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March 28, 2022

Many of you may be planning to take some time off during the summer for vacation, and while waiting for those days to come you may start to feel a lack of motivation. But in order to feel stress free and truly enjoy your vacation, you want to make sure your tasks are completed and you’re not worried about anything left unfinished at work. So we put together some tips to help you stay motivated at work so that you can complete your projects and really enjoy your time off.

Start With Small Goals: Oftentimes you have a large list to tackle and things can get overwhelming very quickly which can make you want to push the task of and do it later. Or maybe a project you had will be time-consuming or puzzling. Rather than throwing the whole task list together and thinking about how much you can get done of the overall large goal, try breaking it down into smaller “bite-sized” amounts of work. This allows you to feel rewarded more than once along the journey while still being able to get work done. This will also leave you feeling less stressed and overwhelmed at the end of the day. Just remember to get it done and to prioritize what needs to be completed first.

Focus On Relieving Stress: During your time off from work try focusing on doing tasks that make you feel relaxed. Try that new yoga studio you’ve been eyeing or read a good book. Whatever you like to do to feel less stressed, put some attention on that. This will help you leave work at work and think about other things when you have your own time. The key is to make healthy choices regarding stress relief and avoiding the urge to fight stress with to fight stress with fast food or alcohol. And while you’re at it, make stress relief a habit. In the end, you’ll feel healthier and be more productive.

Set A Schedule:  Make a daily schedule. Try to plan out your day ahead of time and stick to it to make your workflow more efficient. Do you typically finish your day after you’ve clocked out? Try setting a hard stop time while sticking to this schedule as a way to leave work where it belongs and not bring it home with you. You need some time to unplug from work, so let yourself have the time. The tasks will be there tomorrow.

Reward Yourself: Remember those small goals we talked about earlier? Try rewarding yourself for completing those. Maybe it’s a stop at your favorite ice cream shop or a new set of headphones, do something that makes you feel happy, and reward yourself even for the small stuff. This will push you to work harder knowing you’ll be getting something out of it in the end.

Allow Yourself to Focus: It can be easy to get distracted from the tasks at hand, especially if you’re a procrastinator. Utilize the tips above and allow yourself to get in the zone. Sometimes you just need to know yourself and know what will help you be the most productive, so listen to your mind and let the work flow. Even if you have a hard time pushing yourself to get in the zone, try the 10-minute rule of focusing on a task for just 10 minutes and then taking a break.

We hope you can utilize these tips to feel more motivated in your workplace.  An important thing to remember is that the work will likely be there tomorrow, so don’t stress yourself out by rushing, leaving you feeling stressed and leading to burnout. Rather, take time to be intentional about how you approach your work and you’ll be better off in the long run.

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March 15, 2022

With many companies hiring for positions and the job market has changed overall due to the pandemic, entering into a new industry can seem difficult. Fortunately, it’s likely your existing skill-set can help you in more ways than you think.

Recognize Your Skills

Start with identifying your current skills. These skills can come from your current job, how you relate to others, hobbies, how you manage tasks, and any other learned skills. To help identify these maybe write down a list of things you’d say you’re skilled in and then categorize them by the following:

  • Functional Traits: this includes skills such as problem-solving, basic bookkeeping, customer service, communication, and more. These skills are typically the most transferable and what most employers list on job descriptions.
  • Personality Traits: This is how you are as a person, are you organized, a great listener, attentive, punctual, etc. These are great skills to showcase for many different positions and can help differentiate you from other applicants.
  • Learned Knowledge: Maybe you took a course in Microsoft in high school, or you have a degree of some sort, learned knowledge is exactly what it says, knowledge that you’ve learned or studied.

Next Steps: Finding That Next Opportunity

Once you’ve identified your skills and have categorized them, you will have a better understanding of yourself and can match your skills up to what employers are looking for.

Start by looking at some job boards and reading job descriptions, see anything that matches yours? Try to find positions with as many matches as possible to increase your chances of being hired. Be sure to broaden your horizons and look at positions that are similar to your skill-set, some may use different descriptors and synonyms so look out for those too. You may be surprised at how many positions you qualify for based on your current skills.

