How to Get the Most Out of Your Manufacturing Team in an Increasingly Automated World

While automation has taken over some jobs, in many ways it opens new opportunities. Getting your team to recognize this fact can be the key to getting the most out of them on the job. Here’s what you need to know about successfully integrating your talented manufacturing team and the latest technology. Develop a Transition… Read More »

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 »

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 »

What to Look for When Hiring Skilled Trade Workers

  Hiring in the skilled trades has become increasingly competitive. Whether you’re looking for a qualified electrician, machinist or welder, locating the right candidates has become more difficult throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world. Despite the competition, however, your company doesn’t have to settle for mediocre candidates. Instead, companies can adjust their… Read More »

Toolbox Talk: Implementing PPE Policies

Personal protective equipment (PPE) policies focus on helping your staff stay safe from injury and illness caused by exposure to certain hazards. PPE is equipment workers wear to minimize exposure to hazards. It includes items like respirators, gloves, aprons and protective eyewear. While most workers agree that PPE is a good common sense tool to… Read More »