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What traits should you look for as you interview candidates for light industrial positions? The cost of a poor hire can be devastating, so you want to find the best combination of general and industry-specific qualities that define optimal performance and success. Keep these three areas at the top of your list: Math and Reasoning… Read more »

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The recruiter who partners with you to fill your business-critical vacancies should be your leading ally in attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. Choose wisely. Recruiting for professional and leadership positions is no easy feat. As you meet your goal of getting the right recruiter on board for your company, look for these qualities: Strong… Read more »

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Workplaces have become a lot safer in the last 46 years – but that doesn’t mean that as an employer, you should slack off when it comes to keeping your employees injury free in 2017. According to OSHA, there was an average of 38 worker deaths a day in the U.S. in 1970. Thankfully, workplace… Read more »

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Your employees are the future of your business. It’s up to you to encourage their career self-reliance and development. Teach them to take charge of their own futures and, at the same time, collaborate with them to make it happen. Facilitate the process by providing clarity and opportunity. Help Them Make a Plan Employees need… Read more »

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Temporary employees may not receive the same attention as permanent hires when they join your company. Many arrive on their first day and get little more than a passing glance from their new co-workers. The problem with this is your organization may lose out on the productivity and performance that a temp can offer if… Read more »

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The best business results emerge when a company’s ideas, strategies, business models, tools and systems fire in unison, on all cylinders. It’s called innovation – and your organization needs it, in order to convert the creativity of your best people into actual solutions. Only then can you reap the return on your investment. You need… Read more »

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Should you hire an overqualified candidate? It goes without saying that you want to continuously upgrade the level of talent at your organization. But you don’t want to pay someone while they use your company as a temporary stepping stone to their next job. There may be reasons why an overqualified individual won’t work out…. Read more »

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Many candidates mistakenly think a job interview is solely a one-sided way for companies to find their ideal candidate, but that couldn’t be farther from the case. This is also your chance to ask pointed questions to learn more about the company culture, to see if it it’s the right choice for you. Company culture… Read more »

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If your company has experienced a surge in demand for temporary workers in recent years, you’re not alone. As the economy has recovered, our nation’s temporary workforce has grown as well. For instance, in 2010, the number of temporary employees nationwide increased by 9 percent. While the number of manufacturing workers in the United States… Read more »

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A strong benefits package is a critical employee attraction and retention tool. It can pay big dividends in terms of your ongoing employee satisfaction and business success results. Numerous recent studies support this premise: In a Harvard Business Review Analytic Survey of HR leaders, 60 percent said that a good benefits package was “very important”… Read more »