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Posted 04/30/2014

Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover

Not only does employee turnover hurt your operation and productivity, but it can also impact employee morale on the line.  High turnover impacts your bottom line due to possible lost orders, downtime and increased hiring and training costs. HR resource website TLNT compiled tips to reduce employee turnover from staffing industry experts. Invest in your workforce. Industry experts advise that this should not be just about compensation, but also about growth opportunities, training and development and fostering the ability to “stretch” into new roles and responsibilities. Collect employee input. Do you regularly ask for your employees’ feedback? Do you have…
Not only does employee turnover hurt your operation and productivity, but it can also impact employee morale on the line.  High turnover impacts your bottom…
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Posted 04/21/2014

Creating a Great First Week for a New Hire

“For new hires, the first day on the job can feel like they’re at the foot of a mountain about to take the first step up a ridiculously tall peak like Kilimanjaro or Everest,” writes Ryan Sanders on HR resource site TLNT. Isn’t that true! As managers we have experienced the nerves and anxiety of starting a new job at a new company. As we hire new employees into our operation, what steps can we take to make that first week as a ‘new hire’ easier: A tour. A tour should not just include the location of the bathrooms, lockers…
“For new hires, the first day on the job can feel like they’re at the foot of a mountain about to take the first step…
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Posted 04/16/2014

Retention Tips for Managers

Forbes Magazine recently published “6 Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You” by Louis Efron.  In his article he shares tips to help managers retain top talent.  With our own local market tight for skilled employees, retaining the employees we have, especially the good ones, is very important. So what should managers know? Have and share a vision. Managers should not confuse financial goals with a long-term vision. Connect the employee’s work with the big picture. The Forbes article sites a Gallup employee engagement survey question, “The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important.” Their…
Forbes Magazine recently published “6 Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You” by Louis Efron.  In his article he shares tips to help managers retain top…
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Posted 04/14/2014

Strengthen Your Employer Brand with a Compelling Origin Story

How did your company get started? Why? What problem was the owner or founders trying to solve or what need did they wanted to meet? Are there any unique or personal elements to the start up? These are all questions that can be answered via a company origin story. Mr. David Lee of recruiting news site Ere points to a compelling origin story as a key to strengthening your employer brand when recruiting. Mr Lee writes, “What is an Origin Story? It’s far more than a fact-filled documentary about how and when your organization got started. It’s not the workplace…
How did your company get started? Why? What problem was the owner or founders trying to solve or what need did they wanted to meet?…
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Posted 04/02/2014

New Tactics for Better Manufacturing Recruiting

“Today’s high-tech manufacturing jobs require employees to be computer savvy, able to multi-task, and able to transfer seamlessly between production processes. Recruiters for these manufacturing jobs thus need to revamp their mentality and methods in attempting to fill these positions” writes Michelle Benjamin for ThomasNet News.  The article gives several tips for reaching high-potential, qualified candidates. Where is your talent pool? Today’s manufacturing jobs are high-tech, STEM heavy.  If you do not already have a relationship or partnership with local community colleges and technical programs, you should.  This is a great opportunity to not only interact with potential candidates right…
“Today’s high-tech manufacturing jobs require employees to be computer savvy, able to multi-task, and able to transfer seamlessly between production processes. Recruiters for these manufacturing…
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Posted 03/24/2014

Increasing Your Referrals: “Friends of the Firm”

How often have you been forwarded a new job opening from a friend asking if you “know of anyone good”?  This is happening more often as leaders with positions to fill turn to trusted, well-respective professional and industry friends, family and vendors to help fill positions in today’s tight hiring environment. A recent article on recruiting resource site ERE by Dr. John Sullivan calls this “Friends of the Firm Referrals”.  Employee referral programs have been a mainstay for years, but non-employees can also be a valuable source. Dr. Sullivan writes of the benefits of recognizing this recruiting channel and gives…
How often have you been forwarded a new job opening from a friend asking if you “know of anyone good”?  This is happening more often…
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