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Already tight labor markets are about to be squeezed as we enter into a busy hiring season. What does that mean for your company? It could mean working with less staff, hiring employees with transferable skill sets or training your new hires that come from outside your industry.

Bringing on individuals without industry experience can be beneficial to your company. These people can bring new understanding to the position, new ideas, solutions and possibly even new products. Workers outside the industry will bring fresh perspectives to the job and company.

To effectively manage onboarding individuals that lack industry experience, it is necessary to have a training program in place that will lay a strong foundation for your employees to pull from. Technology allows for various types of training programs at minimal cost. You can use video, training aps, interactive computer software, or even classroom style sessions to educate your workforce.

When job markets get tight, it is necessary to work with the talent available to your company and develop them to become an asset to your team. You may be surprised at how much a diverse team can add to your company culture and bottom line.

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