Why Manufacturing Needs Outplacement?

manufacturingWhy manufacturing needs outplacement? More than 12 million Americans work in manufacturing. More than one fifth of U.S. employment is directly or indirectly related to the manufacturing field. And many manufacturing companies face an employee turnover rate of more than 20-30%.

When it comes to Human Resources, manufacturing can be a definite challenge. From dealing with unions to instilling safety regulations, taking care of employees in a factory is incredibly different than taking care of employees in an office. “You spend a lot of time on the floor,” says HR manager Stan Brewer in an article in HR Magazine. “In an office environment, if there’s a problem, employees come to you. In manufacturing, you go to them.”

Beyond the day to day work of HR managers in manufacturing

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Who are Millennials and Why Should I Care?

Who are millennials and why should I care? They attract marketers and recruiters alike. And now, they’re taking over the workforce.

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A Lesson on Leadership from SHRM 2015

buckinghamA baseball team suffers without a good coach. An orchestra falters without a good conductor. A business fails without a good manager. In any group, the quality of leadership determines the quantity of success. And according to author, researcher, and leadership expert Marcus Buckingham, a good leader is paramount to success.

As a keynote speaker at the 2015 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference in Las Vegas, Buckingham highlighted the shift in what leadership means for the modern workplace. He believes that the modern workplace should stop focusing on the best leadership and instead focus on what the best leaders do.

Then what do the best leaders do? Most importantly, they communicate – especially with their team members. Buckingham emphasized the importance of a leader regularly “checking in”

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Forget The Binders, Open a Laptop and Learn Online

When was the last time you saw a binder?  Maybe one was sitting on your desk between one of those pink “While You Were Out” message slips and a wildly blinking phone indicating that you had multiple voice mail messages.

There was a time when most training and education programs were built around binders, those three-ringed, firm book frames that all-too-often filled a shelf and gathered dust.  We took them home like souvenirs from seminars.  Even college courses featured corresponding binders in which you tucked every last sheet of paper related to your course.  And there they stayed.  Now that I think of it, I did get a binder from a graduate course I took ten years ago and the only time I opened it was to get my online username and password.

Binders were a staple of outplacement services

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Top 10 HR Blogs Every HR Professional Should Be Reading

As a Human Resources Professional it is important to keep up to date on all things changing in the field.  This includes juggling the war for talent, engaging the millennial workforce, and learning about new Human Resources policies. One of the easiest ways to learn about everything new in the field is to subscribe to relevant blogs. Below are the Top 10 HR Blogs Every HR Professional Should Be Reading. Subscribe to them to have information sent directly to your inbox.

1) ERE.net

ERE is a blog focused on the recruiting aspects of Human Resources. They offer articles, webinars, and conferences. Check them out here.

2) HR Bartender

HR Bartender is a blog dealing with topics that don’t just relate to Human Resources, but to the workplace in general. This includes career advice, leadership, and how to deal with

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Millennial Resource Guide For Managers

millennials heads.JPGMillennials are entering the workforce at rapid rates. As a manager, it is essential to know as much information about this generation as possible to effectively lead them. With so much information available on the Internet, it can be impossible to sort through all of the noise about millennials. That is why we have assembled this guide of resources to help you gain knowledge about the generation. Read our Millennial resource guide for managers and the articles we have in this guide, and you will be on your way to becoming an amazing millennial manager.

Facts about Millennials

How to motivate Millennials

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Millennials and Money


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How To Be The Most Likable Person In The Office

As a professional, it is important to be liked by your coworkers. Not only will this make your work life more enjoyable, but it will also play a key role in your personal career management. Being well liked will help you push forward initiatives, create new strategies, and advance farther in your career.  To learn more about getting ahead in your career, check out our career advancement blog.

interst picIn 1936, Dale Carnegie published the timeless novel How to Win Friends and Influence People. This book gives detailed accounts on how to be more likable, persuasive, and happy in your career. While there are several strategies to become more likable, the tips given in this book provide a solid base to grow in your career. Below are highlights on How To Be

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7 Simple Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career

In today’s ever changing workforce, many people are trying to get ahead in their career as a means of job security. This is no easy feat, and can cost several hours of your personal life via late hours and lost weekends.  While this can get you ahead, there are much easier solutions to this problem that won’t carry such a heavy cost. Below are 7 Simple Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career.

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1) Network Network Network

You should always be networking- even when you are not looking for a new position.  Contacts in your network can help you with new vendor contracts in your current role, provide mentorship, or help you with situations in your personal life. There are several different types of people you should be networking with

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5 Ways To See If Your Next Job Is A Cultural Fit

Have you ever accepted a job to find out that it was not what you were promised? Unfortunately, this happens to many people at least once within their careers. As the war for talent becomes more intense each year, hiring managers feel more pressure to attract the best candidates to their company. This can lead to them telling enticing lies about culture, work/life balance, and promotion opportunities, etc, that really are too good to be true. This unfortunate trend may affect many employees, and these little white lies could lead to a big turnover problem. There are several ways in which a candidate can negate this problem before accepting a job offer. Below are 5 ways to see if your next job is a cultural fit.

1) Network Network Network

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Presenting for People Who Hate Giving Presentations

microphoneAre you one of those people who hate giving presentations or avoids every opportunity to stand up in front of a crowd to present? If so, you’re in good company. Did you know that three out of four individuals suffer from speech anxiety? Yep, that is 75% of us, which also includes extroverts.

If your goal in life is to ascend the corporate ladder, presentations and speaking in front of your peers will get you there. Whether we’re talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, delivering presentations is proven to accelerate your career faster than those who do nothing.

However, delivering presentations alone won’t do it. You need to present with flair and confidence. The good news is that, with thorough preparation and practice, you can

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