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 »

NSC Technologies Wins National Award for Excellence in Safety

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The AEU Safety Awards program recognizes the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry Portsmouth, VA – NSC Technologies, LLC (NSC), an innovative staffing firm that specializes in placing qualified skilled, technical and professional talent, announces it has been awarded a 2016 AEU Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace…. 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 »

Four Questions You Need to Ask at the End of Every Interview

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Four Questions You Need to Ask at the End of Every Interview

  Every job interview is a two-way street. The person being interviewed ought to be evaluating the company just as much as they’re being considered for the job, as both parties should leave the interview convinced on whether the job would be a fantastic fit or not. Therefore, when the interviewer inevitably asks, “Do you… Read more »

How to Make Lean Management Easier for Employees to Understand

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How to Make Lean Management Easier for Employees to Understand

  When a lean management program is rolled out, the management team encounters several challenges. One day, an employee is going about his or her work as usual, and the next day he or she must address new guidelines, new types of procedures, new responsibilities and possibly a new supervisor. All of which can cause… Read more »