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  Shipping and receiving workers are critical parts of many light industrial manufacturing and warehouse environments. They ensure that incoming items are properly received and stored, and outgoing products are correctly packaged and prepared for shipment. Without shipping/receiving positions, operations would grind to a halt in many environments. This means there are usually opportunities available… Read more »

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Recreational Marijuana   To ensure the safety of our employees, The Advance Group remains committed to a Drug Free Workplace. As such, neither the recreational or medical use of marijuana on or off duty will be accommodated. A confirmed positive marijuana drug test will establish use or “under the influence” and is grounds for immediate… Read more »

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  When you manage an exceptional team, wanting to reward their effort is completely natural. However, many companies can’t afford to spend a bundle on their employees, or even just their top performers. When options like expensive gifts, generous bonuses, or raises aren’t affordable, it can be frustrating. This is especially true if you want… Read more »

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  If a landing a new job is one of your goals for the upcoming year, why not get a head start on your resolutions and land one before 2019 begins? There are many light industrial opportunities available with some of the area’s leading companies, and many of them will allow you to start before… Read more »

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  While every job is going to be challenging, at least at times, that doesn’t mean it should feel like a slog each and every day. If even the simplest tasks seem to take an eternity, or like they are harder for you than anyone else in your workplace, it’s possible that it isn’t the… Read more »

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  Even as more companies begin to focus on diversity and inclusion, progress has been incredibly slow going. Many demographics are substantially underrepresented in a variety of fields. Additionally, a significant number of minorities continue to experience bullying and harassment on a regular basis, while others simply don’t feel comfortable in their workplaces. Often, company… Read more »

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  While the holidays are clearly on the horizon, there’s still plenty of time to make a little money before the largest gift-giving season of the year is in full swing. If you are looking for an ideal opportunity, here are five open jobs that are worth exploring. 1. General Labor If you are relatively… Read more »

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  Most managers know an engaged workforce is a productive one. However, crafting an environment where employee engagement is the norm is often easier said than done. In many cases, the majority of any company’s employees aren’t overly engaged. While they may be meeting expectations, few are as enticed and entranced by their work as… Read more »

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  Nearly every manufacturing environment uses a form of hierarchy. Workers report to supervisors, supervisors report to managers, and managers report to senior leaders or company owners. The structure ensures various operations and decisions are handled at the right level, an approach that, when properly implemented, can enhance productivity. Senior leaders aren’t burdened with small… Read more »

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  In every workplace in every industry, conflict is inevitable. Whether there are only two people working together or 200, not everyone will see eye-to-eye on everything. While a little healthy debate can be incredibly beneficial, genuine conflict can be detrimental. It harms productivity, damages morale, and hinders the development of a functional team dynamic,… Read more »