You (Yes, YOU!) Can Make Yourself the Best Candidate in Your Field

Many professionals strive to be one of the best at their current workplace. It allows them to excel in their position, achieve recognition, and potentially advance. Plus, being viewed as a top performer can give you job security, as most companies aim to keep their best and brightest on staff. However, by taking the right… Read More »

This Trick Takes the Stress Out of Scheduling

Scheduling can be a contentious issue in any company. Managers often have to balance the organization’s needs with employee availability and preferences. Plus, there can be fluctuating occurrences that have to be addressed, like vacations or extended sick leave, that make maintaining a steady schedule challenging. Finding a way to handle staff schedules in a… Read More »

Work-Life Balance Is Possible (But Not Easy!) for New Parents

Many professionals know someone who seems to have it all together. Maybe it’s a working couple with children who makes it look like juggling their professional and family obligations is a breeze. It could even be images on social media of people living their “best lives,” bouncing from their kids’ soccer games to vacations all… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between MIG and TIG Welding?

If you are thinking about becoming a welder, you might have learned that there is more than one type of welding. Companies may look for candidates with specific welding skills, such as inert metal gas (MIG) or tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding experience or training. By knowing what the difference is between MIG and TIG… Read More »

Is Marijuana and Drug Testing Still Relevant for Your Light Industrial Workforce?

The legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana seems to become more widespread each year. In Michigan, both medicinal and recreational cannabis is legal. In Ohio, medicinal marijuana is legal, while recreational is not. Illinois, a neighboring state, hasn’t legalized either. Since marijuana laws vary dramatically from one state to the next, companies are struggling to… Read More »

Should You List Internships on a Resume?

As you prepare to create or update your resume, you might feel conflicted about what you should or shouldn’t include. If you participated in an internship, you might wonder whether it’s appropriate to list it or, at a minimum, if that’s a wise decision. Luckily, figuring out whether you should include your internships is relatively… Read More »

Ever Consider Working as a Forklift Operator?

For some, the idea of driving a forklift is very enticing. Operating equipment can be delightful as well as part of a lucrative career. If you don’t have any training or prior experience, then you’ll need to take a few steps before you can start a career as a forklift operator. Here’s what you need… Read More »

Are You Offering Paid Sick Leave? (Here’s Why You Should!)

The issue of paid sick leave is a hotly debated one. Companies choose to approach it differently, and some decide not to offer it at all. While it may seem cost-effective to not provide your employees with paid sick leave, that isn’t always the case. There can be ramifications for not making it available. It… Read More »

Start Searching for a Better General Labor Position Now!

Many professionals have vowed to make 2020 the year they find a better job. If you are looking for a new general labor position, now is a great time to launch your search. However, if you want to make progress quickly, you also need to make sure that you are using the right approach. If… Read More »

The Interview Question You Can’t Ask This Year

Many employers are aware that there are specific questions you can’t ask during an interview. Inquiring about a candidate’s citizenship, marital status, gender, national origin, race, and similar protected conditions isn’t just bad form; it’s illegal. However, there is a new trend that raises the number of topics hiring managers can’t broach. An increasing number… Read More »