Policies and procedures

How to Avoid New Employee Turnover in Year One

When unemployment is low, like it is right now, it’s not only hard to find good people, but it’s also hard to keep them.  With so many employers looking to hire, competition for talent is fierce. You’re at risk of losing people in their first year of work through no fault of your own. New…

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How Can Job Descriptions Help Your Business Soar?

As a busy person with a lot on your plate, you might find yourself wondering, “Why should I bother with writing job descriptions? They take too much time to write and are too constraining for a growing, flexible business. Aren’t they just unnecessary bureaucracy?” In reality, when well-designed, these brief one to two-page documents can…

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How to Build and Maintain a Safe Workplace (Part 2)

Work injuries in the U.S. resulted in 104 million lost workdays in 2017.  70 million of those were due to injuries incurred in 2017, and 34 million were due to injuries in prior years (The National Safety Council, injuryfacts.nsc.org). If that doesn’t motivate you to pay close attention to workplace safety and health, here’s another…

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How to Build and Maintain a Safe Workplace (Part I)

OSHA Workplace Safety Laws

All employers with one or more employees are obligated to comply with the standards, rules, and regulations issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). Have you ever felt unsure of what specifically you’re responsible for when it comes to making sure your company is compliant? With so many federal, state, and…

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