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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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December 24, 2021

The team at Condustrial would like to wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and
prosperity and safety into the New Year.


We would like to thank all of our clients and employees for another great year and are excited to
continue our journey together into the future. We know these times have been tough and we are
grateful you chose to help with your employment needs.


Should you be seeking employment or seeking employees for your business in the industrial,
medical, or construction fields, we hope that you keep Condustrial in mind for your needs.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about getting started or to
view our current job opportunities, visit this link.

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December 20, 2021

Although many companies are hiring and there are often many vacancies after the start Of a new year, it can still be difficult as a job seeker to know if you’re getting the best fit for your needs. That’s where a staffing agency can come into play. A staffing agency is a hired agent who will assist you with finding a position or filling a role at your company. They offer expertise in the field and are often a great resource for things as simple as resume advice. If you’re searching for a new job or searching for an employee, here are a few reasons why you should connect with a staffing agency.

  1. Saves Time: Why waste time scrolling through endless job listings on job board sites when a staffing agency can do that for you. Staffing agencies know of many job listings and have connections to companies that are hiring, they can save you time by finding tailored listings and submitting applications for you.
  2. Access to Larger Network: Some companies exclusively work with hiring firms to find their employees and may not post online, so working with a staffing agency gives you access to a wider range of available positions and allows you to get connected easier with a member of the hiring team.
  3. Assistance Through Hiring and Placement Process: If the hiring process scares you, then a staffing agency can help. They specialize in placing employees and are familiar with the ins and outs of hiring. A staffing agency can give you tips and tricks to add to your resume and make the process of finding a great job much less daunting.
  4. Large Employee and Job Databases: Many recruiting companies utilize a database that collects your information in regard to hiring. This is great news because your information can be saved into this database and can be used to help you find future positions or ones that better suit your needs. Having the ability to easily match open job opportunities that match your skills helps applicants find better job positions with potentially better pay, making your next employment search much easier and successful.

Connecting with a staffing agency can be greatly beneficial in even more ways than those listed above. If you are searching for a new job or a new employee it is always a great idea to connect with a staffing agency to help solve your employment needs. That is why we at Condustrial specialize in it!

If you’re searching for a position or an employee in the industrial, construction, or nursing field connect with one of our specialists today by visiting our website www.condustrial.com today and get started working with a staffing agency.


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December 10, 2021

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is already knocking on our doors, but in just mere days it will be here. With the last couple of years showing drastic changes in the workforce, many hiring and employment trends should continue and even accelerate as we enter the new year. Here are what experts are saying you can expect to see in your workplace over the coming year.

Resignations Should Continue to Rise in the Workplace

One trend that is likely to continue is the rise of workplace resignations. Worker resignations are creating shortages and many experts expect to see a great increase of employee power. Employees will likely start to require more incentives in order to be employed. This includes better pay, better benefits, better work-life balance, and more in order to retain and attract new employees.

Healthcare Positions Will Continue to Be in High Demand

It is likely we will see a trend in hiring for healthcare professionals, healthcare supporting fields, and construction as many of these positions opened up as a result of the pandemic. This will allow for less competition in these fields and better opportunities to negotiate benefits and salary.

Remote Work is Here to Stay

We will also likely see an increase and continuation of remote employment in certain industries, some even moving to more permanent remote positions with the ability to hire anyone from anywhere.

Firms Will Be Under Pressure to Stay Competitive for Good Employees

For the most part, this has been a beneficial time for many employees searching for new positions and many are starting to recognize that they may be undervalued in their current roles. Higher demand and increasing pay-rates have lead many to seek positions that provide an increase in pay and benefits. While a boon to workers with in-demand skills, this trend has put pressure on firms looking to hire and retain good employees. Look for this trend to continue throughout 2022.

If you’re searching for a new position in the healthcare and construction fields or and employer looking to enhance your current staff, please check out our website to view all of the high quality and competitive opportunities available at Condustrial.com.

