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5 Tips For Keeping Your Skilled Tradesmen Happy


The best skilled tradesmen give your company a competitive edge. These gifted workers spent years honing their skills, allowing them to have their choice of employers. If you want to attract top talent — and keep them on staff — you need to treat them right. Cutting corners and doing the bare minimum to get… Read more »

The Top 5 Qualities Good Engineers Have in Common


Engineers can be found in a variety of specialties — i.e., civil, mechanical, electrical — but the good ones share the same fundamental qualities. When hiring a new engineer to join your team, it’s important to look for these core characteristics. Obviously, hiring criteria will vary according to the specific engineering role you’re working to… Read more »

Top 5 Hardest to Hire Skilled Trades Professionals


Filling an open position on your team is never easy, but some skilled trades jobs are harder to hire for than others. The 3.9% unemployment rate, as of December 2018, makes this process even more difficult, as it’s currently a job seeker’s market. Employment for all occupations is expected to grow 7% through 2022, according… Read more »

How to Get the Recognition You Deserve


When you go into the office each day, you roll up your sleeves and get to work. As a result, you’ve accomplished some amazing things for the company lately. These wins make you feel proud, but you’re puzzled by the lack of recognition from your boss and the rest of the team. You don’t do… Read more »

5 Ways You Can Increase Safety on a Tight Budget


You need your team to work hard and meet deadlines, but ultimately, nothing is more important than their health and safety. Job sites are filled with potentially serious hazards, so it’s crucial that all measures are taken to avert these risks. In 2017, 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry… Read more »

How to Manage Conflict Between Employees


Ideally, your employees would be a tight-knit team who always support one another and get along beautifully. However, it doesn’t always go this way. Workplaces are filled with a variety of personalities, and sometimes they don’t mix. Even employees who typically get along have moments of discord they can’t easily resolve themselves. As the boss,… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Getting Your PE


If you’re thinking about earning your professional engineer license, this can be an incredible move for your career. Having this designation to your name can open doors not possible without it. Do note, certification requirements differ by state, so if you decide to take the leap, be sure to get certified in the state where… Read more »

Most In-Demand Skilled Trades in 2019


Skilled trades is a broad field encompassing plenty of talents. From electricians to roofers, this employment category is crucial to society as we know it. If you’re already working a skilled trade or considering pursuing a career in one of these areas, you’re in for a very rewarding experience. Demand for all occupations is projected… Read more »

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 »

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