National Safety Month: Offices Can Be Dangerous Places!

  When we think of workplace safety, construction sites and manufacturing facilities are often the first things that come to mind. However, an office also has safety hazards that should not be ignored. For instance, sitting at a desk and using keyboard day after day can lead to a whole host of chronic injuries, such… Read more »

National Safety Month: What Can You Find on a Fall Protection Audits?

  Safeguarding against slips, trips and falls is a common an issue for almost every company. Having a good fall protection plan is important, particularly considering the frequency and costs of these kinds of accidents. According to the Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls account for around one-fourth of on-the-job injury claims each year.… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Create an Employee Wellness Program That Works

  Many companies are seeing employee wellness programs not just as a nice thing to do, but also as a tool to recruit top talent, minimize turnover, improve attendance and provide a whole host of other benefits. The degree to which businesses provide employee wellness initiatives falls on a wide range. Some companies run contests… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Create a Workplace Violence Response Plan

  Sadly, we live in a world where businesses need to have a workplace violence response plan in place. Experts suggest a response plan that, unlike other disasters, revolves around a thinking, moving and highly-dangerous threat. As a result, this kind of situation must be handled in a way that avoids adding to the chaos… Read more »

Improve Retention by Improving Your Candidate Experience

Improve Your Candidate Experience

  Research has shown that employees who make it past three or four months with a new employer tend to stick with that employers for several years. The key takeaway is employers must provide new hires with a great experience, and that starts before these folks are even hired. Fortunately, there are many ways a… Read more »

Why Managing Employees Is Only Part of a Leader’s Role

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  In trying to do a good job, many managers focus intently on supervising their employees; coaching workers who are underperforming, mediating disputes and addressing various concerns. However, managing employees shouldn’t be the only thing a company leader thinks about. They should also be attentive to other aspects of the job that might be less… Read more »

Why Having Fun at Work Is Good for Business

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  According to the American Institute of Stress, work is the reason for 46 percent of all stress reported by adults in the U.S., but the level of work stress varies significantly based on job title and location. In addition to being troubling on a personal level, stress can also have an adverse effect on… Read more »

More Women in Skilled Trades is Good for Business

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  While a lot of media attention has been given to the advancement of women in the entertainment business, that isn’t the only field where women are starting to have a greater impact. Women are starting to have a much bigger impact in the skilled trades and are expected to enjoy a crucial role in… Read more »

What Makes the Best Employees Leave Great Companies?

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  Turnover has always been a challenge for companies, but with a tight labor market and the modern workplace becoming increasingly collaborative – attrition has become more of a concern than ever. In “bad” companies, people leave for obvious reasons: Maybe they don’t feel trusted, they have a bad boss or they aren’t getting paid… Read more »

Your Competition Wants to Steal Your Top Performers

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  Employee retention is fundamental to the long-term success of a company. Holding onto top staff members supports a high level of customer satisfaction, sales, organizational planning and company-wide morale. In today’s tight labor market, employee retention is more important than ever, as companies desperate for talent increasingly look to poach employees from other organizations.… Read more »