The Carlton Connection

What’s the Best Day of the Week to Apply for a New Job?

Has applying to jobs lately felt similar to throwing spaghetti at the wall, hoping something sticks? If you’re struggling to find a rhythm that’s generating favorable results for your job prospects, you may need to start paying more attention to the timing of your applications. It may surprise you to learn that research continuously indicates Tuesday as being the best day of the week to… Read more »

Three Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Is it one of your goals to improve your company culture? If so, it’s essential to understand that the best employers regularly express gratitude towards their employees in a variety of ways. By implementing different opportunities throughout the year, you’ll inherently improve your culture and establish practices in which your employees are consistently acknowledged. Furthermore,… Read more »

How to Move on From Criticism and Improve Your Job Performance

Have you been dreading your next performance review? It’s true that most people don’t enjoy criticism, especially when it’s given on the job. However, learning how to accept and use constructive criticism for professional growth and development is often critical to career advancement. In many ways, the feedback given to you by your manager and other mentors can… Read more »

What Are Hiring Managers Looking for in Engineering Candidates?

Are you an engineer on the search for a new job? Whether you’re an entry-level candidate or seeking a higher-level position, knowing what specific skills employers are looking for can often be a challenge. And, while you can’t always predict exactly what employers are searching for, you can make yourself aware of the core set of skills… Read more »

Planning Your Nutcracker Market Trip

Are you new to the Houston area? With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to start planning a trip to the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, the city’s premier annual holiday fundraising shopping event taking place this year November 17-19! Featuring over 260 merchants, there’s no better way to kick off your holiday shopping while… Read more »

Elevate Your Safety Program so Employees Stick with it All Year Long

Do you give comprehensive safety training, only to find your employees dismissing critical safety protocols shortly thereafter? Unfortunately, safety training in the workplace has lost its effectiveness over the years, often being associated as a boring or even unnecessary part of the onboarding process – which could not be further from the truth! As an employer,… Read more »

How to Resolve Your Daily Staffing Issues

Resolving staffing issues is an ongoing process for most employers; however, there are some critical steps you can take to ensure smoother staffing transitions throughout the year. Whether you’re experiencing unexpected vacancies or need to ramp up productivity during your busiest seasons, there’s a great value to planning ahead sooner rather than later. Here are some steps you can take to… Read more »

Don’t Let These Resume Trends Scare You

Has your hiring team been noticing a major change in candidates’ resumes lately? When it comes to resumes of today, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to break the rules and add their own personal touch. Understanding modern-day resume trends are essential for recruiting the best and brightest talent in all industries. As you get acclimated, here are three… Read more »

Answering Interview Questions

Are you actively searching for a new job? No matter how prepared you may be, interviews can be unpredictable and challenging – even for seasoned interviewers. Knowing strategies to effectively answer even the most difficult interview questions can help you conquer nervousness and achieve top notch interview performance. Most importantly, you’ll be able to enter an… Read more »

Stay Cool This Month and Avoid Overheating

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When you work outdoors, you face potentially dangerous conditions when the mercury climbs. Even working a few short hours in extreme heat can cause serious and even life-threatening issues. It’s important to take control of your workday as best you can to keep yourself safe and avoid overheating. Use these tips to stay cool this month.   Understand the Signs of a Heat… Read more »