Mind the Skills Gap in Your Light Industrial Workplace

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A combination of changing technology and a shifting workforce can lead to skill gaps in a low of workplaces. Some of the most impacted business are those operating in the industrial sector, like manufacturing and warehousing companies. As older worker retire, they take with them a career’s worth of knowledge in the field. The younger… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Changes

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Concern about the impending retirement of baby boomers across the workforce has been expressed for years. Many companies received an unofficial extension when the recession in 2008 kept many older workers involved in the job market landscape for longer than planned. Now that signs of economic recovery have stabilized various industries, and retirement accounts, baby… Read more »

What’s the Secret to Always Finding the Best Candidate?

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Finding the right candidate for an open position can feel like a challenge, regardless of how many times you have successfully hired a new employee before. There are ways to help increase your odds of selecting the best candidate for the position the first time around as long as you organize the hiring process. If… Read more »

How to Successfully Onboard New Temporary Employees

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While many businesses work diligently to create a process for bringing on new permanent employees, many companies neglect to take the same care with their temporary employees.  In order to set your temporary employees up for the same level of success as your permanent ones, consider these tips to get your onboarding process in shape…. Read more »

How to Detect a Toxic Employee

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As a hiring manager, it’s your job to hire the very best candidates for your company. The person sitting across from you may seem perfect, even down to their credentials and interpersonal skills. But what if the candidate you are interviewing is a disaster waiting to happen? You could be dealing with a toxic employee… Read more »

5 Ways to Attract Passive Call Center Candidates

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It’s not surprising that call center associates who are great at their jobs are very hard to come by in the job market. This is becoming even more difficult because unemployment rates are the lowest they’ve been since the recession and there are substantially more companies hiring call center employees to work from home. Turnover is… Read more »

Do You Have an Internal Referral Program? Is It Working?

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In terms of your recruitment strategy, are you using employee referrals on a regular basis? There are some very compelling statistics around the use of internal employee referral programs, such as the reduction of hiring costs and increase in retention rates they can afford. But if your organization doesn’t have a system for managing internal… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring Better Light Industrial Candidates

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The summer months can be an ideal time to start hiring light industrial workers for your company. This is often the peak season for managing new projects and conducting inventory counts. Light industrial workers come from all walks of life and many are looking for entry-level positions leading to long-term employment. When you’re looking to… Read more »

How to Address, or Move Past, a Candidate’s Career Gap

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As human resource practitioners and managers, it’s become much more common to receive candidates who have gaps of unemployment on their resumes. This is as a result of the poor economy that most of the nation experienced for several years, and some areas that are still catching up. However, one must not ignore these gaps…. Read more »

Looking For Light Industrial Employers to Call You? Use These Tips!

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The job search process has changed a lot over the years. Once it was standard to mail a cover letter and resume to potential light industrial employers, then wait weeks for a response, then finally get asked for an interview. In other cases, either you saw a “Help Wanted” sign on the door and walked… Read more »