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December 3, 2021

Do you lack motivation during this time of the year? Maybe you dread another Monday rolling in and are mentally checked out by Wednesday. The holidays can be a stressful time and a loss of workplace motivation is understandable as many have family visiting or upcoming vacations planned. But it is important to continue to focus on tasks that need to be completed before the holidays. To help you navigate this season, we’ve put together a few ways to keep you motivated during the upcoming holidays.

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. And while you’re at it, make this a habit to get used to. In the end, you’ll feel much less stressed both in and out of work. 

Set A Schedule:  Jumping off of setting aside time for yourself is making a 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, so 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 workflow 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 motivated in your workplace to get you through the holidays.  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 to approach your work and you’ll be better off in the long run. Happy Holidays from Condustrial!

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November 24, 2021

The last few years have tested us all and now is a great time to reflect and be more thankful for the positive things in our lives from personal to professional. The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to take a moment to reflect on what you can be thankful for at work.

Here are a few things to consider and get you feeling thankful:

  • Co-workers: At work, co-workers are often what keeps us going. Having a good set of people to work with can make the day go by faster and make you excited about going into work the next day. You’ll always have at least one thing in common with your co-workers, you work for the same company, even if you don’t do the same job.
  • Workplace Culture: A good company culture is something many businesses strive for, having a good culture can improve employee retention, employee satisfaction, and productivity. Working for a company with a good culture is certainly something to be thankful for as you get to reap the benefits of a company that cares about its employees and wants to ensure your happiness and success.
  • Benefits: Whether your company offers a 401K or a free gym membership, benefits are something to be thankful for. They give an extra push and incentive to work for a company that doesn’t just include pay. Often, many companies offer healthcare which can be a very important necessity to ensure your own health is good and these benefits can often help you financially in the instance of an illness.
  • Learning Opportunities: No matter what position you’re in, you’re learning a new set of skills that you probably didn’t previously have. Jobs allow us to grow and learn something new almost everyday. Building upon your existing skills allows you to advance in your career goals and potentially climb the career ladder, if that’s what you’re looking to do.
  • The Ability to Work: With so many things happening this year, and unemployment rates skyrocketing due to the pandemic, now is a great time to just be thankful for your job overall.

Even when things get tough as we head into the busy season, there are still ways you can take a moment to appreciate what you have. After all, workers are what keeps the world going around, from healthcare to teachers, delivery workers, and every other position in between there is always something to be thankful for in work, and we are thankful for your essential position that keeps everything running smoothly. If you are looking for a job during these times, please visit the Indeed Postings tab on our website here: condustrial.com/job-listings to apply for opportunities in your area. 

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November 18, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has continued to cause millions of staffing shortages both nationally and internationally. In fact there are currently 10.4 million job openings in the United States.

Companies are seeing delay in product delivery, longer wait times, and shorter patience from consumers and while the impacts have been long lasting, there are a group of individuals who can actually benefit from the need for employees: job seekers. Those who are currently looking for employment are in luck as there are countless more opportunities available now than there has been in many years. In fact, many are taking the opportunity to start on a new career path.

Here’s why a hiring surplus may be the perfect time to explore new opportunities.

More Opportunities, With Less Education
In the past, many positions frequently had an education requirement, whether that means a GED/High School Diploma, 2 Year Degree, or higher, many companies are now finding themselves needing employees that may not fit into their preferred level of education. This can be beneficial to job seekers as new opportunities that they may have not previously been considered for are now available and more easily attainable.

Employment Incentives
In addition to decreased education requirements, employers that are really struggling to find employees are also now offering sign-on bonuses. Some places, like select McDonalds locations, are offering a $500 sign-on bonus after your first 60 days as a way to attract and retain new employees. Which makes the already small candidate pool more competitive, but benefits those job seekers.

Competitive Wages & Benefits
In an effort to keep up with companies offering sign on bonuses and other opportunities, many companies are also offering more competitive wages and better benefits packages to new employees who start for a certain period of time. This is a great increase across the board as discussions of inflation have begun and job seekers are wanting positions that ensure a higher quality of life.

