview will be a critical time for you to do everything from preparing for the interview, learning how to manage the actual interview process, and practicing how to follow up after the… Read more »

3 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Deal with Each One

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  Steve Carrell’s portrayal of Michael Scott in The Office may be a caricature of the bumbling boss, but for people who have had the misfortune of working under horrible bosses, the character’s leadership mistakes probably hit a little too close to home. Many employment agencies know most employees quit their bosses, not their jobs…. Read more »

Is There a Right Way to Accept a Job Offer?

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  After a grueling job search and interview process, you’ve finally received the call you’ve been waiting for! The hiring manager likes your skills and experience and feels that you’re an ideal fit into the company’s culture. They’re looking to make an offer, and all you have to do is agree to their terms. But,… Read more »