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FormWood Works to Get It RightOn time. On budget. On spec. Check, check, and check! That's the corporate mindset at FormWood Industries, a real wood veneer manufacturer based in Jeffersonville, Ind. “It's something that we strive towards,” says Senior Vice President Craig Langford, “and it's become our mantra.”
A Message From Your Friendly, Pessimistic HR ExpertI really do hate to be the bearer of bad news.There is no “but…” to follow that.  It is simply a statement of fact.  In recent weeks, at conference presentations and in conversations with clients, I have found myself in the role of dampening the enthusiasm of business owners and executives
PRESS RELEASE: ICP Volunteer Ambassadors Attend Events in Nebraska and PennsylvaniaChicago, Ill.—April 3, 2017— Volunteer “Ambassadors” for Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) recently participated in two career fair events to raise awareness and attract entry-level talent to open positions in the field of industrial distribution and their own companies.
Your Employees Use Their Own Cell Phones at Work. But You Still Need a Policy.Over the past two decades, cellular telephones have morphed from being primarily luxury items and accessories for business executives to a must-have item for just about anyone who ever leaves their house. 
Weston Premium Woods Banks on People, RelationshipsThe entrepreneurial spirit runs deep at Weston Premium Woods, tracing all the way back to a determined immigrant sweeping the floors of a tiny, industrial shop almost 70 years ago.
Tips for New Employee OnboardingSo you’ve made a great hire and you are looking forward to onboarding your newest employee.  Expectations are high and optimism abounds.  But before you rely too heavily on those positive feelings, here are some sobering statistics to consider: 
Action-Packed Agenda at C.H. BriggsIt's been nearly 10 years since Bob Spangler accepted the role of chief sales officer at C.H. Briggs--one of the country's largest independent distribution companies--and, boy, was that a challenging time. The year was 2008, smack in the middle of a rough patch for the building materials industry.
Hiring Candidates in 2017 for Your Open PositionsStarting a new year brings new beginnings, but there are some things that carry over from the past year that are still not solved. This is especially true when it comes to finding qualified new employees to fill entry level positions.