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. To better understand what we are looking for in a production worker, we must think about: Quality, Turnaround & Output Popularity & Product Demand Equipment & Technologies Budget & Inventory Health & Safety Management Shipping, Packaging & Warehousing Order Processing & Logistics Team & Project Management While these are all concerns we have within the production environment, they can be carried out rather seamlessly with the help of a skilled workforce and solid leadership teams. Of course, nothing would be made possible without excellent communication and the ability to delineate. Production workers should carry a toolbox of soft skills within […]

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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 product. It’s how they sell the product. And, it’s how they keep customers constantly coming back for more. A Few Things to Consider: ● If you keep your workforce happy, your bottom line will also be happy. ● Don’t just assume your workforce is happy. Listen. ● Your people are one of your most valuable assets. Protect them. ● Unify your teams under a collective vision. Make them part of the story. ● Help them to see that they are the most valuable part of your business. Grow together. The Facts. In search of something better, more than three-million Americans […]

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What are the advantages of a temp-to-hire employee?

Temporary Hire, Temporary Workforce, Temp, Temp Agency, Temporary Hire, Independent Contractor, Freelancer, Employee, Recruitment, HIring Cycles, Career Advice, Hiring Manager, Human Resources, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Business Development Strategy, Hiring Budgets

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK On average, there are more than three million temporary and contract employees placed by staffing agencies a week. A good majority of these workers prefer flexible work environments and openly choose to work in temporary positions due to the flexibility they provide a busy or demanding lifestyle. Temp-to-hire positions, however, are perfect for those looking for a more long-term opportunity, whether they need to find immediate placement or are actively auditioning for a future employer. One-third of all temp workers are offered a permanent position by the end of their employ, while only two-thirds actually accept those offers, as they move into a salaried role with benefits, added responsibility, and a home they can enjoy. The Facts. A temp-to-hire employee is usually recruited for a three-to-six-month period or longer, depending on role, project, budget, and/or industry. They often pose as a stand-in when our more long-term employees need to take some time away, whether on leave, out for a long vacation, absent due to illness or they have transitioned away from our company. Temp-to-hire workers pose as a valuable asset to most companies that they serve. For obvious reasons, many strive to work harder and […]

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Using DISC for Building Global Markets, Part 3

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Continuing our series on global expansion by utilizing DISC, we already reviewed the importance of DISC for strategic planning and applying behavioral analysis for hiring and teambuilding in part 1, and focused on some strengths of the different personality styles for business development in part 2. In addition, we must understand that some countries are more family-oriented than others. These cultures may be friendlier, ambitious and centered on people. Other cultures can be more impersonal – especially in business. They want to know numbers, there is very little eye contact and they can be somewhat aggressive. Short and to-the-point, we need someone to present them with the facts, while onboarding them for ongoing business initiatives. In addition, see also How do DISC styles vary by country. We must understand the local laws, traditions, regulations, and compliances. Creating an effective team in each new territory is only half of the journey. We must consider local societies and traditions to not offend those, who were born and raised in each region. We want to be accepted, although a foreigner in their land. We want to keep our teams happy and make sure that they […]

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Turn your consulting energy into coaching revenue

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS One way coaches have been finding new clients – and immediate success – is through already established channels that allow them to earn while building their brand from the ground up. Once you get certified in DISC Behavioral Analysis, you have the unique chance to start developing multiple streams of income with the application and expert knowledge of the PeopleKeys DISC system. Gain the insight you need to begin capitalizing on your knowledge and experience with the PeopleKeys Business Partner Training and try some of the strategies below. Use every opportunity to promote yourself The great thing about monetizing your marketing efforts is even if you don’t earn a significant amount of revenue initially, you are still building your brand, creating tools which can be used to promote your business on a consistent basis, and providing your clients with additional service offerings – some allowing you to be available even when you can’t physically be there in person. While I-type personalities tend to be the most comfortable when meeting new people, establishing a solid client-consultant relationship may be difficult for any persona in the early stages of consultancy. To be a successful […]

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Successful Coaches Know How to Hire

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Compliance, Steadiness

READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Many coaches who feel confident providing business expertise in sales, strategic planning, and growth but are reluctant to venture into hiring, despite the impact hiring can make in each of these areas. Could DISC for Hiring be the missing piece of your puzzle for success? Effective hiring strategies can have an immediate and long-lasting impact on growth and productivity. Many DISC Certified Behavioral Consultants are tasked to manage the hiring process of their clients, or at least provide advice for the best fit (especially for top management positions). As you are probably quite aware by now, and from your training with PeopleKeys, DISC system is one of the most effective ways to gage human behavior and develop improved communications amongst teams. It’s effective for operations and sales, and it’s definitely effective in predictive hiring processes. While DISC has been around for a very long time, not every business knows about it. Therefore, not every business knows how to implement DISC and this can be one of your major tasks as a business coach. Having extensive knowledge in DISC for hiring could be a major advantage to those who decide to employ […]

