Forklift Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life!

Because forklifts weigh at least 9,000 pounds, they’re extremely dangerous. Forklifts can move at 18 miles per hour, have one set of brakes, and are hard to stop. Since the weight of a forklift is unevenly distributed, it’s more difficult to drive and operate than a vehicle. Making mistakes while operating a forklift can lead… Read More »

6 Management Mistakes You’re Overlooking

As a manager, your responsibilities keep you busy. In many cases, you may be so busy completing your tasks that you forget to focus on important areas of your job. Perhaps you don’t openly communicate with your team, know what motivates individual members, or lead by example. If so, you want to be aware of… Read More »

Most Common OSHA Questions & Answers

As a manufacturing or light industrial employer, you’re probably required by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to have a safety and health program. This type of program can significantly reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and alleviate the financial burden on employers. Because employee safety and health are… Read More »

Get Your Resume in Front of Employers with These 5 Tips

Having a hiring manager look at your resume is one of the first steps in finding a job. With increasing competition, it’s important that your resume stands out and shows why the manager should call you to set up an interview. Implement these five tips to increase the odds of getting your resume in front… Read More »

Does Your Resume Do Your Professional Skills Justice?

Your resume needs a concise skills section so a hiring manager can determine the value you may create for an employer. With the limited time they have to see whether you might be a good fit for a position, you need to clearly show why you’re most qualified and should be called in for an… Read More »

3 Building Blocks to a Solid Manufacturing Career

The workforces at many manufacturing facilities are aging. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day. This creates an abundance of openings in senior roles waiting to be filled by younger workers. If you want to be one of those employees moving up the corporate ladder,… Read More »

Dress to Impress – What to Wear to an Interview 101

How you dress for an interview says a lot about you. Because your image is your personal brand, you want to stand out and be memorable for the right reasons. Since the first impression determines how the hiring manager emotionally reacts to you, it can be the deciding factor between whether you’re offered a job… Read More »

Is Your Company Experiencing Growing Pains? 3 Ways to Combat Them.

Every business goes through growing pains. No matter the size of the company, problems always will exist. However, early-stage companies tend to feel more pressure than later-stage ones because there typically are fewer resources at their disposal. Because you need to work on your business to help it expand, here are three ways to combat… Read More »

Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read More »

The 5 Keys to Job Success

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read More »