Tips for Eliminating Stress in the Workplace

Is it possible to do everything that needs to get done and still have energy left over after work? How do you keep cool under so many demands? The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a… Read more »

Interview Tip: Avoiding Cultural Noise Bias

When it comes to job hunting, most would agree that interviews can be nerve-wrecking. While meeting complete strangers you are expected to  dress for success, be informed, and sell yourself (but not too much). Your main goal is to land a job, so it makes sense to answer interview questions according to what the interview want’s to… Read more »

4 Steps to a Rockstar Injury Prevention Program

In a fast-paced industrial work environment, workplace safety is a number one priority. In order to prevent/reduce workplace injuries, it is best practice to maintain a thorough Injury Prevention Plan (IPP). Regardless of company size or industry, all employers should have some sort of structured plan. Confused on where to start? According to OSHA, a… Read more »

Tips to Get the Most out of your Recruiter

As a job seeker, there is nothing more frustrating than a bunch of closed doors. The rise of job boards and online recruitment platforms has made it easy to apply to jobs, but what about the rest of the hiring process? Whether you are applying to an employment agency or directly with a company, a recruiter is… Read more »

Leave a Job on Bad Terms? Here’s How to Handle Your Next Interview.

Picture this: you are interviewing for a new job and despite the typical nerves, its going well! Just as your confidence starts to rise, the dreaded question is asked: ” Why did you leave your last job?” Most interview questions are constructed to better understand you, your experience, and what skills you bring to the… Read more »

Tips to Combat High Turnover in a Tough Job Market

In this tough labor market, it is more crucial than ever to retain talent. Hiring new staff takes a large toll on company resources. If you have a strong relationship with a reputable employment agency, you may not be contributing to the up-front costs of advertisements and screening. However,  you are investing time to properly train… Read more »

3 Tips for Success at your New Job

Once you accept a new job, you may feel like you are on “trial” during what most in Human Resources realm would call a “probationary period”. Spoiler alert… that’s because you are! During that time, the employer and your supervisor are getting to know you: your skill set, quirks, tendencies, priorities, personality, and more! During… Read more »

3 ways to be a valuable employee- zero talent required.

It is a conversation had by employers and hiring managers all over: It is difficult to find good people these days. With the “skills gap” growing larger and larger for manufacturing and skilled trades, employers are considering less-than-qualified candidates for general and managerial roles. How do you get in on that action if you’re one… Read more »

Looking for a promotion or recognition? Avoid THIS phrase at work

There are a few expressions that lead an employee to fall out of grace with management. Usually, the obvious ones become an issue when a pattern is present. These include the common: “I can’t make it in today…” ” I’m going to be late…” or ” … I forgot” True, a scenario where any of… Read more »