Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring for Empathy

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A valuable soft skill, empathy is the ability to recognize the way a co-worker is feeling and understand what they are going through. This skill allows your employees to work well together through respect for each other’s work methods. Why is this important? Everyone is a little different in the way they approach assignments, problem… Read more »

Are You Struggling to Find Qualified Light Industrial Talent?

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You need the right light industrial workers to get the job done. If you’re currently working with a skeleton crew, this can diminish your employee productivity and output. Plus staff tasked with operating skilled tools and machinery can’t do their jobs adequately and safely when overworked. But what can you do when you need additional… Read more »

Keeping Your Employees Safe on the Job

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June is National Safety Month—and for light industrial workers, safety is a workplace necessity. You can keep your employees safe and productive with a strategy that includes top safety recommendations. Seven safety practices to enforce in your workplace Consider incorporating any of the following into your safety regulations for light industrial workers: Provide adequate training…. Read more »

How Can You Prevent a Poor Hiring Decision?

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Your employees are the fuel that keeps your company’s “pistons” pumping. So it’s critical to get the right talent in place. Good hiring decisions add to the productivity and positive energy of your team, and help move everyone—and everything—ahead. In contrast, bad hiring decisions can negatively impact not just one position, but the performance of… Read more »

The Benefit of Hiring Employees Who Need Training

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When hiring workers, does experience always trump ambition? For many employers, the answer is no. A candidate may have years of experience in a particular role but, in some cases, many of the key skills needed can be learned in a few short months. And candidates who are ready and willing to learn can be… Read more »

Evaluating a Candidate’s Soft Skills

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Candidates need technical skills and education to qualify for a job, but it’s the extras that make the difference. A positive attitude, effective communication, a strong work ethic, emotional intelligence and more are high on the soft skill must-have list. These are what set a good employee apart from a great one. So when you’re… Read more »

Prevent Burnout From Spiraling Out of Control

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Job-related stress and overwork can lead to employee burnout. This is a serious problem as it impacts your workers’ health, but also your staffing level—and burnout can lead to turnover. To maintain a full, healthy and highly productive staff, it’s a good idea to help your employees avoid on-the-job burnout. Red-flag indicators How do you… Read more »

How to Identify High-Potential Employees

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Top leaders know the value of finding and hiring the best-of-the-best employees. Having innovative and hardworking staff gives your business competitive advantages to rise above others in your industry. You’ll realize increased productivity, greater creativity and collaboration, and a stronger end product—all of which leads to satisfied customers. Use these tips to identify top performers… Read more »

How to Hire When Recruiting is a Challenge

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Staffing can be difficult. It takes time to find the right talent to match well with your unique business needs and company culture. But it’s important to find the right employees because the quality of your hiring choices makes or breaks the success of your business. So, what can you do to hire the best-matched… Read more »