Creating a Positive Environment for Your Workforce

Having a positive working environment offers many rewards. A study by Gallup found this leads to a higher level of employee engagement, which translates into increased productivity, lower turnover, less absenteeism, increased profitability and more. Here are some tips on how to create this type of environment. Start With Positive Reinforcement One of the most… Read More »

Identifying Workplace Hazards

The U.S. Bureau of Labor estimates there are 2.9 injuries for every 100 workers, making employee injury a major concern for every business. A big part of keeping everyone safe and preventing injuries is identifying workplace hazards. Here are some particular ones that should be on your radar. Exhaustion This is the biggest concern pound-for-pound… Read More »

How Can You Help Your Employees Identify Stress?

The workplace can be quite stressful for Americans with 61 percent of the population citing this as one of their top sources of stress. If left unchecked, it can take a serious toll on both your employees and your company. In this post, we’ll talk about the importance of identifying stress, common warning signs to… Read More »

Questions to Ask All Administrative Candidates

Administrative workers play a significant role in the success of a company. Whether it’s scheduling appointments, organizing files or providing phone support, they can take on a variety of tasks on any given day. So, of course, you’ll need to find the ideal person for the job—someone who possesses the right hard and soft skills.… Read More »

Evaluate a Candidate’s Safety Record With These Questions

Each year workplace injuries cost American companies around $62 billion. Besides the immediate cost, they can also lower productivity, hurt morale and diminish your brand equity. That’s why safety should be a top priority, especially when making hiring decisions. Here are some specific questions you can ask job candidates to evaluate their safety record. What… Read More »

Don’t Let Vacancies Impact Your Team

Job vacancies are something that can hit at the most inconvenient of times and often when you least expect. When this happens, unfilled positions can put a strain on your existing team while they attempt to cover the workload. Here are some ways to effectively respond to this type of situation to alleviate the impact… Read More »

Hiring For Your Bottom Line

Hiring is often a difficult, time-consuming process. According to SHRM, it takes an average of 42 days to fill a position. So, you obviously want to get it right and ensure you’re bringing the right people on board. Although there are several factors that determine an employee’s likelihood of success, it largely boils down to… Read More »

Winning Candidates With Culture

Highly talented candidates may have multiple recruiters chasing them at any given time. As a result, it’s important for your company to have an effective strategy in place to win these individuals over. Here is the role company culture plays in attracting candidates and why sharing how a candidate will fit into your company’s culture… Read More »

Safety Starts With Prevention

Unsafe working conditions put your workers at risk and can take a toll on your business financially. The U.S. Department of Labor reports, “Employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone, which doesn’t include other expenses like medical costs and legal fees.” As you’ll find out, one of the best ways… Read More »

How Can Managers Inspire Employees to Be a Leader?

Career development is important for many of today’s employees. Millennials in particular tend to value growth and sustained progress and may be tempted to jump ship if an employer can’t provide it. This combined with the predicted shortage of organizational leaders within the next five years has resulted in 83 percent of companies saying it’s… Read More »