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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 »

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Effectively communicating and following through on workplace safety information is crucial to preventing accidents, injuries and illness. Use these strategies to build stronger communication with your team and promote a culture of safety. Why Communication and Follow-Through Matters to Safety Failing to effectively communicate safety information and procedures as well as failing to follow through… Read more »

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If talented workers were easy to find, nobody would need the services of recruiters. The fact of the matter is good people are hard to find, and this is sometimes true even for the most talented staffing professionals. No matter how great your network, no matter how hard you work, sometimes the right person seems… Read more »

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Every workplace has hazards, but industrial and warehouse environments tend to have more hazards than the average business. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their employees’ health and safety, and that begins with identifying the hazards they may face throughout the day. The Categories of Workplace Hazards There are endless potential hazards in the… Read more »

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Temporary assignments are a great way to get your foot in the door of great employers. Whether you’re switching careers, just starting out in the workforce, getting back into the workforce or between jobs, temporary assignments provide a host of opportunities. But can you turn a temporary assignment into a full-time opportunity? Not All Temporary… Read more »

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No matter what your company produces or what services you provide, your online presence matters when it comes to recruiting great people. There was a time when you could ignore your online presence or when a simple website was enough, but those days are long gone. People rely on the internet to learn about employers… Read more »