Limiting Liability When Conducting Background Screenings

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Background checks are a regular part of the hiring process, but it’s essential to educate yourself and your hiring team around the limits of what can be done based on individual background screenings. There are complex liability concerns involving a background check, particularly related to FCRA.   Understanding the Connection between Liability Risks and Background Screenings … Read more »

Balancing Profitability and Your Workforce

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Building and sustaining a profitable company is hard. Building and sustaining a company that is profitable and socially responsible and can recruit and retain the industry’s top talent may seem impossible. But more and more that is what is being demanded of modern employers. Employees want to work for the good guy, especially young employees…. Read more »

What Skills Does a Labor Relations Representative Have?

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Labor Relations Representatives have an interesting role in the energy industry. Unions are key players in the market, and having the right person in the role for this position can make a big difference for both the unions and the businesses they work with. At a high-level, these individuals provide administration support for labor relations… Read more »

Lessons Learned: Top OSHA Violations from 2017 – What Can We Learn?

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Every year, OSHA provides a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations of the fiscal year. The list is based on more than 30,000 workplace inspections performed by federal OSHA staff over the course of a 12-month period. While as you might suspect, the most frequently cited violations tend to stay… Read more »

How Can All of Your Data Reduce Labor Costs?

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The world of big data has arrived. We are living and working in a sea of data, both collected and analyzed and not. Companies are already turning to customer data to make smarter business decisions, but are you doing the same to gain efficiencies in your internal business decisions? Here are some important ways you… Read more »

Preparation Impresses the Hiring Manager in the Interview

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Maybe уоu’vе been trуing tо get nоtiсеd bу hiring mаnаgеrѕ in thе interview рrосеѕѕ, or perhaps уоu hаvе уоur еуе оn a company thаt уоu’d like to wоrk for, but уоu juѕt don’t know hоw to go аbоut gеtting their аttеntiоn. Gеtting nоtiсеd by роtеntiаl еmрlоуеrѕ in a ѕеа оf саndidаtеѕ tаkеѕ serious preparation and… Read more »

The Best Admin Assistants Feature These Skills and Qualities

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It dоеѕn’t need tо bе “аdminiѕtrаtivе рrоfеѕѕiоnаl’ѕ dау” tо аррrесiаtе the vаluе of thе рrоfеѕѕiоn. Whеthеr уоu аrе a buѕinеѕѕ оwnеr, a mаnаgеr оr supervisor, or a frоnt-linе еmрlоуее, you probably rеаlizе thе importance оf thе admin rоlе in аnу size оr tуре оf оrgаnizаtiоn. It always hаѕ been a little аmbiguоuѕ tо figurе оut… Read more »

How to Get Different Generations to Work Together

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A diverse workplace is essential to lay the foundation that successful businesses are built on. We live in an interconnected world where technology has increasingly blurred the divide introduced by distance. For a variety of reasons, companies across all industries, have embraced globalization as a way to acquire the right talent and maximize profits. In… Read more »

Expect High Volumes for Wind and Solar Power in 2016

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The energy industry is changing, fast. The rise in demand for renewable energy (both politically and locally) has resulted in increased development, investment, and financial incentives for both. Despite a market glut in fossil fuels, wind and solar power seem to be hitting their stride. This year seems to be headed toward record breaking, both… Read more »