Get Out and Go for a Walk at Lunch

It’s midday. You’re hungry and tired. Should you grab something to eat and crash in the break room? Or should you try to fit in some exercise? Explore that second option and get out and go for a walk at lunch!  The Benefits of Walking at Lunch Log Your Exercise  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get at least… 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 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 »

Are You Bringing Your Personal Problems Into Work?

Management is a challenging job. And, sometimes, when you are having a bad day (or a bad month), it’s easy to bring your problems into work. However, as a supervisor, you need to be a stronger person. Check out these tips for successfully navigating the personal/professional balancing act.     Signs You ARE Bringing Your Personal Problems into Work  Do you think you are doing a decent job of staying professional? Here are five symbols… Read More »

Do You Hire the Under-Qualified Candidate Who Is Extremely Motivated?

With ongoing low unemployment rates, your organization may be having trouble filling open spots. So, what should you do with an under-qualified candidate who is exceptionally motivated? Should you hire, or should you pass? The correct answer depends on the applicant as well as your company’s needs. Here’s a quick overview.  When TO Hire an Under-Qualified Candidate When You Realize Your Expectations Are Too High Sometimes, businesses become overzealous when writing job descriptions. This can lead to a situation… Read More »

How to Avoid Getting the Flu This Winter

It’s a fact. Coughing, sneezing, aching, chills, and an upset tummy are no fun. So, what can you do to increase your chances of staying healthy this season?   Get a Flu Shot   According to WebMD, signing up for a flu shot is “the No. 1 thing you can do to prevent the flu.” Are you worried about… Read More »

5-Minute Meditations at Work for Your Most Stressful Days

Most of us have experienced one of THOSE days at work. Your stress level is through the roof, there’s no end in sight, and you can’t seem to calm yourself down. When this happens, have you considered meditation?   Maybe you think meditation is too time–consuming, too difficult or just not for you? Well, think again. Did you know you can meditate in as little as five… Read More »

Make Sure There’s a Path for Your Temporary Workforce to Become Permanent

Does your company use temporary workers? Do any of your temps ever become permanent employees? If you answered, “No,” you probably are putting your business at a disadvantage.  Here are three reasons why advancing temps to full-time positions is a smart business strategy.   Inspire Your Workforce As organizational consultant, Simon Sinek writes in his book, Start with Why, “Average companies give their people something… Read More »

Recognizing Burnout: How to Know When You’re Stretching Your Employees Too Thin

Sometimes business gets crazy and you need to ask more from your workers than you usually do. This may be the result of a busy season, budget cuts or staff shortages. In the short term, this can be a chance for your team to rise to the occasion. However, over a longer period, overwhelming workloads… Read More »

What It Takes to Become a Machine Operator

Are you thinking about working as a machine operator? Would you like to know more about what this job involves? Here is a brief overview to help you decide if this career is right for you. What Does a Machine Operator Do? Machine operators set up, operate, maintain and repair a variety of computer-controlled and… Read More »