Why manufacturing could be a huge industry for Gen Z workers

Posts by Sherri Seagroves

Why manufacturing could be a huge industry for Gen Z workers

Oct 30, 2019 The manufacturing industry is poised to expand less quickly than previously thought, according to a report from Staffing Industry Analysts in September. According to a recent article, the organization “lowered its forecast for the U.S. industrial staffing segment to 1% expansion in 2019, down from the 4% growth rate projected in April, which…

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Recruitment Technology Increases Demand for Recruiters

The digital landscape and innovative technology have fundamentally changed the way many organizations conduct business. This includes how employers seek out new hires. From artificial intelligence to social media, online job search tools to gamification, these functionalities optimize companies’ ability to attract, engage and nurture candidates for various positions. Most firms are not using these…

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How to Talk to Co-workers About Change

One thing that my company knows a lot about is change. From moving our location, to fighting cancer, divorce and death, we’ve learned to adapt to change. When your company is experiencing change, you may need to talk to your co-workers and other individuals with whom you are close, in order to process what is…

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How to assess candidates with transferable skills, but no industry experience

Employers by and large concur: When it comes to hiring, an ideal candidate is one with experience. However, there’s something else business owners also agree upon – experience isn’t everything, especially when job candidates bring other desirable qualities to the table. According to findings from the 2018 MRINetwork Performance Management Study, close to 80 percent of…

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Why personality tests and analytics aren’t everything

I’ll be the first to admit that hiring is difficult, even when I hire for my own recruiting firm. What’s the old adage, ‘the cobbler’s children have no shoes?’ That’s often true for owners of recruiting firms trying to hire their next rock star. We can find top talent for our clients, but finding talent…

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Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent.  In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin…

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Leveraging Your Strengths to Maximize Leadership Potential

Leveraging Your Strengths to Maximize Leadership Potential Everyone is born with certain innate talents, capabilities and strengths that make them who they are, many of which are characteristic of leadership. Be it attention to detail, critical thinking, attentiveness, or clearly explaining complicated concepts, there’s no one else quite like you, to paraphrase Fred Rogers. Leveraging…

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Interview Tips

We recognize that interviewing often causes stress and anxiety and typically not something you do very often. Our job as recruiters is to help you prepare for the interview so you and the hiring official can determine if this opportunity is right for you. Our list of preparation tools is comprised from feedback we’ve directly…

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Things Bosses Do That Make Employees Stay!

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving. Here are a few ways to ensure your employees are loyal to the company and you as a manager. Recognize contributions and reward good work. Productivity per hour increases when employees work a reasonable 40 hour work week. Managers need to communicate…

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