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Become an Effective Leader: 5 Techniques Practiced by these Famous Scientists

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Scientists are typically judged on their ability to innovate, but it is more important than ever for ambitious STEM professionals to cultivate their leadership skills as well. Some of the greatest scientific minds in history have realized this same fact, and they have passed along wisdom that can help guide your career path and make… Read more »


How Happy Employees Benefit Business

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Employee engagement is increasingly becoming a core feature of a smart HR strategy. Companies that invest the time, money, and resources to keep employees engaged and content, reap benefits that are impossible to get elsewhere, and sidestep the kinds of problems that frequently derail strategic initiatives. If you are considering instituting an employee engagement program… Read more »


Break Your Micromanaging Habits Today!

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Micromanaging is not good for business. This is generally recognized. It hurts employee morale and hampers productivity by creating a management bottleneck. Yet it can be a difficult habit for some supervisors to break because they are constantly worried that someone on their staff will fall short when on a task, making the supervisor look… Read more »


How to Feel in Control of the Hiring Process

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How successful have your recent recruiting efforts been, and be honest? Have you been able to find and connect with the talent that you require? When you discover that elusive top professional, have you been able to attract them, or have they gone to work for your competition? Do you feel like you’re doing everything… Read more »


What to Wear to an Interview with a Recruiter

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Most job seekers know that dressing properly for an interview is important. However, the rules regarding how a person should dress are often fairly vague and, in some cases, simply aren’t helpful at all. Choosing an outfit for an interview with a recruiter can feel even more challenging. While the interview process may be similar,… Read more »


Why You Need to Trust Your Instincts at Work

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At some point, every hiring manager has that feeling; the idea that a particular candidate is right or wrong for the job without the presence of any obvious reason. Often, the feeling is visceral in nature, almost as though you’ve never been more certain in your life. However, it’s hard to decide if following that… Read more »


How to Showcase Your Track Record of Safety in a Job Search

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Safety is a paramount concern for all manufacturers. One accident can shut down a production line, remove an important employee from the workforce, and subject the employer to expensive compensation obligations. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for manufacturing job seekers to clearly and objectively showcase their track record of safety. Use these tips to help… Read more »


Spotting Red Flags in Engineering Resumes

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Being able to quickly and reliably eliminate candidates from an applicant pool is an important recruiting skill that doesn’t get its due credit. But if you can read a resume and know – off the bat – the candidate is not right for the job, it saves you time, money, and creates a more reliable… Read more »


Is Top Manufacturing Talent Getting Harder to Find?

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The manufacturing sector has had a good year. After many forecasted that this year would see as much as a 4.6 percent rise in revenue growth, those projections have largely panned out, and have not been focused in any one industry. That would seem to be good news, but growth is only a positive when… Read more »


Why You Should Play it Safe on Social Media

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10 years ago, social media barely existed, and now it seems to have worked its way into every corner of our lives. In a lot of ways this is a good thing, as we are now more connected and up-to-date than we have ever been before. But it would be shortsighted to say that social… Read more »