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3 Tips on How to Reach Passive Job Candidates


When you post an open position, you get a lot of interest from active job seekers. These candidates watch job boards like hawks, because they’re interested in making an immediate career move. You’ll probably come across several qualified applicants, but oftentimes, the right person for the job already has one. Connecting with passive job candidates… Read more »

Here’s How to Keep Your Workers Safe in Extreme Heat


Labor Day has passed, signifying the unofficial end of summer, but the season isn’t actually over yet. Fall starts September 22, but that doesn’t mean temperatures will automatically acclimate. In many parts of the country, the fall months can be scorchers, so it’s important to keep your workers safe from the heat. Working outside in… Read more »

Fall Protection Guidelines to Keep in Mind


When employees begin their shift, they expect to end the day in the same physical condition. As an employer, it’s your job to do everything in your power to make this happen. In 2016, a horrifying 384 of 991 total deaths in construction were due to falls, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…. Read more »

Determining When a Hard Hat is Required


As an employer, you’re responsible for providing workers with the necessary personal protective equipment to do their job safely. Anything but optional, failing to provide pertinent gear — including hard hats — can be a matter of life and death. Tragically, 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, according to the Occupational Safety… Read more »

Keys to Utilizing Contract Employees for Projects


Business is booming, and it’s hard to keep up with the volume of work. This is a good problem to have, but it’s still an issue you need to tackle immediately. Right now, your company is flooded with projects, but you’re nervous about bringing on more full-time employees. While this might be necessary in the… Read more »

Importance of Proper Recordkeeping After a Work Accident


Recently, at least one of your employees was injured on the job. You feel terrible about this and want to do everything in your power to promote their speedy recovery. Providing direct support — i.e., workers’ compensation and get well wishes — to the accident victim(s) is crucial, but it’s also important to create proper… Read more »

Quick Tips on Managing a Team That’s Older Than You


Becoming a manager is a major step in your career. Whether you were promoted internally or joined a new company to move up the ladder, you’re probably feeling simultaneously excited and terrified — especially because you’re managing people older than you. Millennials compose more than one-third of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center,… Read more »

Worker Safety Tips to Prepare for the Summer Heat


Summer officially begins in one month, but temperatures are already starting to heat up. This is great for pool days but can make for very dangerous working conditions. Whether you’re an employer in charge of workers who will be out in the heat or one of those workers, knowing how to stay safe is essential…. Read more »

Here Are the Best Management Styles and How to Implement Them


Being a manager is hard work. Beyond your company’s HR manual, this high-profile leadership position doesn’t come with a handbook, so you have to find your own way. Generally speaking, your management style will be largely reflective of your personality, which can be a good or bad thing. For example, if you’re someone who tends… Read more »

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