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Is the American Factory Industry Dying?

What we used to refer to as “factory workers” are now commonly called “manufacturing employees.” While the name has changed, the negative perception hasn’t. Movies and television portrayed factory jobs as miserable and soul-sucking, and the generation that grew up watching still believes this today. This is causing a major recruitment issue in the manufacturing [...]

Don’t Recruit Hourly Employees the Way You Would Salary

It’s unfortunate that recruitment strategies for businesses that hire hourly workers are scarce compared to businesses that hire salaried employees. In fact, recruitment strategies are often presented as general and encompassing of all types of employees, when in reality, they’re only proven successful for businesses seeking salaried professionals. This often leads to employers looking for [...]

4 Ways to Engage Hourly Employees

Businesses with hourly employees can sometimes feel like a revolving door of staff. Here are 4 ways to keep your hourly staff members engaged and retained. Stable Schedules Remember that your hourly workers have payments to make. Whether it be their debt or groceries, your hourly employees need a regular income so they can plan [...]

5 Tips for Recruiting Seasonal Workers

Seasonal employees may be temporary, but the impact and interactions they have with customers isn’t. In fact, the holidays may be the first time a customer frequents your business and the seasonal employee they interact with will be their first, and possibly last, impression of your business. Hiring seasonal workers should not be a rushed [...]

Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Landscapers

While there isn’t data on the exact percentage and statistics of landscaper turnover rates, landscaping company owners agree that keeping a consistent number of employees on their crew can be difficult. Landscaping is a labor-intensive job and often doesn’t have high pay. However, there are still strategies employers can implement to hire and keep their [...]