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How to become a recognized coach with your content

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,Education, Content Writing, Content Development, Counselor, Consulting, Business

PUBLISHED TO DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS If you build your brand, people will come for you to coach them. While we’re referencing the movie “Field of Dreams,” as a Certified Behavioral Coach you will need a strategy to help you gain momentum, credibility, and increased revenue in a field of your own and develop your coaching business to the level you want it to be. As we provide you with a brief insight on brand awareness, social branding, and public relations tactics, please envision yourself as a brand and compare these topics to what you are currently doing. Apply these strategies to your own business and watch your portfolio grow. Do you currently have a website or presence you can call your own? The first step in modern-day public relations is to combine both traditional and digital branding strategies so people can find you wherever they may go. A website serves as a central hub with a dedicated URL address in which you can provide to people either verbally or in a written format, directing them to learn more about your brand or to inquire within. Here, you will want to talk about your brand and share your story. Remember, you […]

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Social Branding for Coaches

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Compliance, Steadiness, Social Branding, Coaches, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Public Relations, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,

READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Many coaches get accredited in DISC Behavioral Analysis as a first step or as a part of their coaching training. Once they complete their training as a Certified Behavioral Consultant or as a Certified Behavioral Life Coach, one of the most often asked questions is how do I reach my potential clients. We, at PeopleKeys, are here to help while you’re expanding your coaching network. One of the first places you should start developing your brand is on social media, and here are a few points for you to consider. Social communication is not only an “I” job. While I-type personalities tend to be natural influencers and communicators, not all personalities are accustomed to the impact social media can bring upon a community. For some DISC styles, social media can be a bit uncomfortable because it means you will be required to interact with others. It means you will have to be informative yet entertaining, concerned yet empowering, and ready to engage in small talk in order to build loyalty amongst consumers. Taking a more “us” approach to social media, as opposed to a “me” approach may be one concern, while […]

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Building resilient teams with DISC

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS Is your team better at dealing with stressful situations as they are taking place? Or, they are better at “getting over it” once they’ve had time to “cool down?” Psychological resilience is one of the key strengths we should all learn during our lifetime. Let’s take a closer look at how stress affects a team’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles. A candidate’s resilience strengths should be taken into consideration during any hiring process, especially when positioning new hires into immediate areas of concern and/or high-stressor environments. Team resilience development can also be applied when optimizing the existing workforce, replicating top performers and developing new leaders from within. How to assess stress within your team The Holmes Scale for Stress is an excellent tool to measure the stress level of your team, which you can download here. Stress can be caused from a variety of reasons, including holidays, leaving for or returning from vacation, a change in responsibilities or deadlines at work, and inevitable life events. Our ability – or lack, thereof – to adapt in the face of adversity can lead to more serious problems with our health, careers, families, and […]

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Can you predict the success of your sales team?

DISC Insights, DISC Personality, Personality Type, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Persona, Behavioral Analysis, Coaching, Dominance, Influence, Hiring Cycles, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Team Building, Leadership, Workforce Optimization, Corporate Development, Business Development, Business Expansion, Growth, Team Building, Culture, Building Remote Teams, Compliances, Roles, Infrastructure, Differences in Opinion, Compliance, Steadiness

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON DISCINSIGHTS BY PEOPLEKEYS You may be surprised but the truth is that anyone can be successful at sales and you can certainly predict a sales team’s effectiveness. It may not happen naturally or overnight… It takes is a little bit of awareness, training, and willingness to adapt to other personas. While some personalities are natural-born influencers, even the most driven sales professional will run into clients who are difficult to read and a little rough around the edges. Learning how to assess clients in pre-briefing interviews and matchmaking them with an effective salesperson is the key to healthy numbers, conversions, and long-term relationships within the corporate arena. Scouting out talent who are both flexible and poised on the customer experience will turn out some pretty decent results. Coaching, empowering and developing the sales force can then be benchmarked for improved performance, while individual sales techniques can evolve from just a little bit of training in behavioral selling. Indexing the behaviors and attitudes of potential candidates for sales employees will help you save time and reduce turnover within the preliminary hiring process. A great tool for predictive hiring is the 2D assessment by PeopleKeys that combines […]

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