Job Searching for the Holidays

Many companies need to staff up for the holidays, forcing them to hire a lot of people quickly. That creates an opportunity for you. Not only does this provide you the chance to earn extra cash during the holidays, but it also opens the door to broader career development. Therefore, you should spend some time strategizing how to get the most out of your holiday job search.  During the holiday hiring rush, companies tend to lower their usual hiring standards. This presents an opportunity for people with less experience to find at least a temporary position. In this way, holiday hiring provides a great chance to learn new skills and build out your… Read more »

Daily Manufacturing Safety Concerns

Safety represents a significant concern for any manufacturing company. As a worker, you are particularly impacted by the level of compliance in your workspace. The company might see a financial incentive to keep things safe. For you, the concerns are much more immediate, since you are the one who faces a potential injury if there are any breakdowns.  That gives you a deep incentive to keep the workplace safe. It also means you need to take personal responsibility for your safety. When you’re on the manufacturing floor, you should enact every precaution possible to avoid an incident.  Luckily, there is plenty you can do. Here are… Read more »

Delivery Driver Safety Tips

For most people, the holiday season means upcoming vacations and time with friends and family. For delivery drivers, it means more work and increased hazards. To get through the season in one piece, you’ll need increased vigilance and a tighter commitment to safety.  The holiday season is a time of gifts and online shopping. This translates into increased delivery volume: more work for you, driving around on busier streets, with more people, during a time when the weather is likely to turn sour. A perfect storm for accidents.  But there are ways to stay safe. Here are a few delivery driver safety tips you can use to get through… Read more »

Stuck in a Rut? Get Back to Basics

Every day feels the same. Your career has become a treadmill, a rut, a slow descent into quicksand. There are ways to escape, however. The first step: getting back to basics.  If it feels like your search for the perfect job has reached an impasse, consider hitting “restart.” Return to fundamentals. By resetting the process, you can get back on track.  Here are a few ways to get back to basics:  Take Stock  If you’re having trouble pushing your career forward, you need to identify the problem. To cure a disease, you need to diagnose what caused it. The same principle applies… Read more »

Electrician Hazards And How To Avoid Them

You don’t have to be told that electricity is dangerous. The hazards are obvious. Working near electrical situations, you become exposed to possible injury or even death. However, by knowing the specific dangers, an electrician can learn how to avoid them. This knowledge allows them to conduct their business safely and securely. The specific dangers vary according to the type of work you do. Some jobs carry a high risk of electric shock or even electrocution (an electric shock resulting in death). Other situations have a lower chance of serious injury but might still present some low-grade hazards, such as… Read more »

Talking Your Employees Off a Cliff

The holiday season is coming, that magical time of disappearing productivity. Focus lags, and attention turns away from work. Your employees are about to walk off the late-year output cliff. Your job is to talk them back from the ledge. It’s a thankless job. But if you don’t take steps to refocus your team, the last few months of the year will drift by without anything getting accomplished. Luckily, hope isn’t lost. Usually, it just takes a few small adjustments to reorient workers back to their day-to-day tasks. Here are some steps you can take to bring your employees back… Read more »

Educate New Hires On These Basic General Safety Tips

Safety represents a central concern for any business. To maintain the highest standards, it’s important to involve everyone in the process. As such, you should set up detailed training courses to educate your new hires about safety.  A strong basis in safety training encourages a company-wide commitment. Every employee who walks through your door should receive detailed instruction on how to keep the workplace safe. It gives you peace of mind that everyone is on the same page.  But what should you teach them? Beyond the specific details they need to do their jobs, there are some general concepts you should stress. Here are some… Read more »

How to Make Safety Training Fun & Engaging

You can hear the groans already. It’s time for another round of safety training and your employees are already antsy. They envision a snooze-inducing list of rules and OSHA standards. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. As unlikely as it sounds, you can actually make your safety training both fun and engaging.  Striving to create an interesting and enjoyable training process won’t just make your employees happy. It provides important material benefits for your business as well. The improved program will become more productive and effective. Meanwhile, the trainees will remember the material better, ultimately making them safer employees.  Here are some of the ways you can make… Read more »

Be Prepared: What To Do After The Interview

You can breathe again. You just survived the most nerve-wracking part of the job search process: the interview. But you’re not done yet. There are still some steps you need to take following the interview in order to prepare for the next stage.  After the interview is over, the job-decision process usually turns entirely to the employer. You’re in a holding pattern. However, you can take some steps to close the loop and prepare for your next application.  Here are a few steps you should take after a job interview:  Stay Levelheaded Maybe the interview went great, and you’re buzzing with the possibility of landing the… Read more »

LaborMax: Getting Bigger to Serve You Better

When you work with a staffing firm, there are two major qualities that you should look for. You want scope and you want a people-centered approach.  LaborMax provides both. And we have statistics to prove it.  New data released by Staffing Industry Analysts, or SIA, make it official: LaborMax has joined the ranks of the largest industrial staffing firms in the country.  The SIA, a research group dedicated to providing statistics on the recruiting and temporary staffing industry, listed LaborMax among the largest players in the industry, with $150 million in U.S. industrial temporary staffing revenue in 2018. This puts LaborMax among the top 50 firms… Read more »