This guest blog was kindly provided by Ty Haines, President of Manufacturer Solutions, LLC. Most of our customers are under $20M in sales and range from $500K to $7B. The top personnel laments are: Can’t get good people (hiring practices and attraction improvement needs) Can’t keep new people (leftover screening effectiveness and retention needs) […]
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With the new year around the corner, manufacturers are looking for ways to grow their talent pool and set up their plants for success. A major component of attracting the right talent is developing strong job descriptions. Today’s guest blog post is brought by recruiting expert Glenn Levar, President and CEO of Shared Time Human Resource […]
We’re excited to have Jonathan Slain, author of ‘Rock the Recession: How Successful Leaders Prepare for, Thrive During, and Create Wealth After Downturns’ as a featured guest blogger. The following article is adapted from his book. Diversify Your Manufacturing Business to Rock the Next Recession Every recession plays out differently, and you never know which […]
This guest blog was kindly provided by Smithers Quality Assessments The clock keeps ticking, and we keep getting closer to that now infamous due date (September 15, 2018, to be exact) for the transition of ISO 9001:2008 certifications to the updated standard of ISO 9001:2015. If you’re already certified to the former, you’re probably going […]
Today’s blog is kindly provided by our friend and colleague Tony Rospert, Partner at Thompson Hine LLP Ensure the next generation at your manufacturing company has the tools for success As an owner of a closely held and/or family-owned manufacturing business, it is well worth your time and energy spent to prepare a detailed succession plan to […]
Today’s guest blog is provided by Ty Haines, president of Manufacturing Solutions, LLC. How to Ensure You Maintaining ISO Compliance Yes, the parent ISO operates like a monopoly. Yes, it appears they bundled up minor clarifications, reshuffling the requirements and twists of definitions to create ‘new’ standards with the intent to make money. Yes, a […]
Today’s blog is written by Rebecca Morgan, President and CEO of Fulcrum ConsultingWorks LLC. As the authoritarian “command and control” organizational structure has fallen out of favor, some believe that consensus is the replacement leadership model. It is not. In fact, finding consensus is best limited to innocuous situations. Working to build consensus can be […]
From humble beginnings, coordinating safety and security for Westside manufacturing businesses, WIRE-Net has grown to include supply chain sourcing and operational efficiency programs for Northeast Ohio manufacturers. The organization is celebrating 25 years of serving manufacturers with a bold challenge to engage 112 new members this year. They are proud to boast an industry leading […]
Social media has been popular since the early 2000s, but there are plenty of businesses that have not taken advantage of this online power tool. The over-arching question is normally “How can social media really benefit my business?” Here are the top five reasons that social media can benefit your company and enhance your online […]
Businesspeople can learn a lot from March Madness, whether you’re a basketball fan or not. To put it simply, March Madness is when “the small guys face the giants to see how good they really are.” Diane Hurd, guest writer for PR Daily, wrote an article providing five lessons from March Madness that PR professionals […]