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How Volvo Hired the Right Talent for its First US Facility [Case Study]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Feb 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In 2016, Volvo Cars started the construction of its first manufacturing facility in the US. This expansion brought challenges when it came to establishing a strong workforce. Learn how MAU helped Volvo recruit more than 200 salaried associates within the first 2 years of the project.

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Cybersecurity: 4 Ways to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Feb 8, 2019 4:20:41 PM

Data breaches and cyber attacks skyrocketed in past years, exposing private data of both companies and individuals. In 2018 alone, billions were affected by data breaches, including major tech companies. Here are 4 ways that will help you hire and retain the right talent to prevent these attacks.

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Staying Healthy at Work: Practical Tips for Cold and Flu Prevention

Post Author Becky Lam
Jan 31, 2019 12:42:41 PM

It takes some work to have an immune system always ready to battle the flu season, but there are healthy habits that can be followed at home and at work to prevent getting sick. Check out these 12 tips to help keep yourself healthy this year!

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MAU's January Talent Menu [Download]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Jan 23, 2019 8:45:00 AM

How are you preparing for a tight hiring trend for the first quarter of the year? We can help you find great talent by presenting you this month's Talent Menu. It features 13 most placeable candidates ready to move forward with you and your company. Start the New Year out right!

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How More Than 160 Skilled Labor Positions Were Filled for a Tier One Auto Manufacturer

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Jan 16, 2019 11:15:50 AM

A business crisis should not always be seen as a negative event, but as an opportunity to enhance a company's processes and improve decision-making practices. Learn how one Tier One Automotive Manufacturer successfully recruited more than 160 skilled labor positions during a challenging time.

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How to Hire the Best Staffing Agency [Infographic]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 9, 2019 12:45:45 PM

Wondering how you choose which staffing agency is best for you? Start by checking out this infographic, offering seven questions to help you make the right decision for your company.

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How To Promote Mindfulness in the Workplace

Post Author Rob Loose
Jan 4, 2019 10:45:32 AM

How mindful is your workforce? Repetitive tasks and work schedules can result in day-dreamy work behavior that could cause members of your team to get hurt. Rob Loose, MAU's Director of Safety, shares how mindfulness can help your employees live safety, both at work and at home.

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MAU's December Talent Menu [Download]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Dec 27, 2018 12:25:00 PM

Are you ready to hire a few talented individuals to add to your growing teams? Check out this month's Talent Menu. It features 20 most placeable candidates ready to move forward with you and your company. Start the New Year out right!

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3 Tips to Optimize Your Recruiting Efforts in the New Year

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 19, 2018 10:36:43 AM

The new year is approaching, meaning it is a great time for candidates to look for new job opportunities. Therefore, if you're an employer in need of great talent, it's a great time to recruit. But how do you stand out over your competition? Here are 3 tips to optimize your efforts!

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How is the Environment Impacting Your Business? [Infographic]

Post Author Miranda Bishop
Dec 13, 2018 7:20:00 AM

Sustainability is often discussed among companies, but what about environmental sustainability? Your company is flourishing and for that to continue it is beneficial to consider the impact you make on the environment. What is your goal for growth in the new year approaching?

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Meet your Next Great Employee: November Talent Menu

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Nov 29, 2018 8:09:00 AM

If you are looking for your next top employee, check out this month's Talent Menu. It features 25 most placeable candidates ready to move forward with you and your company.

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Achieving the Right Balance Between Customers and Employees

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Nov 21, 2018 8:10:00 AM

More than 50 percent of American workers are disengaged at their current job. Among the factors that influence disengagement, is the imbalance between focus on customers vs. employees. Discover how to start achieving the ideal equilibrium and empower your employee engagement strategy.

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How to Find the Best IT Talent in the Southeast

Post Author Rob MacLane
Nov 14, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Looking to add the best IT talent to your growing tech department? Here are five easy ways to make it happen.

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4 Critical Elements of a Greenfield Project [Infographic]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Nov 8, 2018 11:20:39 AM

The U.S. economy continues to grow at record paces, and as a result, companies are growing as well. One of the ways companies expand is through a Greenfield Project. Learn about 4 top elements to consider when developing a Greenfield project.

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5 Ways to Promote Team Work [Infographic]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Nov 1, 2018 1:30:06 PM

Have you ever wondered how you can quickly achieve success with your team? We have the answer! This article will help you understand what Team Building stands for, and provides an infographic on how you can promote teamwork among your coworkers.

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A Tenacious Team Triumphs! October Talent Menu

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Oct 24, 2018 11:14:03 AM

Every team counts on great talent to add value to overcoming their daily challenges. That's what the firefighters from a small Virginia community learned when a tornado hit last month. Do you rely on, and need to add great talent to your team? Check out this month's Talent Menu!

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The Secret Behind Employee Burnout

Post Author Rob MacLane
Oct 18, 2018 11:31:18 AM

Employee burnout can lead companies into a lack of productivity and profitability. It impairs job performance, increases healthcare costs, destroys employee retention rates, and impacts team morale. Do you count on the right tools to understand your team and keep them engaged?

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6 Tools to Include in Your Continuous Improvement Program [Infographic]

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Oct 11, 2018 12:52:00 PM

How are you developing lean leaders to direct your continuous improvement program? Use these 6 tools to ensure you set up your teams for success.

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2018 Manufacturing Day: Helping Build a Bright Future

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Oct 3, 2018 9:01:56 AM

Over 2,312 events will be hosted by manufacturers who will open their doors to the public to inspire the next generation. Are you going to join the movement and celebrate Manufacturing Day next Friday, October 5th?

