Category Archives: Employers Articles

Five Lessons from High- Performing Lean Teams

  We came across this article by Jon Terry published in IndustryWeek on August 1st and, to be frank, our first reaction was to pass it by because we’ve all read SO many articles about Lean that they begin to look and read … Continue reading

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You Have the Wrong Idea about Corporate Culture

  This article by Rick Bohan in IndustryWeek caught our attention with its bold title “You Have the Wrong Idea about Corporate Culture”. Since we speak with Client Companies and Candidates all the time about the cultures of their workplaces, we were naturally … Continue reading

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Slow Hiring Is Damaging Your Firm and Here are 20 Reasons Why

  We found this article by Dr. John Sullivan published at www.ere.net  that addresses “damages” resulting from slow hiring processes. Now, we normally are engaged to help companies fill empty jobs ASAP, therefore slow hiring processes are not common to us. Certainly, … Continue reading

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Changing Company Culture: It’s a Matter of Principles

  We came across this article “Changing Company Culture: It’s a Matter of Principles” by Paul Borders published in IndustryWeek that seeks to “roadmap” a process leading to culture change. Mr. Borders uses charts to summarize the values, behaviours and results of reactive … Continue reading

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The Myth of Finding the “Perfect Hire”

  We came across this recent article, The Myth of Finding the “Perfect Hire” by Jan Tegze and it struck a note with us. We regularly hear from Candidates who don’t understand why they can’t get interviews for positions they’ve applied for … Continue reading

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Promoting Process Over Value and Management Over Leadership – Do You Want a Seat at the Table?

  We found this article by Toby Culshaw at SOURCECON that caught our attention as Toby addresses the challenges of identifying effective Managers from Impactful Leaders. Toby in turn refers us to an article written by John Kotter back in 1996 which … Continue reading

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We Must Do More to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path. Here’s How.

  We noticed this article by Larry Fast in IndustryWeek earlier this month and, even though its publication is well past Manufacturing Day, Mr. Fast’s strong opinions about “We Must Do More to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path” hits a … Continue reading

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Want Managers to Focus on Retention? – Show Them The $ Impacts of Turnover

  Although we’ve shared this article before, we still feel that this particular write up is always an important topic to revisit. There’s a lot of talk and a number of articles discussing “the war for talent” and how difficult … Continue reading

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The Evolving Workforce: The Skills Needed to Propel Manufacturing Forward

  October was “Manufacturing Month” in North America, and since most of our Clients are manufacturers we thought this article by Mark Humphlett deserved a reprint. In the article, Mark effectively summarizes not just the impact of change on manufacturing … Continue reading

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Unconscious Gender Bias Still Obstructs Women in Manufacturing

  When we first saw this article “Unconscious Gender Bias Still Obstructs Women in Manufacturing” at www.industryweek.com, my first inclination was to pass it by as outdated since we are so much more enlightened. And then I thought about just … Continue reading

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