Take Accountability for OSHA Violations to Avoid Being Inspected

For some employers, blaming a workplace accident on an employee is the default course of action when filing an accident report with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to OSHA administrator David Michaels, blaming an employee is a guaranteed way to have OSHA inspection personnel show up at your door. OHSA expanded its… Read more »

One Tough Team

  During the summer of 2015 a few brave souls dared to travel to Doswell, Virginia to represent NSC during Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge… Read more »

Five Tips to Remain Productive in the Workplace

Remaining productive in the workplace isn’t just good for the company – it’s also good for you. Those people who stay on task and reach their daily goals are those who earn that bonus or promotion. Despite the lost productivity of losing focus, we all struggle to break the bad habits that sap our productivity.… Read more »

Are We Doing Enough to Promote Ship Industry Careers?

Headline after headline seems to keep telling the same story: There aren’t enough skilled trade workers to meet the labor demand in our shipyards. Some shipbuilders have resorted to importing skilled workers from Eastern Europe and other countries, and this practice raises the issue of a lack of promotion for shipyard trade in the United… Read more »

NSC Employee Spotlights

NSC’ mission is to provide opportunities for our people and improve the community. We work in accordance with our Core Values (Safety, Quality, Integrity, Flexibility, Accountability) and believe that we are successful as a result. We achieve long term, meaningful relationships by exceeding customer expectations and enhancing the quality of life for our employees. Each employee… Read more »

Guided by Our Core Values

Our clients expect consistent, dependable and well-timed service from a company that values professionalism and respect. We aim to meet and exceed that expectation by providing quality talent acquisition solutions. In meeting the needs of our clients, NSC relies on five key values. These values include: Safety, Quality, Integrity, Flexibility and Accountability. Safety Safety is… Read more »

Is High Turnover Threatening to Sink Your Ship?

A high turnover rate can cost a company tens of thousands of dollars or more, coming straight out of your bottom line. A constant stream of people headed out the door can lower morale across the whole company, increase training time and lower productivity overall. Fortunately, the turnover rate at your company is well within… Read more »

Looking for a Team-Building Activity for Your Workers? Ask Them for Input!

A great way to have employees truly engage in a team-building exercise is to ask them for their input and allow them to coordinate the activity. Of course, the ultimate goal is to create a happy work environment and express gratitude for your hard-working and dedicated team. Following a few guidelines will allow you to… Read more »

5 Ways to Achieve a “Perfect” Work-Life Balance

At NSC, we understand the challenge of juggling a career and a personal life. Achieving the “perfect” work-life balance may seem like an impossible goal. While it may never be “perfect,” we believe our employees are satisfied with the efforts we take to make a healthy work-life balance possible. Most people probably feel they can… Read more »

10 Everyday Ways to Be Professional on the Job

Be a professional at your job. Sounds easy, but what does it mean? We all agree in a general sense how a professional acts, but being seen as a consummate professional is a matter of perception, and you have to shape that perception by establishing some good habits. Specific habits are often shaped through years… Read more »