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Low Unemployment: A Package of Good and Bad News

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Sep 27, 2018 10:17:53 AM

The unemployment rate has reached the lowest peak in over the past decade. Professionals economists say that event like this may bring opportunities but also threaten businesses if they are not prepared to handle the challenges that come with them. How are you prepared to handle this changes?

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Innovate and Enhance your Team! September Talent Menu [Download]

Post Author Miranda Bishop
Sep 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Apple is constantly creating new inventions that expand their reach through their talented team of designers. Do you want to be innovative and stand out in your industry, while also saving time? Find the best talent and gain a competitive advantage by checking out this month's Talent Menu!

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An International Manufacturer Successfully Finds Talent Overseas [Video Case Study]

Post Author Alana Davis
Sep 12, 2018 9:00:47 AM

It's a challenge to hire the right people at the right time, especially when doing it internationally. But if you count on the right resources and partners, the challenge easily turns into an opportunity. Learn how one international manufacturer successfully recruited overseas.

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The Employment Buffet: Employees and Employers Seeking Quality Employment Relationships

Post Author Jared Mogan, MBA
Sep 5, 2018 10:29:40 AM

Today's job market brings job seekers a buffet of options when looking for companies to work for. What are you doing to stand out in your industry and become the right choice for potential employees?

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3 Ways to Enhance Job Postings for Mobile [Infographic]

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 29, 2018 9:21:00 AM

The use of mobile to find jobs offer a lot of benefits for both the job seeker and employers. Learn 3 ways you can ensure your jobs are optimized for mobile job search.

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Safety Culture: The Pathway to Peace

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 23, 2018 1:25:35 PM

While yoga brings peace for some, that's not the case for Rob Loose. However, an excellent safety culture brings him great peace of mind.

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Looking for Top Tech Talent? Here's our Proven 7-Step Formula

Post Author Rob MacLane
Aug 23, 2018 9:38:57 AM

Hiring tech talent can be a real challenge. Many companies struggle to find candidates and when they do, they aren't prepared to find the one who best fits their culture and needs. To help you, 3Ci has shared their 7-step process to successfully hire tech talent.

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6 SEO Tips to Jumpstart your Job Posting Performance [E-Book]

Post Author Guest Blogger
Aug 16, 2018 8:38:23 AM

Search Engine Optimization was once just something Marketers had to worry about. But in today's tight labor market, a strong SEO strategy for writing job descriptions can make all the difference. Here are 6 tips to make yours more SEO friendly, a critical element to effective online job postings.

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Heat Stress: How to Beat it and Stay Cool this Summer!

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 7, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Summer can bring extremely humid and hot days, which can be harmful to us if we don't practice the right safety steps to stay cool. Learn how one Northwesterner has learned to cope with the Southern heat leveraging a few simple safety tips.

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We Have The Solution! July Talent Menu [Download]

Post Author Miranda Bishop
Aug 1, 2018 11:10:00 AM

Do the math! Add top skilled employees to your company and you will increase the chance to achieve outstanding results. To find them, check out our most recent Talent Menu which features more than 30 talented candidates ready to add value to your company!

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Three Key Elements for a Strong Workforce: A True Story

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Jul 24, 2018 6:21:00 AM

Today's market is tough, making employee retention a real challenge. Here we share a true story that highlights the importance of having and maintaining a strong workforce.

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Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead: An Open Letter to the MAU Family

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Jul 10, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Soon to be retired Bill Wolfe, has played a critical role in the growth and development of MAU's Outsourcing division. Here, he shares some lessons learned over his career, and calls the MAU team to continue to improve in how they serve applicants, clients, and employees.

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Build a 5-Star Team! June Talent Menu

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Jun 26, 2018 10:29:52 AM

Even in sports, it's critical to have a smartly-assembled team, just like the Golden State Warriors had this past NBA season. This is why we are offering you the opportunity to add great talent to your workforce, with this month's Talent Menu. Are you ready to meet your next 5-star employee?

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Are You Playing the Parking Lot Lottery? 7 Tips to Increase Your Security

Post Author Becky Lam
Jun 20, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself in the parking lot feeling uneasy or threatened? Parking lot attacks often occur even in our own communities. Here are 7 tips to give you a boost in security next time you're getting to your car.

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Humans and Robots: A New Workforce Challenge

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Jun 14, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Automation and technology in the workplace can create a sense of concern and fear of the unknown. However, it brings opportunity to develop a combination of a well-trained workforce and smart machine resources. Learn more about how this phenomenon brings a new beginning.

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A Story of Trust: Building Partnerships Around the World

Post Author Alana Davis
May 30, 2018 10:35:35 AM

With many companies having a global presence today, engaging and recruiting talent in different countries is critical. However, without the right partners, finding those candidates can be daunting. Read about one partnership that created global success when expanding across Southeast Asia.

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May Talent Menu: How to Invest Smartly in Your Company [Download]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
May 24, 2018 11:27:00 AM

Invest in your company smartly by having a skilled and well-trained workforce as your most powerful resource. This month's Talent Menu features 37 most placeable candidates ready to move forward with you and your company today.

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The Cost of a Bad Hire [Infographic]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
May 16, 2018 12:02:05 PM

Recruiting the wrong workforce can affect the culture, the employee engagement, and the quality of an organization. Incorporating a strategic recruitment process can reduce the risk of employee turnover. Therefore we share with you 5 best practices to avoid getting the wrong workforce for your company.

