Supply Chain Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers

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One of the most often overlooked supply lines in the world is not for fuel, electricity, or food. It’s for the healthcare industry. Medical device manufacturing is critical to a modern society where medical care is expected. As the current world continues to experience the ripples of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical device manufacturing is more… Read more »

How Minnesota Businesses Can Attract UMN Biotech Students

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The University of Minnesota has recently invested in an expansion of its biotechnology department. Their department is slated to move from a basement office to a new building on their St. Paul campus, in an entirely new facility called the Microbial Cell Production Facility. Despite its small size, the UMN Biotech center is responsible for… Read more »

The Twin Cities is a Science Hub: Let’s Hire Accordingly

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Let us ask you a question. If you had to guess, where would you say is the nation’s top science hub? Where would you guess, between California and New York and everywhere in between? The truth could be unexpected for some – the Twin Cities, Minneapolis Saint Paul. The Greater MSP area hosts over 750… Read more »

Are Engineering Jobs Pandemic Proof?

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Are there any “pandemic proof” jobs? This past year and a half put our workforce to the test after losing countless jobs in the shutdown that followed COVID 19. Still, we learned many jobs were critical enough to net a relative degree of protection that protected them from even the most extreme shutdown measures. We… Read more »

Where have all the candidates gone? 5 facts about the candidate market in the Twin Cities (Part 1)

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  The number of open jobs is higher than the number of candidates actively looking for jobs. The June 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey stated that the ratio of unemployed persons per job opening was 0.8 in June 2019. At the peak of the most recent recession in July of 2009, there were… Read more »

Follow These Tips to Hire the Right Chemist

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  Companies in the scientific industry often have a hard time finding the talent they need. There’s a war for talent on these days. The best employees in the industry know their skills are highly sought-after. But in order to make a strong, long-term hire, it’s important to know what kind of chemist you’re looking… Read more »

How Successful Leaders Build a Strong Team

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  A leader needs to build a team that can perform consistently, execute flawlessly, and attain key business goals. But building a strong, effective team doesn’t always happen naturally. A great deal of thought and strategy goes into the creation of really strong teams. It comes down to an interesting balance of productivity, culture, and… Read more »

Determining ROI of a New Employee

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  Are you looking to hire a new employee, but need to justify the ROI first? To do this, you’ll need to choose a method to demonstrate return, so be sure you’ve counted all the costs and more. This is a very common challenge that managers and HR professionals face on a daily basis. Knowing… Read more »

Have You Thought About Mid-Year Reviews?

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  As the mid-year point is coming up, it is important to think about implementing mid-year reviews within your company. Mid-year reviews provide extra time to evaluate your employees’ objectives and make sure you’re on target to hit their yearly goals. Here are several things to keep in mind as you build out your plan… Read more »

Ways to Avoid Being a “Stepping Stone” in Your Engineer’s Careers

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  Are you finding your candidates are using your company as a stepping stone for their careers? That can be a costly investment on your part, particularly if the trend is greater than just an engineer or two. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s time to take a serious look at how to… Read more »