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You have dozens of resumes floating in the ether, you have spoken to several employers, networking groups and recruiters, and while you have asked to be on a “no call” list, you still receive those dreaded telemarketing calls. So what do you do? You do what everyone else does and monitor incoming calls—so it’s no… Read more »

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In 2013, OSHA received reports of nearly 2,000 catastrophes or fatalities, and the agency is expecting sixty times that amount in 2015. The agency estimates it will receive about 117,000 reports nationwide. This is why OSHA updated its injury reporting rule, which now include severe injuries and illnesses. As of January 1, 2015, all employers… Read more »

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“Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” John C. Maxwell The words time management are a misguided set of words; an oxymoron that hides the true meaning behind the words themselves. Science dictates that… Read more »

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OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. As of January 1, 2015, all employers must report using the OSHA 300 log. Due to these changes, the OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook is no longer current. The Handbook is replaced with Detailed Guidance for OSHA’s Injury and… Read more »

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Time management is something almost all managers and leaders hear about, talk about, and learn about. It is a skill set that not only desired by top leaders, but is practically essential among business owners. Without time management, businesses don’t succeed, and neither do their staff. So—what is time management? According to Psychology Today, time… Read more »

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If you are looking for a job, you probably feel you have already exhausted all your job hunting knowledge. What many job hunters don’t realize is that along the way you create a network of contacts; business relationships that may be able to offer some help in your job search. The power of networking is… Read more »

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In today’s workforce, there is no “one size fits all” approach. People are unique beings, cultures are unique to the environment in which they are born, and businesses are unique in how they run. In order to get feedback—you need to ask for it! However, asking for feedback and doing something with it are two… Read more »

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Reporting and Recordkeeping have been a standard with OSHA since the 1990’s, but due to changes in economic standards and industry, new guidelines and exemptions have been updated based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and injury and illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2007-2009.  Here’s what you need to… Read more »

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Employee happiness takes many shapes and forms. Happiness is not static, it’s dynamic and always fluid. Keeping that in mind, it’s important to remember that just as happiness is a dynamic form so too is your company culture. To create an atmosphere that allows your staff to flourish and be happy, you have to take… Read more »

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Working close to home does have its perks; the commute is short, you may save in gas money, drive time may be cut in half and you may not have to deal with “rush hour” traffic. Depending on the location, these are a lot of maybes. But if you are staying in a job solely… Read more »