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How to Launch a Career in the Skilled Trades Field

Skilled trades are labor jobs which require specific training, but usually not a bachelor’s degree. Often these careers are viewed as physically demanding, yet this is not always the case. However, they do require strong problem-solving skills and creative thinking. Examples include construction managers, auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, crane operators, electricians, welders and CNC machine [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency to Get Hired

Perhaps you have never considered looking for a job through a staffing service, but you should consider it.  Many people don’t realize there is no cost to them to get a job through a staffing agency and there are many advantages. The fact is, a staffing service can provide a distinct advantage in your employment [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Best Practices to Get Employers to Notice Your Resume

The job search is on. Your resume is written and perfected, you dutifully sent out dozens of copies … and all you hear is crickets. What went wrong? First, don’t get discouraged too easily. Industry estimates vary, but in some markets, less than 2 percent of applicants are called for an interview. However, if your [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Five Ways to Be a Better Team Manager

Being a manager can include lots of perks – a bigger office, more money, greater flexibility, more prestige and even bonuses. It is fun to focus on the benefits and easy to forget that managers carry an incredible amount of responsibility. In a 20-year study published in 2015, Gallup reported that “managers account for at [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Strategies to Increase Employee Retention

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive to businesses. To reduce employee turnover, managers must address why their employees want to leave. According to a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review, “In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Engage With Millennial Employees

The May 2013 edition of Time Magazine splashed the title Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation across its cover to address the stereotypes of a group often labeled as overindulged, narcissistic and “trophied.” But, like it or not baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are here to stay. As of 2015, millennials became the most [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You Effectively Engaging With Your Employees?

In First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman argue, “… if employees’ relationship with their managers is fractured, then no amount of perks will persuade employees to perform at top levels.” It seems to be a universal truth. Workers will achieve more if they like and respect their boss. This is easier [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Social Media Will Help You Find Your Next Job

Fast food giant McDonald’s made headlines recently when it rolled out a plan to recruit millennial workers using Snapchat, Spotify and Hulu. According to senior director of HR for McDonald’s USA, Jez Langhorn, “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to find job seekers.” (ERE Recruiting Intelligence, 2017) This is a far cry from [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Employee|0 Comments

Top Tips To Retain Your Top Employees

It’s no surprise to any employer that turn-over is expensive. Industry estimates vary replacement costs from 30-50 percent of an entry-level worker’s annual pay up to 400 percent of a highly specialized employee’s salary. (ERE Media, 2015 – https://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/what-was-leadership-thinking-the-shockingly-high-cost-of-employee-turnover/ ). That’s money that no business wants to lose. There is good news though. Being proactive [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments