Is Your Team Burnt Out? Let’s Fix That.

According to a 2018 study, approximately two-thirds of full-time workers reported experiencing some level of burnout on the job. What can your organization do to prevent this problem? The first step is recognizing what burnout looks like. Sometimes, this is not easy as symptoms may differ from one person to the next. Signs of Burnout… Read More »

Job Hunting Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

One of the most frustrating parts of a job search is the unknown. Most organizations send little to no feedback to applicants. You can’t tell if you scored an A- (almost hired) or D+ (no chance). If your job hunt seems to be going nowhere, this may be a sign you need to reconsider your… Read More »

5 Ways To Make Your Job Descriptions More Effective

Finding the right employee often starts with a great job description. But, job descriptions can be challenging to write as they must describe the position and attract potential candidates. Do your job descriptions need an overhaul? Use these five tips to improve your listings. 1. Start with a Great Job Title Titles can be tricky.… Read More »

These Power Words Can Take Your Resume From Good To Great!

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You finished your resume, but something is missing. Your final product seems flat, uninteresting and even boring. It’s time to bring power words to the rescue! If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd (and you do), consider making some of the following word substitutions. Keywords From the Job Description More and… Read More »

Is It Time To Review Your Hiring Process?

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Quality hiring is essential for success. However, companies often fail to evaluate the effectiveness of their hiring practices. Could your organization be doing better? If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may need to reconsider how you hire. Do You Have a Candidate Shortage? Too-few applicants leads to empty seats and… Read More »

Closing Questions To Help You Understand Company’s Management Style

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Interviews often focus on companies. “Will you (the employee) be a good fit for this organization?” is a common question. However, interviews are a two-way street. You need to find out, “Is this organization a good fit for me?” Many employers end an interview by inquiring, “Do you have any questions?” This is an opportunity… Read More »

Make Safety a Normal Conversation Amongst Your Co-Workers!

Not all work environments are created equal. And, unfortunately, despite laws and regulations, some companies take safety more seriously than others. As an individual employee, you may believe there is little you can do to change an unsafe situation. However, you may have more influence than you realize. Use these four tips to have meaningful… Read More »

Is There a Gap in Your Work History? Don’t Hide It, Let’s Talk.

Because a bad hire can be an incredibly expensive mistake, employers always are on the lookout for warning signs. Unfortunately, an employment gap is one of those red flags. This may seem like bad news, but don’t panic. There are perfectly reasonable and justifiable explanations for most work history gaps. You only need to know… Read More »

4 Ways to Ensure Diversity at Your Company

The benefits of diversity are well documented from higher profits to greater innovation. However, achieving a diverse workforce is a challenging task requiring long-term commitment. Here are four steps to making your organization more successful. Create a Culture of Inclusion Many companies claim diversity is important, but their employee list tells a different story. A… Read More »

5 of the Hottest Manufacturing Jobs in 2018

Many people associate manufacturing in the United States with the words layoffs and automation. However, the number of production jobs has grown since early 2017 with 37,000 new positions added in July 2018 alone. If you are considering a job in manufacturing, here are five best bets according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational… Read More »