Conduct a Proactive vs. Reactive Job Search

Today's job seeker must take a more proactive approach and identify jobs before they go on the market. Conducting research provides you with the foundation you need for a successful job search. It is important to identify fifty potential employers who employ individuals who have your experience and skills. These are also employers you haveRead More

U.S. Steel CEO: ‘This country has been in a trade war for decades, and it needs to end now’

United States Steel Corp. CEO David Burritt said on Wednesday that he's confident that the Trump administration will take strong action against foreign imports that have been harming the domestic steel industry. U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) and other metals manufacturers have been awaiting the results of an investigation into the potential for tariffs or quotes on foreign-madeRead More

The national security case for using tariffs to protect American steel

   © Getty Images The Trump administration is considering action under a rarely used provision of the U.S. trade laws — Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 — to address national security concerns related to steel and aluminum imports. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the prospect of higher tariffs on even a small share ofRead More

Are Your Hiring Processes and Company Brand on the Same Page?

Are Your Hiring Processes and Company Brand on the Same Page? When running a business, it’s important to try to be as transparent and authentic as possible. Doing one thing – but meaning or saying another – can have huge negative implications for your organization, especially when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.Read More

6 Tips to Make Your Next Interview More Productive

It’s a tight employment market right now. 4.6% unemployment, the last time I checked. This means finding the best candidates for your open positions is not an easy task. You’ve contacted your HR manager or outside recruiter with surfacing a slate of qualified candidates for you. Now is NOT the time to drop the ballRead More

Inner Workings of the Successful Interview – Before, During, and After

In today’s fast paced, technology-driven world and candidate-driven market, companies can no longer afford to interview without a search process in place. Perhaps this article will give you the ideas and structure to move your process from good to great, while landing the top talent you deserve! Pre-interview tips Once you’ve located and pre-screened yourRead More

I Think I Have a Job Opening, Now What?

One of your employees has just quit, been let go, or retired. It doesn’t matter why they’ve left, all that matters to you is that you fill that position, ASAP. But take a minute, breathe deeply, and consider these all-important questions: Why do you think you need to fill that role? Can the position beRead More

Nucor CEO says the US is losing a ‘trade war’ in steel to ‘predatory countries like China’

As Washington lawmakers wrestle over health care, Nucor CEO John Ferriola sees a much more pressing issue at hand that affects more than just his steel-producing company. "There's no doubt we're in a trade war. We are losing that trade war. It is time to take action to support the American industry and the American people. AndRead More

The steel industry is in crisis, and it’s a national security problem

by John Adams | Jul 9, 2017, 12:01 AM    Since retiring as a brigadier general after a 30-year career in the U.S. Army, I have continued to work to find ways to strengthen America's national security. To that end, I recently prepared a report that studied supply chokepoints in the American defense industrial base. One of its conclusions:Read More

The Counteroffer–How to Go from Acceptor to Extortioner in One Decision

Accepting a counteroffer grants you a shelf-life of six to twelve months. You are extremely thrilled with yourself. You just accepted a great offer of employment from a wonderful company. Now, all you need to do is resign. You plan it out, write your resignation letter, and get ready to discuss your departure with your employer. Whew!Read More