If you don’t see jobs matching your current skills, view this as an opportunity to enhance what you know by getting more training or certifications. Moving into a new industry can seem difficult but it can also lead to exciting new opportunities that will provide financial stability and personal fulfillment. Identifying your skills and identifying the gaps is a great way to get started on a new career path.

Searching for a new position using your current skill set? View all of our current opportunities at condustrial.com/job-listings

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March 11, 2022

We recognize that each company has its own unique needs and draw from our 25+ years of experience in Staffing, Recruiting, and Workforce Management to deliver staffing solutions for our clients.

In today’s tight labor market, the cost of employee acquisition and retention cannot be overstated. Condustrial partners with each of our clients to design and deliver a cost-effective, customized solution to assist our client in achieving their desired goals. Here are four reasons a workforce management company may be the fastest, most, cost effective ways to address your hiring needs.

Condustrial Has a Deep Talent Pool

We have spent years building a database of quality candidates to aid in filling jobs with the best talent possible. By having a pool of talent to draw from, Condustrial is also able to reduce our client’s time to hire significantly.

Condustrial Can Save You Money

Your employee cost is more than just their salary. Once you have take into consideration basic salary, taxes, and benefits, the real costs of a company’s employees are typically in the 1.25 to 1.4 times base salary range. In other words, an employee earning $30,000 will actually cost an employer somewhere between $37,500 and $42,000 to employ.

Condustrial eliminates costs used to market, find and attract talent. We also reduce employer’s overhead by eliminating benefits costs, improving an employer’s cash flow.

Condustrial Reduces Your Business Liability

Condustrial covers workers’ compensation insurance, general liability insurance, takes out payroll taxes, pays the worker, and covers other costs associated with employment. This reduces our client’s overhead and the HR headaches associated with new hires.

Condustrial Offers Flexibility

Let Condustrial provide employees based on your current needs. We offer flexible workforce solutions that enable employers to bring on skilled contract workers to complete short term projects and assignments.

Talk to Condustrial and let us develop a plan to help reduce your workforce challenges and make sure your company objectives are completed on time and on budget!

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March 3, 2022

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day and we want to showcase all the hard work that women do in the workplace, especially in male-dominated industries such as manufacturing. Adding women to your workforce is an important factor in a company’s success. A Deloitte study of 600 women in manufacturing and 20 executives in manufacturing found gender diversity improves innovation, return on equity and profitability for manufacturing organizations.

Many jobs in manufacturing can easily be filled by women, yet often women are paid less or the positions are perceived as “masculine” positions which can deter women from applying. Unfortunately, these perceptions can leave companies with positions to fill. A solution to filling manufacturing employment vacancies could be to target women for these positions by implementing changes in the workplace that make manufacturing jobs more flexible and attractive.

Here a few solutions for attracting more women into the manufacturing space, allowing you to possibly address your hiring needs.

Work-Life Balance is Important

Many manufacturing jobs are perceived as old-school and often follow more traditional job roles which includes a lack of a work-life balance. This can be a large deterrent to women who are often also running a household and raising children. In fact, a recent study found that 37% of women who leave the manufacturing sector cite poor work-life balance as their reason for exiting the field. Understanding the demands of home and work that are placed on women is important and companies that address those demands can see a huge impact in the female response to job postings.

Women are also not the only ones that consider work/life balance as an important factor to a job hiring process. Younger generations are also highly considering this balance when evaluating career choices and applying for new jobs.

Market Your Job Openings to Women

Women need to know that other women already hold manufacturing positions at your facility and are thriving. Utilizing your existing workforce of women to attract others is definitely beneficial. Women value the opinion of others and want to hear testimonials and first hand experiences before diving into a new career. Let them hear from a current employee about your work environment and work/life balance philosophy. These type of testimonials can be a powerful recruiting tool and should lead to better hiring success.

  • Highlight female leaders on a company website and in marketing materials
  • Promote examples of gender inclusivity in job descriptions
  • Feature factors that are important to female job seekers in job descriptions

Look at Adding Benefits that Support Women

Companies need keep an open mind to new trends for women in the workplace. Those trends can include things such as childcare onsite, longer maternity leave, paid family time, etc. These are things that women truly look for and highly consider when taking a new job.

