Recruiting Blog

It’s Math…and Demographics

There are more jobs than qualified, interested job seekers. We have the statistics, and we’re not surprised. In very practical terms, here’s how the ratios play out for employers and job seekers in plastics and packaging: Employers are energetically attempting to hire for expansion. The job titles in highest demand today are sales, production management, and maintenance. Simultaneously, employers are coddling their most valuable employees. Not as many people are responding to ads, compared to one year ago. Salaries have... more

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You’re in demand

If it feels like job activity is hot, you’re right. At 3.8% unemployment, the job market hasn’t seen this level of buzz since the year 2000. https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate

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Visit Us at NPE2018

Will you be at the biggest Plastics show of the year, NPE2018, in Orlando, Florida? We will! Visit us in person at the Orange County Convention Center in the West building at booth W4237. Come check out our new look and our new name! Meet our dedicated team of recruiters and see for yourself why working with our team can benefit your company. We can’t wait to meet you and find out how we can help you fill open positions... more

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70% NEGATIVE

Do what we did this morning. Open a Google search window. Type “Plastics”, then choose news. The first seven articles infer a negative slant of our industry, but it’s not all bad…

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5 hiring mistakes and their risks

Your decision to hire is not for the faint of heart. One wrong move and you’ll trigger an alarm. Trip up and the local authorities will be there in no time flat. Really mess up and the Feds could get called in. Which mistakes are these? https://www.trustedemployees.com/learning-center/articles-news/5-common-mistakes-come-high-hr-legal-risks/

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Bad or good?

If NAFTA has disproportionately favored Mexico over the United States, renegotiating NAFTA would be good, right? No, according to several plastics organizations.¹ Let’s try again. To rebuild manufacturing in the USA, we should impose tariffs on incoming goods, right? No, according to the stock market.² One more time. Making more resin than we consume, so we can sell some overseas, is a good thing, right? No, according to economist Alan Tonelson.³ The only sensible way to make sense of the... more

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About your offer

What factors are involved when an employer determines the amount of compensation for a new offer of employment? The quick answer is, high enough to encourage the candidate to accept, yet low enough that the employer can afford to write the paycheck. But nothing is that simple. It’s a complex series of value judgments. Here is a list of considerations that play in the background: The tangible value of this job to our organization–How much money will this new employee... more

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