How to Begin Job Hunting After COVID-19 Unemployment

Did you lose your job during the Coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. Millions of people filed for unemployment throughout the spring of 2020. If you’re ready to look for work again, here’s how to begin job hunting after COVID-19 unemployment.  Start Immediately There may not be many positions available now, but don’t use this as an excuse to delay your search. You are wasting valuable time. Instead,… Read More »

3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Having a Rough Time Finding a Job That Fits Your Skill Set?

Unemployment rates have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as a result, landing a job may be more difficult than ever before. If you’re having a rough time finding a position that fits your skill set, don’t panic. Here’s what you can do to overcome this challenging situation.  Focus on Transferable Skills Transferable skills or soft skills can be applied… Read More »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read More »

Do You Hate Your Job Or Hate Working?

You’ve decided you’re unhappy at work. But… do you hate your job or hate working? Before you start looking for something else, you need to figure out what’s wrong.  Signs You Hate Your Job  You dread going to work  You worry about your job during your free time  You repeatedly catch yourself complaining about work  You’ve distanced yourself from your co-workers  You feel frustrated because you wish you liked your job  You’re noticed symptoms of stress such… Read More »

Start Making Connections with Upcoming Graduates

Your company is looking to hire. So, where can you find your next employees? In the rush to post Help Wanted ads, many organizations overlook the potential of connecting with upcoming high school and college graduates.  The Advantages of Recruiting Upcoming Graduates The newest members of the workforce bring a unique set of benefits to the table. These include:  Enthusiasm  Fresh perspectives  Adaptability … Read More »

4 Reasons You Are Afraid to Get a New Job

When you hear the words job search, what comes to mind? Maybe you think EXCITING? But, it’s more likely your one of your first thoughts is SCARY.   However, if deep down, you know your current positions aren’t right, getting a new job IS in your best interest. So, let’s break your fear down. Here are four reasons you are afraid to get a new job and how to fight off your… Read More »

Frustrated by Positions That You Just Can’t Fill?

Your company is looking to fill an open position. You post multiple Now Hiring ads, but you just can’t seem to find the right person. Are you getting frustrated? Before you give up, consider these strategies.     Revisit the Job Description  When hiring, it’s easy to become overzealous in defining the ideal candidate. Take a second look at your job description. Are you being realistic? Or, are you trying to find someone… Read More »

4 Reasons Manufacturing Is a Good Career Choice

Are you trying to decide what you would like to do for a living? Office work? Health care? Skilled trades? How about manufacturing? Although often overlooked, manufacturing can be a good career choice. Here are four reasons why you should consider looking into this field.  Skills Shortages In September 2019, The National Association of Manufacturers reported a record number of 522,000 open jobs. And, according to industry estimates, this number could grow to 2.4… Read More »