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Hiring Advice

How Not To Hire a Disruptive Employee for Your CNC Shop

Dec 2, 2016 9:47:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 2, 2016 9:47:00 AM

Sometimes even an employee with good job skills and experience can create problems with fellow employees that drain enthusiasm and impact productivity. That’s why it’s important to consider a job candidate’s personality and track record before making a hiring decision.

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7 Reasons CNC Manufacturers Should Perform Background Checks

Jan 27, 2016 12:15:14 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:15:14 PM
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7 Key Interview Questions to Ask Job Candidates

Jan 27, 2016 12:14:21 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Jan 27, 2016 12:14:21 PM

When a new employee comes on board you commit significant time and money to developing what you hope will be a team member who will make meaningful contributions to your business. Obviously you’ll do your best to check on a candidate’s background and work history, but many times it’s difficult or impossible to get a straight answer from previous employers, or a balanced appraisal from hand-picked references. That’s why the interview questions you ask and the prospective employee’s answers are so important.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Millennial Generation Employees

Nov 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Nov 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Generational differences can have a profound impact on the workplace. The values, drives and personality differences between CNC shop owners/managers from previous generations and their Millennial employees (born between 1980 and 2000) are significant. This is not to say that Millennials are better or worse employees, just different. Which means their supervisors need to understand some basic Millennial characteristics so they can maximize their value to the company and to themselves.

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The Cost of Investment: Training, Skill Set, and ROI

Oct 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Oct 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

There are 170,500 CNC machine shops in the U.S. This is what your business could be up against in finding employees with the skill sets needed for exceptional productivity and quality.

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7 Reasons CNC Machine Shops Should Invest in Employee Training

Dec 5, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Dec 5, 2014 11:30:00 AM

One of the key findings of the annual Top Shops surveys conducted by Gardner Business Media is that the higher performing CNC shops invest more in employee training than their counterparts. Like any other business CNC machine shops must invest in continuing education to stay abreast of current manufacturing practices and technologies. Here are 7 reasons to invest in employee training:

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Beware of These 4 Toxic Traits in New Hires

Sep 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Sep 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Many business leaders agree that one of the keys to success is having the right people in the right jobs. Therefore we tend to focus on technical expertise, experience and intelligence when evaluating potential employees. Although these are all significant issues, it’s equally important to hire people who have the right personalities and attitudes.

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7 Traits to Look for in a New Employee

Aug 15, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Aug 15, 2014 9:30:00 AM

A wise machine shop owner once said that his most valuable assets walk out the door at the end of each shift. We all know that our employees are the lifeblood of our companies and one of our largest investments. Which means making good hiring decisions is critical to our success.

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