Employers

Succeeding in the workplace isn’t just about having the necessary skills and abilities. If you aren’t a good communicator, no one will want to do business with you. At HCR, we’re passionate about helping job candidates learn to be expert communicators so they can rise through the career ranks. Here are our tips for speaking… Read more »

Are you a leader? You might say you’re not if you don’t supervise anyone at work. But leadership is about a lot more than just being the boss. It’s about being an example to your coworkers. And who knows? Play your cards right and your leadership skills may one day lead you to a supervisory… Read more »

The end of the year means colder weather, holiday parties, and the dreaded annual review. And while you might be excited about securing a salary bump, the odds of you landing a raise will likely plummet if you say the wrong thing during this crucial meeting. Here are some conversational tactics to avoid during your… Read more »

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 »