What Is the Latest Rule from OSHA on Fall Protection?

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With reach across many industries and professions, OSHA plays a key role in the safety of workers. They use a number of methods to achieve this, including on-site inspections, training programs and by establishing guidelines and regulations. Despite their importance, the sheer number of rules and standards makes them difficult to remember and follow. If… Read more »

What Improves Your Job Candidate’s Experience?

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Job candidates are stressed out and anxious enough. This problem is easily compounded by a recruitment or interview process that is clumsy, outdated or inefficient. This could result in missing out on any number of perfectly qualified applicants. On the other hand, improving the initial experience of your potential new recruits can have a company-wide… Read more »

Can’t Find Job Candidates? Look at Your Job Posting

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The recruitment process begins with your initial job posting or classified advertisement. Although this is a relatively small step on the path to full-fledged employment, its importance cannot be denied. Writing an effective job posting is an art form that needs to be mastered, and there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help… Read more »

All Conversations Aren’t Happy… Here’s How to Have the Tough Ones with Your Team

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The role of leader is often a joyous one. Handing out promotions and pay raises, solving problems and communicating with staff members can be an extremely positive and impactful experience. However, there is an alternate side to the leadership role. Just as often as managers and supervisors get to deliver good news to their subordinates,… Read more »

Improve Your Leadership ROI This Year

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The concept of ROI is simple: To measure the benefit you (or your company) have gained in comparison to the investment made. While this is often used when discussing financial gains or losses, this unit of measurement can also be applied to your staff. Just as its important to experience a return on any monetary… Read more »

Benefits to Help Employee Retention on Second and Third Shift

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As employers, we often take great pains to show our first-shift workers praise and attention. It is much deserved, after all. However, those who fail to show the same amount of appreciation and respect toward their 2nd- and 3rd-shift workers could be seriously hampering the productivity of the entire team. Don’t Make Them Feel Like… Read more »

3 Ways to Set Up a Rideshare Program for Your Employees

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Employers who embrace the idea of the rideshare program are setting themselves up in a win-win situation. Not only will the program benefit your company in the way of lower employee turnover, greater team morale and increased productivity, but your staff members will benefit from reduced fuel expenses and, in some cases, lower insurance premiums…. Read more »

How to Recruit Millennials to Manufacturing in 2017

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Let’s face it: the millennial generation carries a set of values that differs from the traditional mindset of older workers. As such, it can be difficult for companies in the manufacturing industry to attract the interest of younger workers. Despite the inherent challenge, the millennial generation is a highly intelligent, skillful and valuable niche of… Read more »

Does Your Workplace Need a Mobile Device Policy?

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The widespread consumer adoption of mobile technology is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the world is now more connected and informed than ever before. In fact, well over 6 billion individuals currently hold an active cell phone plan. Despite its usefulness, there are some drawbacks. The risk of leaking personal or sensitive information and… Read more »

Why Your Employee Handbook Needs to Be Updated

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In some cases, an employee handbook is seen as the lifeblood of an organization. The handbook is where rules are born and disagreements are solved. While some leaders have a tendency to stick with one generic set of rules throughout their tenure, others cherish the fresh sense of motivation, confidence, and productivity that can be… Read more »