Building an Inclusive Workplace for AAPI Professionals

This May, the U.S. honors AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. This month offers a timely opportunity to have much-needed discussions about the AAPI experience in the workforce. If we truly want to recognize and support our AAPI colleages, we must understand the challenges that members of this group face and how our organizations can […]

What Candidates Are Asking About Sustainability in Manufacturing

Today’s manufacturing sector has faced many challenges, from supply chain constraints to shifts in buying habits to a tight labor market. Among consumers and job candidates, one increasingly significant factor is a commitment to sustainability and future planning. This aspect is also where companies can set themselves apart in a vast manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is […]

Priorities for Women in Today’s Workplace

As workplace priorities have shifted over the past few years, women have found themselves with new opportunities to celebrate and new challenges to manage. Just like any employee, women are looking for core elements such as career development, work-life balance, and a sense of belonging. To better understand how to attract and retain high-performing women, […]

Hiring Trends in the Plastics Industry

Plastics manufacturing remains a crucial component of the global economy, with a worldwide reliance on plastic products that doesn’t appear likely to vanish anytime soon. With economic and environmental pressures changing, however, plastics companies may be looking into different areas of focus when it comes to hiring. Plastics manufacturing continues to grow, albeit at a […]

Hiring Trends in the Packaging Industry

Packaging is one of the industries that we all interact with to some extent, as it reaches into nearly every other niche in one way or another. Like many other manufacturing sectors, packaging has faced challenges in the past few years, and today’s hiring trends are largely about charting a new path forward that will […]

Hiring Trends in the Food Industry

Since COVID-related industry shortages, the food manufacturing industry has been consistently rebounding over the last year or two. In January 2023, the sector made a modest gain of 6,900 additional jobs, bringing the total employment up to 1.726 million workers (seasonally adjusted). For comparison, employment (also seasonally adjusted) a year ago was 1.668 million, indicating […]

The State of Hiring for Massachusetts Manufacturing

Manufacturing remains a significant part of the Massachusetts economy, though not its largest sector. However, the industry is still facing a number of challenges in the state, from lower workforce participation rates to ongoing demographic concerns. As recently as 2021, the manufacturing industry in Massachusetts accounts for 9.72% of the total gross output in the […]

The State of Hiring for Indiana Manufacturing

As it has been for some time, manufacturing is one of the pillars of the Indiana economy. In fact, as of December 2022, it is the second-largest sector in the state, behind only trade, transportation, and utilities. Despite its importance, however, manufacturing is not immune to the trends of the overall labor market. In 2021, […]

When Should You Hire a Recruiting Firm?

If you’re recruiting to fill a key role, you may wonder whether to hire a recruiting firm or handle the search in-house. In many cases, partnering with expert recruiters can save money, accelerate timelines, and achieve better results – and there’s a good reason why.   A Recruiter Can Save Time and Reduce Costs It’s […]

Building Your HR Team in 2023

Building Your HR Team in 2023

Having an exceptional HR team can make all the difference when it comes to transforming your organization and making it a place where people love to work. As the new year begins, consider upgrading your HR recruitment strategy to build out a team that can make a major impact and improve results across the board. […]