8 Tips to Keep Your Drivers Awake and Alert

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8 Tips to Keep Your Drivers Awake and Alert

  Truck drivers work long hours and have irregular sleep schedules. Many are also getting compensated based on the amount of work they do, whether that’s based on the miles traveled, their time on the road or the type of load being delivered. Staying awake and aware for long periods is critical if you want… Read more »

Are You Testing Your Welders on These Math Skills?

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  We typically think of math tests as belonging in high school or college, but testing certain math skills of welding professionals is an effective way to see if they are using proper technique when practicing their craft. Because welders must determine accurate measurements of the materials they work with, they must be comfortable with… Read more »

Why You Should Give Entry-Level Assembly Workers a Chance

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Entry-Level Assembly Workers

  For many managers, hiring entry-level employees can be annoying. However, entry-level workers’ lower average wage and willingness to pick up your methods makes them worth the effort. Entry-level job postings tend to receive a lot more qualified applicants than those for positions that require years of experience, which means sifting through a lot of… Read more »

Are You Paying Your Machine Operators Enough?

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Are You Paying Your Machine Operators Enough?

  Also known as tool and die makers, machine operators use heavy equipment to fabricate mechanical products. In order to retain good operators who can work well with others, employers should pay them a competitive rate. Before discussing what to pay a machine operator, it is important to know what they do and what it… Read more »

What to Do When You Think an Employee is on Drugs

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What to Do When You Think an Employee is on Drugs

Dealing with suspected drug use by employees is a tricky thing. On the one hand, you don’t want to make accusations you can’t prove, and on the other hand, you might need to step in out of safety concerns for the worker and other employees. Many companies make it a policy not to say anything… Read more »

Three Interview Questions You Just Can’t Ask

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Three Interview Questions You Just Can't Ask

  Most people involved in their company’s hiring process know you can’t directly ask candidates about their race, age, nationality, disability or gender in a job interview. However, people may not know that seemingly innocuous questions can be roundabout ways to get at that same information. Asking these questions isn’t illegal per se. The issue… Read more »

Do You Have Your Employees’ Backs Covered?

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Do You Have Your Employees' Backs Covered?

  When employees are moving heavy objects, or doing strenuous labor every day, they can develop back problems over time. Back problems are particularly common when employees are not practicing proper lifting techniques or lifting heavy objects alone rather than with the help of others. Exacerbated by bad posture, daily stress or bad work habits,… Read more »