Place Women in Leadership Positions

Nearly 72% of women in manufacturing believe they are underrepresented in their organization’s leadership team. This belief is a fundamental reason many highly qualified women do not explore employment opportunities in manufacturing. However, not only will having women in leadership roles help you attract more females to your firm, the Deloitte report found that when women are placed in leadership roles in manufacturing, companies experienced several benefits:

  • 88%: diverse perspectives in decision making
  • 84%: innovative and creative approaches and solutions
  • 74%: balanced organizational management
  • 49%: improved financial performance

Women are an essential piece to the puzzle for so many companies hiring needs. Closing the gender gap in male-dominated industries can be a key to a company’s hiring success. Encouraging women to apply at your company can contribute to growth in your businesses, provide a more stable workforce and lead to long-term success.

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February 28, 2022

Condustrial is proud to announce the release of our new mobile application for Apple and Android devices. The new apps are designed to enable employees and partners to easily communicate with Condustrial staff and manage their employment information.

Features include:

  • Easily Contact Condustrial Support Staff
  • Access Paystubs
  • View Job Assignment Information
  • Submit Time-sheets
  • Schedule Vacations
  • Find Answers to Frequently Asked Employment Questions

The apps are Free and available now of the the Apple and Google stores.

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February 16, 2022

Dozens of companies are hiring for staff to fill their open positions and although you may initially think that you’d be under-qualified or overwhelmed by certain jobs, you may be surprised at the opportunities that exist. There is a high demand for new employees and many employers are hiring candidates with little to no prior experience. This gives you room to break into a new field and learn something new and possibly enhance your current skill set.

Entry-level jobs are projected to see large employment growth over the decade and many provide a great salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2020 , here are the Top Ten In-Demand Construction Jobs

PositionMedian SalaryAdditional Jobs 2020-2030Education Needed
Construction Manager$97,18051,400Bachelor’s Degree
Construction Laborer/Helper$37,080109,100High School Diploma
Electrician$56,90066,100High School Diploma
Equipment Operator$49,10024,900High School Diploma
Glazier$46,0802,500High School Diploma
Painter$42,13018,300Not required
Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter$56,33023,400High School Diploma
Sheet Metal Worker$51,3704,800High School Diploma
Solar Photovoltaic Installer$46,4706,100High School Diploma
Structural Iron and Steelworker$53,2105,400High School Diploma

Thankfully, Condustrial has dozens of positions in your area that are hiring for entry-level positions in industries such as:

Plumbing

Construction

Electrical

Maintenance

Medical

Warehouse work

Carpentry

Industrial

And many more

With Condustrial, finding a new job in any of the above fields has never been easier, simply apply online from any device and get connected with an experienced representative to help you find a great new position.

We’re hiring for positions in and around the following cities. Click on a city near you to view our current job openings:

Atlanta
Baltimore
Charlotte
Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach)
Greensboro
Lowcountry (Charleston)
Midlands (Columbia)
Upstate (Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson)
Medical

Interested in starting your next rewarding career? Apply online today by visiting: condustrial.com/job-listings

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February 9, 2022

While we are certainly not tax professionals, we would like to help you during this confusing time by pointing you in the right direction of where to find information and how to file your taxes for free!

As we are just starting tax season and many are trying to figure out what to do, advertisers are showcasing their best for the paid service such as H&R Block, Turbo Tax, etc. but shouldn’t there be easier and even free services? Especially for those who will be filing under a 1099? Well there are! While the IRS requires us to file taxes each year, they don’t require that we have to pay to file them. That’s where some free services come in.

One free service that is offered is directly through the IRS’ Free File service this allows you to prepare and file your taxes through a guided format at an IRS partner site, listed in the link above. Another free service is offered through Cash App Taxes which was previously run through Credit Karma. Cash App allows you to completely prepare and file your taxes for free regardless of deductions. They also offer protection software to limit any audits performed on your filing when done so correctly.

