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Are You Sure You Need A Hiring Bonus?

I’m sure you have seen the signs about hiring bonuses.  You may have heard some things about some of the companies putting up the signs. One of the companies I have seen is for customer service reps. Others have been … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Sit Down To Talk To Employees?

Have you ever sat down with employees to discuss how their work is going, or what support they need to help with issues they encounter?  Have you ever discussed career development plans with employees?  How about seeking the input or … Continue reading

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Reflecting Back

Last week we in the U. S. celebrated Independence Day or 4th of July, the celebration of our country’s birthday.  It’s a great summer time holiday with family, friends, cook outs and fireworks!  For many people it’s a freedom celebration … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Training Plan?

I’ve been reading some articles about Walmart training and it’s interesting to find out how the retailer has been training new entry level employees. Computer-based modules and virtual reality technology provide learning to new hires on topics including customer service, … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Caring For Each Other

A staff layout recently occurred at the major Columbus paper and media outlet, The Dispatch.  Gatehouse Media, the owner of The Dispatch, said it was needed for business purposes and to invest in the future.  It all sounds familiar:  Layoffs … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” In Team

We have blogged many times about the need for worker voice whether that be in unionized or non-union work environments.  We also have identified many sources who also agree with us about the need for worker voice. We’ve recently blogged … Continue reading

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Quality Is About Leadership and Working Together

There have been multiple reports on the Boeing Max 737 disasters and also several other articles about ongoing quality problems at Boeing.  The New York Times recently did an investigation that included problems at the South Carolina plant where workers’ … Continue reading

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A Great Starting Place!

Recently, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company released their annual Workplace Safety Index in February and the numbers are astounding.  They identify the top 10 problems that result in workplace injuries.  One of them was Falls to Lower Levels which has increased … Continue reading

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Is History Repeating Itself?

For the last few weeks, we’ve been blogging on the Federal Reserve’s initiative, Investing in America’s Workforce.  The initiative identifies the issues employers and employees are facing under the current economic conditions based on conversations each of the Fed regional … Continue reading

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Is There Adequate Worker Representation Today?

For the last couple of weeks, we have been blogging about the Federal Reserve project, Investing in America’s Workforce.  It’s an ongoing initiative to help improve the workplace issues impacting both employers and employees.  Some of the issues the project … Continue reading

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