OSHA: Quicktakes Newsletter Access

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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 »

How to Find a Candidate that Fits Your Company Culture

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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 »

Ask The WorkSource Pros: How can I increase employee moral?

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According to Dale Carnegie Training, “companies lose $350 billion a year because of employee disengagement” – in essence, because of low morale in the workplace. Employee morale is largely fostered by an open work environment – one in which communication is embraced and practiced at the highest levels. It’s bad enough when an employee feels… Read more »

Three Interview Questions to Never Ask

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Interviews pose tricky maneuvering when it comes to vetting a potential candidate. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. Most states also prohibit discrimination based on factors such as marital status or sexual orientation. Asking the wrong question could open you… Read more »

Understanding OSHA: How to Prepare for a Workplace Emergency

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WorkSource wants all workers to be safe while in the workplace. Whether a manager, CEO or employee, steps should be taken to make sure that your work setting is prepared for any type of emergency in the workplace. OSHA has published a new booklet outlining how to prepare for an emergency in the workplace. WorkSource… Read more »

Should You Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

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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 »

Four Team Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

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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 »

Understanding OSHA: What to do During a Dangerous Work Situation

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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 »

How to Secure Top Candidates in Fort Madison, Iowa

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What do all the “best companies to work for” have in common? They all have powerful employer branding. In today’s marketplace, how employees perceive you is more important than how customers perceive you. That’s because it takes top talent working for your organization to help create a great customer perception and drive the business forward…. Read more »

What Generation of Candidates are You Appealing to?

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A primary challenge for many companies will be to attract and retain a skilled work force as the labor market continues to tighten and technology continues to evolve. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing three generations of American workers, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Each has their own… Read more »