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How to Avoid a Bad Hire: Recruiting Tips To Transform Your Hiring Process

All organizations have experienced the effects of a bad hire at some point, and managers likely know how disruptive and expensive it can be when the wrong candidate is chosen for a key position. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through actionable steps that will help you improve your recruitment process. Let’s get started! […] Read Article “How to Avoid a Bad Hire: Recruiting Tips To Transform Your Hiring Process”

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How a Lack of Workers is Causing Wage Inflation in a Time of High Unemployment

If you look at the monthly data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you might think that businesses have eager candidates lining up at the door to fill any job vacancy that becomes available. The reality for most companies is very different. Despite high unemployment rates, organizations all over the U.S. are struggling to […] Read Article “How a Lack of Workers is Causing Wage Inflation in a Time of High Unemployment”

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Increased Demand Fueling Wage Increases for Truck Drivers

While most industries have managed to spring back into action despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing far-reaching disruption, the effects of social distancing and lockdowns are still seen in many sectors. The shipping and transportation sector was slowed down to a steady crawl in 2020 as social distancing and lockdowns hit, and as the industry has […] Read Article “Increased Demand Fueling Wage Increases for Truck Drivers”

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Staffing Trends within the Automotive Industry

As we investigate the future of the automotive industry, it’s clear with technology developing and changing, the industry will continue to evolve with this impact. With additions such as automation, electric vehicles and many other automotive-related updates, the industry will continue to adjust and adapt. Massive technology-driven disruption, intensified by COVID-19, has accelerated the pace […] Read Article “Staffing Trends within the Automotive Industry”

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Upcoming Minimum Wage Changes and How They Could Impact Your Business

In 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill called the “Raise the Minimum Wage Act”, which would lift federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. What would this mean for our economy? How are independent, publicly traded companies dealing with this? Let’s take a look.  Minimum Wage Plans  The federal minimum wage currently sits at $7.25 […] Read Article “Upcoming Minimum Wage Changes and How They Could Impact Your Business”

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What will President Trump’s executive order mean for recruiting and hiring?

The executive order is set to replace the CARES Act. You’ve probably seen the headlines—some covering the roadblocks this order could face—so we won’t spend too much time here. The most relevant point related to the labor market is this: The executive order does not include one-time stimulus checks for employed and unemployed individuals (they […] Read Article “What will President Trump’s executive order mean for recruiting and hiring?”

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Integration vs. Orientation: How to Make New Hires Successful

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. – Benjamin Franklin. This quote greets visitors to the training center at our corporate offices. I am spending the week with a group of new hires in our quarterly Technical Recruiter training class. I am always struck by this quote […] Read Article “Integration vs. Orientation: How to Make New Hires Successful”

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Knowing How To Win and Learning How To Lose

Recruiting is like baseball; hit the ball with a small wooden bat 33% percent of the time and you are an all-star. You might fail the other 67% of the time but it will be your failures that you’ll learn from and eventually drive your success. Everybody wants to win and while winning isn’t everything […] Read Article “Knowing How To Win and Learning How To Lose”