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Employment Solutions’ Skilled Manufacturing Division

By Jessica LaGrossa The skills gap and its threat to the future of manufacturing isn’t news—it’s a challenge that the industry has been navigating for several years now. But as the extensive number of manufacturing employees reach retirement, the threat becomes a tangible problem resulting in less and less skilled associates to fill those leftover […]

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Improving Retention Through Relationships

By Jessica LaGrossa The evolution of Elkhart Plastics, Inc. is as unique as its rotomolding process. Spanning nearly three decades, Elkhart’s history has seen the company grow and develop through organic growth, acquisitions and expansions, bringing the company to a six-plant national presence—each offering unique solutions serving over 30 industries. Through its growth, one thing […]

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A Specialized Workforce Requires Specialized Recruiting

By Jessica LaGrossa At just 23 years of age, Denver Zoo’s Kipele is the park’s oldest giraffe. Add to that the use of birth control, and you could say that her keepers were more than a little doubtful when the possibility of Kipele being pregnant came to light. So the zoo turned to its trusted […]

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7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

Congratulations! You made it through college and earned your degree. But there isn’t much time to rest on your laurels- before you’ve even gotten to hang up your cap and gown, we guarantee somebody will be asking you if you have a job lined up yet. Fear not- here are 7 helpful hints for how […]

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How to make the switch to better hires

Nulite Story   Patrick Hersco of Nulite Lighting thought there was one way to hire manufacturing employees: the hard way.The way where you wade through the same old candidates who swim around the candidate pool, hire a handful, pray that a couple actually are worth keeping, and then repeat all over again the process the […]

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Avoid these Salary Negotiation Mistakes

Salary negotiations are a very delicate matter. When negotiating a salary with a potential candidate, there are a few things that you never want to do. Hiring managers have routinely held all of the power in the negotiation process, but a lack of talent in particular industries has caused a shift in the negotiation process. […]

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Tips to Answering that Tough Interview Question

You get called in for an interview. Everything is going great – until the interviewer asks you a question and you draw a blank. Maybe it’s nerves. Maybe you simply don’t know how to answer the question. In either case, your silence is doing you more harm than good. Whether you’re applying for a permanent […]

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How to Make Your Meetings More Productive

In a typical work week, managers spend roughly 20 hours in meetings. In most cases, those meetings just lead to more meetings. With the right strategies in place, meetings can be more productive and take up fewer hours in your work week. At our Denver Employment Solutions office, we spend our fair share of time […]

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How to Answer: Why Do You Want This Job?

It’s one of the most common questions asked during job interviews: Why do you want this job? But it’s also one of the most challenging questions to answer. Employers want to know what your motivations are, and they also want to know if you would be a good fit for the company. Whether you’re looking […]

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4 Things to Know about Hiring & Retaining Generation Z

Just as you’re getting accustomed to Generation Y, Generation Z is going to emerge in the field. Regarded as the second wave of millennials, the generation will account for 20% of the workforce by 2020. How will Generation Z affect the workforce? This generation has different wants and desires that will make the hiring and […]

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