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Four Vehicles to Retain TOP Employees in the Auto Industry [Infographic]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Apr 30, 2018 11:25:08 AM

Employment in automotive manufacturing has grown year to date. As a result, for both automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, the need to build and maintain a strong workforce is ever present. Here are 4 ways to retain your best employees and decrease turnover through recognition and more!

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Need a Talent Back Up? April Talent Menu [Download]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Apr 25, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Take a look at our latest Talent Menu, which highlights the top skilled candidates of the month in an easy to navigate downloadable format. This edition features 33 outstanding most placeable candidates.

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Safety: If I had a Superpower...

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Apr 17, 2018 8:30:07 AM

Having a healthy safety culture in a workplace, can improve employee engagement and therefore the performance of the workforce. Learn more about how a good leader can promote safety in their team.

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11 Ways to Gain your Workforce's Commitment [Infographic]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Apr 10, 2018 11:49:00 AM

Employee Retention is a critical responsibility that employers have to deal with every day. Here, we share with you some ways to gain their commitment and make them an essential part of your business.

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New MAU Talent Menu [42 Top Candidates]

Post Author Luis Orlando Colon Rivera
Mar 28, 2018 9:47:15 AM

Check out MAU's latest talent menu, in an easy to navigate downloadable format. This edition features 42 outstanding most placeable candidates.

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Do You Work Lean? Minimizing Waste in the Workplace

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Mar 16, 2018 3:48:33 PM

What does it mean to work lean? It is not a quick solution when a company is in a crisis, but rather a focus on improving your processes and the relentless pursuit of waste elimination. Read more to learn why lean can minimize waste and drive efficiency for your company's workforce.

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Making Sure Your Culture Can Handle Growth: Best Practices To Sustainably Upscale Your Hiring Process [E-Book]

Post Author Guest Blogger
Mar 8, 2018 9:06:24 PM

Company Culture isn't just a corporate buzzword, it's a way to help you manage your company's growth in the healthiest way. We made an e-book to help you out, access it here for free!

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4 Ways to Retain Your Best Employees and Decrease Turnover

Post Author Randy Hatcher
Feb 20, 2018 9:57:48 AM

Employee Appreciation Day is March 2, giving bosses everywhere a specific chance to recognize their employees. But employee appreciation is important year round, especially when it comes to retention. Here are 4 ways to retain your best employees and decrease turnover through recognition and more!

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New MAU Talent Menu [40 Top Candidates] 

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 15, 2018 10:13:57 AM

Check out the latest talent menu, in an easy to navigate downloadable format. This edition features 40 outstanding most placeable candidates.

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How to Define Outsourcing [A Plant Within a Plant]

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Feb 6, 2018 2:23:52 PM

How do you differentiate between temporary staffing and outsourcing? MAU's Director of Outsourding, Bill Wolfe, offers some insight into the debate.

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Unmasking AI and Automation in the Workplace

Post Author Alicia Chan
Jan 30, 2018 1:39:57 PM

More companies are adding AI and automation as a part of their workforce, yet only a fraction are prepared for the change. Learn more about the latest HR trend.

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The "Halo Effect" and How it Influences Your Hiring Decisions

Post Author Randy Hatcher
Jan 18, 2018 5:48:46 PM

First impressions are powerful. Learn how to avoid letting the halo effect influence your hiring decisions, so you hire the right person, the first time.

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New Year, New Talent Menu [40 Top Candidates]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 4, 2018 4:07:54 PM

Ready to hire some new talent in the new year? This latest talent menu features 40 most placeable candidates ready to make an impact at your company today.

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Company Culture and Your 2018 Talent Acquisition Strategy

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 21, 2017 11:24:32 AM

When it comes to talent acquisition, company culture is key. Learn ways you can highlight your company culture using tactics right at your fingertips.

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How to Reinvent Your Business Blueprint in 2018 [Video]

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 7, 2017 11:36:16 AM

Looking to get some time back in the new year? Reinvent your business blueprint with outsourcing and the innovative workforce model.

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MAU Talent Menu: Star Employees at the Click of a Button [Download]

Post Author Alana Davis
Nov 17, 2017 3:08:33 PM

MAU interviews hundreds of top job seekers, but not all end up getting the job. Check out our talent menu to get to know a few of these outstanding individuals!

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Are You Prepared? OSHA's New Reporting Requirements

Post Author Rob Loose
Nov 8, 2017 1:21:53 PM

OSHA compliance is critical. Learn about new OSHA record keeping requirements & ensure you're hitting the mark when it comes to keeping your company compliant.

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3 Ways Global Employment Outsourcing Turns You into an International HR Superhero

Post Author Guest Blogger - Eric Snethcamp
Nov 2, 2017 11:41:03 AM

Want to be an international HR super hero as your company expands into new global markets? Here are three ways Global Employment Ousourcing can help you fly?

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MAU Talent Menu [NEW Downloadable Format]

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 18, 2017 3:35:15 PM

Check out the latest MAU talent menu, now in an easy to navigate, downloadable format. What hasn't changed is the awesome group of candidates that it features!

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How to Build a Talent Community to Recruit Passive Candidates

Post Author Jeff Wheeler
Oct 12, 2017 8:01:06 AM

Do you find yourself struggling to figure out how to source and recruit passive candidates? A talent community can help and here is how to build one.

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How Manufacturing Day is Showing the Public this Modern Industry in Action [Infographic]

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 4, 2017 11:12:52 AM

October 6 is Manufacturing Day! On this day, we celebrate millions of Americans who build things, including many who are part of the MAU family.

