What to Look for When Hiring a Production Worker

Production Worker, Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, Technical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Talent Acquisition, Management, Hiring Managers, Recruitment, Hiring Cycles, Production Cycles, Business, Workforce Optimization,

Previously Published to News Break When we think about “production,” we should also be thinking about the “product.” Depending on the market, production will be different, as will the requirements for the worker that we choose to work behind the scenes, making sure everything happens as it’s supposed to — with great quality and optimal fortitude. For the most part, the requirements of a production worker will always be the same. However, because we find ourselves working amongst a variety of niche markets, the actual specifications will vary quite a bit. They also vary, based on department, role, and area of expertise. […]

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Developing An Employee Retention Strategy That Works

Employee Relations, Employee Retention, Business, Hiring, Human Resources, Recruitment, Team Building, Workforce Optimization,

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK One of the most important elements in every business isn’t necessarily, based on demand, the products, or even the services sold. In fact, it’s not always about the customer experience (although this is a biggie). It’s almost always the people within the company that help make it “tick.” It’s the relationship the business has with its employees that makes it successful. Once upon a time, businesses truly believed that if they had a solid product, they would always succeed. But, this just wasn’t the case. Eventually, they caught on. It’s the people that sell the […]

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Staying Productive During the Holiday Season

ADHD, ADD, Moms with ADD, Business, Break, Holiday Season, Family, Productivity, Deadlines, Schedule, Planning

Previously Published on News Break Relaxing in front of a toasty fireplace, we sip on hot chocolate and sing with our eight-year-old daughter. She has just discovered Karaoke for the first time and seems to be the next rock superstar, ready to make her big break. The holidays are for reconnecting with loved ones, spending time with family and rekindling the friendships we almost lost to the turbulence last year. It’s a time of great joy, warmth and spirit — but also a time of great stress and distraction. We must find time to relax for the first quarter. Yet, we must […]

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Improving the Corporate Culture | How to optimize your workforce from a distance

Workforce Optimization, Work from Home, remote workforce, Unified COmmunications, Web RTC, Employee Retention, Corporate Culture,

Previously Published on News Break 2020 led to a surprising shift in how businesses would operate going forward. Many of these businesses have learned that they could actually cut costs by removing overhead. Others are downsizing and/or relocating to more tax-friendly areas of the United States. While some have let go of their workforce, others are growing at an unprecedented pace. With employees spread far and wide, companies are doubling down on the corporate culture and how teams operate. Productivity was a major concern for businesses with no existing infrastructure and with employees unaccustomed to working from home. Performance was […]

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Welcoming A New Baby – And A New You …Based on your Personality Type!

Personality Change, Personality Development, Personal Development, New Mom, New Dad, New Baby, Families, Family, Child, Parenting, Parents, Children, Kids, Relationships, Coaching, Parent Coaching,

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK When expecting to have a newborn, we may soon find that our emotions are all over the place. We’re happy. We’re scared. We may have become stressed, or we simply can’t wait — and, ultimately, we know that our lives are surely about to change in ways that we could never have expected. Even if this isn’t our first rodeo, there’s no debating that a newborn affects one’s personality and may even affect the family dynamic in a major way. Not only are we bringing a new life into this world — one we will […]

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Why aren’t you getting any calls back?

APPLICATION, job search, jobs industry, hiring cycle, rejection, no calls back, resume, talent acquisition, employee turnover, seasonal hiring,

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on our economy. And for so many, it has also taken away the jobs that they’ve relied on for more than twenty years. Many of these people were so secure in their positions that they never would have imagined seeking new employment — especially so late in their careers. But, the truth is, the world will never be the same. And unfortunately, the unimaginable has become imaginable. So, what do they do? They apply for one position after another to regrettably never get a word back. In […]

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Should You List Your GPA on Your Resume? Here’s Everything to Consider

Career Development, Professional Development, GPA, ATS, Applicant Tracking Sytems, Resumes, Jobs, Now Hiring, Talent Acquisition, Hiring Cycles, Human Resources, Education, College, Hack the System,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE. To add or not to add your grade point average to your resume? It might not seem like an important question, but did you know that there are times including or not including your GPA could literally help land you the job or nudge you into the rejection pile? Adding your GPA to your resume when you don’t need to may detract from your actual qualifications. For example, if you went through a rough patch in college, your overall grade point average may have no bearing on the actual knowledge you’ve absorbed or […]

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5 Ways to Build a Great Team

team building, leadership, organization, common goals, remote workforce, drive, personality type

PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM As they say, “teamwork makes the dream work.” And we, as entrepreneurs, know just how hard it is to create a team that we can love, trust, and learn to grow with. In the beginning, we may start out wearing more than one hat. But, with success comes demand, and eventually, we have no choice but to build out. At first, it may be a little harder to let others take full control of the reins. After all, this is your baby, and your success didn’t come overnight. You’re not ready to share. You’re not ready to […]

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Optimizing Your Remote Workforce in Times of Crisis

Workforce Optimization, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Remote Teams, Team Building, DISC Insights, PeopleKeys, Personality Types, Management, Leadership

FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS On a typical day at the office, managing a workforce in-person is challenging. As more and more businesses are evolving toward a virtual workplace, the need for leaders to optimize their remote teams is more critical than ever. While typical office communication problems have no discretion for the type of workforce they will go on to plague, remote work teams can be most vulnerable. Not only does communication become a concern, but how we actually communicate as leaders with our remote workforce becomes a concern. According to FlexJobs, within the last 10 years, […]

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