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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: 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:

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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 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.


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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October 28, 2021

According to there are over 800 million LinkedIn users and profiles worldwide making it extremely easy for your profile to get lost in the mix. That is why your LinkedIn profile has to stand out and reflect all of your skills. If you’re struggling to get noticed, here are a few of our best tips to help your profile bumped up to the top of the list.

First and foremost you want your profile to look good, you want to look professional and the very first thing that users and recruiters will see is your profile photo. Because of this, you want a photo that looks clean, so, having a professional head-shot would be best, however, if you don’t have one check out our blog to learn how to take a professional-looking head-shot right from your phone.

Once you have a good photo, the second thing recruiters will notice is your summary, so here you want to put something that will draw the hiring manager into wanting to read your profile more. This can be similar to what you might put as a summary on your resume, but this is also a great place to talk about your skills, motivations, and interests along with your performance history and achievements.

Moving down the list of sections on the LinkedIn profile, you’ll also want to fill in your location to the nearest metro area or area in which you intend to work. Most recruiters are looking to seek candidates in their area to call for an interview, so leaving these sections incorrect or blank may cause you to get passed over.

A Complete and Concise Profile Makes a Difference

To get noticed, you essentially want to fill out as much of your LinkedIn profile as possible and streamline your content to make it easier for a recruiter to find the information they are looking for. This means being sure to pick the industry you are interested in, showcasing your up-to-date current work history, and creating a full list of skills on your profile. Most recruiters are going to look for these three things once they land on your profile, so being able to guide them through your skill-set and experience makes the process easier for them and betters the chances you’ll receive an interview.

LinkedIn is a crowded space but following the steps outlined above should enable you to stand out as businesses search for potential job candidates and help land you that coveted interview.

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October 22, 2021

Gary Davis
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Condustrial, Inc.

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October 19, 2021

Have you ever gone on a job interview that seems to be going really well, maybe you’ve already done a few rounds of interviews but then you suddenly never heard back from the employer? Even after they told you, you’d hear from them later in the week? Chances are, you’ve been ghosted.

“Ghosted,” a term originally coined by the dating world is when someone ceases all communication with you without any warning and ignoring and additional communication that may come. While this typically happens in the dating world, individuals who are job searching often experience the same thing with a hiring manager/employer. 

And while being ghosted doesn’t necessarily mean you weren’t a good fit for the job, sometimes things happen and you may have slipped the recruiters mind or the needs of the position have changed, but boy can it be frustrating. Especially if you were highly interested in the position. But how do you know if that’s what has truly happened to you?  We’ve got a few ways to know whether or not you’ve been ghosted.

  1. You Have Yet To Hear Back: At the end of your interview, the recruiter may have let you know that you’ll hear back from them within a set period of time, that time has come and passed and you haven’t heard anything, even after the thank you email.
  • You No Longer See The Job Posting: Maybe you head back onto the job board where you found the application and it’s no longer there. Which could mean they’ve either filled the role or decided not to hire at all.
  • You Send A Follow Up Email And Are Ignored: You probably let some time go by waiting to hear back and then send a couple follow ups and still, no response.

If it’s been over a month or two with no communication, it’s safe to say, you likely won’t be hearing back and it’s time to move on. It’s not the end of the world, and truly being ghosted does not always mean you bombed the interview, many things can happen that cause people to get busy and forget to let you know. So try not to take it personal and prepare yourself for the next round of interviews. If you want to know more about how to avoid being ghosted, view our previous post “Ghosted: What It Means To Be Ghosted By An Employer and How To Avoid It.”

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October 13, 2021

We as humans inevitably will make mistakes, and although even a small accident can have a large impact, beating yourself up over a mistake is not the best way to handle it. Instead, we’ve pulled together a list of best practices to follow if you’ve made a mistake in the workplace to turn it into a learning opportunity. 

Allow Yourself to Feel

Oftentimes when we’ve made a mistake we feel terrible. We are so upset and want to do what we can to make it right, we may even feel embarrassed or worry about termination for the mistake. It’s ok to sit in that feeling for a minute to gather your thoughts, but don’t hesitate too much to act on your mistake. Try to reach out to a manager or supervisor to address the situation and remind yourself that it’s not the end of the world. 

