Four Strategies for Recruiting Top Light Industrial Talent

Finding the right light industrial professionals to join your team is essential to the success of your company, but selecting them is often easier said than done. Rushing through the hiring process typically doesn’t end well, so take your time to make an informed decision. Everything from the manner in which you present your company Read more »

Help Your Workforce Start 2018 on The Right Note

It’s crazy to think 2017 will come to a close in just a few short weeks. As your team winds this year down, it’s time to start preparing for 2018. When January comes, you want to hit the ground running, so start the new year off on a positive note by doling out annual reviews. Read more »

Are You Losing Candidates?

At the beginning of your hiring process, you always have a strong set of candidates, but this group tends to shrink in size before you’ve made a final decision. This is frustrating, because you have to go back to the drawing board when your top contenders eliminate themselves. You may not realize it, but candidates Read more »

How to Partner with the Right Staffing Agency for Your Needs

There are a lot of staffing agencies out there, but they’re not all equipped to meet your needs. The partner you choose will determine the quality of talent coming into your company, so perform plenty of due diligence prior to making a decision. Find out how to determine if a staffing partner is the right Read more »

Is the Hiring Process Positive for Your Candidates?

When people apply to work at your company, it’s a major compliment, so you need to treat them well. You can’t hire everyone, but you can make sure every person enjoys a positive candidate experience. If you do this, talented people who don’t get hired the first time will keep applying, because they recognize you’re Read more »

Three Tips to Help Your Team Embrace Change

Change is necessary to keep every company up and running, but new initiatives aren’t always well received by employees. Many people enjoy the comfort of knowing exactly how to complete every task associated with their position, while others fear internal shifts could put their jobs in jeopardy. As the boss, it’s your job to help Read more »

Hiring for a Safety Record

Safety hazards exist in every work environment, but they’re much more persistent in a light industrial setting. Before extending a job offer, it’s important to dig deep into a candidate’s safety record, to learn whether they can be trusted to adhere to the rigorous standards upheld by your company. Asking questions about work site health Read more »

What Happens When a Candidate You Don’t Hire Wants Feedback?

Informing a candidate they didn’t get a job at your company isn’t always the end of the conversation. Some will reach out to ask why they weren’t selected, and it’s in your best interest to respond. If you’re managing the recruiting process on your own, you’ll have to endure these uncomfortable, time-consuming conversations. However, when Read more »

How a Focus on Attracting Talent May Cause Retention Issues

Your company is in a period of growth, which is very exciting. To support this expansion, you’ve been focusing much of your efforts on recruiting, because you can’t hire new talent fast enough these days. Hiring is a very time-intensive process. If you’re not careful, it can easily consume most of your day, leaving little Read more »

Why Empathy is a Trait You Want in Every Employee

When hiring, empathy probably doesn’t top your list of must-haves for potential hires, but it should. Empathetic people care about their colleagues. They’re aware of how their actions impact others, and they want to be a positive force on the team. People with the ability to put themselves in another person’s shoes are less prone Read more »