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Finding Employment and Building Teams Made Even Easier

Are you searching for the right career or employee? Our new Cleveland Professional Division makes finding employment and building teams even easier! Whether they need dozens of production workers, or just the right technical or administrative professional, Northeast Ohio organizations know they can rely on GreatWork. Brooklyn Branch Manager Betsy Perez is excited to be… Read More »

Advance Your Warehouse Career

Warehouse employment continues to rise, and employees make up 65% of distribution costs. As such an important part of the business, warehouse employees have options if they decide they want to grow with the company. Rising Warehouse Employment 2009-2019 Some job titles to reach for include: Forklift Operator Machinist Technician Shift Manager Engineer Operations Manager… Read More »

Help the Hunt with Hashtags!

The number of recruiters and companies using social media is high and growing – as high as 96% as of 2015. As a job seeker, that means you benefit by spending some time on social media.  One of the quickest ways to stay in touch without endless scrolling and searching is to follow hashtags.  Here… Read More »

Not Your Father’s Manual Labor

These aren’t your father’s manual labor jobs.  Manufacturing, warehouse and trucking jobs have changed.  They require higher levels of skill and often much less heavy lifting and sweat-inducing labor than in the past.  That’s why some are throwing out the term blue collar in favor of a newer generation term like “Industrial Artisans”. According to… Read More »

Ugh…Unplanned Downtime

The leading cause of your equipment not running is its age.  According to maintenance managers and plant leaders, preventive maintenance is their top way to assure a safe and productive operation. The 2019 survey of maintenance professionals in process, discrete and hybrid industries by Advanced Technology Services (ATS) also found the key challenge, by a… Read More »

Biggest Impact on Employee Well-being

Myers-Briggs studied workplace wellness for three years and found that relationships with fellow employees matter the most to the more than 10,000 people they studied from 131 countries. In addition to the job itself – service related work coming out on top – age, gender, job satisfaction, higher commitment to the organization, social giving, a… Read More »

Costly Germs Present and Accounted For

Absenteeism is measured by employers to gauge the health of the environment and culture because unscheduled absences are costly.  But what about presenteeism – the cost to companies of employees coming to work ill? Studies have found that on-the-job productivity losses are far greater than absence related productivity losses for the same conditions. According to… Read More »

$1.5 Billion Rebate Planned for Ohio Employers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud have announced a $1.5 billion rebate proposal for employers in the state. The proposal continues a trend of lowering workers’ comp costs for Ohio’s private and public employers. “This is great news for Ohio,” said Governor DeWine. “This money will help… Read More »

Northeast Ohio Ranked 7th Best in the Country for Workers Lacking a 4-Year Degree

Employment for workers without a bachelor’s degree that pays above the national annual median wage is available in Northeast Ohio! In a recent study of opportunity employment in 121 metro areas conducted by the Federal Reserve, Cleveland was ranked number 7. Opportunity employment here is over 30% of total employment. Those with bachelor’s degrees have an… Read More »

Is resistance to change holding you back?

As creatures of habit, we like our world…and work…to be predictable. Change can have positive effects on everything from job satisfaction to the financial rewards for employees and employers alike. But even the most positive changes can be uncomfortable. Is resistance to change holding you or your company back? Here are some ways to mitigate… Read More »