The national unemployment rate was at a low in the beginning of the 2020 calendar year. However, three months into the year was March, where the entire global market juxtaposed the earlier, fiscal trajectory. For the next few months, most corporations and smaller businesses saw it hard to remain operating due to the cost of overhead and the lack of revenue coming in, as their clients stop purchasing. Luckily, the manufacturing industry was deemed essential to sustain everyday life, which to many of TriMech’s clients, was a saving grace. Despite being essential, our clients did not scrape by unscathed, and many were needing flexibility by limiting a company's overhead. That's where Staffing came in since many wanted to learn more about the use of contractors in their workspace.
These times are unprecedented amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and have forced many to make adjustments to their lifestyle. routine, work situation, along with many other life-changing decisions. Being stuck in these types of situations can be stressful especially when it comes to finding a new opportunity for employment when things seem so stagnant. I’m here to tell you that a new career search doesn’t have to be as stressful as it made out to be. Working with a recruiter can help ease the pain!
Two years ago, TriMech Staffing placed a Mechanical Engineering at a robotic systems company in the Northeast. The company was looking for a mid-level candidate of about 5-7 years, but during our search that we came across a very junior engineer. However, they had practice doing everything our client was looking for.
While your miles may vary, many companies are starting to journey back to some variation of normalcy at the workplace. There may be masks in common areas and enough hand sanitizer to fill a kiddie-pool, but we are slowly reentering our places of business. So how do we start planning the remaining months of 2020 and ramping back up as far as replenishing and growing staff levels?
Finding the right people for your company be an exhausting process. From getting all the right qualifications on the job description to the stress of searching and interviewing to finally onboarding and training. Many of TriMech’s clients originally saw staffing as an unneeded expense to further add to the tumultuous experience of hiring. However, what is the true cost?
Some of you may know the parable about the two woodcutters. There are several variants of the tale, but it boils down to this: two woodcutters decided to have a competition to see who could cut more wood in a single day. One chose to chop away at their fastest possible speed. The other chose to take breaks. The first woodcutter assumed he would have won because he went at the task relentlessly. He was astonished when the second woodcutter had chopped more trees.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, we all find ourselves in uncertain times. Every one of us is combating new challenges directly as a result of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have had to cut travel and face-to-face meetings and for many of the manufacturers we work with, the contracts they have been waiting on or parts they need are on hold. So, while others find roadblocks, we recently worked with a client that found innovation.
The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to most peoples' way of life. Sadly, many companies have had to freeze or completely change the way they operate during these times. With livelihoods so uncertain, now perhaps more than ever there are many candidates who had been hitting the job boards.
Right now, many of us are scared. We're not entirely sure how to keep our normal day-to-day routine and many of us are now trying to do our duties from home offices, kitchen tables or even living room couches. We can’t turn the world off and on and hope it solves our issues. In times of uncertainty, we often look at people's examples to see what we can do.
America started 2020 with a strong economy. Then, with the arrival of COVID-19, the economy and businesses alike are now seeing the repercussions of government limitations to nonessential operations. Companies are facing problems they haven’t had to deal with before and if they are deemed nonessential they're forced to either shut down or adapt.
March 18, 2020
Spring cleaning and updating your resume: two ideas that probably invoke feelings of dread. While the tasks are comparable in enjoyment to waiting at the DMV or visiting the dentist, they are nonetheless equally important. So, what are some ways we can clean the cobwebs out of your old, dusty resume and help you spring into that new job?
Clothing choices play a vital role when it comes to making a good first impression at a job interview. These days dressing for job interviews is a lot more complicated than it used to be. To help make sure you're prepared and looking sharp we have a few reminders for you to keep in mind.