Category: Advice

Finding & Retaining Good Workers

Finding and retaining good workers is a huge challenge. As a hiring manager, you want to design jobs/positions that are both exciting and too good to leave. This is much easier said than done. Dennis Gros has a lot of thoughts on this topic, and they are featured in a recent posting on Bill Bregar’s Heavy Metal blog at plasticsnews.com. Read more tips from Dennis Gros in Plastics News: Wanted: The perfect recruit and the perfect boss  https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20181204/BLOG05/181209976/wanted-the-perfect-recruit-and-the-perfect-boss 

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WORDS OF ADVICE FROM THE RECRUITER HIMSELF

Ever wonder what recruiters and headhunters are hoping to hear from a job candidate? Dennis Gros of MBS Advisors shares what he looks for when speaking to a candidate. Some key statements that might have a positive connotation include: “I just missed a promotion. I thought I was entitled to it.” “The company’s in transition.” “We’ve just been acquired” or “we’ve just been sold.” “Our company has acquired another and two divisions are merging into one. I don’t know where I... more

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Hiring through the holidays?

Does your company hire during the holiday season? If not, this could be a big mistake. If you have a need for an employee, that need doesn’t stop just because the holidays are near. Nor does it mean that a qualified job candidate should sit and wait to continue their employment search until after the holidays. The need is still there on both ends. And sometimes, this may just be the best time to hire! “Contrary to what you might... more

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Holiday Job Search: Yay or Nay?

Planning to take a break from your job search during the holidays? That may be a big mistake. “Contrary to what you might think, hiring doesn’t stop during the holiday season. Employers hire when they need new employees. A slower holiday season for some businesses means more time for hiring. It can also mean less competition for available jobs because of the number of job seekers who do take a break from their job hunt.” – Alison Doyle, the balance... more

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A lack of trust is your BIGGEST expense – David Horsager

MBS had the privilege of hearing David Horsager, CEO of the Trust Edge Leadership Institute, speak at MAPP’s Annual Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference two weeks ago. Mr. Horsager touched on a multitude of topics all centered around trust. A statement that came up multiple times was, “A lack of trust is your BIGGEST expense.” How often has your boss asked you to do a project ‘when you get a chance,’ or ‘when you have time’ only to come to... more

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I’m sooo…FRUSTRATED!

Amazon’s new program to alleviate stubborn packaging is structured like this: We’ll pay you now to institute FRUSTRATION-FREE PACKAGING. If you don’t comply, we’ll eventually charge you for each cuss word uttered by our customer. (Our interpretation). The program is complete with its own acronym, FFP. Courtesy of Packaging Digest, read how Amazon plans to rock the packaging world. https://www.packagingdigest.com/sustainable-packaging/amazon-incentivizes-brands-to-create-frustration-free-packaging-2018-09-18/  

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Drinking straws – the next generation

To what length of complexity will plastic critics elevate a simple, everyday experience like drinking through a straw? Let’s investigate our options. We can choose a natural bamboo straw, which can be tossed away (literally) to decompose. We can choose an aluminum straw, but how will we keep it clean? Oh yes, it comes with its own little cleaning brush–which probably harbors bacteria, so let’s use disinfectant. We can keep all of our drinking straw supplies in a pencil-type pouch,... more

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Hottest jobs in 2018

The job titles tell the story. During 2018, “maintenance” job titles surprised us by representing 16% of our clients’ job requirements! Here is the frequency of the following keywords in the titles of our clients’ jobs during 2018: 27%, Sales or business Development 27% Manager 18% Technician 16% Maintenance 12% Mold or Tool 10%  Engineer 6% Quality 2% Project ZERO: Design!! Doesn’t anybody want any new ideas this year?

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