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Industry news, information on careers and hiring, updated regularly.

How Dealing With a Challenging Co-Worker Improves Leadership Skills

If you’ve been in the workforce for more than a week, you know there will be challenging co-workers. You can simply survive your time with these co-workers. Or you can choose to use it as a learning experience. Working with a difficult person can ultimately improve your leadership skills. Here’s how. Improve Your Communication Skills… Read more »

Strategies to Successfully Manage Millennial Talent

Do generational differences have an impact on the workplace? Yes — and you should adjust your management style accordingly. The millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, now makes up a substantial portion of the workforce. Millennials were born between the early 80s and the early 2000s and are distinct from previous generations, particularly in… Read more »

Showcasing Your Light Industrial Experience

If you’ve worked on the production of consumer goods such as electronics or clothing, you’ve gained light industrial experience. This industry is more labor-intensive and tends to produce smaller products, in contrast to heavy industrial work that involves large machinery and equipment. It may be challenging to translate your manufacturing or warehouse experience in an… Read more »

Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before Making a Career Move

It’s a big decision. One that will impact your life and your family’s. Changing jobs or career direction can be a major life change. Don’t make the leap unprepared. Before you move into a new job or career, make sure you’re making the decision for the right reasons. Why Do You Want to Make the… Read more »

Is It Time to Grow Your Workforce?

If your company is growing, you’re likely taking a fresh look at your current workforce. While creating jobs is a boost to the economy, it’s not a decision employers make on a whim. How do you know it’s time to increase your workforce? Long-Term Planning The best way to anticipate workforce needs is to plan… Read more »

Build Your Workforce With Leadership Skills

You’ve heard the advice to promote from within. But what are the advantages? Promoting from within helps your company: Attract and retaining top talent. Employees want to work for companies that value the growth of their employees. Provide incentives for innovation and productivity. Employees who have a path for advancement are much more likely to… Read more »

What Should You Do if You’re Not Landing Interviews?

Searching for a job can be stressful. What’s worse? Applying for jobs and not landing any interviews. Turns out, it’s not unusual to apply and not be called in for an interview. Depending on the popularity of the company and the size of the applicant pool, it could be down to the numbers. Aside from… Read more »

Three Essential Lessons from a Challenging Co-Worker

If you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, your focus is likely on day-to-day survival. However, taking a step back from the situation can teach you valuable lessons and even help you build your skills as an employee. First things first–you shouldn’t have to deal with harassment of any kind in the workplace. If that co-worker’s… Read more »

How to Connect with an Interviewer to Land Your Next Job

For most, a job interview is a nerve-wracking process. It’s only natural. After all, you’re being evaluated and questioned. Then there’s the fact that your future employment hinges on your success at making a good impression. While you can’t prepare for every possibility, or curveball an interviewer might throw at you, you can be well… Read more »

Best Practices: Prepare for Holiday Staffing Needs

With winter on its way, you know to prepare for changes in weather. While you’re preparing for winter, don’t forget to prepare for your holiday staffing needs. Increased customer demand in many industries is typical during the holiday season. Many of your employees will be traveling to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, leaving… Read more »