No Job Experience? Start Here!

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If you are just taking your first steps into the job market, you might be surprised at how difficult it can be to land a position without job experience. Many jobs that are described as entry-level still have experience requirements, often numbering between one and five years. That leaves many newly minted professionals in a… Read more »

Are You Offering the Training Your Employees Need?

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When it comes to closing skills gaps and making the most of emerging technologies, ensuring your employees have access to robust training options is a must. Work-based learning empowers workers to keep pace with fast-changing environments and embrace new tech that can make them more productive and efficient. Plus, it benefits employers as well, as… Read more »

Don’t Be Afraid of That Mistake You Made at Work!

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Most professionals understand that mistakes happen. However, even knowing that nearly everyone will have a misstep from time to time, that doesn’t mean that owning up to an error is easy. In fact, it is often pretty scary, especially since, at a minimum, it can result in some negative feedback. But that doesn’t mean you… Read more »

How to Make the First Day Count When Onboarding

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty. Making the new hire’s first… Read more »

Can’t Find the PERFECT Employee?

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Today, employers are dealing with an incredibly tight labor market. Since skill gaps can also be pervasive both in a current team and the remainder of the workforce, the situation can seem even more daunting. When you need a specific skill to ensure your team thrives, not being able to find that perfect employee can… Read more »

Is Your Boss an “M-Word”…Micromanager?!

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Few things are as frustrating to a professional as having a boss who likes to micromanage. Often, the constant hovering and corrections make the workplace feel very negative, particularly since the manager’s actions make it appear as if they don’t trust their team. Many professionals struggle with how to address the issue of being micromanaged,… Read more »

Summer Interns Going Back to School? Here’s How to Keep Your Workplace Humming

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When the school year begins, many summer interns head back to the classroom, leaving their internships behind. While this is an expected part of the pattern, it can leave companies struggling, particularly if they are suddenly very shorthanded. While many companies then assume their only choice is to start a recruitment process to fill these… Read more »

Heading to a Career Fair? Read This First

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Going to a career fair can be an overwhelming experience. After all, it is filled with hiring managers who can offer you a position, potentially on the spot. Plus, there is a slew of other candidates who are also hoping to land an opportunity, making the environment feel a bit competitive.  Making a good impression… Read more »

Is Your Workplace Guilty of Age Discrimination?

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Being treated differently as a candidate or employee because of your age can be problematic, creating obstacles that can harm your ability to advance your career. While discriminating against individuals who are 40 years old and older is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), that doesn’t mean it never occurs.  This form… Read more »

This Small Tip Can Increase Your Workplace Happiness

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Workplace happiness is a goal most manufacturing professionals share. However, it isn’t always easy to achieve. Even if your tasks are engaging, you have a chance to face off against interesting challenges, and you’re given the ability to learn and grow on the job, simple issues with your environment or working conditions can make even… Read more »