Posts Categorized: Employers

4 Mistakes That Are Easy to Make When You Become a Boss

Bad managers are too familiar and can be devastating to the health of a company. Not only do they make their employees roll their eyes, but they can also stifle their growth and create a toxic work environment. But it’s hard to know when you’re doing it right. Most mistakes are just a series of… Read More »

Do Your Employees Feel Heard?

It’s essential to listen to your employees. They can share innovations and good ideas, keeping them engaged and proactive, and making them feel respected. When your employees feel like they have opportunities to provide feedback and that you listen to them, they’ll be more satisfied at work and morale will be high. But when they… Read More »

Safety Guide: Take Advantage of Signs and Labels

Safety signs are everywhere. Or at least they should be everywhere. And for a good reason. With a lot of big machinery and many moving parts on a manufacturing floor, there’s a lot that could go wrong. Since there are so many people on and off the floor, a lot of changing of personnel and… Read More »

How Can You Help Your Employees Work Towards Their New Year’s Career Goal?

It’s easy to set goals at the start of a new year. But it’s a lot easier to stick with them as they excitement of 2020 fades. We all know people who go head over heels for a new diet or fitness regimen in January only to putter out by mid-February. And career goals can… Read More »

Safety Guide: Your Responsibilities As an Employer

Any company with one or more employees is required to comply with OSHA regulations for a few reasons. First, it’s the law. Second, if you don’t prioritize safety and one of your employees gets injured, your reputation will take a hit. You might lose business, and you’ll surely have a hard time finding job candidates… Read More »

Stop Rationalizing Your Company’s Bad Choices as “Everybody’s Doing It”

Everyone hopes to work in an ethical workplace. Not only is it good for your company’s reputation, but it helps you avoid fines and legal trouble, even jail time. A company that has a good, ethical reputation is a desirable place to work. That culture of ethics starts at the top leadership, and if it… Read More »

Safety Guide: Prepare Routine Risk Assessments

A safety risk assessment is a systematic procedure for identifying and managing hazards. To prepare one, examine the entire work environment, procedures, and equipment to assess whether any health hazards put your employees at risk. If there are, most risk assessments provide short-term and long-term remedies. A comprehensive, routine risk assessment is essential in improving… Read More »

Do You Abuse Your Leadership Authority in the Office?

Time and time again, we hear about companies paying massive fines to the federal government for legal and ethical violations that got out of hand—JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and even Facebook. In fact, according to a 2018 business ethics survey, 41% of US workers said they observed some unethical or illegal… Read More »

Safety Guide: OSHA Lockout/Tagout

When it comes to big machinery, safety has to be your number one priority. There’s too much at risk—workplace injuries, accidents, and environmental hazards—to ignore the federal safety regulations put in place by OSHA. And that includes hazardous energy. Energy sources that include electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, and thermal can be dangerous to workers.… Read More »

Safety Guide: Don’t Let Stubborn Employees Get Away with Bad Habits

There’s at least one in every crowd—someone who ignores the safety rules and does their own thing. They’ll say they don’t have time to enact your safety protocols. Or they don’t like the way the safety equipment feels on their head. Or it impedes their vision. The problem is that safety must be a priority for all… Read More »