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How to Bridge the Skills Gap [Infographic]

Post Author Alana Davis
Sep 14, 2017 1:51:32 PM

Are you struggling with growth due to a shortage of skilled workers? There are ways to cross the Skills Gap and this infographic will help you get started.

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MAU Talent Menu: No More Searching Through Resumes [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Sep 6, 2017 4:18:06 PM

Tired of digging through piles of resumes to find the right candidate? Check out this month's talent menu and meet your next top employee today.

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Finding Excellent Customer Service Talent: Local Call Centers Gather to Discuss Challenges and Share Ideas

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 29, 2017 5:29:13 PM

How are you engaging customer service talent? Recently, several Greenville call centers gathered at a roundtable and here are some ideas they walked away with.

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MAU Talent Menu: Star Employees for a Reduced Investment [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 16, 2017 10:26:27 AM

On the hunt for you next great employee? Check out this week's talent menu introducing you to 15 outstanding candidates.

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Mobile is Changing Job Search [3 Ways You Can Stay Ahead]

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 10, 2017 5:00:04 PM

The use of mobile to find jobs has skyrocketed. Learn 3 ways you can ensure your jobs are optimized for mobile job search.

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Great Employees for a Reduced Investment: MAU Talent Menu [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 21, 2017 8:22:38 AM

MAU interviews hundreds of top job seekers, but not all end up getting the job. Check out our talent menu to get to know a few of these outstanding individuals!

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How to Tackle Global Employment Challenges [INFOGRAPHIC]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 13, 2017 12:17:15 PM

Want to expand your business into new global markets? Learn about differences in employment around the world, and how the right partner can help overcome them.

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Meet Your Next Top Employee! MAU Talent Menu [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 7, 2017 10:22:55 AM

On the hunt for you next great employee? Check out this week's talent menu introducing you to 15 outstanding candidates.

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Tired of Digging Through Resumes? MAU Talent Menu [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 29, 2017 9:55:04 AM

Looking for a top IT Guru, Project Manager, Quality Systems Engineer, or Marketing Director? Check out this month's talent menu with 29 amazing candidates.

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Getting Enough ZZZs? Sleep Deprivation and Workplace Safety

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 21, 2017 1:04:25 PM

Getting enough sleep? 37% of the US workforce is sleep deprived. Learn some safety tips to share with your employees on how to catch more zzz's.

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Visualizing Success: From Pinterest to Personal Kanban Boards

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jun 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Been on Pinterest lately? Introducing the Personal Kanban board, where you can visualize/manage your to-do list, and get some time back for more pinning fun.

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Searching for Your Next IT Star? MAU Talent Menu [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 6, 2017 10:58:44 AM

Looking for a top IT Guru, Project Manager, Quality Systems Engineer, or Marketing Director? Check out this month's talent menu with 29 amazing candidates.

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How to Recruit (and Retain) Your Millennial Workforce [EBook]

Post Author Alana Davis
May 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Millennials are definitely here to stay! Check out our Ebook to get some key tips on effectively recruiting and retaining this Gen-Y in your workplace.

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Find Great Customer Service Talent in the Upstate of SC

Post Author Alana Davis
May 22, 2017 2:26:30 PM

Excellent customer service is about hiring the right talent. Learn about how a staffing partner in South Carolina meet your hiring needs.

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Three Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Post Author Alana Davis
May 22, 2017 1:47:02 PM

Showing your employees you care is a great way to boost office moral! Find the best ways to show your employees you care here, courtesy of MAU in South Carolina.

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How to Hire the Best Staffing Agency in the Upstate of South Carolina

Post Author Alana Davis
May 22, 2017 1:44:29 PM

How do you decide which staffing agency in the Upstate of South Carolina is best for you? Ask yourself these seven questions to make the right decision.

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How to Engage Talent Around the World in 2017

Post Author Alana Davis
May 22, 2017 1:39:44 PM

Does your company have plans for expansion outside of SC in 2017? Use this infographic to learn how to best engage talent around the world in 2017.

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Can You Really Multitask? Myth vs. Reality [Infographic]

Post Author Rob Loose
May 11, 2017 11:22:11 AM

Can you really multitask? Rob Loose shares some insight on the topic, and the National Safety Council breaks down the myth versus reality.

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What Does a Staffing Company Do? [Video]

Post Author Alana Davis
May 5, 2017 10:35:54 AM

What does a staffing agency do? Every day, nearly 3 million Americans go to work for a staffing company in virtually every industry, for nearly all occupations.

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Looking for Top Candidates to Add to Your Team? MAU Talent Menu [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

MAU interviews hundreds of top job seekers, but not all end up getting the job. Check out our talent menu to get to know a few of these outstanding individuals!

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Your Call Center: Finding Great Customer Service Talent [Case Study]

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 12, 2017 3:11:26 PM

Excellent customer service is about hiring the right talent. Learn about how a staffing partner can customize a solution for your hiring needs.

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How to Hire the Best Staffing Agency [SlideShare]

Post Author Alana Davis
Mar 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

How do you decide which staffing agency is best for you? Ask yourself these seven questions to help you make the right decision for your company.

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Continuous Improvement: Developing Lean Leaders for Success [6 Tools]

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Mar 10, 2017 5:45:00 AM

How are you developing lean leaders to direct your continuous improvement program? Use these 6 tools to ensure you set up your teams for success.

