Help Employees Succeed With S.M.A.R.T. Goals

As a manager, it’s your job to help your employees learn, grow and thrive. You’re no stranger to setting goals to push them toward their full potential, but even those made with the best of intentions often fall by the wayside. Standard goals are often vague in nature, creating ample room for interpretation. This doesn’t Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? Learn From Experience

It doesn’t feel great when you’re not chosen for a job you really wanted. Going through the interview process, learning about the job and meeting people you would be working alongside is exciting, so it’s only natural to get your hopes up. You didn’t get the outcome you wanted this time, but you did gain Read more »

How to Improve Your Onboarding Process

The onboarding process can take up a lot of time and resources, but what if it could be the difference between sustaining a great employee for a long time or only getting menial results and having to find a replacement in a few months? Suddenly, the onboarding process becomes less of a nuisance and more Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Attracting Top Talent With Your Online Presence

  More than one-third of all new marriages start with an online introduction. If social media is a valid place to meet your mate, you can bet it’s also an ideal spot to meet your next best employee. A strong online brand will establish your company as a leader, and is a lucrative way to Read more »

Open Communication Lines to Reduce Stress

Employee stress rarely happens in a vacuum. In fact, it can be quite contagious. Once your workforce starts to feel overwhelmed, the quality of their work can decrease. In times like these, many managers feel that the only solution is to reduce workloads or start an employee recognition program. While these are often helpful, they Read more »

The Growing Importance of Managing Your Online Reputation

When it’s time to buy, nearly 90 percent of customers rely on online reviews to determine their choice. This statistic isn’t just for products, but also includes services. Websites like Angie’s List and reviews on Yelp empower customer feedback. If they loved your product, they’ll happily share the news. On the flip side, they are Read more »

Does Your Manufacturing Workplace Have a Learning Culture

Manufacturing operations look a lot different today than they did back in our grandfathers’ era. Technology has changed the way everyone works, and manufacturing is no different. Both what we produce and how we produce it has changed, and not just over decades, but sometimes just over mere days. We can create more in less Read more »