8 In today’s manufacturing industry there’s an immediate need for highly skilled and highly educated workers who can develop creative ideas, solve complex problems, and deliver innovative products. But these workers are proving to be scarce. Left unresolved, this scarcity will have a huge negative impact on this sector: “over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in
Company potlucks can be a great way to connect with coworkers in a relaxed setting, but the prep can be stressful. Deciding what to make that will be appropriate for the setting and something that appeals to all tastes and dietary needs can be a real challenge. Not to mention finding a recipe that is easy, quick, and relatively foolproof. If your potluck contribution can be a little more interesting than the typical pasta
Body Language During a job interview, applicants are speaking volumes before they say one word. Our appearance is the first thing that employers evaluate. There’s a lot of debate about the degree to which appearance should impact an applicants interview performance, and rightly so. It can be an issue and sometimes, illegal to base too much of an applicant’s value on appearance. While HR managers and experts continue to reflect on how best to incorporate
Attending a job fair is an extremely efficient way to job search. You have access to dozens of potential employers and can get some face to face time with HR managers. It’s also a great place to learn more about what employers are looking for in a particular field and be exposed to new job options and opportunities. When worked effectively, a job fair can yield tons of leads and potentially quick employment. While attending
How to Adopt Neurodiversity in the Workplace By Janine Milne Diversity has ratcheted up the boardroom agenda as companies increasingly recognize the potential that a rich mix of different backgrounds, attitudes, and experiences bring to innovation and decision-making. But most companies are still laggards in the key area of neurodiversity in the workplace, meaning they need to hire more individuals who think differently from one another. According to a recent poll by the Chartered Institute of
How to Make a Good First Impression? First impressions matter. While future interactions can correct impressions or add information, the first impression sticks. When someone meets for the first time, they will remember if how you made them feel and if you meant their expectations. Memorable people often exceed expectation or sorely miss the mark. Our minds tend to remember lousy experiences or exceptional ones. In addition to remembering how they felt around someone new,
A Case for Celebrating Life’s Biggest Moments at Work By Sarah Payne Someone once told me that in life everything seems to stay the same forever…until one day, everything is completely different. I know a little bit about this. Last fall I experienced three major (but happy!) life events. I got engaged, bought a house, and had a baby. I remember the day after I got engaged, we toured the house we would eventually buy.
Tackling the Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Dilemma By Charles Coy There’s a critical skills gap in the manufacturing industry today–over the next 10 years, new employees will be needed for 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, yet 2 million of those roles are expected to go unfilled, according to Deloitte’s U.S. Manufacturers Survey. There’s an immediate need in this industry for highly skilled and highly educated workers that can develop creative ideas, solve complex problems and deliver innovative products.
Social Media Burnout Technology now allows us to be connected or 24/7. The creation of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld wireless devices enables us to access people and information on demand. Social media allows us to stay connected with others and can be an extremely useful tool for networking and maintaining both personal and business relationships. But is all of the input good for us? Maybe not. Just like most other things in life moderation
Are You Ready for an Aging Workforce? By Kim Burmeister Today, older workers continue to participate in the workforce in strong numbers for a number of reasons, including better overall health and the need to build or supplement their retirement income. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers between the ages of 55 and 64 is estimated to climb to 29.3 million by 2020 and make up almost 18% of the