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Summer is nearly over and it’s time to begin thinking about a possible flu outbreak that could reach into businesses all over the world this season. Even though our natural reaction tends to say, “This will never happen to my company,” emergency plans should be developed to manage this possible crisis anyway – with hopes… Read more »

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When a workplace injury occurs, a standard practice is to interview witnesses.  If you are dealing with a fraudulent claimant, however, there will likely be no witnesses to the alleged injury/accident.  So what do you do?  Who do you talk to?  Who else can be considered a witness? Many other coworkers and supervisors can suffice as… Read more »

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We need to start this article by saying that in over 35 years of working with employers we have never met a supervisor that actually liked or enjoyed terminating employees. An involuntary termination of employment is a double failure since it shows that the employee could not meet the needs and expectations of the employer… Read more »

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What should I write in a Reference Letter? It’s often a precarious place to be when a former employee who has been fired requests a reference letter for a prospective employer.  Should you provide negative feedback or only relay the positive in order to avoid a defamation lawsuit? If the employee had real performance issues… Read more »

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In a day and age of social media and digital communication, the idea of sending a hand-written thank-you note may sound old school, but it’s a simple formality that can impress employers and leave an indelible mark. WorkSource Staffing explains when sending a thank you note is appropriate and what to include. Don’t write a… Read more »

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It can be overwhelming to go it alone when searching for a job. The internet is saturated with advice about how to land the perfect job—and sometimes it’s hard to know what steps to take, direction to go in, how to pursue an employer, or how to prepare for an interview. Recruiting firms are meant… Read more »

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Are you a proactive employer, looking for support for all the hard work you do to keep your workers safe? OSHA recognizes the need to support health and safety efforts put forth by companies and is offering the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Why is it named Susan Harwood? If you aren’t familiar with The… Read more »

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As OSHA continues to increase awareness of workplace injury and lead the way in regulation changes, it has taken the necessary steps to inform and empower people by way of social media. OSHA Quicktakes is an informative newsletter that subscribers can receive monthly. Here’s what the newsletter has to offer. News and Events at Your… Read more »

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When applying for jobs, it is very easy to focus so much on the cover letter, resume and potential interview that you forget to work on one major ticket item—your references! References play a big role when it comes to winning over a potential interviewer. They could literally be the deciding factor between you and… Read more »

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Assessing a candidates fit to your work culture is about more than finding the perfect “worker bee.” Culture is define as the values, traditions, and beliefs of a religion, group or organization. Workplace culture is the character and personality of your specific organization. It’s what makes your organization unique and is the sum of its… Read more »