Job fairs can be a nerve-wracking experience, but they don’t have to be! The businesses that attend job fairs are coming to your school with the intent to hire –and with any luck, the person they hire will be you! Here are 6 tips to stand out in the (literal) crowd: 1. Dress for the Job You … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Tricks to Nail Your Next Job Fair
The US unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in late 2019. The record low unemployment rates and the nature of today’s employee-driven hiring landscape have made it difficult for employers to fill open positions. To stay viable in today’s talent market, your business and its employment opportunities … [Read more...] about Are Low Unemployment Rates Costing Your Company Its Culture?
Production managers play a key role in ensuring customer expectations are surpassed and customer products are received on time. In this role, it is imperative to have an individual with a strong background and skill set. When choosing individuals to interview for your next production manager … [Read more...] about Identify Top-Quality Production Managers With These 6 Soft Skills
A new year means new goals and resolutions. Many businesses are embracing the start of the new decade with open arms and an eye to the future when building out their yearly goals and strategies. As businesses make their 2020 goals and update their hiring and retention tactics, here are some of the … [Read more...] about The Top Trends of the 2020 Employment Landscape
In the employment world, staffing agencies help businesses fill open positions by streamlining the time and resources needed to source and vet quality applicants. They then deliver this vetted shortlist of candidates to their clients. Even though staffing agencies specialize in searching for talent, … [Read more...] about Ask a Recruiter: 5 Things We Wish All Hiring Leaders Knew About Recruiting Firms
January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. And for those of us in Illinois, some of us may be looking forward to lighting up more than just fireworks to ring in the new year. Beginning on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh state to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults … [Read more...] about Illinois’ 2020 Cannabis Law: Where Does Employment Fit In?
Skill set and technical knowledge are imperative when selecting your team’s next engineer. Often overlooked when considering candidates for specialized positions are applicants’ soft skills. Even in highly technical roles where knowledge and expertise are essential, soft skills are vital in … [Read more...] about High Performing Engineers Possess These 9 Soft Skills
Applicants put a lot of trust into job boards and resume builders to present their qualifications and experiences to hiring managers in the best way possible. Even though job seekers rely on these tools to streamline the application process, what happens after someone hits “upload resume” is a … [Read more...] about Are Resume Scrubbers Erasing your Chances of Getting an Interview?
The role of service technician can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but across the board, service technicians are essential to keeping the heart of your business beating. For many, a business’s service team is the face of that company. Service technicians are responsible for ensuring client … [Read more...] about 6 Indispensable Soft Skills of Service Technicians
Every organization has a unique strategy for finding and hiring new talent. Even though strategies vary from business to business, those that are adept at this process are, at their core, the same. The common thread connecting all successful hiring methods is the emphasis on facets of evaluation and … [Read more...] about Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Hiring
Individuals enter the job market for a variety of reasons: maybe your company was recently acquired, you just obtained a degree and want to see what career paths have opened, or maybe you no longer feel challenged in your current role. Whatever the reason, the job-seeking process can be … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Recruiting Firms Show They Care
A lack of inventory at any manufacturing plant can cause operations to come to a grinding halt. Inventory related downtime is extremely costly and puts customer and employee retention at risk. Inventory planners are an essential part of inventory management at any company. Their role is vital to … [Read more...] about 8 Soft Skills in Ideal Inventory Planners
Over the past decade several states have passed laws permitting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products to varying degrees. As the laws governing the use of these products change, questions surrounding the impacts of these new laws on pre-employment drug screenings are on the rise. One of … [Read more...] about THC, CBD and the Haze around Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Document control specialists play a key role in the flow of an organization. The documents they create and standardize are followed throughout a business, which ultimately results in increased operational efficiencies, product quality, and customer satisfaction. Additionally, document control … [Read more...] about 9 Soft Skills for Document Control Professionals
Plant managers oversee and organize the daily operations within a manufacturing facility. They manage employees, oversee production, and make sure all safety precautions are being followed. Without an effective plant manager, it’s easy for your operations to lack efficiency, have unmotivated … [Read more...] about 12 Soft Skills to Look for in Your Next Plant Manager
You received budget approval to add a new position to your team, and you were just given the green light to hire someone and start interviewing candidates. It’s a prosperous time for your business, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement that comes with growth. It is important, however, to … [Read more...] about Navigating the Employment Landscape: Communication is Key
You just heard back from the dream job you applied to last week and they want to meet! To prepare for the big day, you’ve memorized the job description and your elevator speech to the point you can recite both in your sleep. You’ve read so many articles and blogs on the questions interviewers ask, … [Read more...] about 22 Questions to Ask on an Interview to Show You’re Interested
For products and services, the quality assurance/approval process is pretty cut and dry: Either a product or process meets standards, or it doesn’t. Unfortunately, for many employers, finding an all-star candidate to fill their open Quality Manager position is rarely as simple as picking the person … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Soft Skills Successful Quality Managers Have