Additional Tax Preparation Resources

  • Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 a year or less. Learn more.
  • Prepare your taxes free online through MyFreeTaxes.com, a partnership of United Way and H&R Block. All you need to get started is a copy of your W-2, which can be uploaded from your smartphone.
  • If your adjusted gross income is less than $65,000 ($95,000 if filing jointly) and you live in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester counties, visit SCThrive.org/filetaxes/ or call 800-726-8774 for free taxpayer preparation assistance.
  • Free tax help for taxpayers 60 or older is available through the IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program. These IRS-certified volunteers can answer questions related to pensions and retirement-related issues. Most TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program, which offers free tax preparation help from February 1 through April 15. You don’t have to be an AARP member. Call 888-227-7669 toll free or visit the Tax-Aide Site Locator to find a location in South Carolina.

All of these programs are great options to assist you in the tax process. And while there are benefits to going with a tax specialist company to assist you, such as if you have many deductions or unique tax filing paperwork, utilizing a free service is relatively simple for someone who’s held only a couple of jobs and has a simple tax return to file.

Regardless of whichever be sure to prepare and file your taxes by Monday April, 18th 2022 to avoid any fines or penalties from the IRS due to late filing.

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February 3, 2022

In today’s job force, many follow different paths. While some finish school and quickly find the career they love. Others may decide to go in a different direction and find they need to go back to school for more or different training.

But returning to school offers it’s on set of challenges, especially if you have a family to feed or bills to pay. As a new semester just recently started for many students, many may be feeling the heat of juggling work while returning to the classroom.

So, how do you manage it all? We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay on track and keep your eyes on the prize and balance work and education.

  • Figure Out What Works For You: There are many different ways to go back to college and schools more than ever are understanding the need for flexibility. Many schools offer online classes, late-night classes, and of course traditional online classes. Determining which option is best for you is going to be based on what your needs are for you and your family.
  • Take Some Time To Establish Your Budget: Going back to school can be an expensive obligation, having to purchase textbooks, schooling materials, courses, and more on top of paying life’s bills can become tricky so it’s a good idea to take some time to figure out and establish your personal finances. You’ll want to establish how much you need to make to have all your bills, schools necessities, and any other expenses you may typically incur in a given amount of time. There are many calculators on the internet and budgeting apps that can help you with this as well. Once you have these amounts figured out you’ll need to see many hours you can work in a week to earn that monthly amount. Then, take some time to work through your class schedule and be open with your managers about trying to work around it. If your classes are virtual it’s still a good idea to dedicate some time during the week when you’re not working to ensure all assignments are completed.
  • Fine Tune Your Time Management Skills: Time management is imperative when succeeding in working full time and going to school. You’ll need to set up a strict schedule to determine work time versus school time. An agenda whether it be virtual or paper is a great way to be able to keep track of your time management. Try to prioritize the most important things first, like going to the gym, commute time, etc. but don’t forget to set aside some time for yourself to decompress.
  • Develop Healthy Stress Coping Mechanisms: Wearing many hats and dividing time so much can often become stressful so learning how to manage that stress is going to be important. Try not to pack every spare moment with studying and working ad rather go for a walk, go to your favorite place, read a book, see a movie, or do whatever makes you happy. Setting some time aside for yourself will help you navigate these busy waters and will ensure that you are successful in all you do.

Overall, going back to school is not the easiest thing and there are some sacrifices that often are made, mostly with time, but setting goals for yourself are important, and doing what you need to do to complete them is great. At the end of it all, you’ll be proud of yourself and you will likely benefit yourself in your career goals.

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January 28, 2022

As a manager or supervisor, it’s important to always be aware of how your employees are feeling about their job. Oftentimes these are tell tale signs of whether an employee is planning on staying with the company or not. Oftentimes a brief check in with your employees on a regular basis will give you an understanding of how things are going under your or someone else’s management. During these discussions many employees may even give valuable input on practices that could be improved, supervisors should value their employees input and truly take their suggestions to heart. In turn this will lead to higher retention rather than having high turnover rates. In the end, this will save the company not only time and money, but also will allow for a trust to be built among all members of the workplace.

