Monthly Archives: July 2020

5 Ways HR Can Dial Up Employee Trust

July 29, 2020 | 141 views

5 Ways HR Can Dial Up Employee Trust
5 Ways HR Can Dial Up Employee Trust

Not everyone likes dealing with HR departments; particularly staff employees. Executives seem to appreciate the HR role more than others; perhaps they have more insight into the role, but it is a different assessment of trust that comes from non-executive employees.

From the initial screening and interviews to rule enforcement, employees don’t always feel comfortable or trust that HR staff will be sympathetic if there is a problem. And let’s face it—HR professionals do have a strange role to both protect the company and protect employees.

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6 Ways to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs Before an Injury Occurs

July 22, 2020 | 181 views

6 Ways to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs Before an Injury Occurs
6 Ways to Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs Before an Injury Occurs

Workers’ compensation insurance is expensive. Really expensive and getting higher in some industries. If you can lower that cost, it will contribute directly to profit. In addition, a reduction in work-related accidents lowers payout costs while improving employee satisfaction and consistent production levels.

The National Safety Council reports regularly on work-related injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Most injuries that keep an employee out of work are caused by overexertion, falls, and contact with equipment and objects. Ideally, no one would ever be hurt at work, and company expenses would remain low for insurance coverage. However, accidents do happen, so to reduce accidents and injury, keep these objectives a priority:

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Older Workers Add Value in Many Ways

July 15, 2020 | 206 views

Older Workers Add Value in Many Ways
Older Workers Add Value in Many Ways

I’m not the oldest person in my company, but I am certainly not the youngest, either. With my graying hair, however, comes wisdom. Wisdom from many years of working. Along with it comes a comfortable realization that I actually know a thing or two about what I’m doing. I like to think that it makes me more valuable, of course … a valuable work of art, carved by grit and successes, challenges and failures.

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Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?

July 8, 2020 | 551 views

Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?
Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?

There are a few common, alternative work scheduling methods: including compressed workweek, flextime hours, and staggering. Staggering employee schedules means that start times, break times and/or end times can vary. Depending on your organization’s needs, it is one way to satisfy your staffing needs and those of your employees.

When using a staggered schedule, an employee’s work time (and hence the end time) could be ten minutes or a couple of hours before (or after) the start time of fellow colleagues. This results in fewer people working in the same environment. Other goals may be to reduce commute times. For some employees, it allows mom or dad to pick up children after school or attend to other family needs.

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