National Safety Month: 10 Overlooked Office Hazards That May Cost Your Company

Conversations around workplace safety often make us think of industrial, construction or commercial places of business. However, there are many hazards in the typical office, and most of them go overlooked. Each year, tens of thousands of office employees are affected by costly injuries or health conditions they acquired on the job. Although the potential… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Begin Training to Prevent Workplace Violence

Of course, employers would like to think workplace violence will never occur on their premises but relying on wishful thinking just isn’t good enough. Every responsible employer must work to prevent workplace violence and have a plan in place in case an incident does occur. With 76 percent of shooting incidents taking place at a… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Recognize and Prevent Hazards in the Workplace

Managers and employees both want to avoid workplace accidents, and a big part of avoiding accidents is being able to recognize and prevent hazards as they appear. Because management typically isn’t available to oversee employee safety all the time, it is essential for employees to be able to recognize and prevent hazards on their own.… Read more »

National Safety Month: The Surprising Ways Fatigue and Impairment Affect Employees On the Job

The economy is surging, and American workers are more productive than ever. In this environment, it’s important employers do everything they can to avoid worker fatigue. Accidents can be averted when staff members are attentive, focused and completely engaged while on the job. To ensure that employees are working at full capacity and steer clear… Read more »

Should You Ever Hire an Underqualified Candidate?

Hiring a new staff member, regardless of the role, can be one of the most challenging tasks for any company. Given all the work that goes into hiring, you might be reluctant to give serious consideration to applicants that are underqualified. However, hiring an underqualified applicant can be a smart move for your organization if… Read more »

It’s Time to Learn from Baby Boomers Before They Retire

Considering our modern romance with the latest, the innovative and the hip, it’s easy to forget the value of experience. For instance, learning the value of a tried-and-true piece of equipment functions may take a few hours of training or a semester-long class, but knowing when that same piece of equipment is starting to fail… Read more »

Unite Your Team by Understanding Generational Differences

A major challenge for any company leader is how to efficiently manage various generations. Many Baby Boomers are now working past retirement age and millennials are continuing to enter the workforce. Add in Generation X, and the results are massive differences in values and work habits that are becoming progressively more pronounced. Business leaders also… Read more »

The Right Way to Introduce Temporary Staff to Full-Time Staff

There are numerous advantages to using temporary workers, including the ability to readily increase or reduce staffing, try out employees before hiring them full-time, or fill open positions rapidly. Even though temporary workers may be with you for only a short time, it’s important to make them feel welcome. It’s typical for temporary staff members… Read more »

Do Women Hold The Key To Closing Gaps In Your Workforce?

It is a great time to be a professional in skilled trades, manufacturing, engineering and logistics. Job growth has been steady – as well as salary growth, and talented people are writing their own tickets in the job market. Employers, however, are facing skill gaps and talent shortages, and an estimated 2 million jobs will… Read more »

How to Create a Stronger Team by Hiring for Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is a popular topic for discussion, and while the focus of these conversations usually revolves around equality – employers shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that diversity is actually better for their bottom line. Research has consistently shown connections between increased diversity and things like higher productivity or greater innovation. Consider… Read more »