April 2020: Remote Work

  I realize that there is a lot of noise out there so I will be succinct.  Though this month’s Thermoforming Report is about the challenges of working remotely, because we are in manufacturing, you pretty much gotta be there – with the noted exceptions that exist with the corporate teams and those that do…

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The Main Reason Your Recruiting Fails

The Main Reason Your Recruiting Fails

The world of recruiting has and continues to change at a very rapid pace.  Technology is a big driver but current market dynamics can’t be dismissed either.  Finding great people with the right skill set has never been easier… and yet why are organizations of all shapes and sizes having so much trouble filling amazing…

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Creating Habits to Motivate

Creating Habits to Motivate

The Harvard Business Review article, “How to Keep Working When You’re Just Not Feeling It,” by Ayelet Fishbach, is great! It highlights the psychology that happens when we humans need to motivate ourselves. As the owner of a small business for 5 years (where did the time go?!?), I definitely get it. Growing up with…

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The Worst Kind of Counteroffer!

As the video stated, I do not need to belabor this topic… but I am going to interject and share the one that I believe is the worst kind. The delayed counter. The one where you have already left and started your new role. The one where the new employer is starting to see what…

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“Plastic Packaging Paradox”

This article was a quick read and highlights a few key nuggets that generate pause on all the noise we hear about plastics being bad. “And once you start looking into plastic packaging, this kind of counterintuitive conclusion comes up all the time. Some packaging is a foolish waste. But are shrink-wrapped cucumbers really so…

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Resumes – A few myths busted

Ask anyone about what they think about resumes and you will rarely get the same answer. Ask a specific question about a particular format or flow and you will get another round of opinions. As a recruiter, I also have an opinion – an expert one (in my own mind at least!). Here are a…

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The Top Attributes of a Strong Leader

The Top Attributes of a Strong Leader Anyone from the professional world has undoubtedly heard the phrase, “Employees leave managers, not companies.” While data from a Gallup study indicates that nearly 50 percent of Americans have in fact left a job at some point throughout their career as a direct result of something a manager…

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Resumes – how much do they really matter?

The short answer – too much. They are a valuable and very necessary tool in the overall process of finding, interviewing, and ultimately making an offer to a candidate. As I’ve told many candidates, “resumes are the key I get to turn to unlock the door to an interview.” Although a bit corny, it rings…

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