Workforce future requires diverse, STEM-savvy recruits

Workforce future requires diverse, STEM-savvy recruits

According to Steve Skarke, executive vice president for Kaneka Corp., the petrochemical industry’s workforce of the future is going to be filled with folks who are “much more technically savvy than they have been in the past.” “When you look at what they have to deal...

A conversation With Kenneth Thompson of Mustang Sampling

After 10 years, Mustang Sampling Owner and CEO Kenneth Thompson is thankful for the success his company has achieved, but he isn’t resting on past accomplishments. Th ompson is focused on bringing attention to the importance of natural gas sampling and offering...

Remove worker deflection and install accountability

Accountability is the cornerstone of authentic and inspirational leadership; it entails taking 100-percent responsibility for your attitude, actions, decisions and the health of your relationships. It requires vulnerability, humility and integrity. Today, it is less...
How to ace the phone interview: Tips for success

How to ace the phone interview: Tips for success

Part I Telephone interviews are the name of the game in today’s technology-oriented world of work. Phone interviews save both the company and the candidate time and money, as they are often used to screen and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for...
The value of values-based hiring

The value of values-based hiring

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” — Lawrence Bossidy, retired chairman of the board and CEO of Honeywell International Inc. I’ve had...