Are You Prepared to Hire Generation Z?

Generation Z is entering the workforce. Born between 1996 and 2016, these “digital natives” are the first generation to have grown up in a hyper-connected world. Their early perceptions were shaped by the 2009 recession and the recovery that followed, as well as by their easy access to information. Here’s what you need to know… Read More »

Toolbox Talk: Accidents Happen. Here’s How to Minimize Safety Hazards

Safety is a top concern in a number of industries, including manufacturing. Keeping your staff safe involves more than complying with the letter of safety regulations. The safest companies also have a culture that supports and promotes safe practices. Here’s how to build a safety culture that encourages good habits and helps team members keep… Read More »

5 Interview Tips for Skilled Industrial Jobs

You’ve built a great resume that puts your skills and abilities front and center. Now you’ve been offered an interview. How do you ensure you communicate you’re the best professional for the job? Here are five ways to prepare for an outstanding interview for a skilled industrial position. Focus on Accomplishments, Not Duties When asked… Read More »

Are Manufacturing Jobs on the Rise?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its job numbers for January. While unemployment was slightly higher overall throughout the country, several industries bucked the trend, including manufacturing. Manufacturing by the Numbers According to the BLS, the manufacturing sector added 13,000 new jobs in January. Manufacturing of durable goods saw the most job… Read More »

Toolbox Talk: Preventing Forklift Accidents

  Forklift accidents cause nearly 100,000 injuries per year in U.S. workplaces, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). With about 850,000 forklifts currently in use nationwide, this means that 11 percent of forklifts will be involved in an accident on average. Workers who operate forklifts and those who work near forklifts must… Read More »