5 Things You Should Do After an Interview to Land a Job in the Light Industrial Field

Applying for a position in the light industrial field can be extremely competitive. You need to take every opportunity to improve your chances of getting hired…even the seemingly dead space right after a job interview.    While an interview often feels like the end of the recruitment process, there are still things you can do to improve your chances. True, it’s now mostly up to the employer to make a decision. But you can still sway the results.    With that in mind, here are five steps you can take after an interview to improve your chances of landing a job in the… Read more »

10 Questions to Ask Generation Z Candidates During an Interview

Generation Z is coming. The oldest representatives of this age group are already in the workforce, and, within a few years, they’ll make up a substantial part of the labor pool. It’s time to start gearing your recruiting efforts to this growing source of talent. That means crafting interview questions to learn the most you can from each Gen Z candidate you meet.   The people born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s represent about 67 million Americans. That’s not quite the Boomer level, but more people than make up Generation Z. Their potential size alone makes Generation Z an… Read more »

Getting Ready to Get Back to Work After a Gap

You’ve taken some time off from your career. Now you’re thinking about jumping back into the workforce. How do you prepare yourself? How do you get ready to get back to work after that long gap?   The transition can be more complicated than you think. It would be best if you prepared yourself physically and mentally for a new chapter in your life. However, with some preparation, you can make a smooth transition into a renewed working life.    There’s a lot of reasons why someone might take a break from their career. You could be out of work due to… Read more »

Protect Your Hands, You Need Them To Pick up Your Paycheck

You work with tools. That means, on a daily basis, you take your livelihood in your hands…literally. If something goes wrong, you could severely injure your hands, leading to career-altering damage. That makes it crucial to take every precaution necessary to protect your hands.   We know. You already take the necessary safety precautions. Therefore, there’s no reason to go over them here, right? Well, that’s not always true.   A government study from 2015 showed that hands represented the second most common workplace injury, behind only back injuries. The data, compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recorded 143,900 hand injuries for the… Read more »

The Importance of Getting Back to Work After a Crisis

When you’re knocked down, it’s sometimes hard to get back up again. This isn’t just a lesson for boxers and MMA fighters. It also applies to everyday people.  It’s crucial to get back on your feet as soon as possible. If your career gets detoured by a crisis, it’s essential to get back to work.   This can be difficult, both practically and emotionally. Bouncing back from a crisis can be tough. But by returning to normal as soon as possible, you make it less likely that your career will sustain any permanent damage from the setback.   It’s a sad fact… Read more »

How to Communicate With Nervous Employees

As the restrictions related to COVID-19 start to lift in many states, companies are looking to return to business. This will mean calling back employees who were laid off during the outbreak. As part of this process, your workers will likely be excited to get back to something resembling a regular schedule. At the same time, though, they will likely be nervous about returning to work.    You can ease their concerns with a healthy communication program. By creating a constructive back-and-forth with your returning employees, you can streamline the process of getting back to action. You will also minimize conflict… Read more »

One Rejection Closer to Success – When You Didn’t Get the Job

It’s the most painful part of the job-search process. You go through the long and stressful recruitment procedures – delivering your application, fretting over your resume, and sweating through the interview – just to meet with rejection. However, you can’t let one “no” derail your plan. Instead, think of it as just another step on the road to success.   How you deal with rejection will influence your ability to develop your career. After all, throughout your working life, you’ll receive far more rejections than job offers. Use those experiences to improve your skills and prepare yourself for the eventual “yes”… Read more »

Pranks and Practical Jokes – Don’t be a Fool

April Fools’ Day provides an excellent opportunity to relieve stress and inject some humor into a potentially tedious office environment. However, there are limits. Taken too far, pranks and practical jokes, even when conceived as harmless fun, can create serious issues.    It’s essential to loosen up at the office from time to time. Studies show that encouraging fun in the workplace can lead to concrete business benefits. For instance, a survey conducted by Robert Half International showed that 84% of executives associate a good sense of humor with good job performance. Meanwhile, 91% of respondents view humor as helpful for career advancement.  … Read more »

LaborMAX Memo on COVID-19

Dear Valued Customers,    The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19). We wanted to assure you that LaborMax Staffing is taking preventative measures such as implementing travel bans to stop the potential spread of COVID-19 within our locations. It remains our top priority to continue to provide a safe workplace and encourage practices protecting the health of employees, customers, and visitors. We will continue to comply with all government requirements while resuming normal business operations.   We are asking all employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace while following guidelines from the World Health Organization and CDC. Listed below is what LaborMax Staffing has implemented thus far.   Employee Expectations:  Staying home when sick  Frequently washing hands  … Read more »

Answering the Interview Question ‘Why Should I Hire You?’

It’s one of the simplest and most popular interview questions: “why should we hire you?” You might even consider it the most fundamental question you can receive. It gets to the basic quandary in any hiring process.    While it seems simple, the “why should I hire you” query actually seeks to discover some nuanced information. Underlying the question are several sub-questions, ones you need to be ready to answer. Think of the question in these slightly more complex terms: what can you bring to the organization that someone else couldn’t?   Providing a full answer to this requires some thought. However, it also… Read more »