Posts Tagged: General Labor Staffing Agency

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Every day, there’s another complaint. Every communication is negative. Every decision provides an excuse to criticize. And it’s becoming a distraction. The grumbling and dissent take up valuable time, cutting into productivity. Meanwhile, the negative attitude brings down the general vibe of the office. A Debbie Downer employee can turn into the unfortunate focal point… Read more »

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Phone interviews have become an increasingly common addition to the job recruitment process. Hiring managers like them because they place a relatively inexpensive buffer between the blind crap shoot of the resume-vetting process and the time-consuming, schedule-dependent slog that can make up the in-person interview stage. Also, the phone interview allows companies to widen their… Read more »

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Call it one of those good problems. Like a dinner menu with too many delicious options or receiving more party invitations than you can possibly accept. Except, in this case, your staffing company has been inundated with job orders. As a business, it means something is working. Your marketing has gained traction and your brand… Read more »

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Santa’s got his “nice” list and his “naughty” list. OSHA has a “naughty” list as well (they’re not as big on the “nice” part, but those are government regulators for you). Santa’s bad list might mean coal in your stocking. OSHA’s might mean some bigger consequences: a fine and a potentially expensive disruption in your… Read more »

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You know you aren’t supposed to micromanage, but you can’t help yourself. You see little things you can improve, and you feel compelled to step in. However, you’re only hurting yourself. It may seem like you’re pushing everyone else closer to perfection, but you’re really pushing them further away. You’re undermining team spirit and wasting… Read more »

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No doubt safety represents a big investment at your company. You likely spend large amounts of time and resources preventing accidents. But not all work-related injuries come from sudden mechanical failures or dangerous employee mishaps. Some are the result of the normal course of business: workers doing the same tasks over and over again, eventually… Read more »

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Sometimes it’s hard to take the idea of a company culture seriously. The concept can quickly devolve into a series of buzzwords and unrealized good intentions. Talk surrounding culture building can get very new age-y very quickly – the realm of corporate gurus and the business versions of self-help books. Setting aside the hype, though,… Read more »

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Many companies have chief safety officers, or other executives tasked with promoting a safe workplace. This represents a great way to signal commitment and is a good first step to achieving long-term safety goals. However, it also suggests a safe workplace is a concern that can be separated from the overall workflow. It’s someone else’s… Read more »

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Fatigue is a problem that labor staffing services and Houston businesses are acutely aware of because of its capacity to be a major safety risk. In July of 2017, the National Safety Council launched an initiative on occupational fatigue. What they found is that in addition to an increase in workplace risk, there are long-term… Read more »

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If you are searching for industrial jobs, the idea of networking may not have crossed your mind. Looking for a new job can be stressful, and the last thing many employees want to do is reach out to others, but in reality, a significant portion of the population utilizes a professional network during their job… Read more »