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Three Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Post Author Alana Davis
Mar 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Treating everyone in your company as a real person can boost the overall performance of the organization. Here are 3 last minute ideas to make a lasting impression on your employees.

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Direct Hire Recruiting Services: The Grassroots of MAU [Video]

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Starting in 1973, MAU's business was built around direct hire recruiting services. Over 40 years later, we continue to provide professional services to clients.

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Employer Branding 2017: What's Your Pulse? [Survey]

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 2, 2017 6:20:00 AM

How are you building your employer brand in 2017? Complete this brief survey to see how you stack against other employers.

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How One International Manufacturer Successfully Recruited Overseas [Video]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 19, 2017 8:24:17 AM

For companies hiring around the world, the resources are plentiful. Learn how one international manufacturer successfully recruited overseas.

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Looking to Hire in the New Year? 3 Tips to Optimize Your Efforts

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 6, 2017 10:43:50 AM

Are you looking to hire some new talented employees in the new year? January is a great time to start and we have 3 tips to optimize your efforts.

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Say NO to Eating While Driving this Holiday Season [Distracted Driving]

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Dec 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

As we continue to look at Distracted Driving, Bill Wolfe challenges us to put down the Starbucks® and McDonalds® this holiday season while behind the wheel.

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How to Engage Talent Around the World in 2017 [Infographic]

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Does your company have plans for global expansion in 2017? Use this infographic to learn how to best engage talent around the world in 2017.

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How to Make Your Lean KPIs SMART in the New Year

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Dec 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Looking to improve your lean program in the New Year? Use these tips to align your KPIs and SMART Goals to increase success in 2017.

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing: What Is It Anyways?

Post Author Jeff Wheeler
Nov 17, 2016 2:24:10 PM

What is Recruitment Process Outsourcing? Before you can figure out if it's a fit for your company, here is a simple explanation of what RPO it actually means.

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Veterans Day: Recruiting Our Heroes Year-Round

Post Author Alana Davis
Nov 11, 2016 1:44:04 PM

As we honor our current and former military members on Veterans Day, here are a few ways to improve your veteran hiring all year long.

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After the Storm: OSHA's Employee Rights Provision

Post Author Rob Loose
Nov 3, 2016 4:45:12 PM

The start of OSHA's new employee rights provision has been pushed to January 1, 2017. Here are 5 tips to make sure your Reasonable Suspicion policy is ready.

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Distracted Driving: What Do You (Or Your Employees) Think is Okay?

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to distracted driving, the stats don't lie. Learn about the MAU survey on distracted driving, plus get 5 tips to drive less distracted.

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Recruiting Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 13, 2016 2:31:45 PM

As the 2016 Presidential Campaign comes to an end, regardless of which side you're on, there are some recruiting lessons to be gleaned from this election.

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Manufacturing Day: Celebrating the Industry that Creates & Builds

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 7, 2016 12:37:48 PM

October 7 marks the annual Manufacturing Day! On this day, we celebrate millions of Americans who build things, including many who are part of the MAU family.

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The Waiting Game: Your Hiring Process

Post Author Lana Johnson
Sep 26, 2016 4:44:44 PM

In today's market, not only finding, but holding onto the right candidates is critical. Take the waiting out of your hiring process with these steps.

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How to Make Your Job Descriptions More SEO-friendly [6 Key Tips]

Post Author Guest Blogger - Lizzie Jeffrey
Sep 13, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Guest blogger, Lizzie Jeffrey of Glassdoor offers 6 tips to make your job descriptions more SEO friendly, a critical element to effective online job postings.

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Global Employment Outsourcing: Your Questions Answered

Post Author Alana Davis
Sep 9, 2016 4:02:31 PM

Through global partners, MAU has capabilities to assist with global on-boarding, payroll services, and offer HR support in 116 countries around the world.

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"MAU Stands Above the Pack" - Client Testimonial

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 25, 2016 10:59:00 AM

TTX General Manager, Charles Taylor, shares his experience working with MAU as a workforce solutions provider for more than 30 years.

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Outsourcing: As Long as You Live in My House You Will Follow My Rules

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Aug 15, 2016 4:22:10 PM

Director of Outsourcing, Bill Wolfe, presents the case for a high emphasis on safety for all employees in your organization's house, both direct and contingent.

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Uncharted Waters: OSHA’s Employee Rights Provision

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

MAU Safety Manager, Rob Loose, introduces OSHA's new provision and explains how employers can begin to prepare prior to its enactment on November 1, 2016.

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The Lean Journey: Nobody Wants to Be Left Out

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jul 27, 2016 2:11:01 PM

Who should be involved in your lean journey? As you go along the road of continuous improvement, you'll often find that no one wants to be left out.

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Global Employment Outsourcing: Innovate Your Blueprint  [INFOGRAPHIC]

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 21, 2016 12:47:21 PM

Through global partners, MAU has capabilities to assist with global on-boarding, payroll services, and offer HR support in 116 countries around the world.

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Final FLSA Overtime Rule: What’s the Scoop?

Post Author Jacki Thomas
Jul 11, 2016 11:03:21 AM

MAU compliance guru, Jacki Thomas, offers some basic insights into the recent FLSA ruling on overtime pay and regulations.

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The Innovative Workforce Model & Outsourcing - Reinvent Your Business Blueprint

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Looking to get time back in your? Reinvent your business blueprint with outsourcing and the innovative workforce model.

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Heat Stress: Beat it and Stay Cool this Summer!

