Evaluating the Interview Process – Attracting Top Talent By The Numbers

Top candidates are typically only on the market for 10 days! In a tight job market applicants have the upper hand when it comes to filling a job posting. This means your organization must be authentic and transparent, look at…

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Surviving the Generation Brain Drain

The Baby Boomers are retiring. While that may seem like good news for subsequent generations looking to capitalize on new opportunities, another outcome has corporations wringing their figurative hands. As older employees pack up their desks to enjoy their sunset…

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Manufacturing’s Next Wave and the Impact on Recruiting Talent

The cost of labor is changing. In the past, companies in many industries saw clear economic advantages to sending labor-intensive processes overseas. But as costs have risen in China and Mexico, technological efficiencies must continue to grow. Organizations that recognize…

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Four Tips to Overcome Low Unemployment in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry has a talent shortage, and it isn’t going away any time soon. Demand for top-tier talent continues to exceed the pool of skilled workers in industries like manufacturing and IT, resulting in many positions going unfilled. The…

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How to Win the Hiring War, Not Just the Battle In Talent Recruitment

Talent recruitment requires long-term strategy. Winning individual hiring battles may offer immediate success and satisfaction as you fill open positions, but an incorrect placement due to lack of established processes can ultimately set your organization back even further than expected….

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The Ricochet Affect NAFTA Changes May Have on Medical Device Manufacturing

All the talk by the Trump Administration regarding unfair trade agreements has put new focus on NAFTA. The ramification of changes in NAFTA are great media fodder for speculating how the price of major consumer goods like automobiles and appliances will be adversely impacted.

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Pulling out of the Paris Accord and the Effect on American Manufacturing

With President Trump announcing his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, many people are wondering how that will affect American manufacturing. The Alliance for American Manufacturing, a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers, has quickly responded. It believes that climate change is real and that manufacturers should do their part to lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our environment.

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Automation – It is affecting the landscape for all job segments!

From driverless cars, to virtual assistants Siri and Alexa, to robotics on the assembly line, rarely does a day go by without news of digitization, artificial intelligence and virtual reality impacting our lives in some way. While it’s a fact that the job market has made remarkable gains in the past year, automation is destined to change nearly everyone’s job in some way in the coming year.

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Linking Production Lines with IT Systems- It’s a Brave New World!

Manufacturers worldwide are weighing the benefits and risks of integrating production lines with corporate data systems as they seek ways to apply new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality. Their objective is to improve quality and embrace…

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