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A “skills gap” is generally defined as the difference between skills needed to perform a job effectively and the skills possessed by the average prospective worker. Because employers can’t find candidates with the skills they want, positions in their company will sit unfilled, or a company will hire someone with an insufficient skill set and Read more »

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Employee turnover is extremely costly to any company. The price of replacing an entry-level worker is 30 to 50 percent of the person’s yearly salary. For mid- and senior-level staff members, the cost can hit 150 and 400 percent respectively. With every departure, there is a negative impact on morale and productivity. Even when so-called Read more »

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After getting crushed by the Great Recession, American manufacturing has been going through somewhat of a rebound. Due to cheap energy, a very productive American workforce and higher wages in developing nations, more companies opting to open up shop or expand operations stateside. Both manufacturing employment and industrial production in the US rose steadily in Read more »

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Full-time employees and temporary employees are two different kinds of workers, with different mentalities and priorities. An effective manager approaches each kind of employee differently. Contract employees aren’t completely beholden to the company they are doing work for and need to be treated as such. Also, these employees need to be motivated without the promise Read more »

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In the past, the only way to get a job online was to submit your resume in web form or as an email attachment to a staffing company or potential employer. While this kind of job seeking is still very relevant, applicants are now using social media, especially LinkedIn, to build up their professional profile Read more »

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Due in large part to international competition, quicker product development, and more flexible production systems, an unparalleled quantity and range of products are contending in markets. While consumers reap massive benefits from these supply-side developments, the realities of the modern marketplace mean much more unpredictability for manufacturers and service providers. With unwanted goods being marked Read more »

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With a rising demand for air travel, enormous backlogs of orders for new aircraft and a slowly resurging corporate jet sector, business in the aviation industry is looking up. However, a peek under the hood reveals signs the industry is going through a change that will see noteworthy consolidation within parts of the supply base Read more »

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Working with recruiters may lead you to career opportunities you would not have otherwise known about doing a job search on your own. Many employers don’t post the positions they use recruiters to fill, and many recruiters have candidates ready when a client company comes calling. Furthermore, connecting with recruiters who specialize in your niche Read more »