Post Author Rob Loose
Jun 9, 2016 1:58:19 PM

Summer is upon us! Learn about heat stress from MAU Safety Manager Rob Loose, and get some tips on how to stay safe at work and home, in the heat this summer.

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Religious Accommodations: Don’t Get Cross, Get Creative

Post Author Jacki Thomas
May 26, 2016 12:36:06 PM

Occasionally, requests for religious accommodations come up. MAU compliance guru, Jacki Thomas, offers 2 things to remember when it comes to these inquiries.

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"MAU Gives Me Peace of Mind" - MAU Client Testimonial

Post Author Alana Davis
May 20, 2016 11:52:17 AM

Textron Specialized Vehicles President and CEO, Kevin Holleran, shares how he has peace of mind because of the partnership his company has with MAU.

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Final Four: How to Recruit (and Retain) Millennials in Your Workforce

Post Author Alana Davis
May 6, 2016 3:45:34 PM

Still getting used to Millennials in the workplace? Here are four things to consider in your recruiting and retention strategies.

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Advanced Cultural Leadership: 6 Secrets to Safety Culture Improvement

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 28, 2016 9:44:09 AM

MAU Safety Manager Rob Loose recently shared Rob Pater's 6 safety culture tenets. Learn about how Pater has now further explained the key strategies.

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The Competition for Global Talent

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 20, 2016 3:28:04 PM

The fight for talent is global in today's world. Learn how one international manufacturer successfully recruited overseas.

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Continuous Improvement Programs: What is the Key Ingredient?

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Mar 24, 2016 2:40:51 PM

Looking to improve your continuous improvement program? Read our latest post to get the key ingredient and improve today!

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Customer Service Talent: Evaluating Your Recruiting/Retention Strategy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Post Author Alana Davis
Mar 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Learn some quick good (and bad) facts about customer service talent, then evaluate your current recruiting & retention strategy.

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Part 2: How to Improve Your Employer Brand Presence in 2016 Using Job Boards

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 29, 2016 10:23:28 AM

Looking to increase your employer brand presence in 2016? Consider increasing your job board presence, such as Indeed to help you succeed this year!

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Safety Expressions We Used to Say

Post Author Rob Loose
Feb 19, 2016 2:52:45 PM

How are you currently measuring safety success? Read this article from MAU Safety Manager Rob Loose and you may be inspired to make some changes.

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How to Improve Your Employer Brand Presence in 2016 Using Social Media

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 11, 2016 9:55:15 AM

Looking to increase your employer brand presence in 2016? Review your social media and utilize Indeed to help you succeed this year!

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Get the Most from Your Employee Survey This Year

Post Author David Brown
Jan 29, 2016 9:54:53 AM

Looking to improve employee engagement in 2016? Consider launching an employee survey and use 5 tips from MAU's Vice President of Human Resources.

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3 Ways to Inspire Innovation and Creativity in Your Lean Six Sigma Programs

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jan 28, 2016 4:35:59 PM

MAU's Mike Boettcher shares ways to inspire innovation and creativity in your Lean Six Sigma programs.

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Back to the Basics: Kaizen Improvement & Quick Wins

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Dec 1, 2015 3:23:31 PM

MAU Lean Manager Mike Boettcher explores getting back to the basics of Kaizen improvement, focusing on the vision, and hitting some quick wins.

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Hiring a RPO Provider: A Three-Legged Stool and the Glue that Holds It Together

Post Author Jeff Wheeler
Oct 29, 2015 1:32:58 PM

Looking to hire a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Provider? MAU's Jeff Wheeler offers a few tips to help in the search.

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New Job? Safe vs. Sorry 2.0 for New Employees

Post Author Rob Loose
Oct 23, 2015 4:44:18 PM

Starting a new job or have new employees? Here are three tips to consider to keep yourself or the new team members safe, rather than sorry.

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Father of the Bride: A Gemba Walk

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Sep 29, 2015 4:46:15 PM

As Bill Wolfe, MAU Director of Outsourcing, prepares to walk his daughter down the aisle, he shares some thoughts on similarities to the gemba walk.

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The Lean Journey: Lessons from Yogi Berra

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Sep 28, 2015 11:48:28 AM

MAU Lean Manager Mike Boettcher, gleans wisdom from a baseball legend on continuing the lean journey using both mental and physical strength.

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Continuous Improvement: MAU Customer Satisfaction Survey

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 24, 2015 10:25:00 AM

In an effort to continuously improve, MAU launched a Customer Satisfaction Survey this summer.

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Safety Mining for Gold

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 10, 2015 1:32:00 PM

MAU Safety Manager, Rob Loose, challenges all organizations to constantly mine for gold in order to reach outstanding safety achievement.

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Take a Walk and Go to the Gemba

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jul 22, 2015 2:36:00 PM

MAU Lean Manager, Mike Boettcher, shares some tips on how to have an effective gemba walk. So take a walk, and go to the Gemba!

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Outsourcing Team Building: Community Service with a Lean Twist

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Jun 23, 2015 4:26:05 PM

MAU Outsourcing Director, Bill Wolfe, shares a story about taking lean principles out of the work building, even during a community service project.

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Safety: NOT Lost in Translation

Post Author Rob Loose
Jun 9, 2015 11:16:03 AM

MAU Safety Manager Rob Loose, discusses how to effectively communicate when creating a safety culture for your employees.

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Safety Training: Essential No Matter Whose Shirt Employees Wear

Post Author Adam Hatcher
May 20, 2015 11:55:00 AM

MAU's General Counsel, Adam Hatcher, offers some thoughts on safety training for not only internal employees, but contract associates as well.

