How to Attract New Skilled Trade Candidates During a Labor Shortage

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There aren’t too many people who will complain about a good economy, especially low unemployment rates, but a booming economy does present some challenges for certain industries – mainly that the demand for a skilled trade workforce exceeds the current supply. Where you once had candidates filing through your door, you’re now hearing crickets.  Labor shortages can… Read more »

Beat the Heat and Don’t Become a Statistic

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Summer, along with the warmer temperatures and longer days that it brings, is upon us. While the blazing sun might make for a great day at the beach, the same doesn’t hold true for those who work outside in the heat, or in warehouses and manufacturing facilities that can become excessively warm during the summer months.   Each year, heat–related stress is… Read more »

How to Address Employee PPE Complaints

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Every seven seconds, a worker in the United States is injured on the job. Many of these injuries could be avoided with the proper use of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Thanks to PPE, the number of workplace accidents is significantly less than it otherwise would be. You would think,… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Put Up With a Workplace Bully

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Toxic Thoughts are Ruining Your Interview

Workplaces, being staffed with adults, should be bully-free zones. But survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll found otherwise, showing that as much as 28 percent—or 1 in every 4 people—were victims of workplace bullying. As much as 19 percent of workers left their jobs because of bullying and abuse. And the survey… Read more »

What One Bad Employee Can Do to Your Workplace Culture

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One bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch! Toxic employees are not only harmful, rude and difficult to get along with, they also create a highly negative and stressful workplace environment for everyone else. What’s more, a single toxic employee may be the catalyst for a downward spiral in in terms of harmony, engagement… Read more »

How to Make Sure Your Employees are Following Your Safety Standards

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Without suitable plans in place, employers often end up paying millions of dollars for work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. Failure to implement safety standards can result in revenue losses, absenteeism and decrease productivity. As the employer, it’s your duty to ensure that your employees are able to work in a well-maintained and hygienic environment. While… Read more »

These Strategies Will Help You Recruit the Best Candidates

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Considering that the best people stay on the market only for 10 days, it’s becoming more difficult than ever to find qualified candidates. By using innovative hiring strategies to overcome challenges, your organization can differentiate itself from the pack and brand itself as a desirable employer. Poor job postings, unattractive employer brands and lengthy application… Read more »

3 Tips to Finding and Hiring the Best of Generation Z

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As creative problem-solvers, digitally savvy and competitive Gen Z employees could be your secret tool to business success. What’s more, given their comfort with technology, employers can consider training younger employees in soft skills for overall efficiency. Despite misgivings about their people-skills in general, Gen Z workers are actually able to pick up on things… Read more »

How Tax Reform Has Manufacturers Looking Ahead

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With most of the tax reform provisions set to go ahead in the new year, it’s important that manufacturers review the planned changes and understand how tax reforms will impact their industry. To cope with increasing competition in the sector, it’s a good idea to consider investing in the future. Although manufacturers are still hesitating… Read more »

How to Survive the Office Holiday Party

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As 2018 draws to a close, most companies are gearing up to organize their annual holiday parties. However, while some people find it fun to associate outside of work, many others consider it as nothing less than an ordeal. Sometimes, office holiday parties are notorious for overindulgence and embarrassing behavior. That’s not all. While office… Read more »