The Power of Nurturing a Workforce: What IMI is Doing to Close the Skills Gap

Posted by Olivia Vanderwal on Jul 19, 2018 2:14:27 PM

Right now, there’s a huge skills gap in the trades and material handling industry. As a leading supplier of skilled technicians for conveyor installation, IMI has a daunting task of subcontracting thousands of trades workers a year to build the foundation to the world’s shipped goods... amidst a labor crisis.

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Tags: AI, brand, Brandbuilding, Reputation, supply chain, material handling, workforce, rhonda, imi, skills gap, skill gap, trades

Reasons Why AI Needs Arts Students Just as Much as Engineers

Posted by Olivia Vanderwal on Jul 19, 2018 10:25:14 AM

There has been a huge shift in focus on AI and Machine Learning – and specifically – the importance of data. Everyone’s eyes have been on engineers to make the impossible possible but have often neglected the area of studies that can make artificial intelligence more human-friendly than anything – the humanities. But it’s even more elaborate than that.

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Tags: Insider, AI, innovation, automation, humanities, students, workforce, rhonda, engineering, imi

5 Tips to Get Your Corporate Culture to Connect with Your Employees

Posted by Olivia Vanderwal on Jun 7, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Having a recognizable corporate culture is important in building a brand. Shopify, Google, and Zappos Inc. are all great examples of companies that claim some of the most exciting cultures to work for in our generation – all with similar strategies.

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Tags: AI, innovation, employment, brand, Brandbuilding, culture, corporate culture, office

3 Reasons Why Job Seekers Are Abandoning Your Application Process

Posted by Amy G on Apr 19, 2018 11:45:00 AM

It would seem that in the age of job search engines like Indeed, Workopolis and Monster, employers would have a plethora of applicants at their beck and call. However, the struggle is not only to attract the right candidates, but also to retain them.

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Tags: AI, automation, employment, Reputation, Resumes, Job hunting, Interview, material handling, Application

How to Ace an Interview

Posted by Yoana Rivas on Dec 4, 2017 1:01:00 PM

Interviewing… Sigh… I think everyone hates it, and before you answer and say “no I really enjoy being interviewed” let’s be honest; do you really?Sitting across from someone, having them judge your every answer, and having them be that one step between you and that “perfect job” can be very nerve wracking!

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Tags: Interview

Hey Google, Meet my Step-Dad. He's 80, Blind, and Ready to Embrace AI.

Posted by Jason McNaught on Dec 4, 2017 1:00:43 PM

 

For my 80-year-old step-dad, the benefits of Google’s AI outweigh its obvious limitations.

I never really felt a need for the diffuser-like device known as Google Home until my step-dad (Bill) came to visit. 

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Standing Out in a Crowd: Resumes and Cover Letters

Posted by Mandy Gulliver on Dec 4, 2017 1:00:33 PM

Imagine...

You are in the market for a new job. 

You are sipping a latte at your local coffee shop or sitting in the comfort of your own home, maybe lying in bed wearing your best pyjamas. 

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Tags: Resumes, Job hunting

Handling Change

Posted by Mike Lovett on Dec 4, 2017 1:00:16 PM
I remember it like it was yesterday – slugging boxes into a fifty-foot trailer in the middle of January – Holy Hell, was it ever cold. The year was 2006 and I was twenty years old – three years into my job at Purolator.

Somewhere between dodging boxes coming down the conveyer belt and stuffing my gloves full of Hot Paws, I noticed the volume of

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Tags: automation, supply chain, material handling

Building the “Right” Reputation

Posted by Olivia Vanderwal on Nov 21, 2017 2:04:34 PM

Building a reputable company may seem easy to an individual. But success is never built upon a sole person’s mindset. There are many courses of actions and implementations that a company needs to check off their list to build the “right” reputation.

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Tags: Brandbuilding, Reputation

From There to Here

Posted by Holly Salinas on Nov 3, 2017 4:46:37 PM

 

Holly Salinas began working with IMI in May of 2013 as a mechanical tool inventory coordinator and administrative assistant.

Since then, she’s managed to dip her toes into several interesting opportunities in the material handling sector with IMI. Holly provides a fantastic first-hand account of what it’s like to go from working and traveling between some of the largest distribution warehouses in the US, to eventually finding herself in a role of finding others to do the same.

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