How a Morning Routine Can Make You More Productive at Work

For most folks, mornings are the most important part of the day because they set the stage.  Getting off to a strong start can mean the difference between achieving all you need to get done and ending your workday with a lot of loose ends. Below are a few tips on how you can establish a… Read more »

Does Your Company Have A Great Referral Program?

An employee referral program leverages our innate desire to share something we like.  When your employees enjoy working for your company, they are more likely to share their experience with people they know and refer them to job openings at your organization. Research shows that employee referrals tend to produce hires that stick with the company longer… Read more »

5 Habits Great Riggers Do Every Day

Normally associated with shipbuilding, riggers use tools and heavy machinery to lift large construction materials into place.  As with any profession, success in rigging is largely based on good habits. Proven routines make riggers more productive and safer workers. With this in mind, consider the following five daily habits of great riggers.  1) Equipment and Material Inspection … Read more »

Address the Safety Concerns of Your Team

When it comes to addressing workplace safety, a lot of focus can be on compliance – making sure the organization doesn’t run afoul of government regulators.  It’s also important to ensure the safety concerns of employees are being addressed. Employees are usually on the front lines when it comes to workplace hazards and have more… Read more »

6 Ways to Move Forward After Losing Your Job

Once upon a time, maybe, losing your job was a devastating blow to your career. But not anymore.   In the aftermath of the Great Recession and now the COVID-19 pandemic, job loss has become a pretty common career occurrence. Being able to move on from a job loss these days has more to do with mental fortitude, a good strategy and taking action than it has to do with… Read more »

10 Safety Tips for Shipbuilders

With heavy machinery and fast-moving vehicles all over the place, a shipyard can be a very hazardous work environment.  Shipbuilders and others who work in a shipyard need to be vigilant and maintain good safety habits. Below are ten safety tips that all shipbuilders should follow.  1) Proper Training is Essential  When shipbuilders are correctly trained on… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Growing Talent Is Important

The importance of training and employee development should be obvious for any business, but what may not be so obvious is how these programs can grow people in a business so that they can prosper in more prominent leadership jobs.  Even if you don’t end up promoting a lot of leaders from within your organization,… Read more »

7 Exercises You Can Do During the Day

It might seem obvious how unhealthy it is to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, but research has shown that chronic, prolonged sitting can lead to cardiovascular and other health issues.  If you truly want to be proactive about your fitness, you should think about doing exercises during the workday. Below are seven different exercises… Read more »

Ask These Questions to Learn More About The Company In Your Next Interview

Even after presenting all kinds of information on the job and the company, interviewers still expect candidates to ask a question or two at the end of the interview.   Those who don’t ask questions run the risk of seeming uninterested in the job or not having come prepared. Good job seekers walk in with a minimum of two smart questions, which show a significant level of research and interest in the… Read more »

Here’s How to Manage Disputes Among Your Workers

Unfortunately, workers regularly get into disputes large and small. It’s a manager’s job to ensure that disputes are addressed quickly, before they can put a dent in productivity or employee morale.   When disputes are handled poorly or not at all, the workplace can quickly become miserable, and even toxic, as dominant personalities have their way with everyone else. Of course, it’s… Read more »