Overall, if you were already interested in seeking new employment or an opportunity to advance in your career and other factors related to the above may have stopped you from doing so before, now is your chance. Many job seekers have already capitalized on increased wages and will continue to do so as it is likely this season of shortages will create long lasting effects on the job market. If you are searching for a position in your area with competitive pay and benefits, some even offering sign-on bonuses, visit our website to learn more: condustrial.com/job-listings

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November 12, 2021

For many people the holidays are a time of stress. Most industries are working harder to keep up with demand and many workers are forced into working later shifts and longer hours which can make the stress of getting together with family feel extremely overwhelming. Stress in personal life can of course turn into stress in the workplace and eventually burnout. So, in order to keep your cool through the holidays, you must learn a few ways to alleviate some stress. Here are a few of our favorites ways to help you get through this holiday season:

  • Do Something For Yourself
    Start the day or work week off on the right foot by treating yourself to a nice cup of coffee from your favorite place or a special breakfast on your way in when you’d know it’ll be a stressful day. This will bring you into work feeling good and can help break up the tension for the rest of the day. When you have a stressful morning you can often set yourself up for failure through the rest of the day, so try to make it a positive morning.
  • Focus on Organization
    Organization, whether it’s of your tasks or the papers on your desk and help you feel more put together and can ease stress. Knowing exactly where something is can not only make your job easier but can also diminish the panic of searching for something when you need it right away. Being organized often leads to higher productivity and greater efficiency. Make sure to also prioritize projects so that you complete the most important tasks first.
  • Exercise
    If you have some extra time during your lunch or another break try taking a walk inside, since it’s likely cold, or outside for some fresh air if the weather permits. Sometimes just changing up the pace of your normal day to day can alleviate stress and physical exercise is known to be a stress reliever. This is especially beneficial if you have an office job so that you can truly give yourself a true break. Try not to think about work while you’re walking and who knows you may come up with your best idea when you have a clear mind.
  • Protect your Time
    If you are working on important projects, take time to work solely on task that enable you to complete your assignments with out distraction. This could mean putting off email and other meetings for a couple of hours each week and allow yourself to fully focus on specific task.
  • Set realistic goals
    Project deadlines and expectations can seem overwhelming. Set up weekly reviews and adjust timelines when necessary. Being realistic about project completion leads to better results as you will avoid the temptation to rush a project to completion.

Overall, it’s easy to feel stress in the workplace, but being able to acknowledge it and take action using the methods above will best help you conquer those feelings of stress and burnout and will help you get through this holiday season.

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November 4, 2021

Upskilling is an industry term that is becoming more and more popular, but what does it actually mean and how can you benefit?

For starters, upskilling in the industrial sector “refers to the process of individuals learning a new skill,” according to Forbes.com. Essentially a way for an employee to learn a new skill in an effort to advance them in their career or increase eligibility.

Technology has created new possibilities that can be fully realized only by a modernized workforce. That means the workforce must learn new skills and competencies that are required for new and/or changing jobs.

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Upskilling is gaining popularity as older generations, specifically Baby Boomers, are starting to leave their positions and retiring, leaving open availability to typically less skilled younger generations as creating a skills gap. In addition, the workforce has changed over the years and younger generations are often not given the same opportunities to study and learn about certain professions, they, as well as their employers, are taking matters into their own hands through upskilling and participating in training sessions to help advance and further their careers.

Scenarios Where Upskilling Can Lead to New Opportunites

  • Personnel looks to promote from within: more skills means more opportunities for growth in your profession
  • Increased automation in the workforce: being able to integrate and work with new technologies can lead to more responsibilities and earnings
  • Upskilling allows you to seperate from the pack: the more diverse your skill-set, the better you will be at addressing your employers present and future needs

Why Increasing Your Skillset is Important

So, aside from the potential to learn more and further your career, why else dedicate time to learning a new set of skills? Dedicating time towards enriching your skills can earn you a raise as you’re now more equipped for the position, it can make you more eligible for a promotion, and it can even help you make a career change and learn more about a career path that you’re interested in. Overall, it’s a great way to improve yourself and give you more power to negotiate.

With so many resources such as Skillshare, Udemy, and more it is easy to upskill in any industry. It’s best to take some time to learn what skills would be most beneficial for your specific career path and how you can learn those skills.

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