To better understand what your employees are looking for in long term positions, you need to know what factors lead employees to quit. Here are the top 3 reasons why employees quit and what hiring managers should be looking out for to increase employee retention.

Pay Rate
While rate of pay isn’t always the most important thing to a job seeker, it is often very important to those making a job decision. Pay rate not only helps the employee provide for themselves and their family, but also is a way of the employer letting them know they are doing a great job. Especially in today’s times with services like Glassdoor, employees know how much they are worth and what their anticipated salary should be. From a business perspective, the cost of replacing a good employee can be up to 2 times the employee’s salary, between paying others overtime to cover the costs of being understaffed and paying for new-employee training.

Job Conditions
Conditions and circumstances of a position can change regularly as the company grows, as people leave, etc. Sometimes this change can create a new environment that employees don’t like. Additionally, if the position they are in lacks rooms for growth and advancement, which often happens in manufacturing type jobs, then employees may want to seek out other opportunities. Much of this is hard to control from a business perspective, but where there are opportunities to recognize employees dedication and hard work, managers should do so to encourage their employees.

Work Value 
Most people want to feel valued in their work, they want to feel appreciated, and that what they do has a purpose for them, while not feeling under pressure or over stressed by their workload. It’s important for managers to let their employees know that they are doing a good job and to also recognize when they are feeling stressed out. Managers should check in on their employees mental health and feelings towards their jobs to know if adjustments need to be made. The work culture should also be created to make employees feel comfortable enough to speak up when something is troubling them or they are feeling undervalued. Sometimes this aspect of work and appreciation can go even further than a raise and can keep some of the best employees. This also creates a healthy work environment with open communication for all.

While there can be things out of the manager or boss’ control that lead to employees quitting, there are many things a manager can do to check in on their employees and listen to their needs to discourage them from wanting to leave. Creating a positive culture within a work environment is extremely important, especially within younger generations seeking employment. Understand the three above mentioned reasons why employees quit is key to ensuring higher levels of employee retention and getting more potential job-seekers interested in working for you. 

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January 7, 2022

Ahh yes, another new year which means a fresh start. And of course we know you made some resolutions. Maybe you want to hit the gym more or drink more water, maybe you want to read more books or be on social media less, but have you set up goals for your career growth?  Just as the new year is a good time to start a new workout routine, it is also a good time to reflect on where you see yourself by the end of the year, for the next 5 years, and so on. We’ll show you a few things that should be on your list to consider for 2022.

Note Where You Currently Are: Take some time to think about where you currently fall in your career goals, did you set any last year that are still outstanding or did you meet and even exceed those goals. Take some time to appreciate how far you’ve come from when you first started and be proud of yourself. This will help you set up your new goals as a starting point, you can elaborate on goals you had previously set, or even move on from those completely.

Seek Out A Mentor Or Professional: Not sure what the next step for you should be? Seek out advice from someone you trust, maybe a current or even former boss, a mentor or other professional familiar with your field, maybe a former educator can help you figure this out. If you still are lost, then work on finding your own examples through the internet. You can search through professionals on LinkedIn and see the progression patterns they have taken, even feel free to try and reach out to someone you admire in your field. They might even fill you in on the secrets of their success.

Be Sure Your Goals Are Measurable and Attainable: The best way to track your progress is by making sure your goals are measurable which will look vastly different from industry to industry and even from person to person, but figure out what measurement works best for you. For example, if you are selling a product, you can measure your goals by the amount of sales in units or dollars of your product, if you are an artist you can measure your goals in the amount of commissions or art sales, and so on. You also want to find the balance between a goal that is an accomplishment for you, one that is a bit difficult, and also one that you can actually achieve. Don’t go so crazy from the beginning and expect your business to grow 100x in a week, but you also never know so just use your best judgement.

With the fresh start of the new year is a great time to think back and reflect on where you are in your position and be excited for how much more you can exceed. Even if you’ve just recently started a new position it’s a great idea to set yearly goals to assess how the position fits your needs and where it plays into your goals. Using the tips above you can be well prepared to set new goals year after year.

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