Toward the end of 2013 it was predicted that manufacturing companies would be trying to fill over 230,000 new jobs in 2014. It is also believed that this number will continue to grow over the next few years. Why is the hiring in American manufacturing so urgent right now? Here are a few of the… Read more »

Wading through dozens if not hundreds of applications for just one position can be daunting. When you need to add a new member to your team you need to spend hours focusing on candidate background and matching them to your needs. There are a lot of things that contribute to not finding a good candidate… Read more »

Most new staffers, especially if they’ve never been in any kind of hiring/recruiting related field, begin their duties harboring only the loftiest assumptions about their fellow man. Since we all know a friend in need is a friend indeed, the new staffer receives calls and visits from ‘friends’ all day, friends in need of what… Read more »

In late 2013 industry analysts believed that manufacturing would experience growth in the following year. As this has proven to be true so far, many companies are still concerned about where to find qualified candidates for their open positions. In light of the skills gap and the need for more advanced technology training, how are… Read more »

(This article first appeared on StaffingTalk.com.) There are probably lots of more difficult, more stressful, and more thankless jobs, but one thing’s for sure – there’s no job on the planet quite like staffing. It’s hard enough to meet and exceed the expectations of one set of customers, something every for-profit company is required to… Read more »

As a business owner or manager you understand that manufacturing isn’t just made up of unskilled general labor employees. Many of the positions you fill are very demanding and require a specialized skill set and experience. So how do you attract talent for these hard to fill positions? Here are a few tips that can… Read more »

Like it or not, often the quickest way to an entry-level position that doesn’t require you to ask, “Do you want fries with that?” is through a temp agency. Get placed, keep your nose clean for at least 90 days (sometimes longer), and you could be some company’s newest full-time employee, hopefully with benefits to… Read more »

There are two major problems facing the American workforce. One is the so-called “skills gap” where employers are unable to find experienced individuals for their open positions. The other is the high unemployment rates for veterans. Since September 11th, 2010 the unemployment rate for recent veterans has been steady at around 10%. This is higher… Read more »