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While you try to avoid all workplace accidents, some situations pose a greater threat than others. A light injury or some property damage represent one kind of negative consequence. The death of a worker exists in a totally different category. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, has designated its… Read more »

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Any teacher will tell you kids learn in different ways. Some learn best through reading. Some are audio learners. Others get more out visual presentations. Kids grow up. Eventually, they end up with bills and a mortgage … some of them working for you in order to pay those bills and mortgages. But the differences… Read more »

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You like your laptop. It gets the job done. But lately, the “u” key has been sticking and it runs slower than the newer models. About time to buy a new one and toss the old one out. Hopefully, you have more staying power in your workplace than the average laptop. But it can be… Read more »

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It’s a problem and a dilemma, all wrapped up in the shape of a success. You get a lucrative work order, one that would normally send you out after work to celebrate. There’s a problem, though: Your talent pool is tapped out. You’ve already placed your best workers and you don’t have the right candidate… Read more »

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There are a lot of moral and personal reasons why you should commit to a stringent safety regime. As a person who cares about the health and happiness of your employees, it’s the right thing to do. Accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries, not to mention the danger that someone would lose their life in… Read more »

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The U.S. unemployment rate has spent the past year hovering just below the 4 percent mark, reaching as low as 3.7 percent … its lowest level since the go-go tech boom of the 1990s. However, history suggests these levels of employment don’t last forever. Eventually, the jobless rate is likely to start ticking higher. When… Read more »

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It’s the reward for a job well done, day after day. It’s the pay-off for the long hours and sacrifice. It’s the way companies say “thank you” to their most dedicated and valuable employees. We’re talking about raises. But what does it mean if you don’t get one? That you’re not dedicated or valuable or… Read more »

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You’ll learn this from any basic management book, but it bears repeating as a starting point here: The key to success in any business comes from having a differentiating factor, something that makes you special. It’s as true for staffing firms as it is for any other industry; having a niche gives you an edge…. Read more »

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It’s easier to deal with problems we can see. The structure of business makes measurable problems much more obvious (and therefore, simpler to fix) than the ones that manifest in subtler ways. It’s the logic of balance sheets and algorithms. Take safety. Physical safety hazards are relatively easy to identify and correct. They may prove… Read more »

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The labor market is tighter now than it has been in years. Unemployment rates are low. Worker mobility has entered a new age. The gig economy has given job candidates more flexibility than they’ve ever had before. All these factors conspire to make retention extraordinarily difficult. There are two basic kinds of turnover problems. One… Read more »