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Implementing Lean is A Lot Like Riding a Bike

Post Author Mike Boettcher
May 5, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Implementing lean is a lot like riding a bike. MAU Lean Manager, Mike Boettcher, offers some thoughts on the journey of lean implementation.

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The Mobile Movement & Your Recruiting

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 27, 2015 10:05:22 AM

The use of mobile devices has skyrocketed in recent years. Learn why it's important to have a mobile-friendly website for your recruiting efforts.

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Caramel Corn & Safety Training - Essential for Everyone

Post Author Rob Loose
Apr 15, 2015 5:02:22 PM

MAU Safety Manager, Rob Loose, shares his first experience with safety training as a temporary associate.

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Call Centers: Finding Great Customer Service Talent

Post Author Alana Davis
Mar 18, 2015 1:54:05 PM

Excellent customer service is about hiring the right talent. Read more to learn about how MAU can customize a solution for your call center needs.

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Safety: Loch Ness Monster Sized Safety Potential

Post Author Rob Loose
Mar 9, 2015 10:51:50 AM

MAU's Rob Loose discusses the Loch Ness Monster and how, similar to its elusive nature, employee engagement in safety can be difficult to attain.

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Go Lean or Go Home

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Feb 26, 2015 2:46:24 PM

In this blog post on lean business practices, MAU Lean Manager Mike Boettcher addresses the need for everyone to be engaged in the journey.

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What's all the Hype? Wellness Programs in the Workplace

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 17, 2015 4:37:33 PM

Worksite wellness and health programs have been around since the late 1800s. Read more to learn about its history as well as its continuing benefits.

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It's 2015 - Are You Ready for the ACA?

Post Author Adam Hatcher
Jan 23, 2015 9:14:54 AM

MAU General Counsel, Adam Hatcher, shares an article written in the Atlanta Business Chronicle addressing the importance of a compliant ACA strategy.

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Safety Leadership Big Foot Sightings

Post Author Rob Loose
Jan 16, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Don't be a safety Big Foot! In this article, Rob Loose, MAU Safety Manager challenges leaders to show a clear visible commitment to safety.

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MAU Outsourcing: Make Your Company More Competitive in 2015

Post Author Randy Hatcher
Jan 13, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Today, MAU President Randy Hatcher discusses how outsourcing can give your organization a competitive edge in the new year.

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RIEs in Lean Transformation: The Key to Continuous Improvement

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Dec 10, 2014 4:53:05 PM

MAU Lean Manager, Mike Boettcher discusses Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs) and how they add to lean transformation and continuous improvement.

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Hearsay: Controlling Unemployment Costs in Your Contract Workforce

Post Author Adam Hatcher
Dec 8, 2014 1:59:41 PM

MAU General Counsel, Adam Hatcher, discusses the final tip in a series on controlling unemployment costs in your contract workforce.

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Risk Management & Safety Services: Living Out Our Number 1 Core Value

Post Author Alana Davis
Nov 20, 2014 2:54:15 PM

At MAU, we live safety! As our number one core value, safety and risk management is a main focus throughout the organization.

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Live Safety and Stay Away from Skunks!

Post Author Rob Loose
Nov 18, 2014 9:11:00 AM

MAU Safety Manager, Rob Loose, shares a story about summer camp and skunks to remind us how to best eliminate hazards and live safety every day.

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Lean Projects: What do we work on? Enlist the 3 E's for the answer!

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Oct 20, 2014 11:56:41 AM

When implementing lean projects, where should you begin? MAU Lean Manager, Mike Boettcher answers that question with the 3 E's.

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Testimonial: Success with MAU Lean Business Practices

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 16, 2014 8:47:52 AM

In this testimonial, the Director of Logistics at Textron Specialty Vehicles (TSV) shares her experience working with MAU as an outsourcing partner.

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Rebel with a Cause – Obeying Safety Rules

Post Author Rob Loose
Sep 15, 2014 4:10:00 PM

For freedom-loving rebels, obeying rules is a behavior at odds with the attributes that make a rebel a rebel: willfulness, deviance, self-preservation and nonconformance. I’ll point out the obvious that rebels don’t do “conformance” well. Rules, on the other hand, require conforming behavior in the form of instruction that calls for unyielding compliance.

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Lean Business Practices: Linking Your Lean Journey & Operational Excellence

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Aug 19, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Linking your lean journey toward striving for operational excellence should be one of the organization’s key goals.

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Workplace Safety in an Office Environment

Post Author Rob Loose & Olivia Marvin
Jul 22, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Workplace safety often makes us think of slips and falls or sprains and strains. We think of faulty ladders or electrical wiring in an industrial facility. Rarely do we consider an office environment, at which an employee spends the day in front of a computer screen typing away, as high safety risk.

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Values and Behaviors: First Steps to Standardization in Your Company

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jun 11, 2014 11:37:00 AM

You will probably agree that standardization is vital to the success of an organization, andthat standardization is truly fundamental within an organization in order to sustain operational excellence. After all, isn’t operational excellence the ultimate goal of every company that is on a lean continuous improvement journey?

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Safety Identity - Who are You?

Post Author Rob Loose
May 1, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Do you listen to classic rock?  I freely admit that I do quite regularly.  I love to hear Roger Daltrey of The Who bellow this probing question: Who are you?

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Trusting in Your Lean System

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Mar 19, 2014 10:18:00 AM

When reviewing your “Lean System”, think about how well it can (or cannot) identify problems and then solve them. For example, if you want to continue to move your lean system forward, contemplate how companies can better engage ’Hearts and Minds’ of their front line employees.

