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Blog: Employers are Their Own Worst Enemy in the Battle for Talent

I have been a recruiter for more than 25 years, the past 23 as the president of Diversified Industrial Staffing. In that time, I have seen a lot of hiring cycles, shifts in unemployment, a...
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Blog: Invest in People, Robots to Better Manufacturing

Manufacturing production in the U.S. is estimated to grow 2.8 percent from 2018-2022 (a faster increase than other segments of the general economy), and manufacturing continues to have an outsized influence on regional economies. Longstanding...
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Blog: Occasionally Unproductive Employees and the Johari Window

Have you ever worked with a co-worker who, on occasion, acts in an unproductive or self-defeating way? Often, they seem oblivious to their behavior — it’s like they cannot help themselves.

Blog: The Future of Manufacturing — Three Major Shifts Are Upon Us

Recently, I was fortunate to see a speech from futurist Peter Diamandis. He spoke about what the future world of work would be like, and specifically talked about the workforce within manufacturing. It’s about to be transformed.

Blog: The Revenge of Employees, Ghosting Employers is New Norm

From the days of Ebenezer Scrooge to Bill Lumbergh in “Office Space,” employers are typically portrayed in fiction as having the upper hand in the employer-employee relationship. For most employees, they feel that fiction is their sad reality.

Blog: How We See the World is How We Manage our Company

As good leaders and managers within our businesses, we make hundreds of decisions each day. Those decisions typically revolve around strategy, execution, cash, and people.

Blog: Fail Forward Into Success

Success has many different definitions.

BLOG: Q1 2018 to be Strongest Hiring Boom in 10 Years

Nineteen percent of 11,500 U.S. employers have reported that they plan to add employees in Q1 2018, the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook in 10 years, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released in Dec. 2017.

The Great American Employment Disconnect — Simple Math, Right? 

As of June 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there is a record 6.2 million job openings nationwide. It's the highest number since the Labor Department began tracking job postings in 2000.

BLOG: The Human Side of Customer Service

Recently, a major airline (United Airlines) garnered world-wide attention because it had a passenger (i.e. a paying customer) forcibly removed from an overbooked flight. Almost immediately, the video shot by fellow passengers showing the incident went viral.