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Temporary positions are important in today’s workforce for a variety of reasons. Not only can temp jobs be used to fill in gaps between full-time employment, but certain temporary jobs can even add valuable career experience to your resume. The challenge, in this case, is portraying your temporary employment in a positive light when writing… Read more »

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Maintaining your plant equipment, especially the hardware that is crucial to your company’s day-to-day operations, should be of the utmost concern to any diligent manager. Not only is such equipment vital to the profitability of any manufacturing company, but letting your plant’s equipment fall into a state of disrepair may result in serious workplace injuries…. Read more »

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Even though an internship may not technically be required in the engineering field, depending on your specific industry, it’s still a good idea to complete any engineering internship opportunities you are given during your academic career. Apart from allowing you to develop a feel for the engineering role and its applications on a day-to-basis, an… Read more »

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While the long-term protection, health and physical safety of temporary workers should always be treated as an utmost concern, the responsibility to ensure such qualities does not fall on the shoulders of the employer themselves. Instead, it is a joint responsibility that is shared between the host employer and the staffing agency involved. As such,… Read more »

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Some job seekers approach the application and interview process with the mindset that they are entering into a one-sided system. While this is fine for a passive individual, proactive job seekers must be prepared to engage their interviewer during a process that is equally informative and rewarding to both parties. With that in mind, there… Read more »

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Depending on your specific occupation and industry, workers’ compensation currently exists in one of four forms: wage replacement, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and additional benefits. While such policies are in place to protect the rights of your workers, as well as to ensure their long-term health, workers’ compensation claims are frequently subject to fraud, embellishment… Read more »

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While you’ve been able to stay updated and current on the latest IT trends and innovations thus far, managing a career as an IT manager while still maintaining knowledge about recent software, hardware and computer systems is not an easy task to achieve. In order to make sure that you are up to the challenge,… Read more »

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As an employer, particularly in the manufacturing industry, it’s not uncommon to experience a sudden and substantial upswing in business volume. Whether this occurs due to seasonal trends, evolving partner needs or even a recent employee departure, you may find yourself clamoring to hire some additional resources. This is much easier said than done, however,… Read more »

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Determining whether or not a company’s in-house culture is right for you is never a straightforward process. While you may be able to gain a rudimentary insight into a company’s background, history, mission statement and even their future goals through a simple Internet search, developing a thorough knowledge of a company’s culture – including their… Read more »

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When it comes to your temporary workforce, there are a number of ways in which you can facilitate their day-to-day management and productivity. Although some employers rely on their chosen temporary agency to provide management over temp employees, some prefer to use on-site managerial personnel to ensure effective supervision, team-based cohesion and overall success. In… Read more »