Handling Negative Feedback

Putting this in our blog as its a great article from Undercover Recruiter and I do not want to lose it.  How do you handle negative feedback or constructive criticism?  Are you equipping your employees to handle it properly?  #negativefeedback...

Charity

Here at JP Recruitment, we make a monthly donation to Sick Kids hospital and we think you should too!  It’s pretty easy and you can pick how much your monthly donation is.  Even $10/mth would help – how hard would it be to drink 2 less pints or rent 1 less movie? #sickkids #thisiswhy...

Leadership & Inspiration

Leadership & inspiration come hand in hand.  Below is a great video on getting buy in from both your employee’s and your customers.  Simon Sinek breaks it down very well and it is actually quite simple – definitely worth the 20min watch.  As per the video, this can be applied in every industry from engineering & manufacturing to banking to construction. I’ve shared this because the ability to get the buy in from people is the top trait that company’s are looking for today.  Every role we do at JPR, whether it is a Quality Manager, Production Manager, Process Engineer, Plant Manager or Director of Operations…requires continuous improvement/lean manufacturing/process improvement experience.  To be able to make change, you need buy in.  You need to be able to lead your team to success and inspire them to do better.  I’d be keen to hear other good books, videos or even just thoughts on how you inspire your team. Like articles like this?  Feel free to follow us on LinkedIn for industry news &...

Leadership | Attracting Talent | Building Teams | Recruitment

Leadership is such an important topic when is comes to attracting talent and growing your company whether it be in the engineering & manufacturing sector or not.  This is a great article written on LinkedIn by Mack Story on leadership.  In manufacturing recruitment, putting the right type of leader into a business is crucial.  Today at JP Recruitment, every position we fill has an aspect of lean manufacturing/process improvement/continuous improvement.  If we didn’t focus our searches on the traits of a secure leader, these people would not be able to go in and have the positive impact we expect on those manufacturing companies.  The main points in Mack’s article are: Delegation Decision Making Trust Teamwork Thinking Belief Support Credit Control Process Are you looking for these leadership traits for people on your team?  Do you think there are other leadership traits that have been left out when it comes to being a secure leader?  In general, where do people need to improve in the manufacturing workplace right...

Attracting Talent through Job Postings

Attacting talent through job postings isn’t as easy as just posting your internal job description and hoping for the best.  This article posted by Nethire does a good job of going over some of the basics you should think about when trying to attract the right talent.  Below I’ve outlined the main five points in the article but keep in mind that our focus is on the engineering & manufacturing industry. 1) Know the difference between a job description and job advertisement This is a great point and the article outlines why.  Here at JP Recruitment, the job posting on our website is not typically exactly what is sent to us by the client.  Sometimes it can be completely different.  We have 2-3 pages of notes from when we sat down with our client and that usually doesn’t reflect the job description.  We post what we think will attract the talent the client needs. 2) Do NOT use a unique job title that is only applicable to the company This is simple and straight forward.  Nothing worse when you see a resume of a candidate that has really complicated job titles on it.  Why would it be different for attracting talent? 3) Do NOT forget to include vital information Application instructions is probably the one that stands out the most to me when attracting talent.  Make this as straight forward and easy as pos  Companies may not want to include their name if it is on a job board but it also can certainly be a good attraction tool.  Things like job location can help the filtering of candidates...