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Interviews are a tricky thing; you can count on there being more than one if all goes well. But interviews are also a bit like first dates, since the potential is there for another “date,” you don’t want to blow it by seeming to eager or moving too quickly on the first one. Interviews work… Read more »

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford Just saying teambuilding exercise is synonymous with the words “boring” and “dreadful.” Many correlate the two and often times employees dread hearing, “a day of team building” or “off-site teambuilding activities.” So how do you work on creating stronger teams… Read more »

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The hiring process can be both exhilarating and daunting. As companies grow, fresh blood (meaning new candidates, new skill sets) is always an enticing endeavor. But as many human resource professionals will point out, it can also be an uphill climb. Once interviews are done and candidates have been narrowed down, from the hundreds, sometimes… Read more »

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During the Progressive Era of the early 1900’s, hazardous working conditions was a normal occurrence. President Theodore Roosevelt, with the help and advocacy of Frances Perkins, broadened the scope of what was considered “dangerous working conditions” and ultimately the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) evolved. Today OSHA maintains strict guidelines for health and safety,… Read more »

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As companies attempt to compete in this tightened global marketplace every penny matters on the balance sheet. And as “leaner” is the focus, workers’ compensation costs should rank right up there with cost containment measures. Even though injury rates are down, the cost of medicating workers during workers compensation claims has risen in recent years…. Read more »

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The August, 2009 issue of Staffing Industry Review contains an interesting article about workers willing to change their schedules or take pay cuts in lieu of losing their jobs. In a Work+Life Fit Reality Check survey, the majority of workers said they were willing to change their schedule or take pay cuts to hold on… Read more »

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In the wake of the anxiety over the recent flu outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that anyone with flu symptoms stay home from work and school. Debate has arisen over employees that aren’t in a position to stay home from work because they don’t have sick leave benefits. Some employees even… Read more »

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Cell phone texting while driving a company vehicle……does your company have a policy regarding this safety issue? If not, you definitely might want to consider employing one, as drivers who text on their cell phones have an accident risk 23 times greater than drivers who don’t use cell phones on the road. This study comes… Read more »

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You Can Downsize With Care – for People and the Business From Alan Downs in Business: The Ultimate Resource, About.com Guest Executive Summary Downsizing or doing layoffs is a toxic solution. Used sparingly and with planning downsizing can be an organizational lifesaver, but when layoffs are used repeatedly without a thoughtful strategy, downsizing can destroy… Read more »

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Unemployment is a costly affair. With lay-offs and terminations every company must be at the top of their game to deal with the unemployment claims that accompany such decisions. Obviously, organizations with integrity do not want to stand in the way of former employees collecting earned benefits. That’s why it’s more important than ever to… Read more »