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Operations Manager for Fredericksburg, VA

on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 00:29

I have a client in need of adding an Operations Manager to their team.

Here is a brief description of the role: This role is responsible for directing all plant activities. Will plan and direct the manufacturing process to ensure that all products are produced on schedule and within quality standards as well as cost objectives. Will oversee and direct all safety programs and initiatives. Will recommend acquisition of capital equipment to increase plant efficiency and machine utilization. 

*These positions require on-site work at the Fredericksburg, VA facility

*These positions require U.S.

Company Culture and Candidate Selection go Hand in Hand

on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 02:27

If you are lucky, at the end of the recruitment process, you will have more than one strong candidate to select that you will extend an offer to.  If you are really lucky, early on in the recruitment process, you will find what you know is the right candidate…if this happens, move quickly and extend an offer right away, don’t shop around.  Knowing when to pull the proverbial trigger is an art in the world of recruiting. 

Part of the art of selection is making sure your candidate will fit in with your company culture. To many the term, ‘company culture’ is a mystery.

Employee Referral Program

on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 01:58

A word about successful employee referral programs; set up referral programs that focus on high-impact and hard-to-fill roles rather than all positions or roles that can be filled via normal resources.  Promote referrers and their new hires when the opening is filled.  To protect the integrity of the program set someone in place to oversee the referral policies; over-zealous employees may pump the company ATS with candidates that they find via social media.  Make sure the referrer and the candidate do indeed know one another.  Payments for referrals can be standardized and customized.

20 Funny Jokes to take to Work

on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:05

Every stress-filled job needs a little injection of humor to lighten the workday load.  With deadlines zooming, quotas not being met, mistakes made while keeping up with constant changes and updates. Since the innate desire to shout and slam will not be acceptable try taking two jokes and laughing your way throughout the workday. 

  1. We should have known our new boss was going to was going to be mean and ornery, he had different colored eyes…two of them were blue. 
  2. You know the stress level has gotten out of hand when you find yourself at lunchtime standing in front of the microwave yelling,

Reduce Hiring Costs Through Internships

on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:59

Another way to bring and keep skills in-house is through an internship program. Internships are defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: “A form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

Know When to Rescind that Job Offer

on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:27

The majority of offers are extended and accepted without a great deal of complication; unfortunately there will be situations where you will need to rescind an offer. Just as a good hire can boost the bottom line so can a bad hire drain financial pools and wear down team morale. Avoid a potential last minute bad hire by rescinding an offer. Following are some reasons why you should rescind an offer. 

·      Background check failed

·      Drug screen failed

·      Physical failed

·      Candidate falsified information on their application

·      Candidate did not accept the offer within

Simple Job Offer Extension

on Sun, 02/12/2017 - 03:03
It is always exciting when it comes time to extend an offer.  All your hard work is hopefully about to pay off.  By the time you are about to extend the offer you should have gathered enough information from the candidate to know their current salary and what salary they are seeking. At hand is your salary range and what you can extend to the candidate beyond base compensation.   Keep in mind that bonuses and commissions are potential and not guaranteed income.

For Recruiters & Hiring Managers: The 4 Step Process to an Effective Offer Extension

on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:07

Congratulations, you’re about to extend an offer to your job candidate; it’s been a long journey from when you first contacted your candidate.  To ensure that the offer is a smooth transition in the overall recruitment process incorporate the following four steps:

1.    Begin with the end in mind

2.    Set the tone

3.    Be prepared

4.    Always be in control

Begin with the end in mind. The salary negotiation process begins with the first conversation you have with the candidate, during the phone screening.  A typical phone screen lasts 30 minutes.

Tire News Tidbits Part 2 – Tires for Auto’s

on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:34

Last week I wrote about attending the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) in Akron, OH.  I expressed my growing fascination with tires and all that goes into the making of a tire.  In this article I’d like to address a big picture answer to the question of what would be the best tires for a Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicle.

Once again I reviewed the material I gathered at ITEC and spoke with my brother, Jeff, who has over 40 years experience in selling tires. Regarding treads, sipping is what you need to consider when purchasing an all-weather vehicle.

Tire News Tidbits - Thoughts For Your Career

on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:18

Last week I attended my first International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) in Akron, OH.  I really have no good reason for attending other than I’ve slowly become very interested in all things tires.  What goes into making the tire, the treads and the types of tires fascinate me.  As a Corporate Recruiter Consultant I figure I could turn my interest in tires to placing the I.T. & Engineering professionals that are part of the tire industry.