No Car? 4 Ways to Ensure You’re Still at Work on Time

Maybe your car broke down? Maybe you are saving money? Or, maybe you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Whatever your reasons, not having a vehicle shouldn’t interfere with your job.  Here are four tips for getting to work on time without the luxury of your own car.  1. Walk or Bike For this to be an option, you must live relatively close to… Read More »

8 Tips To Combat Sleep Deprivation In The Workplace

You stayed up a little later than you should have, only to find yourself exhausted and groggy at work the next day. And, you feel like this is becoming a habit. You know you should get more sleep, but how? 1. Create a Sleep Schedule The average adult should clock between seven to nine hours… Read More »

5 Ways To Talk Your Boss About Safety Concerns

You know safety is important. But, pointing out a dangerous situation at work can be tricky. You don’t want to look like you are kissing up, being a Nervous Nellie or trying to cause trouble. Although the idea of bringing up a problem may be intimidating, a preventable tragedy is far worse. If you aren’t… Read More »

8 Obvious Safety Reminders Everyone Needs

Everyone wants to keep their workplace safe. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s easy to let things slide. You may think, “I’m in a hurry. I’ll just skip this step,” or “Is it really that big of a deal?” However, preventing accidents is always important. Here are eight obvious, but good to remember, tips to help keep you… Read More »

3 Ways to Become a Known Leader on Your Team

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When we think about leaders, we often picture the CEO of a large and powerful corporation. However, organizations require leadership at all levels. You don’t have to have a fancy title and a corner office to be a leader. Are you looking to take on a greater leadership role at your company? Use these three… Read More »

Do I Have a Bad Manager or a Bad Job?

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Your job is making you unhappy and you wonder what is going wrong. Is your manager the trouble? Or, is it the job itself? Take our short quiz to help you identify the problem. ____ Does your manager either micromanage or fail to provide you with clear expectations? ____ Does your manager continually criticize your… Read More »

10 Best Manufacturing Shoes to Keep You Safe in 2019

If you work in manufacturing, you need to keep your feet safe. In fact, according to OSHA standards, companies must require their employees to wear protective footwear in dangerous environments. What shoes or boots are best? That depends. Look for three basic safety features, as well as personal preferences and industry requirements. Steel toe or… 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 »

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 »

3 Things You Should Always Do Before Your First Day on the Job

Day one on the job can be scary with a new environment, new responsibilities and new co-workers. But, you can do this. Use these three tips to eliminate first-day jitters. 1. Plan Ahead After you are hired, you will probably a few days before you report to work. Rather than worrying and/or doing nothing, use… Read More »