How to Navigate the Challenges of Being a First-Time Manager

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Making the transition to management can be exciting, but it is also fraught with challenges you may not have encountered before. Typically, the skills and experience that allowed you to advance to this level aren’t the ones you will rely on going forward as you won’t be participating in the daily activities that were once… Read more »


The Strategic Way to Improve Customer Satisfaction

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In today’s digital world, a single misstep with a customer can become infamous, traveling across social media at shocking speeds. Similarly, a great moment can also go viral, showing the world that you truly focus on customer satisfaction. Often, truly gauging how our customers feel about your product or service is challenging, even with the… Read more »


How to Recruit More Millennials into Manufacturing

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Many manufacturing companies are struggling to find the workers they need, particularly since members of the Millennial generation have not shown the same level of interest in the industry as older generations. Often, this means you will have to put forth additional effort to attract these workers. Otherwise, you may find yourself battling against vacancies… Read more »


Why You Must Take Steps to Make Candidates Feel Welcome

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In many cases, leaders and employees that are involved in the hiring process serve as the first impression to candidates applying to vacancies. But even in knowing that, many companies don’t focus on making the experience pleasant for applicants or extend a general sense that the candidates are welcome. As more companies compete for seemingly… Read more »


How to Prepare Yourself for Your Annual Performance Review

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With the New Year being just around the corner, many employees are about to receive their annual performance review. Many workers assume they only have a passive role in the process, but preparing for the appraisal can actually work in your favor. Here’s how to get started. Look At Past Performance Reviews One of the… Read more »


The Way Great Leaders Set Employees Up for Success

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As a leader, it isn’t just your responsibility to make sure detailed plans and comprehensive policies are in place, but that your employees are set up for success. Often, the concept can feel a bit ambiguous, but it is completely attainable if you make the right moves and set the proper priorities. To help you… Read more »


Three Reasons Why You Need to Take Another Look at Former Employees

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Often, companies shy away from rehiring a person who left from a permanent position to pursue a new opportunity. But, with the labor market being particularly tight, considering a boomerang employee, a person who left but is interested in returning, can actually have a number of benefits. Here are three reasons why you need to… Read more »


Which is Right for Your Business: Contractors or Full-Time Employees?

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When you’re looking to bring on a new team member, you are often faced with two choices: hire a full-time, permanent employee or select a contractor. Each approach has its own benefits and drawbacks, so knowing which option is right for you isn’t always intuitive. To help you go down the right path, here are… Read more »


5 Project Manager Skills You Must See in Your Next Candidate

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Finding the right project manager for your needs is essential to the success of your business. But separating those with the right capabilities from the pack isn’t always easy. A strong project manager must be able to keep teams on target, and that involves more than technical expertise. So, when it comes time to hire… Read more »


How to Guarantee You’ll Always Hire the Right Light Industrial Worker

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Many hiring managers believe that the occasional bad hire is simply unavoidable. After all, you only have so much time to get to know a candidate, so it’s bound to happen, right? Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Sometimes, ending up with a less than ideal new hire has more to do with flaws in the… Read more »