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You know when you’re short on staff, it negatively impacts productivity. However, being short-staffed also leads to safety concerns. When you have several open positions on your team, it leaves lots of room for error, it makes people feel rushed and forces them into double-duty, increasing the odds that someone will get hurt. Short Staff’s… Read more »

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Does it seem like all the great light industrial workers in Houston are going to other companies? Hiring great people in today’s market can be a challenge, but if you feel like you’re constantly losing out on great people, it’s time to take a good hard look at your hiring process to understand why candidates… Read more »

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The holiday season is upon us. This is also the time of year when companies have to juggle scheduling to cover employee vacations and review their budgets. Most job seekers know this and believe it is a waste of time to keep their search going full force in November and December. However, this is actually… Read more »

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When you think about a traditional “career,” you probably picture working a full-time job and moving up the ranks at the same organization for several decades. However, we live in a new era where there is nothing “traditional” about career paths. Today, people prioritize flexibility, growth and long-term development over punching a clock at the… Read more »

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All of us are prone to taking shortcuts from time to time. We might cross between intersections or take back roads to shorten our drive in an effort to find a faster way to do things. However, taking shortcuts on the job increases everyone’s exposure to risk and undermines an organization’s carefully planned safety policies…. Read more »

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No matter how effective you are as a recruiter, there will come a time when an order is extremely difficult to fill. Perhaps all of your best people are on assignment. Maybe the job order requires a specific skill that your team doesn’t normally recruit for. Or perhaps the market is just experiencing a dry… Read more »

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Industrial employers have gotten used to being in the mode of “always hiring.” It is difficult to find and keep great people in today’s market, and there is always a need for supplemental and seasonal temporary staff. Given the hectic schedule of an industrial hiring manager, it’s easy to forget that candidates are evaluating you… Read more »

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As a staffing professional, you hate to say no. Turning down business means turning down revenue and possibly fracturing relationships with great clients. However, when you get orders that fall outside your specialty, you also find yourself in a pickle. It’s difficult to recruit for positions in an area where you don’t have a network… Read more »

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A hiring manager can tell from your previous job titles what you did in the past. However, your “work experience” is about more than your job titles and skill sets. It’s also about the situations you faced on the job and how those experiences have shaped you as an employee today. As you move through… Read more »

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Many companies believe high turnover is just part of the cost of doing business today. However, when you find a top-performing employee, you want to do everything you can to keep them. If you have noticed your best people aren’t sticking around, use these strategies to improve satisfaction and turn the tide. Conduct Both Exit… Read more »