Don’t Fire That Employee, Retrain Them

When you have an underperforming employee, the simple answer is to replace them. But could retraining them be a more effective solution, not only in terms of cost but also morale and productivity, too? It depends on the unique situation. For instance, if you find out an employee is stealing from you, bashing your company… Read More »

9 Best Manufacturing Shoes To Keep You Safe in 2020

You need footwear that keeps you safe. Yet, many of your options seem clunky and uncomfortable. At the same time, flexibility and slip resistance need to be taken into account. Plus, there’s durability to consider in the equation, as well as other issues, like your weight and height, whether you have diabetes and if you… Read More »

You Need to Encourage Your Team to Stretch

When it comes to your team, you’re focused on their performance. But are you also aware of their well-being? If not, then it can impact their overall health and ability to do their job to your satisfaction. One easy way to improve in this area is to encourage your people to stretch, not in terms… Read More »

Question Time: What is Your Dream Job?

There are many common questions you’ll get during the interview process. One of them involves your dream job and what that looks like to you. By asking it, employers are trying to gain a sense of whether your aspirations align with their needs. So how do you answer this tricky interview question honestly and still… Read More »

Could Social Media Help You Attract Better Candidates?

Social media is a regular part of our personal lives. But how do you use it when it comes to recruiting new employees? While you can certainly post job openings, it’s important to create a long-term strategy that tells the story of what it’s like to work for your company. This will cultivate a positive… Read More »

5 Essential Rules of First Aid

Now more than ever safety is on the news and in social media. Staying safe is top-of-mind, not only at home and in schools but work too. To put best practices into play at your place of employment, here are five essential rules when it comes to first aid: Rule #1: Yell for help. Whether… Read More »

As a Manager, You Should Be Documenting Everything

Problems arise every day in your workforce. There’s employee conflict, disgruntled people, issues with how customers are treated, and more. It’s a lot to deal with and can have a huge impact on your company. To minimize the risks, it’s important to document all of it. While this certainly takes time and effort, it will… Read More »

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs,… Read More »

Question Time: What Do You Consider to Be Your Weakness?

Every candidate has weaknesses. But the hiring process is all about putting your best foot forward. How can you be honest when asked about them in a way that won’t sabotage the offer? You might think answering with the old “I’m a perfectionist” is the way to go. Or stating that “I have really high… Read More »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read More »

Simple Tactics to Decide if a Candidate is the Right Fit

Hiring employees is a regular part of your job. However, it’s always a challenge because there’s so much on the line. One wrong move can lead to a big mistake that will cost your company. So how can you ensure a candidate is the right fit ahead of time? Future Force can help. As one… Read More »

Networking Tips for Your Next Job Fair

Career fairs can put you in front of a range of potential employers and give you a great opportunity to find your next position. But when it comes to working the room and networking with different company representatives, what’s the best way to approach it all? Here are some tips that will help you stand… Read More »

Boost Morale & Productivity All at Once

As a manager, there’s a lot to get done in a day, all with an eye focused on productivity. You need to hit certain numbers and attain goals to maintain or even surpass an optimal level. But what about company morale? Have you ever thought about how that plays a part in productivity and can… Read More »

Question Time: Why Should We Hire You?

The interview experience is a stressful one for candidates. Not only do you have to appear polished and professional, but you have to persuade the hiring manager you’re the obvious choice. So when they ask questions about why they should hire you, how do you respond? Here are some tips to help you ace your… Read More »

3 Retention Strategies to Start Implementing

Retaining your best employees is critically important to your company. Not only can high turnover impact morale, but also profits. On top of that, the cost to replace workers is especially steep since unemployment is so low. The stakes, therefore, are high. The good news is that you can plan ahead to retain your employees.… Read More »