5 Top Transferable Job Skills

If you are trying to find a job and you hear someone talk about your transferable skills, you might wonder what that means. It simply refers to all those skills you have developed throughout your life. Some of those skills go back to your childhood, and others you may have acquired from schools and work… Read More »

Safety 101: If You Aren’t Trained, Don’t Do It

Anyone familiar with manufacturing, specifically in a machine shop, will know what a lathe is. It’s a piece of equipment on which you can create round parts from wood or metal. You might also know that with a little time, someone could teach you how to make a few rudimentary parts on that lathe. So,… Read More »

Safety Guide: A Near Miss Could Be an Accident Tomorrow

Call it what you like—a “close call,” “narrow escape,” or “near hit”—a National Safety Council fact sheet refers to it as a “near-miss” and defines it as an “unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so.” The fact sheet goes on to emphasize that it was… Read More »

Struggling to Find Transportation to Your Interview?

One of the most exciting calls a job seeker can get is the one with an invitation to a job interview. It’s a wonderful feeling to know your skills and experience impressed a hiring manager enough to trigger a face-to-face meeting.  But for some candidates, getting invited is a hollow victory. That’s because they don’t own a car, and public transportation isn’t available to the site of the… Read More »

Safety 101: Shortcuts Are Your Worst Enemy

Maintaining a safe workplace can be difficult and confusing. There are regulations and best practices to follow, and it’s up to you to determine which of these makes sense for your facility.  On the other hand, there are plenty of safety shortcuts that can make improvements in your productivity and add to your company’s bottom line. And it’s easy to convince yourself that it’s your responsibility to ensure that your… 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 »

Safety Guide: Avoid the Monkey See, Monkey Do Effect

If an organization is going to develop an effective safety culture, it must start with senior management and extend to the least senior worker. And nowhere along the chain of command is safety more important than with managers on the shop floor.   Why? Because these are the visible leaders of the company, and they have… Read More »

Tips for Working in a Fast-Paced Environment

Many jobs out there exist in fast-paced environments. There’s a hectic flow and a lot of pressure to keep up. Even if you have all the required technical skills, it can still be overwhelming. But If you can handle the stress and figure out some survival strategies, even practicing some ways to get ahead, you’ll… Read More »

Safety 101: Understanding the Risks of Not Following Procedure

A weak health and safety culture can be devastating to you, your employer, your coworkers, and even customers. Remember that your employer has put procedures in place for a reason, with everyone’s health and safety in mind. If you fail to follow a specific process and neglect your responsibilities, you’re putting everyone at risk. Here… Read More »