How to Make Safety Training Fun & Engaging

You can hear the groans already. It’s time for another round of safety training and your employees are already antsy. They envision a snooze-inducing list of rules and OSHA standards. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. As unlikely as it sounds, you can actually make your safety training both fun and engaging.  Striving to create an interesting and enjoyable training process won’t just make your employees happy. It provides important material benefits for your business as well. The improved program will become more productive and effective. Meanwhile, the trainees will remember the material better, ultimately making them safer employees.  Here are some of the ways you can make… Read more »

Be Prepared: What To Do After The Interview

You can breathe again. You just survived the most nerve-wracking part of the job search process: the interview. But you’re not done yet. There are still some steps you need to take following the interview in order to prepare for the next stage.  After the interview is over, the job-decision process usually turns entirely to the employer. You’re in a holding pattern. However, you can take some steps to close the loop and prepare for your next application.  Here are a few steps you should take after a job interview:  Stay Levelheaded Maybe the interview went great, and you’re buzzing with the possibility of landing the… Read more »

LaborMax: Getting Bigger to Serve You Better

When you work with a staffing firm, there are two major qualities that you should look for. You want scope and you want a people-centered approach.  LaborMax provides both. And we have statistics to prove it.  New data released by Staffing Industry Analysts, or SIA, make it official: LaborMax has joined the ranks of the largest industrial staffing firms in the country.  The SIA, a research group dedicated to providing statistics on the recruiting and temporary staffing industry, listed LaborMax among the largest players in the industry, with $150 million in U.S. industrial temporary staffing revenue in 2018. This puts LaborMax among the top 50 firms… Read more »

General Labor: Do You Have What It Takes?

Success in any industry requires a mix of different skills. More than ever before, companies expect a lot from general labor positions.   Your employer will train you on the details of the job you are supposed to accomplish. But to exceed expectations, you’ll need a broad set of secondary abilities. These will allow you to impress your bosses, leading to opportunities to earn additional pay and to take on more interesting assignments.  Here are a few of the skills needed to succeed as a general laborer:  Reliability  The first thing any employer will look at: whether you show up.… Read more »

Safety Management Programs

Developing a strong safety awareness program provides a number of advantages. You involve everyone in the process of keeping the workplace safe, leading to fewer accidents and preventing many potential injuries.  Besides being the right thing to do, a well-developed safety program provides potential boost to the bottom line. It helps avoid costly work stoppages and reduces workers compensation claims.   However, to get your safety management program on track, you need to consider everyone’s role. It can be a complicated effort, making sure that everyone is on the same page and buys into the program.  Here are some of the steps you… Read more »

Choosing The Right Footwear To Keep You On Your Feet

Safety requires the right equipment. However, knowing what constitutes “the right equipment” can be harder than it seems. It’s relatively easy to figure out when you need things like helmets and safety glasses. However, many workers ignore their feet. They don’t think about the right footwear for their particular job, which can hurt productivity and lead to serious safety concerns.  The right footwear should both protect a worker from the dangers in their work environment, and provide the necessary comfort needed to keep going strong throughout a shift. Comfort may seem like a small concern (at least compared to safety). But if you spend long hours on… Read more »

Recruitment Trends in Hospitality

Hospitality workers require a certain tact. A good employee in the industry will have that special mix of personality, responsibility, trustworthiness, and dedication. And that’s not even mentioning the specialized skills they need to work efficiently in their day-to-day tasks.  This rare combination of skills makes a good hospitality workers hard to find. What’s more, in a competitive industry, these ideal employees are even harder to keep. Competitors are always looking to steal top talent from their rivals.  However, you can get an advantage by taking a creative approach. By looking beyond traditional measures of a job candidate, like specific training or obvious work experience, you can… Read more »

Ladder Safety Tips and Tricks

Safety often gets presented as a grand notion. It’s easier to talk about that way. Your PR staff will trumpet your commitment to safety. Your budget will include funds for safety training and equipment upgrades. Your HR department will outline everyone’s safety responsibility. But safety comes about as a day-to-day commitment. It’s a matter of doing seemingly simple tasks in a way that makes sure that no one gets hurt. And nothing is more seemingly simple than using a ladder. We’ve all operated one, cleaning gutters or hanging Christmas lights. However, falls represent one of the main causes of workplace… Read more »

How You Know It’s Time to Start an Employee Search

Strange as it sounds, you don’t always notice when you need additional workers. When a person leaves, it’s (usually) obvious you should replace them. But an employee departure doesn’t define the only times when you should start recruiting. After all, life unfolds a little bit at a time. You go to work, handle your day-to-day activities, and get by as best you can with what’s available. You don’t always have time for big-picture contemplation or strategic reviews. Conditions can change so slowly you don’t notice at first. But there are signs that point to a need for additional hires. Here… Read more »

Checklist: What You Need to Work With a Staffing Agency

You’re ready to jumpstart your career by partnering with a recruiter. Good step. They can plug you into their network of companies hungry for new talent and quickly get you into an ideal placement for unlocking the next stage of your career But what do you need to get started? Having everything lined up as you go into the staffing-agency experience helps maximize the value of getting a recruiter involved. It short cuts the process, putting you into a perfect position more quickly. Meanwhile, it can lead to a better result, as your staffing specialist has all the information necessary… Read more »