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State of the Labor Market: A Look at the Manufacturing Industry


A quick glance at employment statistics for the manufacturing industry gives the impression that most companies are fully staffed. For example, the unemployment rate for the manufacturing sector was 3.8% as of July 2018, compared with 3.9% for all occupations. Numbers like this imply that employers are having no trouble finding skilled-trade, engineering, and operations… Read more »

Walmart Tests Employee Driven Delivery


In an effort to cut costs and speed up e-commerce fulfillment, Walmart is testing a pilot program that allows employees to deliver online orders on their way home from work. Potentially a win for everyone, the completely voluntary program lets staffers earn extra cash and helps customers receive their orders faster. How It Works Employees… Read more »

When Is The Right Time To Make a Career Move?


Deciding when to make a career move can be tough because the right time is different for everyone. Chances are, if you’re contemplating a job change, you already know the answer. Of course, things aren’t always cut and dry. You might’ve worked with the same team for years and feel nervous to see what else… Read more »

Using Big Data to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency in 2017 (Part 2 of 2)


Last month, we started a discussion on supply chain data and how you might not be effectively using the information at your fingertips. We looked at the 2017 whitepaper “Effectively Managing Big Data in Your Supply Chain” by SaaS logistics TMS platform Keubix, which carefully scrutinized the role of big data in the supply chain…. Read more »

Preparing for the Heat: Understanding Water. Rest. Shade.


For many employees, the temperature outdoors has no impact on the workday, because they’re sit at a desk inside an air-conditioned building. Things are a little different for your team, since most of their work takes place outside. Summer is on the horizon, so it’s time to start preparing for inevitable heat waves. More than… Read more »

Using Big Data to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency in 2017: Part 1 of 2


Chances are, your company has a lot of useful supply chain data that’s not being effectively utilized. On the surface, much of this information may appear irrelevant, but when pieced together with other key stats, it could be used to improve your transportation and logistics processes. “Effectively Managing Big Data in Your Supply Chain,” a… Read more »

How to Tell Your Second-Best Candidate They Didn’t Get the Job


After steering a grueling job search, it’s exciting to finally decide on your top choice. The offer letter is signed and the start date has been set, but there’s still one thing to do before you can relax — let your second-choice candidate know they didn’t get the job. Letting a candidate down is never… Read more »

Recapping OSHA’s Fall Prevention — Putting the 3 Steps Together


Worksite falls happen all too often, which is why we’ve spent the past three months discussing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fall prevention program. In 2013 alone, 35% of all construction fatalities were falls. These accidents are entirely preventable and they need to stop now. Launched on a national level, OSHA’s fall prevention… Read more »

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