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Tips for Hiring the Right Safety Personnel

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Certain work environments are inherently more dangerous, leading to the presence of more regulations to ensure employee safety. One common method is to actually hire safety personnel whose sole focus is maintaining a safe environment and educating their co-workers about procedures and practices to aid in their well-being.   Beyond just company policies, organizations like… Read more »

How to Write a Thorough Accident Report

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Working in a light industrial or construction setting means accident and incident reports are a part of the job. The very nature of these industries, the kind of work and machinery used means that at some point something might go wrong. You do everything you can to prevent such occurrences, but freak accidents can still… Read more »

Reduce Stress by Opening Communication Lines

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Offices are a hot bed of gossip, especially when the rumors are related to business matters. Information leaks from the top leading employees to speculate and fabricate. These stories can cause employees unnecessary stress as they worry about potential layoffs, dips in business, bankruptcy or even personal grudges.   Promoting a company culture focused on… Read more »

How to Effectively Provide Feedback to Employees

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As an employer, providing feedback is an essential and expected part of your position. Your employees rely on you to acknowledge when they’ve done something well and need you to provide feedback to help them grow. With this, it’s important to avoid drifting away from feedback and into criticism. Use the following considerations when providing… Read more »

What is Causing Low Employee Morale?

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When low employee morale begins to plague your company, you feel it. More than simply a less enthusiastic atmosphere, you see it reflected in the work and turnover. Employees begin to leave in search of a better atmosphere. Those who stay seem less dedicated or even concerned with their work. Instead of watching your office… Read more »

Do You Know Your True Hiring Needs?

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When is the last time you truly examined your hiring practices? Perhaps you read that question and didn’t fully understand. For as long as you’ve worked for your company, you’ve filled the openings. Occasionally, a new position is added and then it is staffed and filled as necessary. While this may be the way you’ve… Read more »

How to Identify Performance Problems in the Workplace

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It’s easy to notice major issues in your workplace. If someone is blatantly disobeying the rules or misbehaving, you can see it and take action almost immediately. Problem employees may be disrespectful or negligent, causing others in your environment to feel upset or uncomfortable. Underperformance, however, is harder to diagnose.   Sometimes confused with misconduct,… Read more »