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We Live Safety at MAU!

Post Author Adam Hatcher
Mar 13, 2014 10:14:00 AM

At MAU, our first core value is “We Live Safety”! In order to get the most out of your contract workforce, we feel that safety must be a top priority for all employees.

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Not Forgotten Tried and True Methods for Cultivating Workplace Safety

Post Author Rob Loose
Feb 5, 2014 9:43:00 AM

In today’s modern world where creativity, ingenuity and pursuit of the “new” and “different” rule our psyche, do we hastily devalue classics? Are the Proven, Tried and True too often passed over for the unique “new thing” that nobody has thought of yet?

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Is There a Fundamental Misunderstanding of Kaizen?

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jan 22, 2014 9:37:00 AM

The risk that we need to avoid here is looking for the ‘’breakthrough’ in one big step. Not only is this almost always impossible, but it is dangerous. A new term has recently been added to the lean vocabulary: Kaikaku. While kaizen is a focused incremental change for the best, Kaikaku means making fundamental and radical changes to a production system.

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Focusing on "Why" as Opposed to "What"

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Nov 5, 2013 9:16:00 AM

I want to take a moment and challenge you to look at the why first as opposed to the what. Often when driving a lean continuous improvement project you can hit some negativity or proverbial wall which is hard to pass thru. When this happens, shift your focus from looking at what went wrong and what changes we can make to prevent it from happening again but rather to the why value proposition. Starting with the why process is important to further the relationship and impact to the real value added. By focusing on the why before looking at the 8 wastes you are in a better position to define real value and lead the team to find the what.

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Lean Defense

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Oct 8, 2013 9:03:00 AM

I love to take analogies from sports and apply the successful concepts to lean and continuous improvement. This one may require you to stretch your mind a little, but I believe you will agree consistency of commitment over time is critical in all that we do to be successful. It's an old cliché you hear repeated over and over, “Defense Win Championships”. The thing about defense is that it doesn't take superstars, but a group of teammates with well-choreographed movements who end up eventually stifling the offense. Everyone loves the flashiness of offense, high scoring is more exciting, but in the end it comes down to defense.

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"Can I Give You a Hand With That?"

Post Author Rob Loose
Sep 30, 2013 8:34:00 AM

Can I give you a hand with that? When I hear this always-welcome offer to lend assistance, I breathe a sigh of relief knowing that help has arrived. Hands are truly helpful, and it’s no surprise to me that the hands were the part of the human anatomy selected over all other parts to mean the same thing as “help” in this often-recited question. Here’s another popular acclamatory phrase that uses hands to symbolize praise: “Congratulations, let’s give him/her a hand!”

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The Journey of Safety Continuous Improvement through Analytics

Post Author Rob Loose
Aug 20, 2013 8:12:00 AM

A good friend of mine, a safety professional, often tells me that his effectiveness as an ESH professional at his organization is coming to an end. You see, the company he serves has seen a fantastic improvement and they are nearing a zero-injury state. In my friend’s mind, his usefulness to the business for which he works is extinguishing as they approach achieving sustaining zero injuries.

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Developing a Sustainable Lean Journey

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Aug 15, 2013 2:41:00 PM

Many leaders worry that their lean implementation efforts will not be sustainable. Therefore, let’s review efforts that will likely lead to sustainability of lean initiatives over time. Our first goal out of the box is to be willing to take pleasure in watching the development of the lean enterprise as it unfolds.

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5S- Identifying Where to Begin

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Jun 25, 2013 7:15:00 AM

    Your task is to make an impact on the company’s office processes using lean tools and developing a lean culture, but where do you begin?

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Return of the Blame Zone

Post Author Rob Loose
May 17, 2013 11:59:00 PM

Shouting and arguing is no fun at all. One question that often leads to arguments between little kids is: “Who’s responsible for this mess?” This question is typically followed by little fingers accusingly pointing in different directions joined by shouting and arguing. I call this the “Blame Zone.”

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Lean Is Not A One Size Fits All Journey

Post Author Mike Boettcher
May 1, 2013 11:50:00 PM

The interesting thing about continuous improvement is it will work for anyone, anywhere, all the time. (Caution where and how you apply it, as I will allude to often, use extreme caution is you try to apply lean tools at home.) One of the lessons I have learned over the past decade is to be open to outside input and always keep filling up your lean tool chest.

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Every Resume Has "Lean"- What is "Lean"?

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Mar 20, 2013 11:13:00 PM

Every Resume Has "Lean"- What is "Lean"?

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Lean: Understanding Your Current Processes and Capabilities

Post Author Mike Boettcher
Feb 15, 2013 8:45:00 PM

MAU Lean Manager Mike Boettcher discusses the foundation of lean and continuous improvement.

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Safety Introvert’s Quiet Message

Post Author Rob Loose
Feb 8, 2013 8:35:00 PM

New Blog Post! Safety Introvert’s Quiet Message, written by Rob Loose.

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Minimizing Waste in the Workplace

Post Author Bill Wolfe
Sep 20, 2011 9:39:00 AM

In order to minimize waste and maximize customer value, it is imperative that businesses begin to run lean if they’re not doing so already. Aside from cost reduction, the principles of lean are meant to greatly improve companies from top to bottom. Lean is not a program or quick “cost cutting measure”; rather, a way of thinking that’s infiltrated manufacturing, healthcare, government, etc.

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