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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you are sure to begin swooning over the word “love”. Perhaps you’ve already made plans to treat your spouse to a romantic evening (or upon reading that sentence, are currently Googling romantic restaurants for last minute dinner reservations.) You may be assisting your second grader in making the coolest Valentine’s Day card box for school, or just trying to forget about…
14 Work Days of Love:View
Congratulations! You’re enjoying a new position with a company that you love, you’re picking up on everything quickly and your boss is extremely impressed by you. Fast forward to the gruesome scene that is now your bathroom, with an image of you hugging the toilet bowl. If you started a new job this flu season, it’s not unlikely that you’re in this situation. According to Time, “More than…
Taking a Sick Day:View
The topic of stress is a major topic in the workplace today. People are burning out more and more. Health issues are connected to stress. Today’s workers are exhausted and their bodies are tired. The following quote from the Business Insider article, “A surefire way to avoid burnout, according to a former Google exec,” focuses on this recent issue of burnout and the severity of burnout:
“Burnout can be the by-product of situations which…
Avoid Burnout and Cope With Stress:View
The big buzz for educators and economists, business owners and politicians is STEM education. That makes sense given 29 nations outperformed the U.S. in mathematics and 22 nations outperformed the U.S. in science in 2012 PISA test results. Math and science need higher emphasis, but is artistic creativity being abandoned in the process? That’s what the rising STEAM movement (which adds art to the mix) wants to avoid.
The Mixed Success of…
It’s Time STEAM Education Replaces STEM:View
It’s amazing all the change that can happen in a month’s time. In the September jobs report, new payroll jobs were way up, unemployment was down, and several major industries experienced unfettered growth. Let’s delve into the specifics.
Employment Made a Recovery (And Then Some)
This initial tabulations of this month’s payroll numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics posted total new jobs at 248,000. In August, the jobs report only…
Jobs Are Up & Unemployment Is at the Lowest Point in 6 Years:View
High schools and universities have long been criticized for not engaging more women in STEM disciplines. Now, studies show that once they graduate, a large portion of women who graduate with engineering and computer science degrees leave their fields. What’s causing them to emigrate from STEM fields and what can your company do to retain talented women?
The STEM shortage that only gets worse
The number of women who graduated with STEM diplomas…
Why Are Women in STEM Fields Leaving in Greater Numbers?:View
The April jobs report far surpassed expectations. Employment numbers vaulted beyond the original predictions of economists and unemployment numbers diminished to a five year low. On the surface, the economy is bouncing back. How did the manufacturing and engineering sectors fare in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report?
The BLS big picture
According to Friday’s BLS April jobs report, 288,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added to the U.S. economy…
April Jobs Report Outshines Expectations:View
It always helps to be prepared for a manufacturing interview, and the last thing you want to do is sit down with a hiring manager without knowing what common interview questions will be asked. Thankfully, most of them are not unique snowflakes.
If you have a manufacturing interview on the horizon, make sure you are ready to answer these common interview questions.
What was the least successful project? How did you respond?
4 Common Questions to Expect During a Manufacturing Interview:View
Video job interviews may be scaring away your best candidates. At least, that’s what a study conducted by McMaster University in Ontario suggests. In simulated job interviews, researchers found that candidates were less receptive to a hiring manager interviewing them through video conference software than one interviewing them in the flesh.
But is this problem intrinsic to the technology or an issue with straightforward fixes?
How to Ace a Video Job Interview:View
During his 2014 State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Obama made plenty of promises to the manufacturing industry. In total, about 562 words of his 6,847 word speech dealt directly with the state of the manufacturing industry, making up 8.2% of the total speech. Considering that over the course of an hour the President laid out his agenda for the entire year, this is a significant amount of time to address one of…
Manufacturing was a Big Talking Point in the 2014 State of the Union:View