Avoid The Skills Gap, Secure The Best Candidates

A skills gap is the “mismatch between relative supply and demand of skills across U.S. cities.” When there is an abundance of skills, that means supply (skills) exceeds demand (open jobs).

Top Traits Every Manufacturing Manager Needs to Succeed

Leadership in the manufacturing realm can be challenging; high-impact jobs with possible high turnover can create a difficult environment to thrive in as a leader. We place manufacturing leaders every day at Alliance Technical Solutions, so we know what companies are looking for.

Be SMART About Manufacturing Energy Consumption

SMART manufacturing stands for: sense, measure, analyze, report and train. Many are deeming this the future of small to medium-sized manufacturing companies. New tech allows manufacturers to use energy more effectively using machines, more advanced processes and data in real time.

Employment
The Benefits of a Mentor in Manufacturing

The Benefits of a Mentor in Manufacturing

A mentor is a valuable asset for a career in any industry, including manufacturing. Whether you are new to your career, want to learn more skills of the trade, advance in your company, or just want to connect with like-minded individuals to share experiences and ideas with, a mentor can help in all of these areas.

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Industry News
Automation vs. Humans: Will robots really replace your human job?

Automation vs. Humans: Will robots really replace your human job?

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you’ve probably heard us talking about Industry 4.0, also referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. It’s the coming age of automation and big data exchange in manufacturing technology. If you look at the current state of manufacturing factories, you will notice that they are more technologically advanced from those of the past.

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Hiring
Tips On Avoiding Staffing Fails

Tips On Avoiding Staffing Fails

If you are running staffing for a manufacturer, you know it has to be as streamlined as the assembly lines on the plant floor. You can’t afford to have positions left unfilled or have the wrong person in the wrong seat. Not only will productivity suffer, but the safety of employees is at stake as well.

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Interviewing
What to Include in Your Manufacturing Resume

What to Include in Your Manufacturing Resume

Your resume is the first impression you will give your potential employer. In an industry where organization and attention to detail are essential qualities, outlining your industry experience in your resume will help demonstrate that you are the right person for the job. Keep in mind that in this industry, technology is always evolving. As the importance of technology grows, a candidate who can use technology to their benefit will likely be appealing to an employer as well.

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Automation vs. Humans: Will robots really replace your human job?

Automation vs. Humans: Will robots really replace your human job?

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, you’ve probably heard us talking about Industry 4.0, also referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. It’s the coming age of automation and big data exchange in manufacturing technology. If you look at the current state of manufacturing factories, you will notice that they are more technologically advanced from those of the past.

read more
Tips On Avoiding Staffing Fails

Tips On Avoiding Staffing Fails

If you are running staffing for a manufacturer, you know it has to be as streamlined as the assembly lines on the plant floor. You can’t afford to have positions left unfilled or have the wrong person in the wrong seat. Not only will productivity suffer, but the safety of employees is at stake as well.

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“Non-manufacturing” skills manufacturing employers look for in potential employees

“Non-manufacturing” skills manufacturing employers look for in potential employees

In the manufacturing industry, it’s no secret that you need proper training, certification and education for certain skilled manufacturing positions. In addition to these necessary manufacturing skills, what other qualities are hiring managers looking for in an employee when it comes to building their manufacturing team?

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What to Include in Your Manufacturing Resume

What to Include in Your Manufacturing Resume

Your resume is the first impression you will give your potential employer. In an industry where organization and attention to detail are essential qualities, outlining your industry experience in your resume will help demonstrate that you are the right person for the job. Keep in mind that in this industry, technology is always evolving. As the importance of technology grows, a candidate who can use technology to their benefit will likely be appealing to an employer as well.

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