Make a Mistake at Work? Post Mistake Dos and Don’ts

Mistakes are a part of life. They happen at the office, at home, and everywhere in between and the severity of their consequences will vary. Some mistakes will have immediate results while others can take weeks, even months to fully feel, but how you react to the initial mistake will be the true test of Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Assessing Your Needs

The workplace is an ever-evolving place and trying to keep up with the changes can be exhausting. It can feel as though you are always short-staffed or maybe you have bored employees because you are over-staffed.  As your company changes, you must assess your staffing needs differently than you have in the past. Strategic staffing Read more »

Cost Control in Manufacturing: Don’t Miss These Techniques

As a business owner, it can seem like you are faced with a never-ending cycle of expenses and budget cuts but are you missing out on some simple cost control measures that you can implement immediately? You may be surprised to learn just how easy it is to lower your expenses and create more structure Read more »

The Benefits of Recruiting Passive Candidates

Finding the right candidate for an open position isn’t always as easy as it seems. In an economy where the candidates are many but the jobs are few, you may be under the assumption that the best option for a new employee is one who is available immediately and eager for work, but that could Read more »

The Evolving Role of Human Resources Professionals

When you think of happiness and success within the workplace, it is natural to think about your Human Resources department. Not only is this department responsible for your professional well-being in the workplace, they are part of the bigger picture of company morale. In a company of any size, the HR department is part of Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Training Employees for Success

Think back to a time when you were assigned a task to complete and you didn’t have the adequate knowledge to do it. Either you weren’t provided with the right training or you were not given proper instructions to do your best at the job. You probably had a feeling of frustration and disappointment in Read more »

Personal Branding for Candidates

Everyone has a brand. Whether you take advantage of it or not, doesn’t negate the fact that you have a distinct ability to market yourself in a variety of ways. From a website to a personalized email, getting your name out there and recognized will be a strong factor in your job search and should Read more »

Extraordinary Customer Service: Help Your Employees by Helping Yourself

Customer service has always been a “buzzword” in the service industry and companies that have experienced a high level of success will usually attribute it to the effectiveness of their team and the stellar customer service they provide. How can you, as their leader, take that positive performance and give back to your team in Read more »

When to Start Looking for Candidates?

The worst time to look for a new candidate is when the position is already vacant and you needed it filled yesterday. Yet, surprisingly, this is when most employers become motivated enough to begin the search. In their desperation, they may fill the position with someone who isn’t the best fit or is unable to Read more »

Automotive Job Outlook

The recession hit the automotive industry hard , but there are signs of recovery, particularly in the south. Michigan is still has the highest concentration of motor vehicle manufacturing employment, but southern states including Kentucky are growing fast. Last year Kentucky was ranked 3rd nationwide in auto production midway through the year with more than Read more »