Soft Skills Needed for Light Industrial Success

When filling light industrial positions, you have a non-negotiable set of hard skills that must be had by all successful candidates, but soft skills are just as important. These abilities aren’t necessarily listed on a resume or called out in a job interview, so you have to look closely and read between the lines. The Read more »

Don’t Wait to Be Asked About Your Strengths

When preparing for a job interview, you expect to be asked “What are your strengths?” It’s a job interview standard, so prepare a response for it, but don’t stop there. Every question is actually an opportunity to highlight both your strengths and weaknesses — the latter of course being what you learned — so take Read more »

Encouraging Continued Learning

It might sound a little cliché, but knowledge really is power. Your employees were hired with the knowledge needed to do their jobs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to keep on learning. Top talent has a strong desire to learn. Their passion for the field puts them on quest to keep up with Read more »

How Does Stress Impact Your Workforce?

No workplace is a completely stress-free environment, but employees at some companies feel the heat more than others. Rather than pretending it doesn’t exist, it’s important to address the issue head-on. When stress is dealt with in a healthy manner, something productive can come from the situation, but unfortunately every company doesn’t take this route. Read more »

Resume Writing to Land the Job

If you’ve been out of the job search for a while, your resume-writing skills are probably a little rusty. Until recent years, submitting the same resume for every job was the standard; however, this practice has become obsolete. These days, you’re expected to create a unique resume for every opportunity you apply to, and if Read more »

Managing Millennials and Preparing for Generation Z

Millennials have been the largest generation in the U.S. workforce since 2015, but knowing how to reach them is still challenging for many managers. By now, you’ve realized you can’t employ the same tactics used on baby boomers and Gen-Xers, so you have to change your approach. Making much-needed adjustments to your workplace will help Read more »

What Benefits Will Attract Top Talent in 2018?

The best and brightest professionals have their choice of employers, so if you want them on your team, you have to make an offer they can’t resist. In addition to a competitive salary, these people expect to receive fringe benefits that will save them money and make their life more comfortable. The following benefits aren’t Read more »

Learning from Constructive Criticism

Even when packaged politely, having your shortcomings called out doesn’t feel great. You know you’re not perfect, but constructive criticism always stings a bit. However, this feedback is a fantastic learning tool, so you need to learn how to use it effectively. Many people don’t have this ability, so you’ll enjoy a competitive advantage if Read more »

Why You Need to Know a Candidate’s Weakness

Asking a candidate to describe their greatest weakness is one of the oldest job interview questions in the book, but it has become a standard for a reason. Not only does it help you gauge the person’s character and level of self-awareness, it also provides valuable information that can be used to effectively plan training Read more »

Your Company’s Brand is More Important Than Ever

As of October 2017, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, representing a more than 10-year low. This means candidates are now in the driver’s seat, and they’re being more selective than ever with the jobs they apply to. These days, most job seekers take to the internet to research a company online before applying, so Read more »