Staffing and Hiring for Lean Manufacturing

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Whether you are pursuing a temporary staff assignment, temp-to-hire, or direct-hire opportunity in manufacturing, be sure you know what lean manufacturing is. It will come up in your interview, and it will be important that you understand the culture. Wikipedia tells us: “Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work.” Its roots come… Read more »

Best Resume Format? PDF or MS Word?

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Candidates often ask: what is the best resume format (résumé format) to use when working with a recruiter or hiring manager. Specifically, what format should you send via email to a recruiter, hiring manager, or anyone in the hiring process on your career journey. The answer is simple. Do what your audience needs. Nearly always, this… Read more »

Recruitment and Staffing: A Critical Business Partnership

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Three primary things make up your business. Customers, a product and a team to deliver it. Recruitment and staffing strategies and partnerships enable and optimize these things. Recruitment and Staffing is a critical business partnership to build and nurture your organization. It ultimately creates the experience and memories in the minds of your customers long after… Read more »

Temp to Hire and Contract to Hire: For Candidates

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Have you considered temp to hire and contract to hire as an option for your career development? Temp to hire and contract to hire enables employees to evaluate potential fit with an employer without committing to a long-term career move. In addition, your personal growth can be matched to specific organizations that fit your career development plans both… Read more »

Know Your Mindset: Prevention vs. Promotion

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When hiring and building teams, know your mindset. For best results, match the required mindset with the objective. Heidi Grant Halvorson in Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, tells us that it is critical to build our teams with people that have the right mindset. If the function of your team is to prevent something, you need people that… Read more »