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 »


Quality Management Issues That Keep You Up at Night

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In a manufacturing or production environment, quality management is typically a top priority. After all, providing a high-quality product secures the company’s reputation as well as impacts the bottom line. However, quality management doesn’t always run smoothly. Certain issues can be particularly troublesome, especially if the company’s culture isn’t willing to embrace a new paradigm… Read more »


5 Things to Look for in an IT Job Offer

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In your pursuit of a new job, it can be tempting to jump at the first offer you receive. This kind of haste, however, is almost always a mistake. Unless you carefully scrutinize the offer and look for several key details, you may be agreeing to take a position that doesn’t adequately value your skills… Read more »


Does Your Hiring Manager Know How to Interview Effectively?

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For companies looking to hire the very best recruits, the job interview is an essential part of the vetting process. But the quality of interview is entirely dependent on the quality of the interviewer. If a hiring manager is not adequately prepared, or asking the wrong questions, companies won’t get an accurate evaluation of the… Read more »


5 Things All Green Job Seekers Must Know

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When commentators talk about green energy and the future of sustainability efforts, they are often foolishly optimistic, or inaccurately pessimistic. The truth of the situation lies somewhere in the middle. Our green future is promising, but there will be lots of setbacks and obstacles along the way. For green job seekers, the conflicting characterization presented… Read more »


What’s the Best Time of Day to Apply for a New Job?

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Most job seekers are aware of the standard tips that can help you land a job, like targeting your resume to the role and the importance of a strong cover letter. But, did you know that the time of day that you choose to apply can impact your rate of success? A study demonstrated that… Read more »


What Makes an Employee Leave a Great Company?

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If you’ve been diligent about building a great company culture and compensation plan, it can be particularly disheartening if a stellar employee decides to seek out opportunities elsewhere. However, the worker’s choice to make an exit might not be a reflection on the company, but on their direct manager. Even in the best of environments,… Read more »


What Engineers Want from Management

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Figuring out exactly what your engineers want from management can feel like a challenge. After all, each person has different priorities, so the number of expectations could add up quickly. However, in most cases, your employees only need a few basic things from leaders in the organization. If you want to meet or exceed the… Read more »