Figure Out What Happened

If someone else had made the same mistake and came to you for a solution, what questions would you want to know? You’d want to figure out what happened, how it happened, what damage has been caused, and what can be done to prevent this in the future. So ask yourself those same questions so that you can begin to come up with a solution to offer to your supervisor. 

Try To Fix It 

It may not always be possible to do so, but try to see if there is a way to rectify the situation, if not try to think of solutions that can prevent something like this from happening again that can be used as a teaching tool for your coworkers. 

Have A Meeting With Your Supervisor

Once you’ve assessed the situation, without letting too much time go by, go and privately speak with your supervisor and be honest as to what has happened. Now will be a good time to offer up those solutions we discussed on how to fix or prevent the mistake. Don’t try to beat around the bush of responsibility, instead be factual and open about what happened. At the end of the day it’s likely your supervisor has been in your shoes and knows what it’s like to make a mistake, maybe even that same mistake, so try not to expect the worst outcome. 

Change Your Strategy

Now that you’ve made the mistake and have put some thought into how it happened and what could be done to prevent it, implement that change in your day-to-day to prevent the same mistake from happening again. 

Overall, mistakes are not the end of the world, and most employers, supervisors, and managers expect mistakes to a certain level of degree. So don’t get too down on yourself, mistakes happen, but what you learn from them and how you change after them is what is important.

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October 5, 2021

With the holidays just around the corner already (can you believe it!) companies are beginning their search for holiday employment. In almost every industry, the holidays are the busiest time of the year and often employers seek out additional help during this time, but how do they get this help and how can you find some of these positions? One of the most popular ways for employers and employees to find fits for these positions is through either a Staffing Agency or a Temp Agency. But if both agencies help people find employment then what is the difference between the two?

The main difference is the length of employment with the agency. Staffing agencies typically offer long-term/full-time opportunities, whereas temp agencies typically offer short-term/part-time employment opportunities.

A Temp Agency typically offers just that, temporary employment. These positions can last anywhere from one day to several months and it is not uncommon for employees to be sent to several locations throughout the duration of their employment. These roles typically include single-day assignments, seasonal opportunities, or specialty projects. These positions are typically in need of urgent placement and the interview process is usually very swift to get you in the door as soon as possible. These positions are typically entry-level and require little to no training to get you started based on your existing skillset. The agency’s main duty is to quickly find someone that fills the role, while also fitting the skill set required to complete the position, as possible. These positions can often be good resume boosters and can provide you an insight into a potential career path that you may be interested in.

While staffing agencies also offer temporary work, they overall provide opportunities at a wider range and include positions with long-term employment. Some other options you may find at a staffing agency are contract work, direct-hire, and temp-to-hire. Staffing agencies also provide a larger variety of job industries including, but not limited to administrative, industrial, construction, engineering, technical, manufacturing, medical, and more. Additionally, staffing agencies typically work to find the right fit for the role, rather than quick employee turnaround. Staffing agencies follow a more traditional interview process and will work closely with HR or ownership to see what kind of employee they are looking for to fill the available role. They will usually offer a set of questions specific to the position and may even inquire about your lifestyle to make sure that you’re a good fit for the culture. At the same time, staffing agencies also can work to the advantage of the employee and will help you find the right fit that meets your needs and lifestyle. 

While both of these agencies do a great job at filling the role at hand, it’s truly up to you as the employer or employee to figure out which best fits your needs. Are you in need immediately and are only looking for someone temporarily, or are you in search of a candidate that fits your needs that will become a part of your company? The same thing for the employer, are you searching for some quick cash, maybe on the side, or an opportunity that has you starting immediately, or are you searching for a position to help you advance in your career? Whichever best fits your needs, an agency will be able to help.

If you’re searching for a staffing agency to help you find the best candidate for your available position, or if you’re searching for a career opportunity, visit our website to learn more about how Condustrial can help.

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