Why Getting Frustrated at Work Could be Great for Your Creativity

We typically associate frustration at work with a roadblock; something is standing in the way of a goal. It could be a bad boss, outdated tools, poor processes, nasty colleagues, difficult employees or any number of frustrations. However, if you flip the script on frustration, you can actually use it as a catalyst for creativity.   The Unplayable Piano… Read More »

5 Tips to Retain Your Top Employees

When most people think about the war for talent, they think about fighting it out with competitors for top candidates. However, the war could be closer than you think. Employee retention is the keystone of the recruitment puzzle. It’s simple—if you can retain your best people, you don’t have to replace them and you can… Read More »

How to Attract New Skilled Trades Candidates During a Labor Shortage

Due to the well-documented labor shortage across the country, it has never been more challenging to find skilled trades candidates for your open roles. This means conducting recruiting business as usual isn’t going to be enough. If you’re looking to attract high-quality candidates for your skilled roles, follow these strategies. Conduct Multi-Day Job Fairs Single-day… Read More »

How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

Resigning from your job means you’re ready to move on. You may even be tempted to put your feet up and ride out your two weeks, or tell everyone what you actually think about them.  No matter how much you want to do these things—don’t. You may need references from former bosses or colleagues in… Read More »

How Many Times Should I Follow Up After My Job Interview?

The worst part of any job search is the waiting time between interviews and offers. Landing a great job is important to you, and lack of information flow can cause extreme stress. Following up with hiring managers is necessary, but how much should you follow up and how often? The right follow-up approach is important… Read More »

How to Keep Your Workers Safe in Hot Weather

  Summer is finally here! Before heading off on vacation to the beach or campground, it’s important to prepare your outdoor workers for the transition to heat and humidity. Working even just a few hours in extremely hot temperatures can lead to dangerous illness and even death. There’s good news, though: heat-related emergencies can be… Read More »

3 Ways to Ace Every Job Interview!

  No matter what you do for a living, job interviews are the most important meetings you’ll ever attend. It is important to prepare and give the right impression, as a single interview could change the trajectory of your career. Use these three tips to ace every job interview and take the next step in… Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Daily Work Routine

Do you often feel like there are not enough hours in the workday to get your tasks done? While you can’t add more time to the day, you can improve your work routine to maximize the time you do have. Optimize Your To-Do List Each morning, make a list of the tasks you must complete… Read More »

What Should Your General Labor Resume Look Like?

As a laborer, you might not think too much about your resume. However, that resume is the first thing potential employers see when you apply for a job. You want your resume to be modern, easy-to-read and to make the case that you deserve an interview. Competition for labor jobs is fierce, and you can’t… Read More »

5 Ways to Make a Positive First Impression in Your Job Interview

  Preparing for a job interview requires you to research, practice and prepare. However, before you ever get a chance to show off that preparation, your interviewer will have already judged you based on their first impressions. You only get one shot at making a great impression, so stay focused on these five tips to… Read More »