Employers

Achieving a work-life balance with any career can be difficult, but having a family while working can be especially challenging. Rather than let yourself feel overwhelmed, it’s time to get organized and focus on your time management and priorities. Consider these three tips to achieving the best balance between your career and parenthood. Find quality… Read more »

Sometimes, it can seem like you’re working as hard as you can but, despite your best efforts, the people around you seem to be getting ahead in their careers while yours stands still. Of course, you should expect your supervisor will recommend you for a promotion if you’ve earned one. However, if you want to… Read more »

To put it simply, ‘advanced manufacturing’ is the blending of new technology and methods to enhance product design and production to make highly differentiated, affordable and competitive goods. Also called ‘Industry 4.0’, advanced manufacturing is fast becoming the new normal, with manufacturers large and small feeling pressured to implement new methods to raise productivity and… Read more »

Everybody who cares about creating a successful career has the same question: “What do I need to do to stand out?” It’s an excellent question and one you should be asking. Getting ahead does not happen by blending into the crowd or following them where they lead you. It’s about setting yourself apart and charting… Read more »

If you’ve been working hard at your job but aren’t getting the recognition you think you deserve, that can be very frustrating. If you feel you’re worth more than you’re getting, it’s important to get the right people to agree with you. Remember, working hard is an essential factor in being promoted, but it’s not… Read more »

Creating a company culture based on the values and initiatives that you believe in is the most important way to create an environment where your current employees stay and potential new employees want to work. Below are expert ways to make changes – sometimes tough ones – to your company culture that last and improve… Read more »

If you’ve been searching unsuccessfully for a permanent job for what seems like an eternity, the thought of taking on a temporary job has no doubt crossed your mind. But you probably dismissed it quickly as being of no value. After all, the idea of accepting a job that will end shortly is hardly exciting… Read more »

One of the curses of the smartphone is that no matter where you are, it allows you to be somewhere else.  When you’re at home relaxing in your recliner, watching tv, you can scroll through work emails. Conversely, when you’re at work, you can be distracted by any number of apps that keep you from… Read more »

Machinists and machine operators have become harder to find in recent years. Apprenticeship programs, training grounds for machinists that are typically four years (or 8000 hours) in length, have been curtailed or eliminated by many businesses, and a push for high school students to attend four-year colleges, rather than to pursue a trade, has decreased… Read more »

If you’re a baby boomer (born between 1946 and 1955), you probably don’t need to be reminded that your days in the workforce are winding down. Many of you are already retired, and it’s starting to leave a void in businesses that have been counting on you for your leadership. A new generation of leaders… Read more »