4 Tips to Budget & Save for the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly and to spend money. If you aren’t careful during the holidays, those bills will add up. Here’s how you can have some fun without experiencing a January credit card hangover.    List and Track Your Expenses   Maybe you have decided to budget a set amount on family presents. That’s… Read More »

First Impressions Count: Wear This to Your Next Manufacturing Interview

You just landed an interview for a manufacturing position. That’s great. Now, what should you wear? Business formal seems over the top, but you don’t want to look too casual either.  Although a suit usually is go-to interview attire for both men and women, blue-collar jobs are a bit different. In most cases, you can… Read More »

Benefits of Direct-Hire Recruiting #7: Making Hiring In Low Unemployment Easier

With low unemployment rates continuing throughout 2019, many companies are struggling to find qualified employees. Is your organization suffering from the ongoing talent shortage? Here’s how partnering with an experienced staffing firm can help you build the workforce you need.  Reach a Larger Talent Pool Think of the recruiters as your local talent scouts. When you run an in-house search you may use advertising, networking, and possibly… Read More »

3 Positive Effects An Organized Office Space Will Have On Your Brain

If your workspace is a disaster, you might think you’re in good company. After all, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs all had messy desks.   But did you know? Multiple studies show a clean and organized space can be beneficial for your brain. Here are three positive results of keeping things tidy.  Increase Productivity A messy desk can make you less efficient. This probably sounds… Read More »

Summer Safety: 5 Tips to Staying Hydrated in Hot Weather

When those sizzling summer temperatures hit, it’s important to keep cool and stay hydrated. But how can you make sure you are drinking enough water? Use these five tips to keep yourself safe and healthy. Know How Much Water You Need to Drink You’ve probably heard the classic 8×8 rule. Drink eight 8-ounce glasses (1/2… Read More »

How to Spot Burnout With Your Employees (And How to Help)

Burnout is a special kind of job-related stress. And, although there is no official medical diagnosis, most managers understand the damage burnout can do to both individuals and organizations. How can your company recognize the symptoms and stop burnout in its tracks? The Signs of Burnout Changes in Behavior Your workers have unique personalities and,… Read More »

Improve Your Company Culture through Communication, Team Building and Focus on Your Values

Culture seems to have taken on buzzword status lately. Every organization wants to have a great culture, and there are plenty of exceptional examples from Zappos to Southwest Airlines. The benefits of a strong company culture are well documented. They include an engaged workforce, higher retention rates and a more recognizable brand identity. However, great… Read More »

Important Tips on Evaluating Job Applicants

Your organization is hiring, and the interview process has been very successful. Hooray! You have two or more candidates with all the technical and soft skills required. This is a good problem to have. But, which one should you choose? After you have considered applicant quality, it is a good idea to look beyond skills.… Read More »

Underproductive Employee? Here are Best Practices to Get Them Back on Track

As a manager, dealing with underproductive employees is sure to be on your “least favorite things to do” list. Perhaps a worker is not fulfilling their job requirements, distracting others in the organization or just clearly slacking off. It is tempting to put your head in the sand. Maybe this will be short-lived? Maybe it… Read More »

3 Keys to Being a Better Manager for Your Team

Just like everyone else, bosses hope to do their jobs well. However, it is a balancing act and a difficult one at that. Managers must earn their employees’ respect, keep everyone on task, and of course, run their organizations efficiently and profitably. And all the while, situations constantly change, so sometimes supervisors must make difficult… Read More »