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It’s no secret that advances in automation and a digital revolution have altered the manufacturing landscape during the last three decades, in both a literal and figurative sense. Shop floors and distribution centers certainly don’t look the way they used to; compared to a similar scene in 1985, factory floors involve fewer workers, with different… Read more »

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Recruiters can be a valuable resource during your job search, and if you enlist their help, they can often take your candidacy further than you could manage on your own. But recruiters are also very busy, they’re under considerable pressure, they’re fielding multiple candidates and roles at one time, and most important: they work for… Read more »

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You have a nursing position to staff, and several of your candidate selection metrics are concrete and firmly in place. For example, your specialty requirements (geriatrics, cardiac peds, OR) and required years of experience (entry, mid-career, etc) may not be flexible. You may also require certain technical specifications (for example, ecmo proficiency) and education cut-offs…. Read more »

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A safe workplace is an essential aspect of a successful, sustainable company. And if you’re like most managers, you already recognize this. You do everything in your power to respond quickly to safety breaches and oversights, and if your equipment is failing, you replace it before it becomes a hazard. But what about your employees?… Read more »

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Are you struggling with a manufacturing skills gap? Are you facing several unstaffed positions that stand open for week after week and month after month while you sift through candidate profiles that just aren’t a match? Maybe you found and hired a candidate (or three) for a critical open position only to find out within… Read more »

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A growing number of employers are letting go of outdated interview questions and replacing them with more meaningful, open-ended questions that can reveal more about each candidate in a shorter period of time. Some of these are known as “situational” questions, which provide the candidate with a scenario she may encounter on the job. The… Read more »

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As a nursing candidate, you have the confidence and experience to field any interview question that comes your way, no matter how tough your interviewer or how in-depth the session. But when the tables are turned, will you be ready to hand you employer the same 3rd degree treatment? Here are a few key questions… Read more »

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Are traditional performance reviews fading in popularity? The answer depends on who you ask. Old fashioned performance review models are pleasing to some HR pros and number crunchers, because they strive to place objective, measurable values on abstractions like performance and growth. Standard reviews also work well for some managers, since they provide a reliable… Read more »

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The manufacturing industry represents a dynamic, innovative, and rapidly-evolving segment of the modern economy, and young people who enter the field right now will shape the growth and direction of tomorrow’s innovations, like 3d-printing, sustainable materials, green technologies and custom product design. But far too often, these young students don’t recognize the benefits of a… Read more »

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Your temporary position wasn’t billed as a permanent or full time opportunity, so as you begin work on your first day, you don’t expect to stay with these employers beyond the end of your contract period. But what if you like it here? What if you feel a connection with your boss and coworkers? What… Read more »